Home-based
Birmingham, West Midlands
London, Greater London
Manchester, Greater Manchester
£60,000 per year + £3,000 London Weighting if applicable
Contract, Temporary, 7 month Fixed Term Contract Contract, Full-time
Job description

Who we are looking for

We are looking for a motivated and talented Operations Director to oversee, manage, and deliver the operational strategy for School Partnerships. This role is responsible for providing line management and development of the two Associate Directors that head up the Enquiries and Applications & Operations Teams. This is a fantastic opportunity to take ownership of, and be responsible for, the B2B and B2C strategy across the whole of Ambition Institute.

Based in one of our London, Birmingham, or Manchester offices, and reporting to the Chief Recruitment Director, you’ll be responsible for delivering operational strategic direction and support to the School Partnerships department. You will lead the Sales Operations and Enquiries teams to achieve against their strategic priorities for improving our operational efficiency, converting all interested applicants into a sale, and ensuring an overall excellent applicant experience.  You will work collaboratively with our School Partnerships area teams to meet stretching recruitment targets, and to continually improve our practise across the department. You’ll need to match a keen eye for operational effectiveness delivering business as usual, with a clear vision for future direction and the strategic insight to deliver it.

This exciting role is varied and complex, and will require a robust, agile, and strategic individual to fulfil the needs of the organisation. It is essential that you have a strong commitment to education and extensive experience in sales/partnerships environment. You must drive and adhere to best practice, whilst being innovative and collaborative in your approach. The person in this role should be at the forefront of driving the Sales strategy and must be a passionate advocate of change and advancement in the organisation.

 

Who are Ambition Institute?

Ambition Institute has one purpose: to help educators serving children from disadvantaged backgrounds to keep getting better. With our new organisation, and more than ten years of collective experience in working with educators at all levels, we believe that exciting opportunities lie ahead. We are a graduate school for educators, and we apply academic rigour to our learning design, drawing on frontline insights from schools into what works in practice. Our programmes leverage the latest evidence from international experts, which means we think carefully about what is taught, how, and in what sequence. We work collaboratively to enable school improvement for the benefit of pupils, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds.

 

Our offer

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

  • Flexibility on how you work – agreed between you and your line manager
  • A competitive annual leave entitlement of 25 days, plus bank holidays
  • 2 additional annual leave days for 1 day booked during December over the festive period
  • A generous employer pension contribution of 11% (10% pension plus 1% NI rebate)
  • Competitive salary rates
  • Access to an interest free season ticket and bike loans, as well as eyecare vouchers
  • An Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) which provides confidential support for employees on personal or work-related matters.
  • A robust learning and development offer that ensures your continuous professional development

 

How to apply

All applications must be received by the closing date, midnight on 25t November 2020. Interviews are expected to take place from 4th December 2020.

Please Note: if you have previously applied for this role, we will not consider you a second time.

To apply for this role, or any of our other vacancies or for any questions or queries please visit our website.

Equality and diversity matters to us. If you think you’d be suited to one of our roles we’d love to hear from you regardless of age, disability status, ethnicity, gender, religion or sexuality.

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We’re a new, bold organisation formed from the merger of two education charities, Ambition School Leadership and the Institute for Teachi... Read more

Posted on: 22 October 2020
Closed date: 25 November 2020
Tags: Senior Management, Operations

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