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Employer Partnerships Manager

Unifrog

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Join Unifrog and help shape the future of global education by connecting students with life-changing opportunities

Overview

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£37000 - £50000

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100% Remote or London office (UK)

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At Unifrog, we're dedicated to creating a level playing field for students worldwide, providing a comprehensive platform that aids in making informed decisions on educational and career opportunities. We pride ourselves on our global reach, working with schools across various continents, and we are growing rapidly in terms of both our customer base and product offerings. Our team is our core, and we foster a culture of openness, happiness, and innovation, committed to personal and professional growth. We strongly encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to contribute to our vibrant, mission-driven organization.

  • Organization Summary: Unifrog is a dynamic, socially purposed educational technology company on a rapid growth trajectory, aiming to equalize access to information for students planning their next educational steps, with a strong focus on innovation and inclusivity.
  • Role Summary: As an Employer Partnerships Manager, you will expand our network of employer partners, maintain stellar relationships for high retention, and ensure partnerships are mutually beneficial and valuable to our student and teacher community.
  • Role Requirements:
    • Resilience and motivation to exceed ambitious sales targets.
    • Exceptional active listening skills to understand and meet partner needs.
    • Strong relationship management with a history of excellent customer support.
    • Effective communication across various platforms and audiences.
    • A keen eye for detail in all forms of content and communication.
    • Proactive approach and enthusiasm for contributing beyond core responsibilities.
    • Proficiency in data analysis and visual representation tools.
    • Experience in Early Talent, Apprenticeships, Diversity and Inclusion, or Education is advantageous.
  • Application Process Details:
    • Submit your CV and complete the application form with specific responses to set questions.
    • Participate in a phone task and a video call interview.
    • Engage with scenario-based questions to demonstrate your fit for the role.

Unifrog’s mission

We’re on a mission to level the playing field when it comes to young people finding and applying for their next step after school. We're achieving this by bringing all the available information into one single, impartial, user-friendly platform that helps students to make the best choices, and submit the strongest applications. We also empower teachers and counsellors to manage the progression process effectively.

Our outlook is global - we work with schools and universities all over the world, from the US to New Zealand, and from Italy to Hong Kong. We want to make it so that young people can compare every opportunity taught in English, wherever it is in the world, and have all the support they need to make successful applications.

We have a clear social purpose, and we’re hugely ambitious. We already work with over half of UK secondary schools, and hundreds of international schools. We are growing rapidly in terms of the number of our customers, in terms of how much they use our platform, and in terms of the breadth of products we offer (check out this video to hear more about the Unifrog platform).

Our team is at the heart of our business and is integral to our success. We work hard to foster a culture of openness, happiness and innovation, and we commit to helping every individual learn and grow so that they can reach their full potential. We want to hire talented people, whatever their background. If you are excited by our mission and are ready to work hard, please don’t hesitate to apply. We look forward to hearing from you!

We believe in the power of diversity. If you are from an ethnic minority background, we would like to strongly encourage you to apply. In advance of applying, if you have any questions about working at Unifrog, please contact [email removed - click apply for more details].

Employer partnerships at Unifrog

Unifrog provides employers with a comprehensive talent attraction and development offering, with a holistic approach to our partnerships. The Employer Partnerships team brings local and international employers closer to our Unifrog schools, students and teachers. We focus on three key areas:

  • Building brand awareness
  • Increasing talent attraction and/or diversity of hires for apprenticeship opportunities
  • Supporting corporate social responsibility through our school sponsorships

This allows employers to centralise their engagement with the future workforce via one partnership. 

This is the newest element of the Unifrog team and since starting work with employers in March 2022, we’re now partnered with over 80 organisations from across all sectors and industries to support them with their talent attraction and brand awareness. 

We’re increasing growth through providing unique tailored partnerships for employers; ranging from partnerships that centre around a virtual course to support students in developing their skills (while increasing brand awareness), to partnering with Unifrog schools in areas of high levels of disadvantage via our school sponsorship programme, which brings outstanding careers guidance and networking opportunities with employers and universities to the students, schools and parents/carers who need it most.

The role and your key responsibilities

As Employer Partnerships Manager, your role is to grow our employer partner numbers and support our existing employer partners to get the most out of their partnership with us. A fundamental element of our work with employers is to make sure they’re adding genuine value to our student and teacher community. 

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Make sales to employers

Working with our New Business Lead and the wider Employer team, you’ll secure and conduct meetings with employers in which you’ll listen to their needs, communicate our mission to them, demonstrate our offering and seek to secure their ongoing subscription.

  • Maintain excellent relationships with existing partners and secure their subscriptions

You’ll onboard new partners, conduct regular check-in calls and consultatively support our employer partners to make the most of their partnership with us. It’s crucial that you maintain a sky-high resubscription rate.

  • Delivering our existing services for partner employers

As the partnerships manager for your employers, you would be responsible for delivering on the different aspects of the partnership, including:

  • Matching campaigns

Support your partners to identify events and opportunities they’re running that will be of interest to students using Unifrog, and work with our Employer Engagement Coordinator to add them to our system.

  • Webinars, online fairs and in-person events

These events are another way for our partner employers to interact with our community of students and teachers. From virtual careers fairs, skill development webinars to in-person insights days, we strive for all our events to be useful, impactful and enjoyable for everyone taking part.

  • Help develop new ways for our employer partners to add and receive value

The employer offering is continually evolving, and we’re keen to keep adding more ways in which we can add value for students and teachers using the Unifrog platform, and value to our employer partners as well. At Unifrog, we innovate quickly, and it’s everyone’s job to be creative. We want you to play your part in coming up with new services we can deliver which add value to all parties. 

What we’re looking for

  • Resilient, and motivated to exceed targets

Our sales and resubscription targets are ambitious but achievable. You’ll need to be determined to meet and exceed them.

  • Active listening

Our employer offering is a bespoke partnership, based on the objectives of our employer partners and how their goals align with the needs of our student and teacher audience. You’ll need to be an outstanding active listener, and be able to facilitate consultative discussions with potential and existing partners. 

  • Personable, with a track record of excellent relationship management

At Unifrog we’re known for our excellent customer service. You’ll need to provide fantastic support for your partner employers.

  • Strong communication skills

You’ll be in frequent communication with lots of different people, both within Unifrog and externally - this will be in person, written, over the phone and via video call. You’ll need to be an outstanding communicator, and prepared to speak on panels and present at conferences.

  • Attention to detail

Whether it’s marketing collateral or an email to a partner organisation, it’s important you have the skills and discipline to carefully check our employer focused content and communications.

  • Proactive attitude and willingness to get stuck in

You need to be excited about going beyond the core responsibilities detailed above to improve what we do and make it a success.

  • Data analysis

You will be expected to organise and interpret data to help employer partners make decisions about their partnership which will lead to securing new business and renewals. You need to be confident using google sheets, excel and powerpoint to create easy to understand visual representations.

  • Relevant experience

We are more interested in people’s attitude and ability than their work history, but previous experience in Early Talent, Apprenticeships, Diversity and Inclusion or the Education sector would be an advantage.

Working together

This is an exciting opportunity to join our growing Employer Partnerships team. You’ll work alongside several other teams at Unifrog too, including people on our marketing, data analysis, and school facing teams. You’ll be line-managed by the Head of Employer Partnerships.

Benefits

Head to our jobs page for a full list of the excellent benefits we offer our team.

  • Join one of ‘the best organisations to escape to’ and help transform careers and destinations in schools. 
  • Become part of a committed, dynamic, and growing company. We want to build our team for the long term: if you do well, we will do our best to make sure you want to stay at the company for a long time.
  • Professional development is important at Unifrog. You will define your own 6-month objectives and will be supported by your line manager and the rest of the team to achieve them. You will have an annual training allowance to spend on what you need to grow and progress.
  • Influence the company’s direction: we love to promote great ideas, wherever they come from.

Key details 

  • Base salary of £37,000 plus commission and a share in a company-wide bonus (£50,000 OTE). Grade B.
  • Full-time.
  • Working hours are 8:30am to 4:30pm or 9:00am to 5:00pm Monday to Thursday, and 8:30am to 4:00pm, or 9:00am to 4:30pm on Friday.
  • 28 days paid holiday per year (plus bank holidays).
  • Work remotely or in our London office.
  • Start date: as soon as possible, but no later than the 2nd September.
  • If you require reasonable adjustments or want to discuss any details about the role before applying, please contact [email removed - click apply for more details].
  • We can only consider candidates who have the right to work in the UK.

Application process

  • Deadline: 10:00 AM (BST) on 10th June 2024
  • Stage 1: Application form (~1 hour)
  • Visit our website to upload your CV and complete the questions and tasks below. Please note that we do not review CVs at this stage of the application process, so please be as specific as possible about your experience.
  • i. With reference to the job description and your experience, what makes you an excellent candidate for this role? (250 words)
  • ii. Identify a way that a major employer could add value to our student and teacher community, as well as a way that they could receive value from a partnership with Unifrog. How could Unifrog potentially facilitate each of these examples? (250 words)
  • iii. What do you feel are the 3 most common barriers employers face when trying to engage with students? How do you think a Unifrog partnership could break these barriers down? (250 words)
  • Stage 2: Phone task (15 minutes)
  • Stage 3: Video call interview (1 hour)
  • Standard Q&A from a panel of three, including questions about your experiences and how these relate to the role, and scenario questions based on common situations you might face (plus time for your questions)
  • Phone interviews will be held throughout the application window. Video call interviews will be held w/c 17th June 2024.
  • Your answers are an opportunity to let us know more about your motivations and experience. While we understand that candidates might want to use AI to improve parts of their application, we strongly encourage you to write your answers independently.
  • Please note, we compare all answers to an AI generated answer. Where we suspect AI has been used to write the majority of the answer, this will be taken into consideration when scoring.

Inclusion and diversity at Unifrog

  • Within the company we try to foster a culture of innovation, and a happy working environment, both because this is the right thing to do, and because we think this results in the most effective team. To this end we believe in open communication, celebrating successes, supporting each other, not being afraid to be wrong or to fail, and promoting good ideas wherever they come from.
  • As a platform that supports teachers and students from a huge variety of backgrounds it’s important that our team and leadership reflects this diversity. This is something we are actively working towards and prioritising. We want to embed diversity, equity and inclusion across everything we do, continually evaluating policies and practices to make sure they are inclusive and equitable.
  • To make sure everyone’s voice is heard and people have the opportunities to learn to be better allies in the workplace, we encourage the team to share what they’re celebrating, facilitate training and group discussions, and seek regular feedback about what more the company could do to help people feel included.
  • To ensure that our recruitment process is consistent and fair, we anonymise your application and therefore do not see your name, personal, educational or professional background. We also randomise the order of responses so that it’s less likely that a candidate is advantaged or disadvantaged by where their answers appear compared to other candidates.
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