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Programme Manager (FTC)

Education Endowment Foundation

Location: London
Salary: £40,000 to £50,000
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 16th June 2022
Closes: 4th July 2022

The Organisation

The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) isn’t just a grant-funder, nor just a research organisation. What we are is a charity with a moral imperative – to support teachers and senior leaders to raise the attainment of 3-18 year-olds and close the disadvantage gap – which roots its response to this educational challenge in the best available evidence.

We are now looking for a Programme Manager to join our team on a fixed-term contract until August 2025.

The Benefits

- Salary of £40,000 - £50,000 DOE
- 27 days’ holiday a year (plus 8 bank holidays) and 2 Christmas 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

This is a fantastic opportunity for talented individual with a background in education and delivery and achievement experience to break the link between family income and educational achievement.

You will have the chance to help us combat educational challenges, create new evidence of what works to improve teaching and learning and, ultimately, help children and young people throughout the UK to succeed.

So, if you want to make a positive difference and impact young lives and educational settings, we want to hear from you!

The Role

As a Programme Manager, you will take on a key role in our organisation, having input into, and guiding, a number of programme and project areas.

This role will see you getting involved with every aspect of our work, from setting up and managing initial project trials, through to reporting on the most promising interventions.

You will work within our fundraising streams, utilising strong project design, evidence and evaluation, to ensure the continuation of a strong funding pipeline. Providing support to funded organisations, you will build strong relationships with co-funders to design and manage funding rounds.

Additionally, you will provide expert guidance and reporting to ensure our evaluation reports are accurate and accessible. Commissioning literature reviews to inform our work, you will ensure our experts produce practical, feasible practitioner-facing guidance reports.

About You

To be considered a Programme Manager, you will need:

- The ability to analyse and interpret education research
- A strong track record of delivery and achievement, including an ability to work to deadline
- The ability to analyse project prospects of success and mitigate problems
- The ability to contribute to the design of robust evaluations, working in partnership with colleagues with evaluation expertise
- Knowledge of the challenges facing disadvantaged pupils
- Strong relationship management skills and exceptional communication skills
- Excellent team management and participatory skills
- An entrepreneurial, flexible and pragmatic approach
- The willingness to travel occasionally to project sites

Interviews: 12th July 2022

All EEF staff are subject to a check by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The level of check which will apply shall be an “Enhanced” level check.

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