Birmingham, West Midlands
London, Greater London
Manchester, Greater Manchester
£28,000 per annum + £3,000 London Weighting (if applicable)
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Programme Manager

Full Time 37.5 hours per week 

Birmingham, London or Manchester  

£28,000 per annum (plus £3,000 London Weighting if applicable) 

Who we are looking for 

We are looking for two motivated and talented candidates with project management experience to join our Programme Operations team as a Programme Manager. This role will lead the operational delivery (end to end project management) of a specific cohort or programme. It will provide the interface between the organisation and our stakeholders on a programme or range of programmes providing varied support to stakeholders either directly or through a team. The manager will be responsible for overseeing the quality of engagement with their stakeholders and maintaining excellent customer experience. They may also lead on the development of stakeholder engagement and communication plans.

This is a fantastic opportunity to take ownership of, and be responsible for, the effective and high quality delivery of Ambition Institute's programmes.

Based in any of our London, Birmingham or Manchester offices, and reporting to the Associate Dean Programmes Lead, you’ll be responsible for ensuring that all elements of the programmes are planned, managed and organised to ensure effective delivery from start to finish. You will require a detailed skillset and will be involved in all stakeholder communications, as well as the development and line management of a team of staff. The role will engage directly with internal teams and external stakeholders to ensure smooth delivery a busy set of programmes.

This exciting role is varied and complex, and will require candidates with the ability to shape communications through the use of multiple channels to support stakeholders through their learning journey. We also require candidates to have excellent organisation skills, project management experience and excellent team and management skills. Candidates should also be committed to ensuring a high quality experience of those engaging with our programmes, through a focus on continuously improving effectiveness and a real attention to detail.

Who are Ambition Institute? 

At Ambition Institute we help schools tackling educational disadvantage to keep getting better, and help their teachers and school leaders to become more expert over time. That’s how we’ll make sure every child gets a great education and the best possible start in life.  

  • We train teachers and leaders at all levels to get better at the things that make the biggest difference: what you teach, how you teach it, and how you create the conditions for schools to thrive.  
  • We share what works. Everyone can benefit from evidence of how great teaching and leadership can improve schools and change lives, so we connect people to the latest research and best practice.  
  • We champion every teacher and school leader’s potential to develop, as the driving force for sustainable school improvement. 

Our offer 

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

  • Agile working culture, so you can control how you work.
  • Staff affinity networks that help keep equality, diversity and inclusion at the heart of our work.
  • Enhanced maternity pay after a year’s service.
  • Shared parental leave package.
  • Access to free, confidential 24/7 wellbeing and support line.
  • Professional development offer for all staff.
  • 25 days’ annual leave + bank holidays.
  • Employer pension contribution of 11% (10% pension plus 1% national insurance rebate).
  • Interest free season ticket / bike loans

How to apply 

All applications must be received by the closing date, 9am on 4th August 2021. Interviews are expected to take place on the 10th, 11th and 12th August 2021.

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

Equality and diversity matter 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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Posted on: 23 July 2021
Closed date: 04 August 2021
Tags: Operations

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