Oak National Academy

Programme Lead - Delivery

Join Oak National Academy as they are looking for a Programme Lead - Delivery


  • Develop and manage a high performing team of senior curriculum experts - Oak’s Subject Leads.

  • Support these senior curriculum experts to embed effective contract performance management, using agile project and contract management approaches and be the first point of contact for issue escalation in the subjects in your portfolio.

  • Oversee the day-to-day operations of your portfolio of subjects, including key performance indicators, meeting cycles and reporting.

  • Manage a 7 figure budget for your portfolio of subjects, which will be delegated to our partners.

  • Oversee and contribute to the delivery of other specific projects, including public procurements.

  • As a member of the Oak Team, contribute to the planning and culture of the organisation.

  • Work in cross-functional and product oriented squads with colleagues from across the organisation, as required.

  • Deputise for the Head of Curriculum Delivery and take on other general responsibilities as required.

Knowledge, skills and experience

  • 3+ years experience in leading the continuous improvement of operational processes. 

  • 3+ years experience of recruiting, developing and managing high performing teams.

  • 2+ years of project management experience, ideally using agile methodologies.

  • Experience of managing a 6 figure budget.

  • Proven success managing relationships via contracts.

  • Working knowledge of the National Curriculum in England and how it is implemented in schools 

The successful candidate will have a desire to contribute in all areas to ensure Oak is successful. You will be comfortable working at pace, with a range of digital systems (including proprietary ones as required) and you will continuously look at ways that the team can keep getting better. You will be excellent at working as part of a remote team, building relationships and managing your time effectively.