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    Assistant Director

    Job description
    Closing date: Tuesday 14 May 2019

    The alliance has grown rapidly over the last few years, and from September 2019 we will be running over fifteen professional development programmes, several funded education research projects, a large Initial Teacher Training (ITT) programme (in collaboration with John Donne Primary School and Goldsmiths College) and a series of high profile speaker events. We also lead a very successful Peer Review programme across over 30 schools and offer our member schools a comprehensive school improvement package. The Assistant Director role we are seeking to fill is an exciting opportunity for someone with the vision, ambition and operational skills to support the leadership of a successful and growing organisation during its next phase of development. This role would suit someone with a background in teaching, school leadership, leading professional development programmes and/or school improvement work looking for an opportunity to further develop their skills. We offer opportunities to develop bid-writing, project design and management and organisational leadership skills.

    The Assistant Director will act as the operational lead for the alliance, overseeing finances and communications and supporting the work of the alliance’s Programmes Manager and Administrator. Alongside the Alliance Director, they will scope and write funding bids for a variety of school improvement and research projects, as well as managing the delivery, monitoring and evaluation of all active projects. Their remit has the potential to include oversight of our school to school support provision and the Assistant Director will act as a key point of contact for alliance members, Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs) and Lead Practitioners, external partner organisations and funders.

    The Assistant Director will work with our Director, Strategic Board and the headteachers, school leaders and partners represented on our four working groups (initial teacher training, continuing professional development, school-to-school support, and research) to support the growth and strategic direction of the alliance and further develop our suite of programmes and activities. These activities should meet the needs of schools, staff, leaders and the children they serve, as well as delivering financial sustainability.

    How to apply

    To apply for this exciting opportunity, please provide:
    1. A CV of no more than 2 pages; and
    2. A written statement of no more than 2 pages, setting out how you meet the requirements of the role and the person specification.

    Please send these to London South Director sarah.seleznyov@londonsouthtsa.org.uk by midnight on Tuesday 14 May 2019.

    Please include in your CV or cover letter details of two professional referees, one of whom should be your current employer, who you are happy for us to contact ahead of your interview. Please also indicate in your application whether you wish to apply for the role on a full-time, part-time or job-share basis.

    Interviews will take place on Monday 20 May 2019 at Charles Dicken Primary School, Toulmin Street, London SE1 1AF.