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Reference: 63234

Date Added: 26 October 2017
Closing Date: 30 November 2017

Job Title: Adviser, Delivery Team

Working For: New Schools Network

Location: London

Salary: £21,000 - £25,000 depending on experience

Job Details

As an adviser, you will be joining a small team of other advisers and project managers who have come from a range of backgrounds, including recent graduates, former teachers, and those with a background in the third sector.

This will be a demanding and challenging role. You will be directly responsible for your own set of free schools in pre-opening, but will also contribute to the development of the overarching package of support we provide. As part of a growing, dedicated staff, you will have the opportunity to develop a range of skills and be involved in one of the most exciting and fast-moving areas of public policy.

Key responsibilities
— Liaising directly with free school groups to answer specific questions about the free school pre-opening process
— Proactively working with groups to develop their free school plans and deliver them in pre-opening
— Providing high-quality written feedback and advice to groups in the pre-opening phase
— Researching, editing and contributing to written guidance and resources for free schools
— Supporting the organisation and delivering training and networking events for free school leaders
— Working closely with officials in the Department for Education (DfE) and the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), as well as free school proposer groups
— Developing NSN’s strategy
— Be accountable and responsible for completion of the NSN projects on time and on budget

Strong candidates will be able to demonstrate the following key skills and attributes
— A strong academic record and a commitment to high standards. Experience of working in a customer/client focussed environment
— Ability to think creatively and proactively in difficult situations showing initiative
— Capacity to digest large amounts of information quickly and use it to inform strategy and practice
— A passion for improving education
— Support for, and understanding of, the free school policy

Expertise or experience in any of the following will be an advantage:
— Experience of stakeholder management
— Understanding of the challenges facing school leaders
— Experience of working in a school, or with school leaders, or the education sector
— Experience of managing projects
— Experience of event management

See www.newschoolsnetwork.org/about-us/jobs/delivery-team-adviser.

Closing Date: 30 November 2017

Interview/Start Dates

The final closing date is Wednesday 3rd January 2018, but an initial assessment of all applications received will be done by Thursday 30th November 2017 and any strong candidates will be invited to interview w/c 4th or w/c 11th December 2017.

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 and notice period.

Website: https://www.newschoolsnetwork.org

Additional Notes