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Teaching Leaders

Teaching Leaders

Teaching Leaders is an innovative education charity whose mission is to address educational disadvantage by growing a movement of outstanding middle leaders in challenging schools. The programme wa...

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Location:
London, United Kingdom

Posted:
9 Sep 2013

Deadline:
Opportunity has expired

Compensation details:

Salary
£38,000—£42,000 plus an additional £2,000 London weighting supplement and 10% pension contribution.

Associate Director

Join an innovative not-for-profit. Our mission? Address educational disadvantage by growing a movement of outstanding middle leaders in challenging schools.

London, United Kingdom

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Compensation details:

Salary
£38,000—£42,000 plus an additional £2,000 London weighting supplement and 10% pension contribution.

Job Type:
Full-time
Level:
Senior Level
Escape Factors:
Social Impact
Function:
Consulting
Management
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Teaching Leaders is an innovative education charity whose mission is to address educational disadvantage by growing a movement of outstanding middle leaders in challenging schools. 

The Role:


The Regional Associate Director (AD) oversees the operational delivery of Teaching Leaders programmes in the region, embeds an impact focus across our work in the South region as well as having an outward facing role supporting the Regional Director to build strong relationships with our partner schools:

  • The South AD leads the TL Fellows and TL Teams programme delivery teams, growing and developing these high performing teams to ensure we meet our goals in terms of participant experience and impact on pupil outcomes. This role includes leading monitoring and evaluation in the region of all delivery, as well as quality assurance of coaches and facilitators.
  • The South AD, working in collaboration with the Head of Training, the Lead Coach and other regional ADs, provides input into the Leadership Development team (the team responsible for the design and innovation of Teaching Leaders programmes), in line with the needs of Fellows and participants, partner schools and external trends in the region.
  • The South AD supports the Regional Director to monitor and evaluate Teaching Leaders regional impact across individual TL Fellows and TL Teams programmes, schools and local areas.
  • The South AD also supports the Regional Director in building and sustaining strong relationships with head teachers, senior leaders and participants in our partner schools as well as attracting new schools to the programmes.

Key Responsibilities:

Team leadership and management to deliver impact in our partner schools through the Teaching Leaders Fellows and Teams programmes:

  • Accountable for the operational delivery of the programmes to ensure consistently high quality participant experience, outcomes and impact.
  • Ensure the Fellows Programme is designed and continually innovated to meet the needs of our Fellows, our partner schools and external trends; the AD will work with the Leadership Development Team, Head of Training and Lead Coach to do this.
  • Work with the Head of Training and Teams Programme Manager to ensure the design of Teams programmes are based on the needs of individual head teachers and schools.
  • Responsible for monitoring, evaluation and reporting in the region, ensuring that our programmes meet regional quality and impact targets, that issues are resolved, and that ME&R feeds directly into programme improvements.
  • Responsible for consistent coaching outcomes for Fellows, working with the Lead Coach and Fellows Programme Manager to ensure this.
  • Responsible for consistent high quality facilitation, working with the Head of Training to ensure this.
  • Responsible for the programme delivery budget, ensuring that spending remains in line with budget and savings targets, including thorough monthly management accounts analysis.
  • Support the Regional Director to grow and build a high performing team.
  • Lead the provision of training, development and performance management of the team in-line with the Teaching Leaders People Strategy.
  • Embed an impact focus across the regional team, ensuring that all regional roles measure, track and monitor the impact of their activity on Fellows, Teams and schools.

Team Recruitment:
  • Lead recruitment of future Managers and Specialists in the region and oversee recruitment of future Associates and Officers

Coach Recruitment
  • Co-lead with the Lead Coach the recruitment, induction and development of Development Coaches for the Fellows Programme.

Facilitator Recruitment
  • Co-lead with the Head of Training and the Teams Programme Manager the recruitment, induction and development of facilitators in line with the needs of both programmes.

Recruit middle leaders onto the Fellows Programme
  • Directly assess candidates for the 2014 and future cohorts based on Teaching Leaders’ selection competencies.
  • Work with the School Relations Team to lead the operational delivery of the 2014 recruitment, assessment and selection process by the Teaching Leaders regional team.

Build and sustain Teaching Leaders school relationships:
  • Work with Regional Director and School Relations Team to define the regional marketing strategy for 2014 and future cohorts.
  • Support the Regional Director to build and sustain relationships with regional schools at all levels – with head teachers, senior leaders, Fellows and participants – and at all stages of their contact with Teaching Leaders.
  • Support the Fellows Programme Manager, coach team and Programme Experience Managers (PEMs) to build strong and productive relationships with Fellows and their In-School Liaisons.
  • Support the Regional Director and the School Relations Team to build the reputation and awareness of Teaching Leaders to ensure we meet our recruitment and sales targets – this could include meetings in schools, running events across the region and liaising with key partners such as Teach First and Future Leaders.

Other duties as commensurate with the post:

Personal Qualities and Experience:

  • Minimum of 6 years of professional experience, preferably with experience in the non-profit and/or education sectors.
  • Mission: a strong commitment to education, the non-profit sector and raising the aspirations, achievement and life chances of all children.
  • Essential: experience of leading and managing a large, multi-tiered team in a previous role.
  • Essential: experience of developing leadership capacity in direct reports in a previous role.
  • Essential: experience of developing an operational strategy and leading operations in a previous role.
  • Essential: experience and understanding of monitoring and evaluation of performance outcomes (including both financial and non financial outcomes).
  • Essential: experience of building relationships with key stakeholders in a previous role.
  • Essential: demonstrated interest in effective leadership models, approaches and practices both inside and outside of education.
  • Essential: experience of managing events.
  • Desirable: experience of designing a programme of development or training programme based on the needs of a client/ group of staff.
  • Desirable: experience of teaching in a challenging school.

Qualifications:
  • University Graduate with 2.1 degree

Reports to:
  • Regional Director, South

Direct Reports:
  • Fellows Programme Manager
  • Teams Programme Manager

Location:
  • London
  • Travel within the South region (regularly), and nationally (occasionally) required

Duration
  • Permanent
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