We are a fast-growing, independent charity that uses the journalistic expertise at The Economist newspaper to enable inspiring discussions about the news in schools. These discussions empower young people with the skills to make up their own minds about current affairs and have their say.
Our news literacy programmes enable young people to cut through the clutter, see misinformation and one-sided debates for what they are and explore different perspectives with an open mind. We prioritise reaching disadvantaged and marginalised young people in a diverse range of communities.
A new role to enable our ambitious growth plans
We have a bold strategy to scale up our work. Our vision is for it to become common in UK state schools to have high-quality discussions about the news, both within classrooms and with other schools in different communities and countries.
In 2019 – 2021, we plan to make strides towards this vision by doubling the size of our core programme, reaching many thousands more young people with new programmes and beginning to work internationally. In April, we piloted a project which involved schools in Europe, North America, Australia and Argentina.
This role is an exciting opportunity to be directly responsible for enabling this growth, building on our success so far and realising the potential of our strong brand and existing relationships. Our funders and partners to date have included leading foundations, law firms, consultancies and financial institutions.
You will report directly to the Chief Executive and together with her you will lead the development and delivery of our fundraising strategy.
This is a full time role, or it could be four days per week (salary pro-rata) for the right candidate.
Full details and how to apply: Fundraising and Partnerships Manager
|Salary||£35,000 - £39,000 depending on experience, + excellent benefits|
|Location||London, with some travel within the UK|
|Hours||Full time, or four days per week (salary pro-rata) for the right candidate|
|Deadline||21st October 2019|