School Partnerships Associates

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 seeking a driven and tenacious individual committed to supporting others and able to work on their own initiative, to be part of a high-achieving, vibrant team working in a target-focused and fast -paced environment.

Our organisation has a proven track record in delivering impact on pupil outcomes in schools in some of the most challenging areas of the country. You will be looking to join a forward-thinking, impact-driven organisation and able to use your skills, transferable or more direct, to help grow the reach of our charity in the West Midlands and South West.

You will be supporting our team of Managers who meet directly with schools, local authorities and multi-academy trusts. You will be responsible for contact with schools in the West Midlands and South West, working closely with Managers and the Marketing team to identify the right schools to contact at the right time and managing the process of contacting those schools. You will be accountable for preparing Managers for meetings as well as follow-up and securing commitment to our programmes when appropriate. You will be responsible for strategically reviewing our activity across the year and supporting Senior Associates and Managers in planning how we can continue to lead in recruitment and impact, as well has having the opportunity to attend networking events and external meetings.

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

How to apply

To apply for any of our vacancies please email with the following:

  • An up-to-date CV, no more than two pages in length
  • A cover letter – up to one page – which must include why you are interested in the role and any dates you are unavailable for interview
  • Equality monitoring form.
  • We are committed to the safeguarding of children and the most vulnerable in our society, as such we are unable to employ individuals with relevant convictions, and this includes the following: a conviction for an offence involving violence or dishonesty, of a sexual nature or against minors, or for any other offence that is relevant to the nature of the services provided by our newly merged organisation.

Unfortunately, due to the number of applications we receive at this stage we will not be able to contact unsuccessful applicants.

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