Job details:

Important date/s: All applications must be received by 23.59 on 30 September 2018. The expected timeline for assessment of applicants is as follows:

  • First round assessment: 09 October 2018 (indicative)
  • Second round assessment: 15 October 2018 (indicative)

Salary: Competitive

Location: London, Birmingham, Manchester (with occasional travel to our other

Working pattern: Full-time and part-time considered (includes some limited evening and weekend work, for which time off in lieu will be given)

Contract: Permanent

Reporting to: Chief Education Officer

Job description:

We are delighted that you’re interested in this role – it couldn’t be a more exciting time to join us. We are a new organisation formed out of the merger of Ambition School Leadership and the Institute for Teaching.

This is an exciting, demanding role that will give the post-holder an opportunity to have system-wide impact. It is the most senior school leadership role within our Programmes Division.

You will be accountable for the successful execution of all school leadership programmes – from middle leadership through to headship. In addition you will also manage our schools advisory group and contribute to school leadership related business development. As an Executive Director within the Programmes Division you will manage a team of Deans, act as an external voice for the organisation when required, deputise for the Chief Education Officer when required, and take on wider leadership responsibilities across the organisation.

In order to excel in this role, the post-holder will need a clear vision for our school leadership programmes and the ability to apply this vision strategically to ensure our programmes are successful. The post-holder will also have been a very effective leader within a school serving a low-income community. They will be a credible professional both internally and externally and have experience of
managing a large and complex team and its budget. The successful candidate will champion our values
and embody them in interactions with colleagues and partners.

How to Apply

To apply for any of our vacancies please email [email protected] with the following:

  • An up-to-date CV, no more than two pages in length.
  • A cover letter – up to one page – which must include why you are interested in the role and any dates you are unavailable for interview.
  • Equality monitoring form appended to the job pack.

We are committed to the safeguarding of children and the most vulnerable in our society, as such we are unable to employ individuals with relevant convictions, and this includes the following: a conviction for an offence involving violence or dishonesty, of a sexual nature or against minors, or for any other offence that is relevant to the nature of the services provided by our newly merged organisation.

Unfortunately, due to the number of applications we receive at this stage we will not be able to contact unsuccessful applicants.

For any questions or queries please email us at [email protected]