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At Ambition School Leadership, we aim to achieve a fair society built on an education system where every child can thrive, regardless of their background.

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About us

We were formed in November 2016 from two existing education charities, The Future Leaders Trust and Teaching Leaders. Together we will tackle educational disadvantage faster and more effectively, improving the life chances of more of our most disadvantaged pupils through providing world-class leadership training for school leaders.

We work with partners across the education sector to support the long-term improvement of schools in challenging contexts and offer a clear pathway of expert career progression for the most important job in the world.


Our departments

External Relations: Responsible for ensuring we work with the right external partners to deliver our intended impact. We work to coordinate and strengthen the organisation's relationships with government bodies, corporate partners and charitable donors.

Leadership Programmes: This department designs and delivers high quality innovative training for participants to become and excel as system leaders within schools in challenging contexts.

Marketing & Communications: Responsible for the brand, profile and reputation of the organisation. The department is also responsible for ensuring evidence and practice about school leadership is seen and heard across online and offline platforms. We lead on marketing to attract the very best participants to our programmes and on communications which engage and inform our stakeholders.

Participant Networks: A new department in the organisation, created to maximise the strength of our fast-growing network of people who have engaged with our leadership programmes. Our aim is to build a dynamic movement of like-minded people to have a substantial collective impact in challenging schools.

School Partnerships & System Leadership: Responsible for our relationships with individual leaders, schools and the wider education system. We lead on recruitment to our programmes and the selection of participants by acting as trusted advisors to schools, with a focus on those areas of the country most in need of support.

Strategy & Operations: Responsible for shaping the future direction of the organisation. We help to develop new programmes, improve our operations, evaluate our impact, and lead business development and planning for our long term sustainability.


Our offer

  • Agile working - a dynamic and flexible internal culture that gives employees control over the way they work and supports wellbeing
  • A competitive annual leave entitlement - 25 days plus bank holidays
  • A generous employer pension contribution - 11% (10% pension plus 1% NI rebate)
  • Competitive salaries rates, season ticket and Bike Loans
  • Various learning and development options for you to take ownership of your career development, including; a management and leadership programme
  • A dedicated HR, payroll and finance team that will deliver great service

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Contact us

If you have any questions about our roles please email us or call 07375 018240.