Head of Impact Partnerships

Job Description

ImpactEd is anaward-winning social enterprise that exists to help evaluate, understand andimprove impact in education.

In our education system, we invest huge amounts of time,money and energy in different programmes and interventions to improve outcomesfor pupils. Yet far too often, we don’t know what is working – and what isn’t.We exist to address this evaluationdeficit, helping schools and those working with them to better understandwhat is working to make a difference to the lives of young people. We do thisthrough a combination of hands-on partnership, training and consultancy, andour digital platform which makes monitoring and evaluation quicker, easier andmore effective.

Since being founded in 2017, we have grown rapidly. In 2018,we won the Teach First Innovation Award; in 2019, our work was profiled by theDepartment for Education and we were finalists in the Education ResourcesAwards. As of 2020, we reach over 60,000 young people and have launched a newpartnership with Big Change tosupport our vision to achieve system-wide change. We are a small, dedicated andgrowing team committed to maximising social impact: a mix of former teachers,academic researchers and software developers, our work is overseen by a Boardwith significant experience of social entrepreneurship, third sector leadershipand educational improvement.

The opportunity

We work with both schools and other education organisationssuch as charities and universities (our ‘impact partners’). This role is anewly created leadership position to drive our work supporting impact partnerssuch as CoachBrightJamie’s Farm and SOAS to assess and improve theireffectiveness. The Head of Impact Partnerships will define, deliver and refinethe strategy for these collaborations: managing partnerships first-hand,leading sales and business development, and ultimately ensuring that this workcontributes to directly improving the life chances of young people.

The role involves a mix of hands-on partnership managementand leadership responsibilities. For example, you might work on projects suchas supporting Oak NationalAcademy to develop their evaluation strategy while delivering over 13million online lessons during lockdown, or helping Yes Futures to assess the impact oftheir new approach to supporting young people’s personal development andwellbeing. At the same time, you will have overall strategic responsibility forthis area of work, and contribute to organisational direction as part of ourleadership team. You will lead business development and, as our partnershipscontinue to grow, we would be looking for you to build and train a team.

We are looking for a broad skillset to support thisambitious brief. We are open to a range of backgrounds, but real advantageswould be: experience and insight into research and evaluation, especiallywithin the UK school system; partnership management expertise; familiarity withleading people and strategy; and an entrepreneurial streak including businessdevelopment experience. You would be joining a dynamic social enterprise withopportunities for significant development and progression in line withorganisational growth.

We welcome both full-time and part-time candidates: weexpect that a minimum commitment of around four days per week is likely, butare happy to discuss how we might fit your working pattern. We are keen toencourage applications from a diverse range of candidates, whether by gender,ethnic group, sexual orientation or other characteristics.

To find out more about the role see the full job pack at tiny.cc/HIP.

The application deadline is Monday 27th July at 9am. First-round interviews will be held on the 3rd and 4th August. Second-round interviews will be held on the 10th August.