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Strategy Manager

Teach First


Posted 2 weeks ago


Join Teach First as a Strategy Manager to shape the future of education and make a lasting impact


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East Midlands (Nottingham); East of England (Norwich); London; North East (Newcastle Upon Tyne); North West (Manchester); South Coast (Bournemouth); South East (Kent); South West (Bristol); West Midlands (Birmingham); Yorkshire & The Humber - Leeds

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Teach First is an influential organisation dedicated to creating equitable educational opportunities for all children. With a mission to unlock every child's potential, Teach First is actively seeking passionate individuals to tackle the immense challenge of educational inequality. Joining Teach First means being part of a team that is making strides every day towards a fairer educational landscape.

  • Work within the Strategy and Research team to support strategic decisions and strategy implementation.
  • Facilitate strategic alignment across the organisation and provide clear vision guidance.
  • Lead and manage strategic initiatives and priority projects, with an emphasis on new product development.
  • Utilize strategic analysis and research to drive organisational change.
  • Proficiency in strategic thinking and challenging the status quo.
  • Background in strategy development and experience in research and analysis.
  • Ability to convert strategy into actionable annual plans and projects.
  • Proven project management skills and stakeholder management experience.
  • Strong communication skills, adept in negotiation and influence.
  • Capability to manage uncertainty, change, conflict, and sensitive issues.

Teach First offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes 27 days of holiday, pension contributions, life assurance, income protection, private healthcare, and a variety of flexible benefits. All successful applicants will undergo a Basic DBS check as part of the employment process.

Teach First is committed to building a fair education for all, unlocking the potential in all children – not just some. We are making progress every day, but we need to do more. It’s a big challenge – and we need your help to take it on.

The role of the Strategy Manager is to work as part of the Strategy and Research team to support strategic decision making in the organisation and implementation of strategy. You will help the leaders across the organisation to make strategic decisions and work with colleagues to implement those decisions and manage associated changes. You will play a vital role in ensuring cross organisational alignment, guidance and clarity of vision. You will lead, manage and deliver strategic initiatives and organisational priority projects with a focus on new product development. You will bring together strong strategic analysis capabilities with responsive research to support organisational change.

Job requirements include a proficiency in strategic thinking with ability and willingness to challenge the status quo. You should have a proven background in strategy development and experience in conducting research and analysis to inform strategic decision making. Experience of turning strategy into implementable annual plans and projects is essential. You should be experienced at initiating, managing, and delivering projects and have demonstrable experience of stakeholder management, skilled in relationship building, negotiating, and influencing. You should be an effective communicator, in writing & verbally, with the ability to present recommendations for maximum impact. You should be able to manage uncertainty, change, conflict, and sensitive issues to achieve positive outcomes.

Benefits include 27 days holiday per annum (3 of which must be taken during the holiday shutdown period between Christmas Day and New Year's Day), participation in the pension scheme via Salary Exchange (with an employer contribution of up to 6%), life assurance, income protection and private healthcare. Through our flexible benefits platform access to subsidised dental membership, health screening, discounted gym membership, travel insurance, Give As You Earn and the option to buy annual leave.

All roles require that the successful applicant and Teach First make a joint application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for a background check. This role requires a Basic DBS check. Having a criminal conviction will not necessarily exclude you from appointment. This role is based within the UK and every employee is required to supply the appropriate documents to prove that they have the right to work in the UK before and where applicable throughout their employment with Teach First.


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