Crash Course Coordinator

We're looking for someone to join the team in a 3 day a week role as Crash Course Coordinator.

Salary: £23,000 – 25,000 pro rata
Location: Hackney, London
Contract length: 2 years


Over the next two years, we are trialing and improving our ‘Crash Course’ in economics - an introduction to all things economics and the economy. The course is aimed at anyone who has little to no understanding of economics, and hopes to be a tool to empower those who are excluded from the political system. This role is an exciting opportunity to be involved with the development of a unique public education program, which aims to emancipate marginalised communities from being unable to participate in conversation on what the economy is and how it works.

This is a perfect chance for a great community organiser to take on a new challenge. Funding for the role has been secured for two years, but the job could be extended, contingent on performance and funding.

Key Responsibilities

  • The management and delivery of Economy’s ‘Crash Course in Economics’ project, which aims to have reached 300 recipients nationwide by March ‘19
  • Designing and producing additional workshop materials where relevant
  • Liaising closely with the Economy team to ensure that workshop content harmonises with Economy’s mission and goals
  • Advertising and promoting the workshops to ensure full take up (including the promotion of the course to marginalised communities nationwide)
  • Managing the available budget for workshops (including petty cash)
  • Recruitment, training and management of volunteer deliverers of the course
  • Liaising with workshop facilitators to deliver successful workshops
  • Management of the online reach of Crash Course to a wider self-managing community
  • In conjunction with Economy’s Research Manager, the development of a feedback & impact assessment framework for recipients and volunteers
  • Close work with the in-house editorial and research teams to analyse insights from the first trial of the course, and collectively develop the 2.0 version
  • Planning and implementation of a monetisation strategy to sustain the project after March ‘19

About you


  • Experience recruiting and coordinating volunteers and/or groups in a paid or voluntary capacity
  • Proven success in networking with people from all backgrounds
  • Ability to motivate others and work as part of a team
  • A creative approach to solving new project challenges and using resources effectively
  • Capacity to develop compelling and engaging materials that appeal to and engage with hard to reach communities
  • Excellent written and verbal skills, including the capacity to deliver engaging training sessions and produce a range of written material
  • An effective implementer, able to deliver against set targets, on time and on budget, and prioritise tasks accordingly
  • Ability to work under pressure and organise workloads in order to meet deadlines for multiple task
  • Experience delivering workshops/teaching
  • Proven commitment to the values and mission of Economy
  • A flexible approach to working hours. This role will involve some nationwide travel, and the schedule may not be uniform every week
  • A proactive, ‘can-do’ attitude, drive and enthusiasm to carry out projects to conclusion
  • Willingness and enthusiasm for the challenges and responsibilities of a leadership role on a flagship project within a small, flexible and growing start-up



  • Adept at using social media and other online platforms, with a working knowledge of principles of SEO including keyword research and Google Analytics
  • Experience managing groups of people
  • Basic knowledge of common research methods
  • Languages other than English


Economy welcomes applications from all members of the community. We strive to be an equal opportunities employer, and aim to accommodate special requirements wherever possible.

How to apply

Applications are now closed.

Interviews will take place in London or via Skype w/c 7th August through to w/c 14th August 2017.

This position is also advertised on Charity Jobs.