Programme Manager - Education Services

South East London
25 Sep 2019
02 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Programme Manager - Alternative Provision, Fleet Education Services Ltd., London & Farnborough, Hampshire

The educational under-achievement of the most vulnerable and challenging children and the widening attainment gap between these young people and their peers, has been a cause of increasing national concern in the UK for several years. A significant number of these young people each year cannot cope in school, due to the complexity of their special needs which often include behavioural, emotional and social difficulties. Fleet Tutors' Alternative Provision Service is an innovative education provision and is designed for the most vulnerable, challenging, and difficult to place students who can be transformed through one-to-one tutoring and mentoring as a substitute for school on a short term or longer-term basis. Fleet Tutors goal is to ultimately reintegrate the young person into main stream education, whenever possible.

If you would like to really make a profound difference in the lives of the most vulnerable young people and would also like to shape the content and direction of the one of the most innovative provisions for these learners at a well-established company, this could be the position for you. It is a dynamic role for an experienced member of a senior leadership team who is looking for change and a new challenge and who is excited by the prospect of joining a private sector and socially minded enterprise with extensive experience and outstanding track record of serving local authorities and schools. The role is highly peripatetic and client based so you will need to enjoy being "on the road" visiting parents, students and clients much of the time.

Job Specification:

Directly support the Head of our Alternative Provision department and tutors on with innovative and unique education programmes, designing 'bespoke' learning programmes based on our client's requirements and their student's needs

Organise new education programmes involving planning and meeting with stakeholders, including learners, parent/carers, tutors, Local authorities and schools.

Lead and assist our wide array of tutors tutoring young people with conditions that prevent them from attending mainstream education, referred to Fleet Tutors by local authorities both within and outside London

Responsibility for the quality management of our education programmes including the review and attendance monitoring of all participants

Responsibility for the monitoring of tutors' ILP's, assessments and reports using school management systems, including recording results and reporting on outcomes for individuals

Encourage the ongoing professional development of tutor coaching and training

Skills and Experience required:

Management and leadership background at a senior level within education, with extensive experience in delivering teacher/tutor training and professional development courses

Up-to-date knowledge of the National Curriculum across KS1 to KS4, core academic subjects and exams

Experience in supporting, teaching and assessing young people with SEND and HECPs.

Proven track record of delivering significant improvement in outcomes for underachieving and challenging young people

Experience in developing schemes of learning

Extensive experience of tutoring disadvantaged young people

Classroom experience of teaching core subject areas is desirable but not essential

Outstanding verbal and written communications skills, including fluency in English

All round IT skills including the use of Microsoft Office

Ability to prioritise with excellent planning and time management skills

Qualifications required:

Teaching qualification (PGCE or equivalent)

Degree in core academic subject

SPLD qualification is preferred but not essential

Other details:

Flexible hours (30-37.5 average hours per week): This role is available on a part-time or full-time basis. Hours vary throughout the year (lightest in summer); an average number of hours per week will be mutually agreed with the ideal candidate. The role is highly peripatetic, meaning the programme manager will be spent "on-site" meeting at client venue for most of his or her time. When not at client meetings, "desk time" can be spent working from home or one of the Fleet offices in West London and/or Farnborough.

While this position will be Southeast focused in terms of travel, regular travel will be required throughout the UK to visit clients further afield.