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POSITION TITLE:Country Manager (UK)
POSITION TYPE:Full-time (part-time appointment may be considered)
LOCATION:Home-based appointment with London desk available.
REPORTING TO:Company Director 
REMUNERATION:
Dependent on experience.
COMMENCEMENT:The position will commence in September 2019 or earlier by mutual agreement.
ABOUT THE ROLE:

The partnership between Letz Live and Tutors Worldwide now offers gap participants and UK- based partner schools a cost-effective and more efficient way of appointing gap assistants. Our joint operation has created one of the most respected and experienced gap-year organisations in the field. A combined 50+ years of experience in education and gap year appointments, with staff located in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and the United Kingdom means that we are in the best possible position to provide our participants with a life-changing experience and our partner schools with an unparalleled and streamlined service.

This position offers a unique opportunity to meet wonderful young people from the United Kingdom and abroad, assisting, guiding and mentoring them through potentially the best year of their life (so far). There is also the potential to travel internationally to Australia and beyond.

ROLE / RESPONSIBILITIES:

The successful candidate will have many roles within the organisation as our UK-based representative. These include (but are not limited) to those aspects listed below. We value initiative and perseverance most highly and therefore we are seeking a self-motivated individual who can:

  • Proactively maintain and foster existing relationships with partner schools across the United Kingdom including a minimum of two visits to partner schools per annum in coordination with overseas-based colleagues.

  • Identify and inspect potential new partner schools across the United Kingdom (and potentially Europe) to ensure their suitability for our programme participants.  This may include attending conferences / seminars on the organisation’s behalf.

  • Actively monitor, engage and visit programme participants on a regular basis during their time on placement in the United Kingdom. This will include acting as the in-country “on-call support” to all UK based participants and may necessitate visiting the participant at short-notice.

  • Proactively promote the outbound scheme and recruit potential UK-based participants for programmes in Australia, New Zealand & Thailand including attending career expos and hosting information evenings throughout the United Kingdom.

  • Show a commitment and desire to increase performance standards and participant numbers globally.

  • Have a willingness to travel domestically and internationally, potentially at short notice.

  • Develop a knowledge and understanding of charity-related legislation and regulation, visa practices, and their implementation.

  • Develop an understanding of issuing DBS clearances and a sound knowledge of local HR laws.

  • Maintain a commitment and willingness to build on and develop the “skills” mentioned in the appropriate section above/below to a level that is commensurate with the needs of the organisation.

SKILLS / EXPERIENCE:
  • Experience working in the UK education sector, ideally in a boarding school environment

  • Involvement in a people-managing capacity or leadership role

  • Ability to be adaptable and flexible in the approach to work including a willingness to operate outside standard business hours

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, preferably with experience of presenting “workshops”

  • Ability to both accurately and enthusiastically represent an organisation such as ours

  • Ability to proactively engage young people and their parents in the benefits of an organisation (such as ours)

  • Ability to represent an organisation such as ours to attract potential partner organisations

  • Strong initiative and planning abilities

  • Ability to show a strong level of empathy and sympathy and to handle disagreements with calm and unbiased communication

  • Understanding and experience of youth development and the issues facing young people in a global context

  • Understanding of the implications of delivering a programme in an international context and of working in partnership with multiple and diverse organisations

  • Understanding of equality, diversity, safeguarding, data protection, risk management, duty of care, safety and security.

APPLY:

Candidates should send their CV and a covering letter outlining their suitability for the position to n.hare@letzlive.org.

Applications close January 1, 2019 with interviews likely to commence in February 2019 at a mutually convenient time / location.