Brand Manager opportunities | Teach First

Brand Manager opportunities

We are looking for ambitious, confident and committed individuals to support our team of recruiters

We recruit Brand Managers to help us raise awareness of Teach First on campus. This is a part-time, paid role with flexible hours which will see you running events, promoting the opportunities that we offer to students and acting as a point of contact at your university.

As a Brand Manager you will gain invaluable, transferable skills in marketing and event management whilst expanding your professional and social networks. Not only will you develop new skills, you’ll gain experience of working for one of the top five graduate employers in the country. We’ll place you in the midst of brilliant people who will inspire, support and challenge you. You’ll develop on a personal and professional level through testing goals, targeted development, and exposure to interesting work and people.

If you are looking to apply to the Leadership Development Programme yourself, this is a great opportunity to gain skills aligned to our competencies and as a Teach First Brand Manager you will be fast tracked to the assessment centre stage of the process.


If you are interested in applying for our Brand Manager Programme in 2017, you can sign up to receive our communications and we will notify you when applications open.

If you are in your penultimate year at university you can apply for our Leadership Development Programme now, and defer to start in 2018.

Key requirements

- Commitment of an average of four hours a week for two terms (autumn and spring); the hours you work are flexible so you can fit the role around your studies

- Attendance at a two day residential training event in September 2016 and a mid-point training day in December 2016 or January 2017. Travel and accommodation are provided

- Studying at a UK university that we recruit from and have permission to work within the EU 

Job description

Key accountabilities 
Accountabilities within the role include, but are not limited to: 

Lead Generation 
• Speaking with students and encouraging them to sign up to receive further information about Teach First from the Graduate Recruitment team 
• Striving to meet targets set. 

Raising brand awareness 
• Delivering lecture shouts or pitches about Teach First to diverse audiences. 
• Raising awareness of Teach First via a diverse range of media – online & offline. 
• Driving students to events and raising awareness of Teach First by devising and implementing innovative activities on campus. 
• Ensuring that the Teach First brand is visible on campus (posters, flyers etc.) 

Stakeholder engagement 
• Building relationships with, and engaging with relevant academics 
• Building relationships with, and engaging with a diverse range of societies 
• Compelling students to engage in Teach First opportunities 

Events management and attendance 
• Representing Teach First at various careers fairs 
• Supporting at the annual Employer Presentation and other employer presentations throughout the year as directed by line manager
• Design and delivery of innovative events and visibility campaigns to generate interest in Teach First

Working hours 
Brand Managers are required to work four hours per week during the autumn and spring term. There can be flexibility at the discretion of line manager for working a different number of hours each week as long as the total number of hours is worked and that the time activity meets needs of the university. 

Brand Managers will be paid £7.50/hour in their first year in role, rising to £8.00/hour if remaining in role for a second year. 


-    Brand Managers can benefit from a flexible working system, so with the exception of pre-planned events, will be able to plan and manage their own time. 

-    Teach First strives to ensure strong performance is recognised and rewarded and as such you will be eligible for non-monetary one-off rewards where appropriate. 

-    Brand Managers who meet the relevant criteria are eligible to fast track to the Assessment Centre stage of the Teach First Leadership Development Programme and Teach First Insight programme.


We look for evidence of the following competencies when recruiting Brand Managers:


You will need to show passion for Teach First and our vision, as well as an understanding and enthusiasm for the different opportunities we offer students and graduates. We need candidates with strong connections at their universities through societies, departments and voluntary organisations, who are able to build relationships with a variety of stakeholders.


You will need to be proactive and make decisions on a daily basis individually and as part of a Brand Manager team. You will be expected to strive to achieve above and beyond expectations by taking the lead and initiative to drive campaigns at your university.

Problem solving

Every day you will face new challenges and will have to come up with considered, effective and appropriate solutions in response. While drawing on resources and logic you will need to be innovative in your approach to  promoting Teach First opportunities at your university. You will be expected to suggest creative ideas for engaging campaigns that capture the attention of students on campus.

Humility, respect and empathy

As a Teach First Brand Manager you will be working with a variety of university stakeholders. We look for those that can build relationships quickly, giving value and respect to others to get the best out of them and to leverage support on campus.


Communicating clearly while listening and responding appropriately is very important as a Brand Manager. You will need to adapt your style in different situations and contribute as a great team player. You will be required to communicate with others verbally on a regular basis and will need to be persuasive in your interactions with others to influence their decision making.


Personal development is vital early in your career. You will need to be aware of your performance, your strengths and your weaknesses and will need to be realistic in what and how you can do better.

Planning and organising

As a Teach First Brand Manager you will need to manage your weekly responsibilities and plan and execute your own activities and events. This will mean effectively managing your own hours and duties alongside your academic work.

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