We're recruiting a new programmes role with a focus on school engagement

This is an exciting opportunity to join our team working on one of our flagship partner programmes in the UK.

You will play a key role in the recruitment and engagement of schools in the programme.

Key information:

  • Location: Future Foundations, Devas Club, 2a Stormont Road, London SW11 5EN
  • Hours: Full time – Five days a week (35 hours a week)
  • Remuneration: £26,000 per annum
  • Annual leave: Starting at 28 days annual leave, plus 8 days Bank Holidays. A day off for your birthday.
  • Start Date: Ideally, we would like the role to commence before February 2022. The successful candidate would need to have completed an Enhanced DBS and have provided references, including from their previous employer.


The core responsibilities of your role will include partnership management, school requirement, school engagement and communications management.  It will involve engagement with senior stakeholders from our partners, and working directly with schools, teachers and students/parents, which will include responsibility for recruitment of schools onto the programme, as well as supporting them throughout their journey through email and phone campaigns and running online events, for example delivery of events/webinars requiring you to be present online.

This programme has ambitious targets relating to school and young people engagement and is ideal for someone who is a great communicator.

The Dirt is Good Schools Programme has been created to empower young people to take action on the environmental and social issues that they care about. The programme is based on research by Global Action Plan that found a misperception gap in young people; believing that others do not care about social and environmental issues when they actually do, coined as the Values Perception Gap.

The overall aim of The Dirt Is Good Schools Programme is to narrow the Values Perception Gap in young people and to normalise taking action on social and environmental issues. Students should choose what they want to focus their projects on, based on what they feel is important. This way young people are empowered prioritise their compassionate values and the issues they care about.

We don’t tell young people what to take action on

  • They are not picking an action from a list written for them by adults
  • They choose what to focus on, based on what they feel is important

Young people enjoy taking positive action: Getting stuck in feels fun and important. But helping them to learn new skills and develop kindness and empathy is just as important.

Young people should feel that they have a role to play and that we are all united in compassion.


  • To recruit the target numbers of schools to participate in the programme
  • To effectively and to a high standard manage communications and support schools/teachers  to access and participate in the programme 
  • To plan and deliver high quality virtual recruitment events, such as Teacher Q&A sessions
  • To manage to a high standard all record keeping of engagement and communications
  • To meet key targets for the programmes


School Engagement

  • To create and deliver on a clear recruitment and engagement plan
  • To lead on recruiting and onboarding schools
  • To work to meet client expectations on school sign up targets
  • To lead on meeting programme deliverables, performance indicators and deadlines relating to school recruitment and engagement
  • To reach our, engage and manage existing or new partners who will share the programme with their networks
  • To deliver a high standard of customer communication with teachers and partners through emails, bulletins, social media, calls and webinars
  • To set up email campaigns in systems such as Mail Chimp and Citrix Podio based on a clear communication and engagement plan
  • To build strong working relationships with teachers, schools and partners
  • To ensure excellent records keeping with information up to date in line with expected communication and engagement to ensure accurate sign-up information

Project management 

  • To lead on deliverables and lead specific areas of the programme timeline related to school engagement
  • To plan for and take action to pivot actions in order to meet targets where there is a risk of not meeting these
  • To report as required by the Programme Lead and the client on actions taken, and target management
  • To follow Future Foundations’ policies including safeguarding and health and safety


  • To feed into social media plan, working closely with Communications Lead
  • To support with gathering stories and content This content will be used as promotional materials to recruit and engage 
  • To encourage teachers/educators to share stories of their projects and content on the programme website teacher portal
  • To collect testimonials for future use on the website and promotional materials
  • To collate data that feeds into project reports
  • Updating the Dirt Is Good web pages 


  • Please note that this role may include travel, Covid-19 dependent, to include site visits and running events at various locations – we expect this to be limited and that our strategy will focus on virtual engagement and partner engagement
  • Ability to travel to various locations around the country as and when required
  • Ability to work flexible hours as and when required
  • Participate in various project work as and when required. You may be asked to support other programmes during busy periods, or to feed into strategy plans across projects



  • Degree or equivalent experience
  • Marketing qualification
  • Youth Training qualification or experience working in schools


  • Experience of client relationship management
  • Experience of project management
  • Operational and logistical experience
  • Experience of working with people from all levels, from participants to stakeholders
  • Strong working knowledge of Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Delivering against targets and KPI’s
  • Experience in the use of CRM systems
  • Experience working in the youth or education sector
  • A background of working with schools
  • Experience using WordPress and other website software




  • Commitment to Future Foundations’ mission, vision, and principles
  • Excellent communicator – vocal and written
  • Ability to remain calm and focused
  • Able to balance competing priorities
  • Able to work in a team and independently
  • Determined
  • Rises to a challenge
  • Professional at all times
  • Works to very high standards
  • A keen eye for detail
  • Very organised
  • Self-starter
  • Ambitious
  • Driven
  • Passionate


  • You must complete an enhanced DBS check before you can work with us; a previous one from another company is not accepted for this role.
  • You must provide at least 2 references, including your previous employer
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Thank you again for your interest in Future Foundations.

We look forward to hearing from you.

If you have questions about the role please contact us by emailing hr@future-foundations.co.uk



Step 1 — Application

Complete the online application form, before the 3rd January 2022 (click the yellow button to apply)

Step 2 — First Interview

The interview will be held online (using either Teams or Zoom) or at our office in Clapham Junction, on a rolling basis on Friday 7th January 2022. This will consist of an interview and tasks which we will share with you ahead of the interview.

Step 3 — Second Interview

2-3 applicants are expected to progress to this stage. Interviews will be held at our office or online (depending on latest Covid-19 guidelines) in Clapham Junction, on a rolling basis Tuesday 11th January 2022.

Have Questions?

If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Horne on michelle.horne@future-foundations.co.uk.

We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

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