Employer and Education Engagement Coordinator

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 16/01/2019 23:59
£35,000 (Fixed Term until March 2021)
Job Category:
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Newcastle upon Tyne
Closing date:
16 Jan
Further Information

Job Title: Employer and Education Engagement Coordinator

Reporting To: The Edge Foundation Education Delivery Manager

Salary: £35,000 (Fixed Term until March 2021)
Location: NE LEP, 1 St James Gates, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4AD

Who we are:

Edge is an independent education charity which via its research, policy and campaign work is shaping the future of education. Edge believes that we all need to be equipped with the skills that today’s global, digital economy demands, through a broad and balanced curriculum, including technical and creative subjects, excellent careers guidance and strong links between employers and education.

Edge is staffed by a small and highly effective team, the majority of whom operate from our offices in Westminster. This role is an excellent opportunity to undertake exciting and valuable work, whilst receiving plenty of support and opportunities for development. Our core ambitions are to influence policy, build consensus in the education sector on fresh approaches to education and implement impactful initiatives on the ground with schools, colleges and teachers.

For just over a year, Edge has been working with our partners in the North East, primarily the North East Local Enterprise Partnership (North East LEP), to pilot a teaching model in three schools in the area. This is based on the highly successful Academies of Nashville programme which deploys Project Based Learning (PBL) and profound employer engagement to energise learning and put work in the classroom into the context of the world of work. Evidence shows that students are more engaged, have more opportunity to develop key workplace skills, such as team-work, problem-solving and resilience, and are more confident and better informed when making careers choices for the future.

The North East LEP, The Edge Foundation, RTC North Limited and STEM Learning Limited have secured European Social Funding to fund this new post, which is a fixed term position until the end of March 2021. The purpose of the role is to build relationships between small and medium businesses (SMEs) with schools and colleges to develop curriculum projects using a PBL approach. Each project will be supported by a teacher externship, whereby a teacher will spend between two and five days with the employer, learning about careers in the business and the practical application of curriculum subjects in the workplace. The aim is to bring the curriculum alive for learners by making it more relevant to the world of work, give them insight into jobs roles and careers and build critical skills for work and for life.

The Employer and Education Engagement Coordinator will be based in the North East LEP offices in Newcastle.
The role will involve frequent travel across the region particularly between Newcastle and Durham.

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification for a full outline of the main duties and responsibilities of the post.

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to hr@edge.co.uk

Closing date for applications is noon on Wednesday 16th January 2019

First interviews will take place on Tuesday 29th January 2019.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.