The Early Career Networking Group

Sponsor Name: Ben Hobbis

Location: UK National

Sector: Education

Budget: Budget Varies

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The Early Career Networking Group are seeking sponsorship to support their new organisation as they aim to help those in a demanding career.


The Early Career Networking (ECnet) Group is a voluntary association which supports the growth of network for those in their early career. We know that people are most vulnerable at the beginning of their career. The aims of ECnet is:
• To support the development, growth and operation of early career grassroots networks through providing specialist volunteer services.
• To develop and empower specialist volunteers.
• To grow new and existing networks.

One of the networks we run is the Step Up Network: Step Up is brand new network in the pre-launch phase and will be officially launching in June 2023. The network is for new and aspiring leaders in education. The network aims to support new and aspiring leaders by exploring five key areas of educational leadership:
• Leadership Journeys and Pathways;
• Leadership Barriers and Challenges;
• Leadership Diversity;
• Leadership Development;
• Leadership Wellbeing.

As a sponsor you would be helping steer the future of an organisation which aims to support teachers, educators and school leaders in the demanding job that is educating the future. As a sponsor you would be provided with multiple opportunities to get involved and be amplified by us.

Target Audience

Teachers and School Leaders. Those within their early career. Underrepresented groups in leadership.

Key Dates and Timings

Event Sponsorships
Step Up Birmingham Event - Saturday 21st October 2023
Step Up Jobs Workshop - Thursday 16th November 2023
Step Up Online Unconference - Thursday 18th and Saturday 20th January 2024
Step Up London Event - Saturday 24th February 2024
ECnet International Women's Day Event - Thursday 7th March 2024
Step Up Manchester Event - Saturday 20th April 2024
Step Up Celebration Events - June and July 2024

For other aspects of sponsorships such as for systems, these have not particular timescale.

Specific Opportunity Details

We have potential opportunities to support our organisation as a whole or to support specific elements of our work. This could be supporting our Volunteer Development, sponsoring one of our events, or sponsoring our website, marketing materials or systems. Through such involvement you will be influencing our future and thus the future of others. You could also sponsor in terms of gifting a venue, gifting refreshments or resources.

Features and Benefits

Dedicated sponsor pages on our website.
Updates on our monthly e-newsletter.
Sponsor Logo on promotional materials.
Free tickets for sponsors at events.
Speaker opportunities.
Invitation to our celebration events and annual sponsor/partner dinner,

Other Partners

Teach First


Cash Investment - £5000-£8000 / Donation of venue etc.