Post Title: Recruitment Partnerships Manager

Responsible to: Chief Operating Officer

Job Purpose: This is a new role, and the post holder will lead on our recruitment for potential tutors, ensuring that we have sufficient high-quality tutors to support a growing number of children and young people in disadvantaged communities. Key elements of this will be managing and developing partnerships with existing and new sector partners, promoting the tutoring opportunity to a wider audience, and ensuring high engagement among our existing tutor pool. The role is suitable for a recruitment professional with experience in online recruitment.

Main Functions

  • Ensuring that Tutor Trust receive sufficient high-quality applications from potential tutors to enable us to meet our ambitious tutor recruitment targets.
  • Managing and developing partnerships with existing and new platforms, sites or communities across Greater Manchester, Leeds-Bradford and Merseyside. This will involve identifying and developing new ways in which to promote applications to work as a tutor for Tutor Trust.
  • Leading on face-to-face and virtual events (e.g. webinars, recruitment fairs) to promote the tutoring opportunity to the widest possible audience, and to secure and develop partnerships with a range of stakeholders.
  • Using a range of social media platforms (including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn) to promote the tutoring opportunity to potential applicants.
  • Working with the Communications Manager and Recruitment and Training Manager to produce high-quality recruitment marketing materials to attract new applications.
  • Increasing the proportion of applications from students in the local area of each city region.
  • Developing and piloting additional strategies to promote the tutoring opportunity to a wider audience outside of our traditional supply of university students, including recruiting more tutors who are interested in full-time work and more tutors who hold QTS (Qualified Teacher Status).
  • Involvement in the overall tutor recruitment process, including marking tutor applications, conducting tutor interviews, and attending tutor training and events.
  • Maintaining and developing partnerships with key sector partners.
  • Securing continued engagement with the charity from our tutor alumni.
  • Any other duties commensurate with the grade and nature of the post.

Person Specification

Good candidates for this role will be exceptional communicators and natural networkers who can develop and sustain partnerships with a range of stakeholders. They will be able to passionately explain the benefits and impact of our model, tailoring their messages to the audience. Ideally, they will have existing experience and contacts in a recruitment role (preferably educational), and a confident understanding of the current recruitment landscape.

Skills and experience

  • Educated to degree level.
  • Experience working level within the recruitment sector (ideally educational), and confident awareness of the current recruitment landscape.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to establish a rapport and communicate effectively with stakeholders at all levels and from all sectors.
  • Innovative approach, with the ability to devise, pilot and evaluate the impact of new outreach initiatives.
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • To be fully IT literate, particularly to be competent with Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook.
  • The ability to work under pressure to cope with multiple demands and deadlines, to work fast and to a consistently high standard.
  • The ability to manage office systems and contact databases and to use them effectively.
  • Be able to write fluently, to think clearly and to grasp new concepts quickly.
  • Confident using social media platforms.


  • Demonstrate a commitment to the mission and values of The Tutor Trust.
  • Enthusiasm and ability to contribute to the successful development of The Tutor Trust.
  • Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills with a commitment to accuracy and attention to detail.
  • A willingness to work unsociable hours when required. 
  • Willingness to undergo DBS clearance and be committed to safeguarding children.
  • Be a team player.
  • Have strong organisational and communication skills.
  • Be able to prioritise and manage tasks.
  • Confidence in presenting to a wide range of audiences.


The job is a fixed term 1-year, full-time position (subject to a successful probation period) and will be based at our Manchester office, however there may be significant travel across our Leeds and Liverpool offices. Travel expenses will be covered to areas other than your Manchester base office.

The hours of work are 40 hrs a week with 33 days annual leave (inc. of bank holidays) and many employee perks (through Perkbox).

This role will also involve working occasional unsocial hours on evenings and at weekends.


Closing date for applications: Thursday 17th March 2022 at 12pm (noon)            

Interviews to be held: Monday 21st March 2022                  

Salary: Salary Band MAN:£23,001-£28,001 per annum (depending on experience and qualifications) & Contributory Pension (subject to a successful qualifying period)

Start date: ASAP (Flexible)  

Candidates are required to submit a completed application form and supply a cover letter outlining how they meet the requirements of the role. They must also complete an Equality and Diversity Form.

The Application form can be found here and the Equality and Diversity form here.

To apply, please email all documents to [email protected] by the above date.

The Tutor Trust is an Equal Opportunities Employer. Our Privacy Notice can be found here.

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All positions at The Tutor Trust are subject to satisfactory references and an enhanced DBS check.

The Tutor Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of all children, and expects our staff and volunteers to share this commitment