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Programme Manager

Dalston, Greater London (On-site)
£40,000 - £42,000 per year
Job description


We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced qualified teacher. We are on a mission to grow our impact, reaching more children with our exciting virtual programme and deepening our impact.

The Programme Manager is responsible for leading and developing the team who deliver the impact day-to-day in sessions. We want them to drive a culture of improvement and be the passionate voice of our programme and pedagogy, as well as paying good attention to the systems and processes that help things run smoothly. 

Are you a brilliant qualified teacher who loves developing excellent practice in yourself and others? 

Are excited about our mission to reach more children through our virtual ship? 

Does finding even better ways to organise yourself and others in a busy and changeable programme sound energising?

Skills and experience

You might have some of these skills and experiences and not all. That’s OK. If you are a brilliant qualified teacher, think you’ve got the skills to lead this team and are excited about our digital mission we really want to hear from you.

We require this role to have in school experience and qualifications but you can also include experience from other sectors or voluntary and lived experience.

The attributes and attitudes we’re looking for are:

  • Three years’ experience teaching with Qualified Teacher Status.
  • Skilled at teaching, with a particular understanding of literacy and our target group.
  • Excited by the potential of digital innovation in education and comfortable with new technologies.
  • Enthusiastic about pedagogy and planning joyful and impactful learning content.
  • Inclusive and has a good understanding of children in our target group.
  • Passionate about our mission and vision.
  • Supportive and organised manager with a growth mindset.
  • Reflective and curious.
  • Collaborative and comfortable with a diverse range of people.
  • Motivated to improve things and solution focused.
  • Flexible and enjoy a busy environment.
  • Organised and able ro organise others.

Role description

Lead the delivery team to deliver joyful and impactful learning for children on our programmes:

  • Lead the improvement of learning to grow the impact of our flagship virtual programme and meet our organisational impact targets;
  • Drive innovation and keep the team connected to best practice in digital pedagogy and literacy teaching;
  • Enable the team to maintain the impact of the Hackney Learning programme;
  • Set termly programme aims and content.
  • Pro-actively create a culture of reflection and iterative improvement driven by data insights:

  • Lead a data driven culture of improvement that incorporates practitioner reflections, user experience insights, impact results, quality assurance results and other monitoring insights;
  • Deliver a systematised process for reflection and improvement including half termly insight meetings;
  • Ensure the timely collection of data to assess the programme including impact, quality assurance, user experience and monitoring data;
  • Deliver quality assurance activities including session walks which monitor the fidelity and quality of Session Leader delivery and support personal development.
  • Manage a highly effective hybrid team to ensure personal development and organisational targets:

  • Manage the team of half-day Session Leaders to ensure they have the training and support they need to deliver excellent outcomes for children;
  • Line manage the full-time Programme Coordinator and Education Team Coordinator for delivery to support the wider programme activities including planning and pastoral support;
  • Manage the recruitment and induction of new delivery staff;
  • Identify priorities for and oversee the delivery of ongoing training for the delivery team.
  • Facilitate the organised and collaborative delivery of day to day sessions and activities:

  • Oversee, maintain and improve programme to support efficient collaboration as we scale;
  • Oversee and maintain termly plans and timelines to track the activities of the delivery team;
  • Be available for “in the moment” troubleshooting while promoting a pro-active and solution focused culture;
  • Support the safety and wellbeing of Young Pirates in session as one of the Deputy Safeguarding Leads including reviewing, escalating and monitor safeguarding concerns.
  • As part of the Pirate Managers team, work collaboratively across the organisation to support strategic goals:

  • Be the voice of the education programme and share updates, plans and learning;
  • Take a role in keeping the delivery team informed and engaged with organisation wide progress;
  • Liaise across teams to support a joined up approach with schools, volunteers and other supporters.
  • Other Education Team responsibilities:

  • Deliver excellent outcomes for Young Pirates in session – teaching and providing cover as required;
  • Line management in the Education Team as required.
  • Be part of a committed, inclusive organisation that supports its team to thrive. We value each member of our team’s professional development and provide training to make sure you have the chance to develop your skills and grow your experience as part of our expanding team. Click here for more information about our commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.
  • Read more about our ethos here

  • Request flexible and home-working arrangements. We know how important your personal life is, so every member of the team is able to apply for flexible and home-working arrangements around their delivery commitments.
  • Receive enhanced sick, maternity, paternity and adoption pay, with supportive parenting arrangements. Your family is important and we are committed to supporting our you as a parent, which is why we go above and beyond our statutory responsibilities.
  • Take a mental wellness day. Staying well means looking after our mental health and physical health so, rather than taking a sick day, a mental wellness day acknowledges that sometimes we can feel overwhelmed, not quite ourselves and we need time out.
  • Take a career break. After four years with The Literacy Pirates, you can take sabbatical leave to pursue personal development or time with your families, and come back to work without needing to end your contract.
  • Gain 24 hour access to qualified counsellors for yourself and your immediate family. Through the Health Assured Employee Assistance Programme, yourself and your immediate family can receive free, confidential advice and support from qualified counsellors, on everything from stress and anxiety to family issues, bereavement and finances.
  • Save up to 39% on a commuter bike and accessories through Cyclescheme. Through our partnership with Cyclescheme, you can get a bike for work with payments automatically taken from your monthly salary and no upfront payments. This means you’ll be able to spread the cost over 12 months and pay less Income Tax and National Insurance.
  • Get time during work hours to volunteer. As an organisation that relies on the passion and generosity of volunteers, we know how valuable volunteering is. We offer all employees 14 hours of volunteering time per year, which you can take by the hour or in one go, so that you can support issues and causes that you care about.
  • Receive 23 days of annual leave per year, plus bank holidays and the days between Christmas and New Year, and increased allowance with service.
  • Get 8% pension contributions, with 3% paid by The Literacy Pirates.
  • Get to work in a pirate ship!

For more details please visit our website.

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The Literacy Pirates View profile Company size Size: 21 - 50
Posted on: 30 May 2024
Closing date: 18 June 2024 at 09:00
Tags: Training, Management, Teaching, Practitioner, Digital

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