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Relationships Development Officer

The Researchers in Schools programme is all about unleashing the potential of PhD graduates to become excellent teachers and use their deep expertise to help improve the education of thousands of pupils over their career. This year, for the first time ever, we are in a position to offer the programme potentially to every school in England. But this depends on our ability to identify and match up interested schools and candidates with each other quickly and carefully.

We are looking for a someone with drive and determination to join our Researchers in Schools recruitment team. Your job will be to transform expressions of interest in the programme into candidate applications and school placement requests. If you are passionate about communicating with different audiences, quickly building relationships and meeting challenging targets that have a huge social impact, this could be the perfect role for you.

This role will require you to quickly become an expert on our exciting teacher training and development programme so you can confidently discuss its features and benefits with key stakeholders. You will become comfortable in winning the confidence of head teachers of prospective schools and candidates who have expressed an interest in joining the 2020 cohort alike. This isn’t just about administering a process, it’s about understanding the needs of individual candidates and schools and holding their hand through the recruitment and placement cycle. You will be tenacious and empathetic in equal measure.

Through structured and engaging communication with some of the programme’s most vital stakeholders, your work will be key to ensuring that we attract and place more candidates in schools than ever before. In doing so, you will play a vital role in ensuring that we increase the number of excellent trainees entering the profession at a time when schools and pupils need them most.

We are looking forward to meeting driven, engaging candidates who would like to join us on our mission. We are open to applications from individuals who feel that they would excel at either candidate or school facing aspects of the role in a part time capacity.


For the full job description and details on how to apply, please click here.