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Programme Manager

Literacy Pirates


Posted 2 weeks ago

Join as a Programme Manager to Transform Lives through Innovative Literacy Education


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£40000 - £42000

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Hackney Ship, Dalston - Hybrid

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Expires at anytime

Organisation Summary: The Literacy Pirates is an innovative educational organization focused on improving literacy skills among young learners through digital platforms. Our mission is to make learning accessible and engaging, utilizing a virtual ship to create an immersive learning experience. We are dedicated to providing exceptional education and support to children, fostering a love for learning and empowering them to succeed.

  • Lead a dynamic team to deliver impactful learning experiences.
  • Champion improvement and embody the spirit of our educational approach.
  • Ensure smooth operation through effective systems and processes.
  • Qualified Teacher Status with a minimum of three years' teaching experience.
  • Expertise in literacy and an understanding of the target group.
  • Aptitude for digital innovation in education and tech-savviness.
  • A zeal for pedagogy and crafting engaging learning content.
  • Commitment to inclusivity and knowledge of the target children's needs.
  • Passion for our mission to expand children's horizons.
  • Supportive leadership with a focus on growth and organization.
  • Reflective, inquisitive, and solution-oriented mindset.
  • Ability to thrive in and enjoy a fast-paced environment.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and the capability to manage others.

Benefits Include:

  • Enhanced parental leave and support arrangements.
  • Wellness initiatives and mental health support.
  • Commuter bike savings via Cyclescheme.
  • Volunteering time during work hours.
  • Generous annual leave, including extra days over festive periods.
  • Increasing leave allowance with years of service.
  • Competitive pension contributions.

Additional Requirements:

  • All candidates must complete an Enhanced DBS check before employment.

The Programme Manager is responsible for leading and developing the team who deliver the impact day-to-day in sessions. We want them to drive a culture of improvement and be the passionate voice of our programme and pedagogy, as well as paying good attention to the systems and processes that help things run smoothly.

Are you a brilliant qualified teacher who loves developing excellent practice in yourself and others? Are excited about our mission to reach more children through our virtual ship? Does finding even better ways to organise yourself and others in a busy and changeable programme sound energising?

The attributes and attitudes we’re looking for are: Three years’ experience teaching with Qualified Teacher Status. Skilled at teaching, with a particular understanding of literacy and our target group. Excited by the potential of digital innovation in education and comfortable with new technologies. Enthusiastic about pedagogy and planning joyful and impactful learning content. Inclusive and has a good understanding of children in our target group. Passionate about our mission and vision. Supportive and organised manager with a growth mindset. Reflective and curious. Collaborative and comfortable with a diverse range of people. Motivated to improve things and solution focused. Flexible and enjoy a busy environment. Organised and able to organise others.

Benefits of Working at The Literacy Pirates include enhanced sick, maternity, paternity and adoption pay, with supportive parenting arrangements, mental wellness day, career break, 24 hour access to qualified counsellors for yourself and your immediate family, save up to 39% on a commuter bike and accessories through Cyclescheme, time during work hours to volunteer, 23 days of annual leave per year, plus bank holidays and the days between Christmas and New Year, and increased allowance with service, 8% pension contributions, with 3% paid by The Literacy Pirates.

All employees are required to complete an Enhanced DBS check prior to starting work.


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