Manchester, Greater Manchester
£45,000 - £60,000 per year
Permanent, Part-time, 16/24 hours per week
Job description

The Tutor Trust is hiring an outstanding School Partnerships Manager. We are an award-winning education charity that 'transforms lives through tutoring'.  The heart of this role is building partnerships with school leaders across Greater Manchester.

About the Role:

This is a new role at The Tutor Trust. Initially, this will be a part-time role on a permanent contract, with an expectation that the role might become full-time. In the first instance, we will need two or three days per week from the successful candidate. The role will have a 3 month probation period.

Candidates must have Qualified Teacher Status. The ideal candidate will be an experienced school leader with good knowledge of the GM school system and a strong track record of collaborative working and partnership working. Alternatively, candidates may have some experience of working at a senior level within a local authority and/or multi-academy trust.

The SPM will work closely with the Chief Executive Officer, the COO, the Schools Team and the Quality and Impact team. The most important functions of the role are essentially a sales and marketing challenge and a customer relationship challenge: To research, identify and build partnerships with new schools across Greater Manchester. The SPM role will also include maintaining and building these school partnerships at a senior level, across individual schools, multi-academy trusts, diocesan relationships, local authority/city-region Education leads, etc.

Another key element of the role, depending on experience and time pressures, will be to support the Quality and Impact team and to help out with tuition observations in partner schools, lesson plan spot checks, and the collection and analysis of data from schools about Tutor Trust’s outcomes.

Main Functions

• To develop & maintain Tutor Trust’s strategy for building new school partnerships, in line with the growth targets in Tutor Trust’s Three Year Plan and our delivery role with the National Tutoring Programme

• To secure and carry out meetings with/presentations to system and school leaders, to help grow Tutor Trust’s network of partner schools

• To act as the main point of contact for senior figures in schools and MATs and in the wider Education sector

• To attend the regular meetings of the School Operations team, which is led by the CEO and the COO, with personnel from all three cities

• To work with the Quality and Impact team on quality assurance, data gathering and tutor support

• Depending on experience, to carry out tuition observations in partner schools and to carry out spot checks of tutors’ lesson plans

• To support tutor recruitment by helping with application marking and tutor interviews

• Depending on experience, the SPM may play a role in designing and delivering training modules and/or CPD sessions for tutors

• Adhere to protocols for safe working, data protection and confidentiality requirements, and of course Child Protection and Safeguarding.

• Carry out any other reasonable duties within the function commensurate with the level of responsibilities of the post.

Person Specification

Good candidates for this role will be high achievers with excellent IT and English writing skills. They will be creative, entrepreneurial and persistent, with well-developed inter-personal skills and a strong track record of partnership working.

Qualifications and Experience

• Educated to degree level or equivalent experience

• Qualified Teacher Status, with leadership experience within the school system and/or a local authority

• Excellent written skills, to prepare and present high impact proposals and to correspond professionally with a strong attention to detail

• A proven track record of success in managing and achieving set targets

• Experience in building and managing key external relationships

• The ability to work accurately and effectively under pressure, prioritising workload to achieve deadlines.

• Excellent verbal and presentation skills.

• Experience of promoting equality of opportunity in the workplace.

• Practical and confident in the use of all standard Microsoft Office programmes

• Strong analytical skills, with the ability to summarise complex information with clarity, brevity and speed

Personal qualities

• Empathy with the needs of young people, in particular disadvantaged young people and vulnerable learners

• Energy and enthusiasm

• Dynamic, creative and driven

• A self-starter with an efficient and hard-working approach

• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with a broad range of stakeholders.

• A flexible approach to work including willingness to take on tasks outside the normal remit

• Resilience, tenacity and strong influencing skills

• Excellent collaborative worker

• A flexible approach to work including willingness to take on tasks outside the normal remit.

• A positive ‘can do’ attitude

General Information

Salary £45k-£60k per annum, depending on experience (this is the FTE rate – salary will be paid pro rata).

The job is part-time 2/3 days per week, on a permanent contract (after a successful 3-month probation period). Your regular place of work will be the Tutor Trust office in Manchester, subject to ‘working from home’ guidance because of the COVID pandemic; however, the position will involve regular travel to schools and other partners across Greater Manchester and potentially some travel to our Leeds and Liverpool offices.

The hours of work are 16/24 hrs per week over 52 weeks. Holiday entitlement will be 33 days per annum (pro-rata) inclusive of Bank Holidays with 3 days of your allocation to be taken over the Christmas period. The role will also involve working occasional unsocial hours in evenings and at weekends.

In accordance with our Child Protection and Safeguarding procedures, this position requires an enhanced DBS check.


Closing date for applications: 5pm on Wednesday 10th February 2021

Please complete an application form in full; CVs will not be accepted; you may send us a cover letter with your completed application form.

Interviews to be held: TBC but provisionally w/c Monday 15th February 2021.

Refreshed on: 31 January 2021
Closed date: 10 February 2021
Job ref: GM SPM
Tags: Business Development, Teaching

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