Thanks to the generous sponsorship of one of our best-loved brand partnerships, we are delighted to offer this unique opportunity to join the team and manage the creation of a professionally-approved, educational programme that allows children to explore and better understand the symbiotic relationship that exists between positive mental health and dogs.
We look forward to playing an active role in UK schools, demonstrating the positive links between dogs and humans and the lessons this can teach surrounding empathy, compassion, kindness and self-care.
- Title: Education Campaign Manager
- Contract: Permanent (2 year fixed), Monday-Friday full-time. 40 hours p/week (core hours are 9-6, although flexibility is required)
- Location: Home-based (must be able to attend Central London meetings) The role will require travel in and around the Greater London area.
- Salary: £25,000 – £28,000 (based on experience)
- Reporting to: Head of Marketing & Fundraising
About Wild at Heart Foundation
Wild at Heart Foundation believe in dog. Since 2015, we’ve been working to compassionately reduce the global stray dog population; to date, we have sterilised over 22,000 dogs, rehomed a further 1,360 strays, and funded education and welfare projects in 18 different countries. You can learn more about who we are and what we do here.
Education has always been a fundamental part of the charity’s core mission. We believe that education – particularly education for children – is the most effective and affirming way to get to the root of the problems stray dogs face all over the world.
Learning to love dogs is one of the most rewarding experiences any child can benefit from. Rescue dogs in particular are uniquely able to inspire compassion in young people through their message of resilience, trust, forgiveness and loyalty.
Education Campaign Manager Responsibilities
Creating a Wild at Heart Foundation “compassionate curriculum” education programme
- Writing an engaging, scalable and authoritative education programme that exists to demonstrate the positive links between dogs and humans, and the lessons this can teach surrounding empathy, compassion, kindness, respect, responsibility and self-care.
- Building in variations to ensure scalability and suitability for a number of formats
- Planning and implementing resources required to roll out a wider-reaching series of programmes, with a particular focus on building a volunteer network of schools ambassadors
Building and maintaining relationships with education professionals
- Creating a flagship network of schools for development and delivery of the programme
- Creating a network of ‘super-users’ (parents, children, teachers) through which to trial and refine ideas
- Forging lasting relationships with teachers and education professionals to ensure continued engagement with the programme, as well as support for enhancements and developments
- Expanding flagship network outside of the London area
Delivery of Wild at Heart Foundation education programme
- Conducting the programme at a number of key schools within flagship network
- Exploring how the programme can best reache a diverse range of children, both geographically and demographically, with a particular focus on areas we can reach children with mental health issues.
- Exploring new means of dissemination – libraries, youth centres, universities, festivals, etc
Education Campaign Manager Requirements
Core requirements for this role include:
- Graduate level qualification OR equivalent experience
- Minimum 2-3 year’s professional experience within the education / youth-work sector
Relevant experience within NGO’s, charitable organisations, etc. will be considered where candidate is able to demonstrate transferable skills acquired
- Full UK driver’s license and own car – the successful candidate will be expected to travel semi-regularly within the Greater London area as part of this role
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including public speaking
- Strong organisational skills – the ability to be self-accountable, plan ahead and carry out work within established timeframes
- Ability to work alone and as part of a team
- IT literate – proficient user of MS Office and basic online software
We’re looking for someone who is:
- Passionate about dogs – a love of dogs is integral this role, and is essential to communicating the story at the heart of the programme.
- A confident, warm and engaging communicator – able to build a strong rapport with adults and children alike, and deliver the programme confidently and enthusiastically to groups of young people.
- Organised and self-motivated – able to plan and carry out work under self-imposed timeframes. As this role is largely based either at home or on location, the ability to organise your time effectively will be essential.
Progression and Development Opportunities
Beyond the initial conception, creation and roll out of the core education programme, there is a great deal of scope for this role to grow. Further details to be provided at interview stage.
We are looking for a new Fundraising Coordinator to join the team as soon as possible, and anticipate working within the following timeframes:
- Sunday 16th February – applications deadline
- w/c 17th February – telephone interviews held
- w/c 24th February – first interviews held
- w/c 2nd March – second interviews held
- w/c 16th March – successful candidate appointed
How to apply
If you think you’d be the right fit for this exciting new opportunity, we’re looking forward to hearing from you. Please complete the following application form to tell us more about your skills and background by Sunday 16th February.