Education Co-ordinator (3 Year Fixed Term)

Employer
The Classical Association
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
30 Jun 2021

Job Details

SUMMARY OF THE ROLE

The Education Officer is a new role within the Classical Association and offers an exciting opportunity to take a strategic lead on our work as the UK Subject Association for Classics to support, maintain and advance the teaching of classical subjects in schools and colleges. You will be responsible for developing and managing new education-related initiatives and for coordinating partnership work with other organisations in support of our strategic aims to provide a voice for our members and shape the future of Classics education.

Working closely with the Chair of the Teaching Board, the Outreach Officer and our subject representatives, you will take the lead on a major review of the current English school qualifications in anticipation of the next round of reform. This will include consultation with a wide range of key stakeholders (including teachers, students, academics, examination boards, and other organisations).

You will also have the opportunity to contribute to the broader aims and objectives of the Classical Association, developing the role in line with your own interests and experience. This might include support for our equality, diversity and inclusion activities or the work we do to support local branches of the CA.

DETAILED DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

CA education initiatives and activities:
  • Undertake a review of the current school classical qualifications (England), supported by the CA Teaching Board and our subject representatives and incorporating the views of relevant stakeholders
  • Oversee the development/commissioning of internally sponsored education projects and/or research
  • Co-ordinate the development and delivery of collaborative projects undertaken in partnership with other organisations
  • Monitor and report government developments in relation to education and examinations
  • Contribute to relevant advocacy on all aspects of Classics education
  • Identify sources of support for CA-led education projects and lead on funding applications as required
  • Work with the Hon. Treasurer to set and manage project budgets
  • Support the Outreach Officer by contributing to CA CPD events, school talks and public engagement events
  • Collate data and write evaluation reports on CA-led education projects

Relationship development:
  • Build links with relevant stakeholders and partners, including other Classics organisations and charities and examination boards
  • Ensure that synergies across all areas of our work shared with other organisations and bodies are maximised
  • Maintain and develop relationships with schools, colleges and universities
  • Develop new strategies for engaging teachers and students with the work of the CA and growing membership
  • Liaise with representatives of other Subject Associations through the CA's membership of the Council for Subject Associations

Other:
  • Represent the CA at external meetings and events as required, including meetings of the Council for Subject Associations
  • Attend meetings of the Classical Association Teaching Board and Council (twice per annum - February and October) and AGM (March/April)
  • Contribute to the CA's broader strategic objectives, undertaking other duties commensurate with the post, and providing occasional cover for other members of CA staff
  • Be aware of and actively implement the CA's policies, including our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusivity

KEY RELATIONSHIPS

You will work closely with a number of volunteer post holders, especially the Chair of the Classical Association Teaching Board and Outreach Officer, but also with other members of the Teaching Board, including the subject representatives for Latin, Greek, Ancient History and Classical Civilisation, and the Exams Officer.

You will collaborate and build relationships with a range of key stakeholders and partners in UK schools, colleges, and universities, in Classics organisations and charities in the UK, and in other UK Subject Associations.

You will also work with the CA's leadership team of Officer trustees and with the wider group of trustees (the Council).

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Essential:

Education:
  • Degree level or equivalent

Experience
  • Working with teachers and schools or on education-related projects

Knowledge
  • Classics education and its delivery in schools and colleges in the UK;
  • The wider landscape of support for Classics education

Skills/ Abilities
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Able to build and maintain good working partnerships;
  • Able to prioritise and manage multiple deadlines

Personal qualities
  • Able to work collaboratively as part of a small team;
  • Efficient;
  • Self-motivated;
  • Able to work unsupervised;
  • Willing to learn/able to seek information and assimilate knowledge as required;
  • Willing to work flexibly, particularly in relation to working hours and collaborating with colleagues;
  • Commitment to our equality, diversity and inclusivity values

Desirable:

Education
  • Degree in classical or Classics-related subject

Experience
  • Project management, including budget-setting and management;
  • Writing of competitive funding applications;
  • Advocacy

Knowledge
  • Curriculum policy in relation to classical subjects;
  • Classics pedagogy

Skills/Abilities
  • Effective leadership and team-management;
  • Using social media effectively

Personal Qualities
  • Committed to building and deepening professional networks

REPORTING LINES

The Education Co-ordinator reports to the Hon. Secretary and will be one of five employed staff.

JOB SHARE

A job share will be actively considered; if you wish to apply on this basis, please state this clearly in your application.

HOW TO APPLY

Your completed application should include:
  • a covering letter setting out how you meet the person specification and what you can bring to this role
  • your CV
  • details of two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer (please include their name, job title, and email address)

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