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Citizens Advice Salford
Greater Manchester 2.01 miles
£21,589 to £23,836 depending on experience
CATS (Cancer Awareness for Teens and Twenties)
Greater Manchester
£17,000 - £21,000 per year
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The Pankhurst Trust Inc Mcr Women's Aid
Greater Manchester
£21,000 - £21,077 per year
Information Commissioner's Office
SK9, Wilmslow 10.73 miles
£21,211 per year
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Manchester, Greater Manchester
SE1, London
Dependent on experience.
Contract, Temporary, Full-time
This recruiter is scheduling interviews as the applications come in. So apply now!
Job description

New Schools Network (NSN) is an independent charity improving the life chances of young people by supporting the creation and long-term success of new schools. NSN finds talented people and organisations, supports them to establish new free schools across the country and, through the Academy Ambassadors Programme, places high calibre business people as non-executive directors on boards of multi-academy trusts. The organisation is particularly focussed on supporting new schools in areas of high economic and social disadvantage and low educational performance.
By offering advice, guidance and support, the charity has been instrumental in helping hundreds of groups of parents, teachers, charities and schools to establish new schools, and has placed over 1,400 non-executive directors on boards of multi-academy trusts. Over the last six years, NSN has expanded its activities to support the ~740 or so free schools that are open or have been approved to open. With over 500 free schools already open and more in the pipeline, this is an exciting time to join NSN to improve the quality of education in England by managing the work of NSN’s Advisory Team.

 Key responsibilities

NSN’s Head of Advisory Services manages and oversees the delivery of all NSN’s work with free school applicants.  The Advisory team identify and support applicants to open mainstream, special and alternative provision free schools in areas where they are needed most.
The role is responsible for managing the work of the Advisory Team, as well as contributing to the work of the wider organisation, and sits within NSN’s senior management team. 
The Advisory Team works closely with NSN’s Delivery, Academy Ambassador and External Relations Teams to support the delivery of all of NSN’s services for schools and trusts across England.
Key responsibilities

  •  Contribute to the fulfilment of NSN’s Department for Education (DfE) grant objectives, including reporting to and regular meetings with the DfE and monitoring the delivery of KPIs specific to the Advisory Team. 
  • Contribute to the strategic development of the work of the Advisory Team, for example programme development and outreach strategy 
  • Contribute to NSN’s strategic development as an organisation 
  • Maintain effective relationships with civil servants, executive agencies, free schools and partners from across the education sector  
  • Continually improve NSN’s institutional knowledge and expertise of setting up and running a new school  Line management responsibility for the Advisory Team. 
  • Represent NSN at external events and meetings with the DfE and other high level stakeholders.  
  • Build relationships with relevant stakeholders such as local authorities and other educational organisations to deliver campaigns and meet with campaign leads.  
  • Work as a personal adviser to a cohort of free school applicants, providing clear and accurate feedback consistent with government policy.

 Skills and experience
Candidates must be able to demonstrate strong and well developed: 

  • Project management skills, demonstrated by managing large projects, and/or multiple projects, teams or work streams 
  • Stakeholder engagement skills, including building relationships with senior external stakeholders
  • Communication skills, including strong written communication 
  • Client/ stakeholder management skills 
  • Line and performance management skills

Candidates must be able to demonstrate the following traits and attributes: 

  • Leadership 
  • Passion for education 
  • Support of free school policy 
  • The desire to work collaboratively 
  • Initiative 
  • Excellent interpersonal communication 
  • The ability to solve problems by designing creative solutions

Desirable experience
 Expertise or experience in any of the following will be an advantage 

  • Experience working in a relevant role or organisation/s 
  • Experience working in/with schools, in particular free schools or academies

25 days annual leave, with an additional day for each year of service; office closure between Christmas and New Year - additional leave not taken out of your annual leave allowance; two days of study/charitable leave per year to allow you to take on charity work, further study or school governor activities; season ticket travel loan scheme and cycle to work scheme; 10% pension contribution.

To apply for this role, please e-mail 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. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as we may interview and appoint before the deadline.
The deadline to submit applications is Friday 7th February

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New Schools Network

New Schools Network (NSN) is a dynamic, growing charity that aims to improve the quality of education – particularly for the most deprive... Read more

Posted on: 23 January 2020
Closing date: 07 February 2020
Tags: Senior Management
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