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People & Recruitment Executive

Are you bright and good at building relationships with people? Do you have a passion for enabling small businesses to work to the best of their potential? Does the prospect of a pivotal role in a dynamic, young company excite you?

Role Models is an impact driven education provider. We focus on life skills that promote social & emotional wellbeing and dynamic thinking, helping young people to thrive in life.


Location: Battersea, London

Level: Executive

Type: Full-time

Salary: £21,000 – £23,000 depending on experience, plus 20% bonus

Start date: ASAP

What we do

We complement traditional academic education by delivering courses that develop young peoples’ skills in leadership, confidence, resilience, creative problem solving, collaboration and growth mindset. These skills really impact the everyday lives of the young people we work with…

“It’s given her the opportunity to really think about what makes her different, why that’s ok and what she should feel proud and confident about. She is learning that she can control her mind. Hugely powerful and important for mental health.”

Our mission

We come to work every day to positively impact and inspire a generation of young people around the world to be the best version of themselves.

Our vision

In the future, we will be the global leader in developing life skills, with the goal of transforming the lives of at least a million young people. Now, more than ever, the world needs people with the empathy, resilience and confidence to thrive.

The Role

This opportunity will suit someone who is a proactive, self-starter with an entrepreneurial mindset who thrives on challenge and has a track record of delivering excellent results. You must be an organised, diligent “doer” who has a passion for working with people, an eye for detail and who is constantly looking for solutions. You will need to be able to multi-task and communicate well.

Reporting to the Director of Character Education, you will be supporting the team in a number of different ways, including but not limited to:

  • Assessing the company’s staffing needs (our ‘Role Models’) – how many we need and when we need a recruitment drive
  • Finding websites / groups / schools to post our job descriptions and/or to present at to help recruit more Role Models and volunteers
  • Inviting Role Models to assessment days and then supporting or leading the delivery of assessment days
  • Managing the onboarding of our Role Models to ensure they’re clear on our company ethos, processes and excited to start working
  • Recruitment admin, arranging interviews and organising applications received
  • Overseeing the onboarding process for new role models setting up their profile and approving DBS applications
  • Supporting new role models with our online work making sure they are fully prepared and ready
  • Liaising with the Education Team on feedback and support for new & existing role models
  • Manage Role Models’ ‘happiness’, collecting feedback and insights into availability issues and any issues around the role
  • During times when recruitment is quiet, being ready to support the Education Team and Operations Team
  • Supporting the day-to-day running and functionality of the office and our online sessions and courses
  • Creating a great work ethic within the team

Traits we’re looking for

  • Huge energy and ambition
  • Excellent communication skills over the phone and in person and your English is close to perfect
  • Good attention to detail and well organised
  • A fun and friendly team player
  • Someone who can be supportive to our Role Models yet also challenge them in a healthy way when needed
  • A solutions focused approach and a readiness for new ways of doing things to improve existing systems
  • We pride ourselves on providing a seamless service to our clients. The successful candidate may on occasion need to be accessible remotely outside core hours
  • Added plus but not a must: digitally savvy, with good working knowledge of MS Excel, WordPress, Dropbox, GoCardless, Stripe and Xero
  • A willingness to battle with the printer if required

The nitty gritty

We are looking for someone who can ideally start ASAP. Our offices are on Stormont Road, Battersea, SW11 5EN but of course, at the moment, we’re all working from home. In a post-Covid-19 world we envisage working in the office 3-4 days/week and working from home 1-2 days/week.

Role Models is only 6 years old so the team is relatively small but well-formed and great fun! We are currently closing a £1m funding round in June 2021 with a view to aggressive expansion both online and offline over the next few years, so there is lots of work and you will need to be up for a challenge.

We have 5 full-time employees and 4 outsourced part-time employees. As a result, you would have the opportunity to make a huge difference to the trajectory of this growing business and would be given significant responsibility.

We’re also very proud to have been ranked in the ‘top 100 organisations to escape to’ in both 2019 and 2020!


  • Bonuses of up to 20% of annual salary
  • Flexible Working – We work from home at least one day per week. We will be returning to the office 2 days a week in May and we then envisage working in the office 3-4 days/week and working from home 1-2 days/week.
  • Holiday – 23 days’ holiday a year (excluding bank holidays), which increases by a day each year you work with us
  • Socials – Regular team socials including a team away day each year
  • Training in Life Skills – The whole team attend regular training on life skills to help them both in the workplace and in their personal life
  • Inspiring Children – The satisfaction of knowing that you are having a positive impact on the next generation
  • Pension – with a 3% employer contribution

How to apply

To explore this exciting opportunity please send a covering letter and CV to Louise at [email protected].

Please note only applications with covering letters will be considered.

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