Director of Education

Central London
12 Nov 2019
15 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client has an outstanding opportunity for a Director of Education to join them based in London / South East with some flexibility to work remotely. You will join them on a full time permanent basis and in return, you will receive highly competitive remuneration including equity options, plus executive benefits.

They are the AIM listed holding company of an educational group providing services online worldwide. Using state-of-the-art digital technology, the company operates two established divisions - a non-selective fee-paying online secondary school, established in 2005 and a B2B division serving other educational providers, schools, local authorities and other public bodies.

About the Director of Education role:

Reporting to the CEO, you will be responsible for developing and implementing the Educational Strategy for the group. The position is UK based but will involve some international travel as the company grows and develops in overseas markets.

Key duties and responsibilities of the Director of Education:

As part of the Executive board, you will be responsible for developing and implementing the strategic Education direction for the group. This will include;

- Developing and implementing the Educational direction for the next 3- 5 years and beyond

- Providing information, ideas, and research to drive the Educational strategies

- Implementing the most effective strategies and approaches for the business to improve the quality of its education services and their management.

- Establishing excellence across the existing and any future education divisions.

- Significantly influencing the direction of technology in on-line education

- Developing excellent relations and partnerships as a Strategic influencer with regulatory bodies, stakeholders, government and educational institutions

- Directing and Managing teacher (leader of learning) performance and ensure educational standards/targets are achieved

- Driving excellence in Leader of Learning performance from recruitment through to lesson delivery and outcomes.

- Driving a Performance culture across the education team

- Creating and presenting regular performance data for executives

- Team Leadership - Lead, recruit, manage, motivate and direct members of the education team

- Driving the educational curriculum and reporting on latent demand of additional curriculums.

- Championing of educational improvement initiatives

- Implementing and adhering to company policies and procedures

- Delivering and exceeding Education targets in line with Company objectives and financial plans

- Identifying new opportunities in education content, delivery and direction to enable the best pupil experience

- Ensuring the education organisation is structured for scalable growth and success

Skills and experience required to become the Director of Education:

- Graduate with a PGCE with an MBA/MSc combined with extensive senior educational leadership experience

- Proven track record of achieving outstanding results in an educational environment

- Evidence of ability to innovate and to analyse impact of innovation on performance. Evidence of solution creation and ability not only to imagine new learning contexts but to create resources and systems within new contexts

- Substantial senior educational experience evidence of building and implementing long-term strategic vision

- Able to motivate and manage a team, while having the courage to make difficult decisions when necessary

- Excellent business awareness and the ability to focus on setting and meeting demanding targets

- Strong analytical skills, with a good attention to detail, enabling them to make a valuable contribution to decisions relating to the development of the group's offering in the marketplace

- Be highly aware of the technology space and how future trends can be incorporated into the group's offering

- A flexible, highly energetic approach and the ability to thrive in a business with a fast changing, collaborative, delivery culture

- Considerable interpersonal communication skills with the ability to form good relationships both internally and externally

Please click 'apply' today to join the group as their Director of Education and be a key part of its growth as they change the face of education worldwide - they would love to hear from you.

Within your application, please include your current notice period and current salary/package.

They are committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that they work with. As such, all posts are subject to safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks. They ensure that they have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practise across the school.