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Reference: 69629

Date Added: 30 January 2019
Closing Date: 15 March 2019

Job Title: Adviser

Working For: New Schools Network

Location: London

Salary: £22,000-£26,000, dependent on experience

Job Details

NSN’s advisory team offers support and guidance to free school applicant groups. This includes researching which groups are best placed to set up specific types of schools, generating leads, engaging with applicants at the earliest stage of their thinking and throughout their journey until they submit their free school application to the Department for Education (DfE).

As a member of the advisory team, you will act as a critical friend to groups of people, organisations and academy trusts who want to set up new free schools, responsible for delivering guidance and feedback on the quality and viability of their proposals, as well as co-ordinating access to the other services we provide.

This will be a demanding and challenging role. You will be directly responsible for your own set of free school groups but will also contribute to the development of the overarching package of support we provide to applicants, as well as to approved and open schools. You will be joining a team of other advisers who have come from a range of backgrounds, including former teachers, campaigners and those with a background in the third sector. As part of a small, dedicated team, you will have the opportunity to gain experience of a range of disciplines and be involved in one of the most exciting and fast moving areas of public policy.

Key responsibilities
Researching, identifying and cultivating free school applicant leads in priority areas.
Liaising directly with proposer groups to answer specific questions about the free school application process.
Managing multiple projects by proactively working with proposer groups to develop their free school applications.
Providing high-quality written feedback on draft free school applications.
Provide efficient and accurate advice for applicants via phone and email, or refer them to the appropriate advice and support within NSN.
Producing written guidance on a range of subjects related to establishing a school.
Supporting the organisation and delivery of training and networking events.
Developing NSN’s strategy.

Please see our website for more details.

Closing Date: 15 March 2019

Interview/Start Dates

The closing date is 5pm.

Please note: NSN may interview for this position and appoint 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 and notice period.

Website: https://www.newschoolsnetwork.org

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