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Reference: 59529

Date Added: 16 February 2017
Closing Date: 10 March 2017

Job Title: Senior Adviser Open and Pre-Open Team

Working For: New Schools Network

Location: London

Salary: £24,000 - £27,000 dependent on experience

Job Details

Key responsibilities
Within this role, you would work independently and as part of a small team to:
— Act as the dedicated adviser to a number of free school proposer groups in helping them to open their schools successfully
— Provide quick and accurate advice for schools via phone and email, or refer them to the appropriate advice and support within NSN
— Develop good relationships and partnerships between NSN, free schools, civil servants, local authorities and the wider education sector
— Advise schools on how best to navigate complicated issues relating to buildings and sites
— Advise open schools on their growth, including possible partnerships with other schools or multi-academy trusts
— Design and organise training events and networking opportunities for free school leaders
— Research, edit and contribute to guidance and resources for free schools
— Contribute to NSN’s campaigns work by highlighting examples of the positive impact free schools are having
— Work up and evaluate proposals for commercial services
— Help to develop the strategy of the Team

Candidates for this role will need to demonstrate the following:
— A strong academic record
— Excellent organisational skills, including a mastery of detail
— Outstanding communication skills, including written communication, in a variety of formats
— The ability to master a complicated brief quickly and give accurate advice relating to that brief
— Good interpersonal and networking skills
— The ability to spot emerging problems facing new and growing schools and multi-academy trusts and the initiative to come up with solutions
— An understanding of the curriculum, funding and regulatory challenges facing school leaders
— Discretion and responsibility when handling sensitive information
— Support for, and understanding of, the free school policy

Particular expertise or experience in any of the following will be an advantage:
— Working in role that required interaction with school leaders and/or marketing to schools or more widely in the education sector
— Governance of schools or multi-academy trusts
— Complicated site and planning issues facing schools or similar institutions
— Building and maintaining effective networks between organisations and individuals

Closing Date: 10 March 2017

Interview/Start Dates

Please note: We are keen to appoint as soon as possible so will be interviewing for this position before the deadline. Candidates are therefore encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

Application Details

To apply for this role please e-mail jobs@newschoolsnetwork.org with your CV and a covering letter explaining why you are the right person for this job. Please also include details of your current salary.

Website: http://www.newschoolsnetwork.org

Additional Notes