Executive Assistant, Programmes Division

We are delighted that you're interested in this role - it couldn't be a more exciting time to join us. We are a new organisation formed out of the merger of Ambition School Leadership and the Institute for Teaching.

We know that great teaching and school leadership are the most powerful levers for transforming children’s outcomes. Effective leaders set the culture and create the conditions for improvements in teacher expertise, and expert teachers can close the attainment gap. Yet too much professional development for teachers and school leaders is low-quality, generic and fragmented.

Our new organisation, launching in Spring 2019, will have a single focus: to help teachers and school leaders to keep getting better. We think that this is the best way to make sure that every pupil, regardless of their background, gets a great education.

We will be the largest teaching and school leadership development provider in England, with more than ten years of collective experience working with everyone from new teachers to multi-academy trust CEOs and all of the roles in between.

Through our evidence-based programmes, we’ll work with schools serving low-income communities to provide high-quality development for educators at all levels, built on an understanding of what schools really need to improve. Our work is informed by the latest research and practice from the front line. Moreover, it’s shaped constantly by our partnerships with schools and trusts across the sector and the front line experience of our network of teachers and leaders.

To help us achieve our vision and mission and establish a thriving and positive working culture, we are looking for high-calibre and ambitious candidates to join us.

We are recruiting for a dynamic Executive Assistant to support a small team of Directors in the Programmes division, who will be leading on programme design and curriculum.

You will provide high quality, comprehensive and efficient executive assistant secretariat support. This includes managing diaries, travel and accommodation, coordinating agendas, briefing and other meeting materials required.

The role will be supported by a team of Executive assistants working across the organisation with the Director tier, as we strive to tackle educational inequality. 

To find out more about the role, please download the full job description here.

Our offer

We are happy to announce that we will be able to offer you:

  • 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 and life assurance
  • Access to interest free season ticket and bike loans, as well as childcare vouchers
  • An Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) which gives staff confidential support and personalised information and resources when they are experiencing everyday challenges or more serious problems.
  • A proactive, positive and progressive approach to team development.

 How to apply

To apply for any of our vacancies please email jobs@ambitionschoolleadership.org.uk with the following: