Education and Awareness Programme Executive

South-Central Region, Home-based
£20,081.25 per annum plus £2,625 car allowance
10 Apr 2018
20 Apr 2018
Contract Type

Salary: £20,081.25 per annum plus £2,625 car allowance (based on 40.5 working weeks plus annual leave)
Location: The South-Central region covers Guildford, Slough, Reading, Hemel Hempstead, Oxfordshire, Milton Keynes, Luton, and some of North East London
Contract type: Permanent
Hours: 35 hours per week, Term-Time only (40.5 weeks per year)
Dept and Location: Education and Awareness, Home-based
Line Manager: Education and Awareness Programme Manager 

About the role
We are excited to be recruiting for a self-motivated individual to engage and support schools with the aim of increasing and improving their students' knowledge and awareness of the issues relating to young adult cancer. You’ll work closely with education establishments across the South-Central region delivering presentations, providing information and raising awareness about cancer as well as promoting the core work of the charity.

You’ll be enthusiastic about educating young people and able to engage and connect with them. You’ll have exceptional oral presentation skills with the power to inspire and motivate whilst also delivering clear and concise messages. We will provide training in all pertinent areas, but a passion for raising awareness about cancer amongst young people is a must!

Main Purpose of Job
To engage and support schools with the aim of increasing and improving their students' knowledge and awareness of the issues relating to young adult cancer among the teenage and young adult population.

Role Focus
Service Delivery

  • To identify key educational contacts and create, manage and develop relationships with education establishments and networks in your region with the aim of delivering to 25% of schools across the UK as part of the wider team.
  • In partnership with the wider team, actively promote the education programme in your region.
  • To work together with internal departments and staff e.g. funded hospital staff, Fundraising, Communications and Services, in the form of the Regional Team Network to ensure mutual understanding of each other’s roles and functions, minimise duplication and promote collaborative working.
  • Manage your own diary allowing for time to prospect, target and deliver to schools within your region.


  • Deliver pre- defined presentations (usually single-handed) to large groups, as part of the education programme in schools.
  • Work on a one to one basis with young people in schools, when requested to deliver the ‘Mates Matter’ programme.
  • To maintain regular contact with the Regional Education & Awareness Programme Manager when travelling and working from home.
  • Update online outlook diary daily with work activities.
  • To attend some of the larger events in which Teenage Cancer Trust delivers taking the opportunity to generate useful new contacts.
  • To act as an ambassador for Teenage Cancer Trust Maintain awareness of developments within the national curriculum to facilitate effective joint working with Education institutions.
  • To use and adapt existing education presentations, following standard presentation guidance to meet the needs of different audiences within educational establishments.
  • Reach out to new supporters through engaging with young people and schools and to adult influencers such as parents and teachers ensuring any contacts are shared with fundraising to maximise any potential fundraising income.

Reporting, Review and Evaluation

  • Use Teenage Cancer Trust practice and protocols to deliver the Education and Awareness programme.
  • Use feedback to develop and promote the service to Education and NHS colleagues.
  • Provide the Regional Education & Awareness Manager with clear, concise and accurate reports as agreed.
  • Ensure agreed individual targets are achieved.
  • Ensure CARE (the charity’s relationship database) is kept up to date with event booking and key contacts.
  • To complete ‘on-the-job’ and mandatory training to ensure that the highest possible standards are maintained in terms of both knowledge and skills.

Policy and Procedures

  • To ensure that all education activity complies with Teenage Cancer Trust policies and procedures and also the legislative requirements of the region you are working in.

Partnership working

  • To work in a collaborative way, both with colleagues from across the charity but also within the sector.
  • To work in partnership with the fundraising team and other regional team members, in order to maximise fundraising opportunities.

Other Duties

  • Undertake any other duties that are commensurate with the post as requested by the manager.
  • Carry out the duties of post in accordance with the Trust’s policies and procedures on Health and Safety and take responsibility for ensuring personal health and safety.
  • Work flexibly which will include some early morning or late evening travel and occasional overnight stays. 

Key Dependencies

  • Internally - all members of the regional education team and colleagues from across the charity including services, regional fundraising, direct marketing, volunteering, partnership fundraising, supporter care, finance, IT and communications.
  • Externally - key supporter groups, organisations and individuals. Relevant professional networks and membership bodies.

This role is subject to an enhanced DBS with barred list check.

How to apply
You must be living, or plan to live within the region to apply for this role. Please click the ‘apply now’ button below. You will need to upload your CV and supporting statement which explains how you think you meet the essential criteria listed in the person specification. Your statement should also address the following key areas of responsibility

  • Experience of delivering presentations to large groups
  • Experience of working in schools
  • Experience of working with young people

A full person specification can be found by following the 'Apply' button.

Closing date: 20th April 2018
First interview: 26th April 2018
Second interview: 8th May April 2018 (based in London)

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