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Regional Project Lead

An education non-profit has been selected by Department for Education (DfE) as the national delivery partner consortium for a new Schools Programme. The consortium is seeking people for 4 part- time roles (approx. 2.5 days per week, mainly term time) as a Schools and Colleges Regional Project Lead.

This is an important role and the successful applicant will act as a key point of contact for the national delivery partner consortium, responsible for the development and progress of each institution's plan for demonstrating adoption and use of education technology to its local or regional group of partner or client schools. The role involves ensuring that each project focuses on the purpose, outcomes and evaluation of this important national programme. Each regional lead will have responsibility for around 5-6 projects

We are looking for a Regional Project Lead who has acquired at least five years proven experience in a senior position in an educational setting with appropriate professional qualifications, perhaps as a teacher or trainer.

The role will require a broad range of skills including developed project management skills to enable successful working across multiple projects at one time. The contractor will be able to work effectively under pressure and be willing to work flexibly and learn new technologies and systems, and must be prepared to travel.

The successful person will be required to work with senior management and project boards, and be able to lead and facilitate meetings.
You must possess excellent communication and influencing skills with the ability to present to a wide range of audiences, handle press enquiries and requests for information in line with the company communication strategy, and liaise with national and international organisations.

This role offers complete flexibility with no set hours, and the successful contractor can organise the way in which they deliver the project goals themselves.  They are looking for roles based across the whole of the UK and can be based remotely. 

It is envisaged that the successful applicant will have:
-Excellent organisational skills, as they will be responsible for organising their own time to deliver on the project goals
-Minimum qualification Degree Level or equivalent
-Proven experience in a teaching environment/educational setting
-Commitment to effective teaching & learning and successful classroom use of educational technology within a variety of teaching contexts
-Fluent in English with excellent linguistic standards, with the ability to proof-read and write compelling text in varied publications
School and or agency advisory experience within a local authority setting or the private sector
-Experience of research and development at a local or regional level
-Proven project management skills
-Excellent IT skills and database management experience
-Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills
-The ability to analyse, write and present clear and concise reports utilising IT processes and systems
-Able to lead meetings with educational providers, and end users
-A valid driving license is essential