Job Description

Job title: Junior Work Experience Coordinator
Location: London
Responsible to: Director of Delivery
Salary: National Minimum Wage
Contract: 6 months – Kickstart Scheme
Roles available: 2
Please note, this is a Kickstart Scheme role. To apply you must be aged 16-24 and claiming Universal Credit.

Why us?
Speakers for Schools are a dynamic, swift-moving and fast-growing charity. We are on a mission to support a million
young people across the UK annually by 2023. Having taken the first steps on the road to achieving this, our team
has doubled in size in the past year. This has supported 278% growth in our Experience programme and 10% growth
in our Inspiration programme during the past 12 months.
We want to level the playing field, making sure that all young people can access inspirational opportunities and
experiences to fuel their ambition.
We are united and unique in our mission to transform lives through raising aspirations of millions of young people
every year. Each year, 1,500 senior leaders, celebrities and industry experts deliver a difference to by sharing their
story with students in schools and colleges in every corner of the UK. We connect employers such as Disney, The
Bank of England, Spotify PwC and almost two hundred others to communities to provide access to the top
opportunities for all across the UK. With us, you will be part of inspiring a generation to reach higher, broaden
horizons and get equal access to the top.
To keep growing our charity and our impact, we need top talent and we are committed to treasuring, developing
and supporting them to thrive within their roles.

The role
Our Junior Work Experience Coordinator will support the Experience (work experience) Delivery Team in the
coordination and administration of virtual work experience placements.

Key Duties:
• Responding to enquiries from schools and students regarding questions about the application portal
registration process and general troubleshooting
• Creating virtual work experience accounts for young people and employers
• Emailing young people about their upcoming placements and reminding them to attend
• Inputting new data and maintaining existing records
• Processing new user registrations on our portal
• Flexibility and a willingness to get stuck in and help with any tasks the team require support

Key skills and requirements:
• Excellent attention to detail, communication and writing skills, the ability to work unsupervised and with a
variety of people
• Be computer literate, tech-savvy – able to pick up technical knowledge easily
• Experience using Microsoft Office Suite
• Approachable and friendly

Kickstart Application requirements
• Age between 16-24
• Currently on Universal Credit

We are looking forward to holding video interviews through April/May 2021 and appointing our Marketing
Administrator swiftly so we can start delivering a difference in April and beyond. You must have the right to work in
the UK without visa restriction to be considered.

Diversity at our core
At Speakers for Schools, we are committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce, and
eliminating discrimination. Our aim is for our workforce to be truly representative of all sections of society and our
customers, and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best.
We welcome applications from all, including those where employment has been affected by Covid19 and those
seeking to change careers. Diversity is at our core, join us.

How to apply:
Please contact your Universal Credit coach and asked them to refer you for this post. Once referred, please apply
by submitting your CV and a one page covering letter which outlines your specific interest and ability to successfully
fill this role.
Appointees are subject to a successful DBS check, as contact with young people is likely.
Please note, if you do not provide a covering letter your application will not be considered.

The Journey to joining Speakers for Schools:
Interviews will be scheduled as applications are received, before the closing date, and will take place over Microsoft
Teams. We may appoint before this date depending on applications.
Our new team member will start ASAP.