Job Title: Programme Manager
Responsible to: Head of the Curriculum Centre
Salary: £43-45,000 pa
Location: Head Office
Start date: As soon as possible
Future Academies is a Multi-Academy Trust consisting of three primary and seven secondary academies across London and Hertfordshire. Established by Future Academies in 2012, the Curriculum Centre leads on the development of a common curriculum and its implementation across our academies. It currently employs 15 part-time leading subject specialists who produce a wide range of curriculum materials and provide coaching for our teachers. Increasingly, the Curriculum Centre is working with groups of schools outside of our Trust to share our materials and expertise.
PURPOSE OF THE ROLE
The Curriculum Centre is developing two innovative programmes of work: delivering the Department for Education’s national Latin Excellence Programme and our Curriculum Centre Partnerships programme. These programmes involve managing a growing number of partnerships with schools across the country, providing resources, training and support for teachers.
We are looking for an experienced Programme Manager with strengths in project management and communications. The Programme Manager will manage the day-to-day delivery of both the Latin Excellence Programme and the Curriculum Partnerships programme with the support of an administrator. This is a key post responsible for the smooth running of two high-profile programmes of work, including managing workflows, information and database management, budget handling, and the communications strategy.
The ideal candidate is someone with a passion for project management, particularly partnership projects that involve working in small teams to manage growing projects with multiple stakeholders. They will be highly-organised and motivated, able to take ownership of planning and day-to-day project management. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential, as well as an eye for detail and a general interest in school education, curriculum development, or teacher training.
- To work closely with programme directors to set out key project milestones and outputs.
- To set-up and manage project management workflows and project cycles, ensuring that programme delivery is closely tracked and ways of working are streamlined, effective, and agile.
- To shape, and drive improvements to, the implementation strategy for programmes in conjunction with programme directors.
- To identify and monitor project risks and challenges, using initiative to avoid or mitigate these where possible and communicating concerns to programme directors.
- To assist programme directors with written and verbal updates on project progress, providing accurate and up-to-date evaluations, as required.
- To be a first point of contact for programmes and able to communicate the programme aims, vision, and progress effectively.
Application closing date Monday 23rd May 2022
Interview Date Thursday 26th May 2022
Future Academies is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. To this end both an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and a Barred List check are required for this role. We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.