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Community Engagement Education Officer (3 positions)

Listed by Brake, the road safety charity


Application deadline: Thu 22 Feb 2018
Email by 5pm on Thursday 22 February 2018. In your email, please explain (in up to 500 words) what you would bring to this role and the charity. Attach your CV to the email in word document format. Applications not in the specified format or submitted past the closing date will not be considered. Due to the high volume of applications Brake receives we are unable to provide feedback on individual applications and we are unable to speak to prospective applicants wanting to find out more about the role. Further information about Brake is available on our website,


from £8.75


2-3 days a week, part time


Road crashes, air pollution and emissions from road traffic are preventable, global catastrophes that must be stopped, and the solutions are within grasp. Brake, the road safety charity, fights for a world with safe, green, healthy and fair transport. We research and advocate for change at government level and, through our community projects, inspire, inform and engage people and organisations to join us on our campaign.

Vacancy Job Title

Community engagement education officer

No. of positions available



Brake is seeking three education officers to join its community engagement team at our head office in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. This is an exciting, fast paced role, giving you the chance to develop experience in three key areas; project organisation, marketing, and fundraising. Brake’s community engagement team reaches out to communities and educators to raise awareness about Brake’s work and deepen knowledge about road safety. It does this through various projects for schools, including Brake’s Kids Walk. The project aims to get thousands of primary school children to take part in at least a 500m walk to promote road safety and the health and planet-saving benefits of walking. We provide schools with free resources to use on the day, but the event is also a crucial fundraiser for Brake, with schools encouraged to raise money through various activities. As an education officer, you will work for Brake’s community engagement manger to ensure delivery of key community engagement projects included but not limited to Brake’s Kids Walk, distribution of resources to primary schools and Beep Beep! days. You will do this by: - promoting uptake of the project to schools through effective marketing - contacting schools and nurseries directly via telephone and email - keeping a clear and precise log of the work carried out - assisting the marketing and project officer with delivery of the project - working cooperatively with other team members - encouraging schools and nurseries to fundraise for Brake and support our cause

What skills are required?

To succeed in this role you: - are confident and efficient, with excellent verbal communication skills - are deadline driven, determined and organised – you get the job done - are able to build relationships quickly to achieve results through great inter-personal skills - are a committed hard worker, who will enthusiastically undertake both challenging, and mundane tasks in order to meet targets and help the charity achieve - are proficient with Microsoft Office software, particularly Excel - have a passion for the cause of Brake and an interest in Brake’s community engagement work in particular

Flexible up to 20, High, Medium Admin, Charity, not for profit and fundraising, Customer Service, Education, Marketing, digital media and communication Outside Leeds Paid Temporary Flexibility and Adaptability, Interpersonal Skills, Motivation and Enthusiasm, Oral Communication, Planning and Organisation, Written Communication
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