School Partnership Manager (North East)

28000.00 GBP Annual
13 Jan 2019
14 Jan 2019
Job Type
Contract Type

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.

We know that great teaching and school leadership are the most powerful levers for transforming children's outcomes. Effective leaders set the culture and create the conditions for improvements in teacher expertise, and expert teachers can close the attainment gap. Yet too much professional development for teachers and school leaders is low-quality, generic and fragmented.

Our new organisation, launching in Spring 2019, will have a single focus: to help teachers and school leaders to keep getting better. We think that this is the best way to make sure that every pupil, regardless of their background, gets a great education.

We will be the largest teaching and school leadership development provider in England, with more than ten years of collective experience working with everyone from new teachers to multi-academy trust CEOs and all of the roles in between.

Through our evidence-based Partnerships, we'll work with schools serving low-income communities to provide high-quality development for educators at all levels, built on an understanding of what schools really need to improve. Our work is informed by the latest research and practice from the front line. Moreover, it's shaped constantly by our Partnerships with schools and trusts across the sector and the frontline experience of our network of teachers and leaders.

To help us achieve our vision and mission and establish a thriving and positive working culture, we are looking for high-calibre and ambitious candidates to join us.

Our School Partnership Managers are essential at helping to develop partnerships with schools and alongside school leaders; working closely with leaders to discern the best CPD opportunities for their staff teams that Ambition have to offer. Central to this work is the facilitation of meetings and presentations to school leaders and regional influences in the local educational landscape. The post holder will be responsible for managing key school accounts (relationships) in the North East alongside the Area Director and working closely with these schools to keep them informed of developments within Ambition and helping the school to invest in our CPD programmes. To excel in this role, the post holder will need to build strong relationships with school and MAT leaders in a range of contexts, adapting their communication skills and presentations to different audiences and motivating them to develop leadership at all levels in schools. They should be flexible, highly organised and detail orientated. They will be a self starter with a flexible approach to work and willingness to do whatever it takes to reach our goals

Our offer

We are happy to announce that we will be able to offer you:

  • Agile working - a dynamic and flexible internal culture that gives employees control over the way they work and supports wellbeing
  • A competitive annual leave entitlement - 25 days plus bank holidays
  • A generous employer pension contribution - 11% (10% pension plus 1% NI rebate)
  • Competitive salaries rates and life assurance
  • Access to interest free season ticket and bike loans, as well as childcare vouchers
  • An Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) which gives staff confidential support and personalised information and resources when they are experiencing everyday challenges or more serious problems.
  • A proactive, positive and progressive approach to team development.

How to apply

To apply for any of our vacancies please visit our website.

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