Education Endowment Foundation
City of London, London
circa £50,000 - £55,000 per annum
Contract, Full-time
Job description
National Delivery Manager – Education
Home Based (with regular travel to London) 

If you are a project management professional with experience of delivering change, this is a fantastic opportunity to make a positive impact on the English education system. 

About Us

We are the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF), an independent grant-making charity that is committed to ensuring that children from all backgrounds can fulfil their potential and make the most of their talents.

We offer grants to a variety of organisations, such as schools, local authorities and charities, to trial new ways of helping 3 – 18 year olds succeed, whether that’s improving their educational performance, giving them valuable life skills or preparing them for the world of work or further study. 

We use a number of ways to distribute our evidence to schools and scale-up the use of promising evidence-based practice. This includes publishing our findings, delivering regional campaigns and promoting evidence through the Research Schools Network. 

We’re looking to increase our impact across the English education system. As such, we’re looking for a National Delivery Manager to join us on a contract until the end of August 2022 and drive the delivery of our regional work. 

The Benefits

- Salary of circa £50,000 - £55,000 per annum
- Flexible start and end working times (core hours between 10am and 4pm)
- Flexible working opportunities
- 27 days’ holiday per annum plus Bank Holidays
- Pension matched with a 5% employer contribution
- Life insurance cover
- Interest-free season ticket loan and cycle scheme
- Enhanced maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental leave pay (conditions apply)
- Confidential Employee Assistance Programme to help you deal with any personal and professional problems

This is a superb opportunity to support us in our mission of breaking the link between family income and educational achievement.

You will have the chance to influence the development of our mobilisation work, contribute to the leadership of our organisation and play an important part in the success of our regional initiatives.

So, if you are looking to take on a challenging, yet highly rewarding role where you will help to close the disadvantage gap, raise attainment and combat educational challenges, we want to hear from you.

The Role

As the National Delivery Manager, you will monitor and oversee all aspects of our regional work and lead two teams, comprising Regional Leads and two Regional Delivery Officers. 

Specifically, you’ll plan and manage the regional delivery budget, support the prioritisation of resources and oversee our monitoring processes relating to school engagement. 

Your duties will involve: 

- Supporting your team to perform at their best 
- Overseeing the day-to-day operation of the Research School Network 
- Travelling to support the Regional Leads in person

About You 

To join us as the National Delivery Manager, you will need: 

- A track record of project management and delivering change across a school or organisation, including the ability to adapt to a fast-changing environment with shifting deadlines and multiple objectives 
- Proven leadership skills and the ability to motivate a high-performing team in a complex environment 
- An understanding of the education landscape locally and nationally
- An understanding of the of the value of evidence to drive improvements in pupil attainment and effective ways to achieve and spread change
- The ability to act as an ambassador for the EEF at a senior level, including with headteachers, system leaders and senior officials
- The willingness to travel to London regularly, and to all English regions less frequently, with occasional overnight stays 

You may have previously worked as a Project Manager, Project Delivery Manager, Programme Manager, Change Project Manager, Change Programme Manager, or in a senior position in an Education or Educational environment. 

The closing date for applications is the 22nd June 2020.

The EEF is committed to creating a diverse environment and ensuring that all qualified applicants receive equal consideration for employment. We are committed to fair and inclusive recruitment practices (and are open to job shares, secondments, part time and flexible working schedules).

So, if you are seeking your next challenge as our National Delivery Manager, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.
Posted on: 04 June 2020
Closed date: 22 June 2020
Job ref: HKWKE2206/PK-RD
Tags: Project Management