EBE is looking for a Courses and Programmes Manager to take the lead on monitoring, managing and improving our existing suite of courses, as well as developing new ones, both inside and outside of the Great Teaching Toolkit (GTT).
Everything we do at EBE is with the aim of improving learner outcomes, worldwide and for good. The biggest lever we are able to pull to do this at scale is to support school, college and teacher development, and a large part of that is in our suite of online courses and programmes.
The acclaimed Assessment Lead Programme, launched in 2017, was our first foray into online learning, and led to us winning the Queen’s Award for Enterprise, in the Innovation category in 2019. Particularly cited was our evidence-based and innovative approach to teacher CPD.
Since then, we have added a further two Lead Programmes, and eight teacher-level courses to our stable, with the aim of supporting teachers and school and system leaders to develop in specific areas of their practice.
However, we know that these courses can always be better. As Courses and Programmes Manager, you will be given the trust and autonomy to take a fresh look at our existing structures and content: from setting up monitoring metrics, through identifying areas and ideas for improvement, to leading on their implementation. You will also be responsible for leading the development of new courses, in line with EBE’s plans.
The role is permanent and full-time, though we are open to part-time applicants, secondments and other working arrangements. Read on for more details and to find out how to apply.
Equality and diversity
EBE recognises the positive value of diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all genders and backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates, as BAME and disabled people are currently under-represented at EBE.
Location: Based out of our Sunderland office. A flexible balance between home and office working is ideal.
Salary: Starting from £31,000 FTE, dependent on experience
Start date: Flexible, to suit the right candidate
Contract: Full-time, permanent (though open to part-time or secondments for the right candidate)
Working hours and flexibility: Core hours are 10am-3pm Monday to Friday. Outside of this window, flexible working is encouraged.
Benefits of working with EBE:
- A motivated team
- Opportunity to make the role your own
- Generous parental leave and pay policies
- Uncapped annual leave
- NEST pension scheme
- Various salary sacrifice schemes in operation, including gym membership contributions and electric car scheme
- And much more!
The successful candidate will form a key part of the team behind EBE’s Great Teaching Toolkit, as well as our non-GTT courses. The key aspects of the role are as follows:
- Get to know the GTT inside and out, in particular how the courses and programmes within it interact with the other aspects of the Toolkit.
- Take ownership of and responsibility for the stable of existing courses and programmes, including but not limited to:
- Working with other team members to set up and/or improve course evaluation metrics and systems.
- Monitoring the courses and actively engaging in course forums/communities to help engage with our learners.
- Soliciting and coordinating feedback on courses and programmes.
- Making suggestions and implementing improvements in line with good practice in online learning.
- Develop content from within our courses for other purposes, for instance talks, ebooks, marketing materials, case study videos, etc.
- Identify needs for, and lead on planning and developing new courses and programmes.
We don’t expect that the right person will necessarily be an expert in all of these things immediately – however, a willingness to learn and develop new skills, and an enjoyment in a varied workplace and job are key to the success of every EBE team member.
You can read all of EBE’s core values, capabilities and behaviours here – what we expect from everyone in the team – and below, you can read the key details pertaining to this role. That said, if you are unsure whether you meet some or all of the criteria below, but are excited by the opportunity nevertheless, we encourage you to send in an application, as at least some of these skills are developable with guidance and experience.
The successful candidate will be:
- Familiar with the unique challenges teaching brings, and able to work intelligently so that our courses and programmes are suited to that environment.
- An extremely good communicator, both remotely and in-person, and able to maintain and develop relationships across and beyond the EBE team.
- Consultative: accepting we don’t have all the right answers, you should be able to actively solicit feedback, and be a keen learner yourself.
- Evidence-based: you should be willing to challenge our existing models and course structure, and make justifications for changes, where there might be a better way.
- Technologically capable: the role will require working with the GTT platform, as well as other software that integrates with the Toolkit.
- Motivated: we are looking for someone who will take the opportunity to ‘own’ our suite of courses and programmes, and lead others in proactively improving what we do.
- Committed to the EBE team ethos: we work quickly and precisely, and collaborate well to inspire both each other and the people and organisations we work with.
- Resilient and able to deal with a degree of uncertainty: this role will, to a degree, need to be shaped and moulded over time. The ideal candidate will be excited by the prospect of making the role their own.
How to apply
Thanks for getting this far! If you think you are who we’re looking for, please send an up-to-date CV and a cover letter or video outlining why you’d be a great fit for this job via email to email@example.com by 5pm on Friday 21st October.