Education Endowment Foundation | EEF
Central London, Greater London (Hybrid)
c.£40,000 - £50,000 (D.O.E) + plus benefits
Contract, Fixed Term Contract for 3 years, Full-time
Job description

The EEF is seeking a Programmes Recruitment and Engagement Manager to play a crucial role delivering the EEF’s Accelerator Fund (AF) activity, a 3-year DfE-funded package of work to expand the use of evidence-based programmes in schools across England. The funding will support the EEF to commission a number of evaluations (usually randomised controlled trials) of programmes in schools to generate evidence on what works to improve educational outcomes, and also to scale up programmes that have shown evidence of impact on attainment through previous EEF trials.

Your responsibilities include:

  • Lead the development and implementation of the EEF’s strategy for supporting AF project school recruitment. This will involve close work with the EEF’s Dissemination and Impact, Programmes, Communications and Policy teams, as well as DfE.
  • Design and oversee the delivery of a strategy for engaging with 55 priority LAs (Education Investment Areas) that have been prioritised for AF.
  • Work with AF EEF funded programmes on optimising their school recruitment strategies and ensure coordination between grantee and EEF recruitment activity.
  • Organise and deliver webinars to schools to encourage them to sign up to AF EEF trials and programmes.
  • Monitor school recruitment across all AF projects, putting in place additional support for specific projects where required, closely working with the relevant EEF Programme Manager, and updating recruitment planning in response to data on regional engagement.
  • Regularly review, monitor, and evaluate the effectiveness of the AF school recruitment support activity.
  • Report on AF EEF school recruitment activity to DfE and internal EEF stakeholders.
  • Ensure that all communications outputs on EEF AF projects and trials are accurate, high quality, and effective.
  • Line manage the work of the Recruitment Support Officer, who will support the AF school recruitment strategy and activity.
  • Build effective relationships with senior school leaders in target regions and nationally, such as -Headteacher Associations, Multi-Academy Trusts, Local Authorities, and Curriculum Hubs to maximise opportunities and build essential links with the schools in relation to AF, whilst being well co-ordinated with EEF regional and national activity led by the Dissemination and Impact team.
  • Work with EEF Research Schools and Regional Leads to support AF trial and programme school recruitment, especially those that fall in the 55 Education Investment Areas.

About You

You must be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Strong organisational and project management skills
  • Experience representing an organisation in an outward facing role
  • Experience of working with schools/in the education sector
  • Ability to develop and cultivate effective relationships with a range of education stakeholders at all levels, based on trust and mutual respect
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with an ability to communicate effectively to a wide variety of audiences, especially schools and education sector organisations
  • Ability to work flexibly and proactively and drive successful cross-team working
  • Ability to work under-pressure with enthusiasm and to the standard expected by EEF
  • Ability to work on own initiative while being a proactive team player
  • A commitment to, and a role model for, EEF’s aims and mission, equality & diversity, customer service and quality assurance.

The Benefits

  • Salary of £40,000-£50,000 DOE
  • 27 days’ holiday a year (plus 8 bank holidays) and 2 festive season closure days
  • Pension scheme matched with 5% employer contributions
  • Flexible start and end working times
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Life insurance cover
  • Interest-free season ticket loan and cycle scheme
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental leave pay
  • Confidential access to Employee Assistance Programme

If this exciting role sounds like a good fit for you, we look forward to hearing from you.

Applications close: 24th August 2022 (23:59 GMT or BST)

First round interviews: w/c 5th September

Second round interviews: w/c 12th September

The EEF is committed to creating a workforce that is diverse, promotes inclusion and supports everyone to progress and achieve, regardless of background characteristics.

Posted on: 05 August 2022
Closing date: 24 August 2022 at 23:59
Tags: Management, Teaching