Schools Engagement Assistant

Discipline: Learning (Education)
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £26,386
Contact email:
Job ref: 007362
Published: 20 days ago
Expiry date: 21 May 2024 12:00

We are looking for a Schools Engagement Assistant to join the National Theatre Learning and National Partnerships Team.


The purpose of the role


The Schools Engagement Assistant plays a key role in the administration and delivery of a high-quality programme of live and digital events, projects, resources and platforms, working across all educational phases from Early Years to further Education. In line with the NT’s Inspire strategy, the programme response to National Theatre repertoire and theatre practice and is designed to support creative teaching and learning in schools and the Drama and English curriculum.


The Assistant supports the administration and delivery of aspects of the Schools Engagement programme including event delivery, working closely with the Project Manager and Coordinators across the programme on the South Bank and in the West End as well as on digital platforms and in schools.


The Assistant will help to build strong relationships with schools, education partners and partner theatres to inform the development of the programme and will work closely with the Coordinators and Learning Operations team on all aspects of administration, finance processes and event logistics.


The successful candidate will have the following: 

  • Administrative experience in a professional organisation

  • Experience of working with and communicating with a wide range of external audiences/participants

  • Excellent attention to detail

  • Experience of working with schools and teachers

  • Knowledge of or interest in working in arts education

If that sounds like you, this may be the role for you!


  Download the Job Description here.


Working with us will give you…

  • Complimentary staff tickets for shows and NT Talks and Events, subject to availability and policy.

  • Discounts in the NT’s bars, cafes, restaurants, and bookshop, as well as in local businesses (from Wagamama to local childcare providers & gyms on and around the South Bank)

  • Access to interest-free season ticket loan and Cyclescheme partnership

  • Pension schemes with Legal & General and NEST

  • Sabbatical option, subject to agreement and policy

  • Generous sick pay

  • Family-friendly employer with supporting policies

  • Hybrid and flexible working, subject to agreement and policy

  • Training and Development Programme via e-learning platform, and specialist in-person training relating to role.

  • On-site Occupational Health and welfare support

  • Free-to-access Employee Assistance Programme, enabling counselling and mental wellbeing support, financial and legal advice, and advice on caring responsibilities.

  • On-site staff canteen and bar

  • Staff networks including Amplified: The Ethnically Diverse Network; Disability Staff Network; LGBTQ+ Network; Parents and Parents & Carers Network

  • The NT is also a member of Parents and Carers in the Performing Arts (PiPA)

Please note 


The closing date for the receipt of a completed application is  Tuesday 21st May 2024 at 12 noon.


We support and encourage people from a variety of backgrounds, experiences and skill sets to join us and help shape what we do. As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for our vacancies.


If you would like to speak to someone about any adjustments or have any questions you can email and we will be in touch with you to make the necessary arrangements.


People Department 2024