Support the Ukie education programme in our new co-ordinator role

Role: Education Programme Co-ordinator 

Pay: £30k per annum, depending upon experience. PIPs pension, bonus scheme, private medical scheme, and generous leave 

Reports to: Head of Commercial and Membership and Head of Education jointly 

Reportees:  None 

Location:  We offer a mixture of remote and in the office working at Black Bull Yard, 24-28 Hatton Wall, London, EC1N 8JH. This role includes regular office-based team and member related activities and national travel. 

About the role

This role is focussed on supporting future industry talent through our education and skills initiatives. It is based within the Ukie Education team, looking after our education initiatives and activities including the Student Membership Programme and Digital Schoolhouse. The Co-ordinator will manage our partnerships as well as implement the practical delivery of key events and activities. 

Responsibilities include: 

The Co-ordinator will be our key point of contact for Ukie’s work with supporting brands within the Ukie Education umbrella, including Video Games Ambassadors (VGAs) which is our school’s speaker network, managed by our partners Into Games. 

The Co-ordinator will be responsible for planning, co-ordinating and delivering Ukie Education outreach activities, including showcasing and exhibiting at events such as the BETT Show. 

The Co-ordinator will develop a comprehensive sponsorship and funding package for Ukie Education; raising funds to support the delivery of our educational initiatives. 

The Co-ordinator will also lead on the development of tailored staff development and training programmes for games companies. This will include managing relationships with existing suppliers, identifying and negotiating with new training providers and developing a strategy for future industry training needs. 

Ukie Student Membership 

You will be the main point of contact to manage and co-ordinate the delivery of the Student Membership programme. 

Tasks include production and delivery of three annual Student Conferences, management of game jams, securing and promoting work experience and internship opportunities for students and building valuable connections between industry and academia. 

As well as managing these projects the Co-ordinator will also lead on the day-to-day management of the membership programme. This will include liaising with higher education course leaders, managing the website and the creation of regular newsletters. 

Digital Schoolhouse 

The Co-ordinator will work with the Digital Schoolhouse team to co-ordinate and support the implementation of projects across a variety of stakeholders; these include the academics and educators that are part of the programme, as well as external partners and funders. 

Tasks will include supporting and managing the delivery of key events, as well as scheduling and implementing working groups within the Digital Schoolhouse community and our partners as well as monitoring the activity and progress being made.  

The Co-ordinator will identify key market gaps, growth opportunities and priority areas for further Digital Schoolhouse/UkieEdu activity. 

The Co-ordinator will need to stay informed with educational events taking place in key regions nationwide and organise a Digital Schoolhouse/UkieEdu presence as and where relevant.  

Desired experience and qualities 

Other details

We promote a fun and playful approach to education, with creativity and innovation sitting at the heart of what we do. The education team at Ukie sits across disciplines, supports our members, and works with a broad range of partners and stakeholders. The successful candidate will play an integral and leading role within this team, enabling them to experience the breadth of the games industry.  

There are opportunities for the successful candidate to showcase their strategic leadership and entrepreneurial spirit and co-ordinate activity whilst working with people from different backgrounds and levels of seniority. Stakeholder and relationship management are key to this role.  

Ukie has a supportive work culture, actively encouraging continuing professional development for all our staff. If you are excited by the role on offer, but do not feel you meet 100% of the requirements or qualifications we encourage you to apply anyway explaining why your skills and experience make you an ideal candidate. 

How to apply

Please send a CV and a covering letter to hello@ukie.org.uk by 11pm on Friday 17th December 2021.