Senior Project Officer
Join us at the start of something special in education
Big Education is a charity and multi-academy trust that is bringing together some of the most innovative schools in the city. Recently launched in September 2018, Big Education is a small, start-up charity with a Big Ambition. To bring together the energy and spirit of our schools, teachers and communities to deliver a bigger and bolder vision of what education can be.
We believe deeply that we need to educate the whole child – head, heart and hand. And if we do that with innovation and rigour, then young people will be equipped to make a difference to the world.
There are three main strands to our work:
Running schools: Big Education is currently running three schools and have had permission from the Department for Education to open another two. The schools that we are currently running are:
International Academy of Greenwich
Building an ecosystem: We want to create a series of products and programmes that allow us to take the innovative practice from our schools and share it with others across the country.
Building a movement: We want to build a coalition of people who are united around the idea that the education system needs to be done differently. We want to influence those in the highest positions in government, business and education to make decisions that are a catalyst for change.
This is an exciting role for someone who is highly organised, meticulous and a self-starter. You will be enthused by the prospect of working in a start-up organisation.
Working with some of the most interesting thinkers in the field, Big Leadership Adventure develops leaders in education who have the skills, commitment and toolkit to shape the system for the future. The programme works with leaders who are committed to changing the story in education.
You will work alongside the Project Lead to support on the delivery of the leadership programme, ensuring that each participant has a positive experience and our events run smoothly. The Project Officer will be highly organised, have excellent attention to detail and able to manage competing priorities. You will enjoy planning high quality events, with the experience of participants at the forefront of your mind.
You will enjoy working in a fast paced environment, where no day is the same. Having strong initiative, you will work both autonomously and collaboratively in a small team.
Being a point of contact for participants on the programme, you will have excellent stakeholder management skills and able to build positive relationships with the leaders on the programme.
Having an interest in project management, you will work with the Multimedia Designer to coordinate the design of our online content for the new leadership platform.
There will be a number of projects to take on as part of this role. You will be excited by the prospect of delivering these and developing new skills. Big Education is committed to the development of its staff and you will receive strong line management and development opportunities throughout. You will also be committed to your own development, open to feedback and learning.
Please see the full job description for more information on the role and how to apply.