Arbor Education

Enterprise Programme Manager

Join Arbor Education as they are looking for a Enterprise Programme Manager

About us

At Arbor, we’re on a mission to transform the way schools work for the better.

You’ve probably seen the headlines. Heavy workloads, constant change, admin pressure on teachers and staff at every level… sometimes it feels like this is just part and parcel of school life today. But it doesn’t have to be this way.

We passionately believe that there’s a better way to work. And it starts by giving everyone the right tools and technology for the job.

We’re building a platform and products we believe in - as well as a strong, diverse team of experienced specialists, ex-teachers and Edtech engineers passionate about making a difference to the sector.

Ultimately, we’re here to help make our schools and trusts stress a little less, and focus on what matters most - improving the lives of teachers and outcomes of students everywhere.

About the role

As Enterprise Programme Manager you will be responsible for the successful delivery of large scale projects and the coordination of large bids. You will work closely with business sponsors and senior stakeholders to understand project drivers and requirements.

This is an exciting role where you will ensure the Product Engineering team, Customer team, Account Management team and any wider stakeholders have clear deliverables and are delivering to timescales. 

Core responsibilities

  • Working alongside the sales and bid team to shape the projects you’ll eventually be tasked to deliver!

  • Coordinating with key internal and external stakeholders on large commercial projects, keeping teams to task and timeline. 

  • Identifying areas for improvement and proactively work with teams to resolve them

  • Identifying areas for upsell and work with the Account Management team to close these opportunities 

  • Tracking project progress over time, and provide clear communication of progress and issues to project stakeholders

  • Delivering standardised reporting and project governance processes to ensure consistency of projects, and transparency of project progress

  • Building strong relationships with our customers and partners - they are typically mission-driven, hard-working and passionate people who deeply care about what they do. This should be a fun part of the role!

About you

  • Experience working with education or public sector deployments with a systems integration responsibility

  • Strong experience understanding and distilling the commercial context in complex situations

  • Proven ability to liaise with multiple stakeholders up and down the organisation, as well as senior external clients

  • Excellent communicator, able to break down difficult processes and content into simple narratives and descriptions

  • Incredibly organised, able to balance multiple spinning plates with a laser eye on detail

  • A systems thinker with experience delivering complex software projects

  • A positive and proactive attitude to problem solving, no problem is too big or too small 

  • A team player, willing to muck in and help others when needed, driven personality who asks questions and actively participates in discussions. Passionately curious.

Bonus skills

  • Experience working in a B2B SaaS context delivering large projects

  • Prince2 or other project management qualifications

What we offer

The chance to work alongside a team of hard-working, passionate people in a role where you’ll see the impact of your work everyday. We also offer:

  • We believe in supporting you to grow professionally and giving you the freedom to choose how. If you tell us where you want to go, we have a dedicated training budget to help you get there!

  • 1 day off each year to volunteer with a charity of your choice.

  • Access to a choice of comprehensive 24/7 well being support services as well as internal Wellbeing Champions.

  • Depending on your role can offer flexible working.

  • We offer enhanced maternity pay to support new mothers during this exciting period of your life.

  • Spending quality time together is really important, so to encourage this, our social committees organise regular team nights out (we’ve had pizza making and curry clubs!)

  • We offer 30 days holiday (plus Bank Holidays), part of which is made up of half day Fridays during the school summer holidays, a day off during Easter and a day off over Christmas.

  • Our office is based in the heart of Leeds. It’s lively and vibrant, and you’ll have breakfast supplied every day along with other healthy snacks you can choose from. 

Refer a friend: Know someone else who would be good for this role? You can refer a friend, family member or colleague, if they are offered a role with Arbor, we will say thank you with a voucher valued up to £200! Simply email:  

Arbor Education is an equal opportunities organisation

Our goal is for Arbor to be a workplace which represents, celebrates and supports people from all backgrounds, and which gives them the tools they need to thrive - whatever their ambitions may be so we support and promote diversity and equality, and actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds.  

If you need any adjustments to be made to support you through the recruitment process, let us know at 

Please note: We are unable to provide visa sponsorship at this time.