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Education and Programme Co-ordinator

Employer: The High Tide Foundation
Position: Education and Programme Co-ordinator
Hours: 40 hours (flexible to cover business requirements)
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum based on experience
Reporting to: High Tide General Manager
Based: The High Tide Foundation, Plenary BV House, Queens Square, Middlesbrough, TS2 1PA
Applications: Cover letter and CV to

About High Tide Foundation:

We are an industry led charity which delivers life changing career experiences. We open young people’s eyes and minds to Tees Valley’s diverse career opportunities. We provide real life work experience which increases understanding, improves skills, raises confidence, and builds aspirations.

Since launching in 2012, High Tide has developed a number of highly successful and meaningful learning programmes, which include accredited Cadetships and Work Experience Weeks focusing on getting young people out of the classroom into industry across a range of sectors from automotive to animation and from media to manufacturing.

Our programmes are aligned with the Gatsby Benchmarks and reflective of the TVCA Careers Strategy to help directly inform young people of job opportunities and career information and we share the strategy’s aim of each child receiving seven direct and meaningful employer engagements.

The Foundation has three streams of members comprising education (local secondary schools and colleges) business (local businesses) and not for profit organisations (charities and community groups).

The Role:

High Tide is looking for an Education and Programme Co-ordinator to join the Foundation.

This exciting and diverse role will see you take a lead role in designing, co-ordinating and evaluating our career and experience programmes as the key contact for High Tide’s education members. You will be responsible for implementing the annual programme calendar within the schools and supporting the young people with advice and guidance to make the most of these opportunities.

You will need to have a good understanding of the Gatsby Benchmarks with ideally some experience in managing or delivering CEIAG in schools. You will also need an awareness of the importance of destination tracking and how this can influence programme design, delivery and impact.

You will need to be energetic, passionate and self motivated. You’ll need strong organisational skills and be a confident communicator and collaborator. You will also have a good talent for building networks with the local education community.

Main Role and Responsibilities:

  • Advising GM on programme development and design
  • Evaluating and evolving current programme offer
  • Preparing and implementing a programme development plan
  • Reviewing and evolve programme resources (e.g. programme workbooks) to demonstrate learning outcomes
  • Plan programme scheme and delivery calendar
  • Co-ordinate and attend each programme (may be outside of the UK)
  • Attending careers events and other educational events/exhibitions
  • Evaluate and report on programme feedback and impact, including ongoing destination tracking
  • Manage the student committee and host regular meetings with the team
  • Manage and grow student alumni and graduate network (FB Group)
  • Plan, co-ordinate and host programme graduations (currently 3 times per year)
  • Liaising with Careers Leads, PSHE and other subject leaders to co-ordinate programme delivery
  • Establishing and developing links with current and future education members/schools (incl. FE colleges)
  • Establishing and developing links with training/CEIAG providers and Career Leaders Network and Tees Valley Career Hub

Additional Duties:

  • Manage of education members and young persons data including contact information and programme attendance
  • Create and present information to a variety of audiences including students in assembly and business members at events.
  • Maintain a good level of understanding in CEIAG across the education system with a focus on secondary school priorities and requirements
  • Assist with the admin-based duties in the office; such as making orders and bookings, preparing any paperwork, documents and certificates

Essential Skills/Requirements:

  • Must hold a full UK driving license
  • Must be willing to allow the charity to request a DBS check

Applications and Closing Date:

If you’re interested in applying for this position please submit your CV and cover letter to Lauren Bywater at If you have any questions about the role please do get in touch.

Application close on 31st January 2019.

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