Education Lead Vacancy

Oct 5, 2017

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Simon Says provides help, advice and support to children and young people who are dealing with the death of someone significant in their lives. This vital role will help those professionals working with bereaved children and provide key elements in sustaining and developing the service we provide.

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  • Manage and co-ordinate the requirements of the Education sector.  You will be the first point of contact; assess the need; deliver the required actions either directly or through one of our volunteers and maintain an ongoing relationship; maintain a database of schools and contacts to manage communication channels and a communications strategy.
  • Develop, train, motivate, manage, and support an effective team of volunteers to deliver our offering.
  • Pro-actively promote the services of the charity within Education (and where applicable other fields working with children and young people).
  • Develop and deliver our education packages to include the following: General talks; Assemblies; Training; Guidance / advice; Setting up groups within schools; Fundraising
  • Develop our Education resources in line with the current curriculum, these include: Booklets; Assemblies; Training resources; Lesson plans; Resource packs; Information on specific issues i.e. anger; dealing with autism etc.; Web downloads; Social media channels
  • Lead chargeable & non-chargeable training sessions to help professionals further support the children and young people in their care and raise funds for the Charity.
  • Support the Group Leads when required in delivering a consistent and effective session.
  • Lead on the monitoring and evaluation of our offering within the Education sector.
  • Update and maintain the education section of our website to include an improved area in line with our business plan.
  • Support the charities fundraising efforts through attending events when needed and raising funds through some of the activities listed above.

We are looking for a team player who has excellent communication and organisational skills, who is a good listener; confident to present to small or larger audiences; able to lead a team of our valued volunteers; enthusiastic and committed to delivering a great service. You may also be called upon to help in other areas of the Charity as and when the need arises. Recent experience in the Education sector would be preferable.

15 hours a week – flexible working and with the opportunity to extend hours as the role develops.

Salary is £13 per hour plus pension contribution (Salary increase over a 2 year period based on performance to £15 per hour).

Reporting to: Chief Operations Officer

Location: the role covers the County of Hampshire, based in West Wellow, Romsey.

Closing date: 25th October. Applications in writing to Georgie Bennett, Simon Says, Suite 3 Chatmohr Estate Office Village, West Wellow, Hampshire, SO51 6AP. Please include a covering letter and C.V. Applicants may also apply via Email to