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Are you interested in helping senior leaders to achieve their full potential? Do you believe in building links between education and business to improve schools?
New Schools Network (NSN) is looking for a Mentor Coordinator, primarily working for the Academy Ambassadors programme but also across NSN to recruit mentors from the business community and coordinating the matching of them to senior leaders in schools. We are looking for someone with experience of working with senior managers and leaders in learning and development, volunteer management or coaching and mentoring. The role is new and comes with autonomy – as this is an area of expansion for the organization, there will be further opportunity to develop.
With existing partnerships such as HSBC, Lloyds Banking Group, KPMG and PwC, the Academy Ambassadors programme has an outstanding reputation and support at the highest levels of business and politics. The mentoring programme is a new initiative, which will initially match senior business leaders with Chief Executives at multi-academy trusts and in time will develop to provide broader mentoring to other educators.
Results-focused, ambitious and resilient, you will know how to work with a team to make the most of everyone’s input in a mission-driven charity. This role will report initially directly into the Head of Academy Ambassadors Programme. As part of a small, dedicated team, you will have the opportunity to gain experience of a range of disciplines. You will be involved in a fast moving area of public policy, and gain access to an enviable network of leaders in business and in education.
New Schools Network (NSN) is a dynamic, growing charity that aims to improve the quality of education – particularly for the most deprived – by increasing the number of good free schools within the state sector.
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. In recent years, NSN has expanded its activities to support open schools.
Academy Ambassadors is a specific programme within NSN that supports multi academy trusts (MATs) in England by identifying senior business leaders as voluntary Non-Executive Director (NED) roles for their trust boards. Academy Ambassadors provide a free service to multi-academy trusts and since 2013 the not-for-profit programme funded by the Department for Education has helped trusts to fill over 1300 board roles.
The new mentoring programme is a DfE grant-funded initiative to support the CEOs of multi-academy trusts. These EOs are often experts in education leadership but face difficult and new challenges that are commonplace in the world of business. The aim of mentoring MAT CEOs is to support them to improve their leadership and to improve educational standards for all students.
The Mentoring Coordinator will deliver the following components of the project:
Dependent upon experience there may be the opportunity to work across New Schools Network as it develops its training and development offer to school and academy trust leaders.
Strong candidates will be able to demonstrate the following key skills:
Expertise or experience in any of the following will be an advantage
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