Real Nation: Education Relationship Manager

Educational Relationship Manager

Description of the Organisation:

Real Nation is a company that specialises in applying psychological and learning constructs to effect change across education, health, environment, consumer and trade sectors. The company was formed in 2000 and now has over 50 staff (educators, teachers, psychologists, communications, project and event management specialists) working across government and private sectors. Our achievements have resulted in such international awards and recognition for our clients, as: a WHO Award for Dept of Agriculture for our model of Healthy Eating Programme 'Food Dudes', Heineken 'Gold Standard' for our model of 'Heineken Star Serve' Trade Programme (also appointed the concept developers for the International Heineken Global Bartenders Awards in 2013), Event Industry Award for ‘Best Awards Ceremony’ for our long-standing client of thirteen years, AIB and 'Best Project for Ireland' in the International Energy Globe Awards, the largest platform for sustainability worldwide for our educational programme 'SEAI One Good Idea'.

Description of the Role:

We are currently looking to hire an ambitious and dynamic individual to manage a registration campaign seeking to register schools for a bespoke suite of exclusive opportunities and free educational initiatives. The successful candidate will oversee the campaign which involves making visits to schools and dealing one-to-one with key decision makers.

The successful candidate should have strong communication and interpersonal skills, be highly motivated, have the ability to foster trust and relationships on behalf of the client and able to problem-solve and react to achieve the best results during school visits. An understanding of the educational landscape will enable the successful candidate to communicate confidently about the educational initiatives, and liaise with the key decision makers within the schools. A high-level of reporting will be required and will involve identifying and developing strategic opportunities within schools.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Initiate and oversee initial school communications campaign
  • Be an advocate for the suite of school programmes
  • Management of school appointments and bookings
  • Deliver bespoke presentations and pitches to school management
  • Develop and manage relationships with schools
  • Compile and deliver high level in-depth reporting to management and client
  • Maintain and update database and records
  • Setting realistic, efficient and achievable timelines

Ideal candidate attributes:

  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal (fluent English essential)
  • An ability to develop and deliver high-end comprehensive presentations
  • An understanding of the educational landscape and cross-curricular learning
  • The ability to lead and inspire trust
  • Experience of relationship management
  • Be highly motivated
  • Experience in sales is desirable
  • Excellent time management skills
  • High level of office and administrative skills
  • Great interpersonal skills
  • Robust IT and record keeping ability
  • Excellent problem-solving and reaction skills
  • An ability to manage multiple competing priorities within deadlines
  • Willingness to travel to school appointments
  • Full clean driving licence and access to own car
  • Available to start in mid-August

Contract duration: August – November

Salary: DOE

Please send your CV and cover letter to

Closing date: 31st July 2019



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