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Education Skills Development Officer

Sector: Education & Child Care

Location: Berkshire

Type: Permanent / Full Time

Pay rate: £12 - £12

Role: Education Skills Development Officer
Location: Newbury, Berkshire
Salary: £11.82 per hour
Hours: 35 hours per week  (Term time only - West Berks schools)

Do you have a passion for education and developing skills in young people in our local community. Have you worked in education but want a change of direction or a different type of project to get your teeth in to?

We are working with the Education Business Partnership based in Newbury who are looking for a Project Officer to work as part of their developing skills team to lead on a number of key activities within local schools and education settings.

To be successful in this role you require:

• Good project organisation skills, clear and logical communicator (essential)
• Experience in managing successful events (essential)
• Confidence and competence in IT (Office suite, including video conferencing software) (essential)
• Working knowledge of secondary, special needs and tertiary education in the Thames Valley (preferable)
• Previous experience of working with private and public sector employers (preferable)
• An understanding of current developments in education (preferable)
• Use of own car and clean driving licence (essential)
• Passion for with young people (essential)
• Proven ability to undertake evaluation, monitoring and quality assurance exercises (preferable)
• Self-motivated (essential)
• Good ICT skills (essential)


1. Liaise with schools, colleges and businesses to develop and deliver work related learning activities as set out in the annual programme
2. Work with other internal and external stakeholders to deliver effective events
3. Carry out all aspects of event/workshop booking, preparation, delivery and evaluation
4. Lead workshop/activity delivery to student groups of a variety of ages whether face-to-face or virtually
5. Work collectively with other members of the EBP to develop strategies to ensure the ongoing success of the company
6. Keep colleagues informed of relevant changes to legislation or local contacts as they apply to your immediate area of responsibility
7. Undertake occasional health & safety visits on an ad hoc basis alongside other trained members of the EBP team

Conditions of Post
• Post holder will report to the Developing Skills Team Leader
• Working hours: 35 hours a week 38 weeks per year (West Berkshire schools term time)
• Office based, with travel across the Thames Valley to deliver events / workshops / activities
• Successful candidate will be required to complete a DBS check

If you would like to apply, please email your CV and a cover letter explaining why you are interested in the role and why you think you would be well suited  by 3rd August 2020

Please note by applying for this role you are consenting to your details being shared with the Education Business Partnership who are the organisation that this role will be working for. Dovetail are working on behalf of this client for the purpose of advertising the role only.

This is an immediate requirement, so if you are interested in the position – or even finding out more information
– please do not hesitate to APPLY today!

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