Course Talent Lead

Recruiter
Institute for Teaching
Location
Manchester
Salary
£38,000 - £43,000
Posted
05 Oct 2017
Closes
06 Nov 2017
Sector
Charity
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

The IfT is a specialist graduate school for teachers. Our courses have a single purpose - to ensure that teachers are able to keep getting better.

Job title: Course Talent Lead

Reports to: Talent and Partnerships Director

Start date: Asap

Contract term: Permanent

Location: Manchester

Salary: £38,000-£43,000 and 11% pension contribution

What is the role?

This is an opportunity to join a high performing team committed to ensuring that all children get an excellent education. The Course Talent Lead will:

  • Build awareness of the IfT and its courses amongst target groups –sourcing and cultivating high quality leads towards the IfT Masters and Fellowship courses;
  • Take a locally informed and relationship-first approach to sourcing the right course talent by grounding activity in the unique motivations and barriers that are tied to each local context;
  • Deliver a range of attraction and recruitment activity – including events, 1:1 meetings, webinars and other online activity – in order to generate a talent pipeline capable of meeting the IfT’s admissions targets. This will include strong collaboration with the IfT Faculty in order to develop the materials and experiences needed to achieve this;
  • Establish sustainable alliances and partnerships across the IfT’s North, Central and Southern regions in order to engage our target groups with IfT courses;
  • Support with the design and delivery of IfT selection processes, ensuring that the right candidates progress through to enrolment;
  • Successfully handover course entrants to the IfT Faculty team, ensuring that each has entered into a participant agreement and is setup for success on their course;
  • Consistently provide a level of service that aligns with the IfT values and that builds each individual’s engagement and participation with the IfT in the long term;
  • Develop and work within processes that build an efficient and transparent talent pipeline, and that enhance each individual’s experience of the IfT;
  • Where valuable, support the IfT Faculty to maintain strong ongoing partnerships with schools and individuals, exploring ways to enhance each relationship beyond the scope of course delivery;
  • Collaborate with the IfT Faculty team to track and monitor the full school engagement picture, consistently using high quality CRM processes, and use these insights to improve the targeting and engagement of talent;
  • Support with talent and selection campaigns for other IfT campaigns as team priorities dictate;
  • Other duties as required to support effective attraction and selection of talent and a successful organisation.

What will the team look like?

You will be working alongside the School Partnerships Lead and supported by the Talent and Partnerships Coordinator, reporting to the Director of Talent and Partnerships, Ed Butcher – a former director at Teach for All and Teach First.

What’s the context?

The IfT is a rapidly growing organisation. This means that:

  • You’ll feel an ownership over our vision and mission;
  • The team will start small and grow quickly;
  • There will be few established processes and norms;
  • There will be frequent change;
  • There will be a need for constant prioritisation as resources will be limited;
  • There will be an expectation of flexibility - this is not a nine-to-five job and everyone will need to pitch in; and,
  • You’ll have an understanding of all aspects of our work in the early stages and as we grow you’ll need to make the shift to increased specialisation.

What will be required of you?

  • Some evening and weekend work to support and facilitate the programme.
  • Some travel within England (particularly the South Coast, North West and West Midlands).
  • Significant initial commitment during this early phase.

What are the benefits?

  • Pension: 11% pension employer contribution.
  • Annual Leave: 25 days per year (in addition to bank holidays).
  • Please note that the IfT is currently incubated by the multi-academy trust Ark, and your employment contract will therefore be with Ark Schools.

To apply for the role please email the following no later than 5pm on Sunday October 15th via the button below, including the job title in the subject line:

  1. A supporting letter (no more than 2 sides) outlining how your knowledge, skills and experience meet the requirement of role;
  2. Your CV (maximum 2 sides); and
  3. We would also be grateful if you could include a completed equal opportunities form, which you can download from a link included in the full job pack (available to download from this page).