As opererational deputy for our CEO, this role offers a real opportunity to provide quality character education for young people.
Britain has a deep social mobility problem. This not only limits the contribution that individuals can make to the economy and wider society, but it is also unfair. Envision wants to change this.
We believe that young people from more disadvantaged backgrounds often have less opportunity to develop the social confidence, personal efficacy and other skills that are characteristic of successful adults.
We also believe that the education system can help fill this gap for these young people. This is why we are working in partnership with schools, harnessing resources in the wider community, to deliver proven approaches to developing character and employability.
We have articulated our theory of change: we are clear about the outcomes we want to deliver and how we do it. We know what we do works: our Key Stage 5 model has been tested through a randomised control trial, the gold standard of evaluation. We have recently adapted this model for a younger age group. This is now operating in 30 schools and is currently being evaluated by the Education Endowment Foundation.
All our programmes utilise a structured combination of challenge and support.
We challenge young people to develop and demonstrate their skills whilst making as much difference as they can to an issue that they care about. Our programmes are designed to work as interschool competitions comprising team and individual challenges.
Young people are engaged in their development through a strong sense of meaningful purpose and ownership. Activity is young people-led: they decide what they want to do and how they want to do it. Our role is to harness their enthusiasm for their cause to enable them to develop their confidence and skills. Which is where you come in.
As operational deputy for the CEO, you will lead all aspects of programme delivery across the organisation.
You will drive a process of continuous innovation and improvement so that our coaches and mentor deliver the maximum impact for as many young people from disadvantaged backgrounds as we can.
You will relish the opportunity to learn what works and be able to collect and use data to drive improvement in programme design and delivery. Your analytical skills will be matched by your practical approach enabling you to embed policies and procedures and support staff to improve their facilitation skills through an inspiring programme of training and observations.
As a member of the Senior Management Team, you will also contribute to wider organisation management. As we approach our 20th anniversary we are being funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation to develop a new strategy and this role will have the opportunity to be part of this work shaping future plans to grow and develop the organisation.