Education Officer (NE Region)

Location: North East
Closing Date: 10th Apr 2023
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Employment Type: Employed

Job title: Education Officer (NE Region)
Reports to: Project Manager
Location: North East of England home working with 1-2 days delivering in schools a week in term time
Hours: Part time; 0.5 FTE (17.5 hours)
Salary: Pro rata salary £13,000 per annum (£26,000 Full time equivalent)
Contract type: Permanent

Job Overview

To develop, coordinate and deliver Diversity Role Models’ (DRM) activity in the North East of England. This will include engaging schools, managing projects, facilitating workshops, growing and engaging a community of volunteers and building relationships. The role will typically see you deliver an average of one to two days a week during term time in North East schools and other settings. Given the nature of the role we will only be considering applicants who are able to reach schools across the region for a usual start time of 8.30am.

Job Description

Diversity Role Models (DRM) is a LGBTQ+ education and anti-bullying charity with a vision of a world where everybody embraces diversity and can thrive. DRM’s unique approach to embedding inclusion and building empathy is through educational workshops in schools featuring LGBTQ+ and ally role models.

We have an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and organised Regional Officer to join our Education Team who will lead, develop and coordinate DRM’s educational activities in the North East of England, with a focus on Tyne & Wear school and college delivery.

Working in our Education Team and reporting in to the Regional Manager you’d have the opportunity to manage and deliver workshops to young people in a range of educational settings as well as deliver training to school staff, trainee teachers, governors and parents/carers. You’d also support the team in recruiting and training new volunteers to empower them to deliver high quality educational experiences in schools and support the Education Team in creating resources to support schools in embedding LGBTQ+ inclusion into their curriculum.

The ideal candidate has subject matter expertise on LGBTQ+ education, knowledge of the education sector, experience working with young people and delivering training for adults. They will be highly organised and skilled at building relationships with a range of stakeholders to help DRM reach even more young people and school staff than ever before.

Equal Opportunities

Diversity Role Models aims to create a positive working environment for all staff, and is working towards a more diverse workforce.

We welcome applications from diverse backgrounds. We particularly encourage applications from applicants who are People of colour, Black or Black mixed heritage, transgender, and disabled. As part of our commitment to increasing diversity, we ask that all candidates answer Equalities Monitoring form as part of the application process. The Equalities Monitoring form will not be visible to the hiring managers.

Key Accountabilities


  • To deliver DRM’s work in the North East of England and work in line with the charity’s strategic objectives.
  • To meet any targets set for funded projects in the North East and project manage local programmes.



  • Recruit and build strong relationships with schools.
  • Manage the booking process for schools from generating and processing enquiries, inputting bookings onto our CRM system (Salesforce) to delivering and closing off opportunities.
  • Deliver pupil workshops on LGBTQ+ inclusion in a range of school settings, including primary, secondary, SEND schools, faith schools, FE colleges and Alternative Provision.
  • Deliver staff, governor and parent/carer training as part of DRM’s whole school approach offering.
  • Deliver work within non-school settings as appropriate, including delivering training via initial teacher education providers and workplaces.
  • Deliver regional training for key volunteer roles, including Role Models and Facilitators.
  • Meet or exceed KPI targets for delivery for the region including through managing funded projects in the area.


Administration and Evaluation

  • Maintain databases and complete regular reporting within the agreed timelines.
  • Work with the Head of Education and Education Team to develop new educational materials.
  • Work closely with the Operations Team to ensure schools have an efficient and seamless booking process from initial inquiry to post-delivery.


Stakeholder Management

  • Maintain good and regular relations with the wider team, supporting them as needed.
  • Develop and sustain positive relationships with volunteers within the region, keeping them motivated, engaged and active.
  • Recruit new volunteers through engaging with community groups and workplaces in the region
  • Liaise with key stakeholders from schools, corporates, and community organisations and maintain and grow relationships.



  • Any other duties as reasonably required.

Person Specification


  • Experience working or volunteering with young people, including on sensitive topics.
  • Excellent time management, prioritisation and flexibility to deliver projects in a timely manner.
  • An understanding of LGBTQ+ identities and issues, especially in relation to education.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills.
  • The ability to influence and build positive relationships.
  • Strong presentation and facilitation skills and experience delivering training.
  • Able to be proactive, work under pressure and have a willingness to support the wider team.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Willingness to travel and work in schools up to 2 days per week, including occasional weekend work and overnight stays.
  • Willingness to undergo Enhanced DBS check in line with our Safeguarding Policy
  • Located in the North East and able to travel across the region, sometimes at short notice to reach schools first thing in the morning.



  • Experience delivering training and/or presentations to adults, including on sensitive topics.
  • Confident using Salesforce or similar CRM databases.

How to Apply

The Application Form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form can be found on our website:

To apply for this role please send your completed Application Form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form via email to: [email protected]

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