How It All Began Back in 2010, James and Jemma became part of Wheatley Park’s Head Boy and Girl Team. It was around this time when their school was put into ‘special measures’ by Ofsted. And thus it became the pair’s mission to show that their school was about more than just this ‘failing’. They struck on the the idea of renting out Wheatley Park’s facilities to make the school money, and open their doors to the local community to show them how amazing the School was. Soon after, they found themselves entered into Oxford Business X, a competition for young entrepreneurs which involved pitching to local business ‘dragons’ in the hope of acquiring financial backing. James and Jemma pitched successfully, paying for the initial start up costs (especially insurance). The rest, as they say, is history.
What We Offer School Space is a social enterprise which has been passionately working in Oxfordshire and London's communities since 2011. We help schools generate extra funds by hiring out their spaces to individuals, clubs, societies, and local businesses.We work with schools to market their facilities in the best possible light and bring in local users to begin reinvigorating the local community. We manage the end-to-end booking process which includes all customer enquiries, service admin and cancellations. Our customer service team comes to work every day, bright eyed and eager to remove the stress of lettings and venue management for schools, and make sure that our customers always have someone they can call if they have questions about their booking. Our wonderful Community Connectors staff hires on the day, including opening the venue, care-taking, cleaning and locking up. And once the booking is over, we take care of all the finance and feedback gathering.
Raised for schools
Community users per month
We'll contribute towards books, training courses and conferences that help you learn and grow in your role here.
Team socials once a month. Anything from escape rooms, pottery making, dinners, sports days and team drinks.
Your work directly impacts underfunded schools, so whatever your role in the company, you can take home that warm fuzzy feeling at the end of the day
Pensions, with a 3% employer contribution.
31 days’ holiday a year (inc UK public holidays), and we encourage you to use them all up! It's a marathon, not a sprint.