Schools Programme Assistant

Global Action Plan

£20,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent [email protected] 02038177636 Clair McCowlen

Reference: EJSPA

Sectors: sustainability, environmental education, environmental policy & campaigning

Closing date: Monday, 14th June 2021   1 day left

We are looking for a Programme Assistant who is passionate about playing their role in changing the world for the better

We are seeking a passionate and motivated Programme Assistant to join our lovely team of 10 to support the delivery of our schools and youth programmes and help deliver against our ambitious education strategy.

Your main areas of delivery will be:

  • Understand project impact targets, coordinate data collection, and help project teams to deliver and report against these targets.
  • Support the marketing and communications function of our schools and youth programmes, particularly with social media (Tik Tok and Instagram) content creation.
  • Assist with delivering GAP’s exciting and impact focussed school engagement programmes, both virtually and at school sites.
  • Create, update and upload web copy for GAP’s digital schools’ programmes.
  • Manage the logistics for events and other external activities.
  • General project administrative and support activities.
  • Deliver excellent on-the-ground engagement activities/project research and support/project management support/client management support.
  • Make client and other partner management activities run smoothly by capturing minutes, preparing materials/content for meetings, logistics etc.

Key skills and experience

We do not require someone with university qualifications for this role, however we need someone who is highly motivated, super organised, passionate about making a difference and most importantly loves our planet!

We need someone who:


  • Has great organisational skills and real attention to detail
  • Has B/level 6 or above at GCSE in English
  • Is competent and confident using social media, in particular Tik Tok & Instagram
  • Demonstrates strong inter-personal and communication skills with flexibility to address a range of audiences both written and verbal
  • Strong comprehension of sustainability and how that applies to people’s everyday realities
  • Ability to self-manage and be proactive and flexible
  • Confident in prioritisation and managing own workload
  • Confident using and experience with Microsoft Office, in particular Excel
  • Good inter-personal skills and the ability to deliver workshops to groups of school children.
  • Above all, has a positive, can do attitude.


In addition, the following experience and skills are applicable, although not all are essential for the role:

  • An interest in delivering sustainability programmes in schools
  • Confidence and experience in supporting successful and impactful engagement activities or campaigns
  • Experience delivering lessons, activities or programmes to groups of young people and/or in schools

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