VACANCY: Events Manager

19th May 2017

Do you want to be a driver of change, making a lasting difference to the education of thousands of children across the North East of England?

Do you want to be at the hub of operations, shaping and supporting the growth of a unique charity supporting a network of 1,250 schools to deliver on our vision of a region in which “our young people are confident, enterprising, skilled and aspiring: learning and developing within well resourced, nurturing and purposeful school environments”.

SCHOOLS NorthEast and its subsidiary trading arm SCHOOLS NorthEast Trading Ltd are looking for a talented and highly motivated leader who can bring considerable expertise and vision to an expanding social enterprise.

Described by the current HM Chief Inspector of Schools, Amanda Spielman, as “a catalyst for change and a forum for constructive discussion”, SCHOOLS NorthEast has a clear strategy for supporting schools in the North East of England to:

  • create a culture of evidence-based excellence to ensure that every classroom is the highest quality environment in which young people are learning and developing;
  • ensure schools are well-resourced with teaching talent;
  • maintain healthy and resilient learning environments for pupils;
  • drive decision-making by leaders and stakeholders across the North East to ensure the basic literacy and numeracy skills increase in communities to better support children’s education and development outside of school.

Your role is to act as a leader within the organisation, proactively shaping and delivering an events programme focused on delivering maximum benefits to schools.

You must have significant experience of managing a large and successful events programme.  You must be a mobile self-starter, willing and able to travel within the region if necessary, with experience of achieving challenging targets; a can-do attitude; able to work well under pressure; and with a strong interest in education within the North East.

To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter detailing why you are suitable for the job to Chris Zarraga at

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