Salary: Circa £29k
We are looking for a number of exceptional individuals, educated to degree level or with substantial relevant project and contract management experience gained within a relevant environment to join us during our next phase as a world leading organisation supporting STEM education across the UK.
With excellent communication, prioritising and planning skills, candidates must have experience of working simultaneously on multiple projects, at different stages, and have the ability to switch from one to another. The ability to write concise complex reports and proposals supported by excellent IT skills is also required.
Projects may be employer, partner or stakeholder facing and you should be able to demonstrate examples of effective relationship management external to an organisation.
Specific role requirements:
Supporting the National Centre for Computing Education (NCCE) the successful candidate will undertake a range of duties including but not limited to:
- Supporting the management of school based Computer Hub contracts, overseeing and driving performance management
- Working across the wider National Centre for Computing Education consortium engaging with teams from BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, and the Raspberry Pi Foundation
- Supporting the Regional Network team to manage the Computing Hub Network to achieve high performing Hubs across England
- Working across STEM Learning teams to deliver work packages as agreed with the relevant managers across the programmes
- Supporting the Network team to contract manage poor performance and implement actions as required
- Supporting the work of the Programme Managers and to deliver support for Governance structures within the consortium
- Working closely with officials within the Department for Education and supporting the preparation of the monthly reporting to the Department
- Coordinate elements of the forward transformation of the programme, and oversee its implementation.
- Supporting the project management of impact and evaluation work linked to pupil testing.
- Working with education and communications staff to identify and, where appropriate, implement mitigating actions or to escalate issues.
- Implementing effective monitoring to measure progress towards agreed targets and milestones and agreeing, and implementing appropriate remedial actions as required.
- Ensuring that sub-contracting and partnership arrangements for the programme are appropriate and managed effectively, using best practice procurement and contract management processes to manage sub-contractors.
- Assisting in the development of proposals for new work.
- Undertaking any other tasks as reasonably required.
You will contribute to cross-cutting activities ensuring best practice contract and project management within STEM Learning and across the consortium. An appreciation and understanding of STEM education and / or working with the voluntary sector is therefore desirable.
Some UK travel will be required to fulfill the role
The successful candidates will join STEM Learning at an exciting time of expansion. We are a highly professional, progressive organisation whose mission is to achieve a world-leading STEM education for all young people across the UK.
The National STEM Learning Centre and Network is a key UK resource for supporting STEM teaching and learning through provision of CPD, resources, online communities in partnership with a wide range of organisations and individuals. This includes driving forward ongoing development of the STEM Ambassadors and STEM Clubs programmes alongside subject-specific support for all involved in the teaching of science, technology, engineering and mathematics to young people.
Remuneration and benefits
Salary Circa £29k dependent on experience. Appointment to this role enables access to the USS pension scheme, 30 days holiday plus bank holidays and a wide range of staff benefits.
Early applications are invited, with all applications acknowledged. Interviews will take place in York or London at a mutually convenient time.