Reports to: Director of Education
Start date: Negotiable
Contract term: Permanent
Location: London based with regular travel across England
Salary: £45,000 - £55,000 depending on experience and 10% pension contribution
Benefits: 20 days annual leave and travel loan
What is the role?
To provide your expertise to Driver Youth Trust’s core team and support the design and delivery of our programmes of work and services to schools. You will support the organisation to continue to grow, modernise and deliver on our commitment to every young person accessing the highest quality education.
This role would suit a teacher qualified with demonstrable expertise in literacy or SEND who would like to step back from the classroom or day-to-day leadership and into a busy multifaceted role and have a wider impact nationally for young people with literacy difficulties.
The Consultant Teacher will:
• Deliver professional learning and development opportunities for school-based practitioners, using your knowledge of how to do this appropriately for different audiences and for maximum impact;
• Deliver our flagship programme, Drive for Literacy, in schools leading a systemic approach to developing literacy and SEND provision across the whole school;
• Manage a regional facilitator team to ensure they are delivering impact to our partner schools, providing professional supervision;
• Engage in the monitoring and evaluation of all areas of our work in relation to our strategic priorities and offer timely and relevant feedback to drive improvements;
• Lead on quality assuring and producing educational content for our practitioner toolkit;
• Contribute your expertise to our marketing and communication activities;
• Stay abreast of research and policy developments and be able to appraise this in relation to our evidence-based practice approach;
• Liaising with our partner schools and facilitators including courtesy calls to ensure Heads are happy with the programme and facilitators to feel empowered to deliver to our high standards;
There may be times when you are required to work Saturdays to attend conferences and stay overnight mid-week for school visits. You should expect to travel regularly across England.
• Act as a representative for DYT and its Trustees with integrity and professionalism.
• Other duties as directed by the Chief Executive and Trustees.
What will the team look like?
You will be working at the heart of DYT and support the work of the Education Department and our core team of Executives.
You will report directly to our Director of Education, Jules Daulby (a highly experienced teaching leader and founding partner of #WomenEd).
What’s the context?
DYT is a growing organisation. This means that:
• You will be aligned to our vision and mission;
• The team will grow steadily over the next three years;
• There will be frequent change;
• There will be a need for constant prioritisation as resources will be limited;
• There will be an expectation of flexibility - this is not a nine-to-five job and everyone will need to pitch in;
• You will have an understanding of all aspects of our work in the early stages and as we grow you will need to make the shift to increased specialisation.
What will be required of you?
• Some evening and weekend work as required to support and facilitate our programmes.
• Some travel within England (particularly the South Coast and North East).
• A commitment to support the Director of Education and wider team to achieve required goals.
Please apply by submitting a cover letter detailing your suitability for the post, along with a CV. This should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
For those who wish to have an informal discussion regarding the post, please arrange to speak to Jules Daulby – Director of Education by emailing: email@example.com
Closing Date: Sunday 7th October 2018
Interview Date: Thursday 18th October 2018