Participant Development Manager, London North

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TeachFirstLondon North

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £42,000 per annum, plus £3,000 London Weighting Allowance & excellent benefits
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Participant Development Manager


London North

The link between low income and low academic attainment is greater in the UK than almost any other developed nation. Children eligible for free school meals are less likely to get good GCSEs and go on to higher education. This makes it more likely they will struggle throughout their lives, widening social inequality. It’s a cycle that we’re determined to break.  

We work with thousands of brilliant teachers, schools, universities and partners in England and Wales and we are seeking a fantastic Participant Development Manager to join our London North Local area team.  

The Participant Development Manager (PDM) is accountable for excellence participant outcomes in a specific local area. The PDM leads on all local participant impact activity through the line management of approximately fifteen Participant Development Leads (PDLs) whose delivery constitutes a significant factor in the successful delivery of the new Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) and broader delivery of the Teach First Leadership Development Programme.  

You will have substantial experience of people management and development, with the ability to provide team direction and build an effective team, empowering and enabling direct reports to act independently and solve problems on their own.  In addition, you will have significant experience of addressing performance issues fairly, positively and promptly.   

The day when no child’s future is limited by their background is coming, yet, there is still more to be done. Join us and help us ensure every child in the UK has a fair shot at achieving their ambitions.  

How to apply   

To apply for a vacancy at Teach First you are required to complete an online application form. Please have your CV and covering letter ready to upload. If you are an internal candidate please apply via your HR Self Service menu after informing your line manager of your interest.  

Next steps   

We aim to provide feedback to all applications within 10 working days from the closing date. First round interviews for this role will be held on 12th September 2018 and second round interviews will be held on 18th September 2018.  


Along with the satisfaction of knowing you are working for an organization who are making a real difference, you will also receive £42,000 per annum, plus £3,000 London Weighting Allowance & excellent benefits.   


Teach First’s core benefits include 27 days holiday per annum (3 of which must be taken during the one week holiday shutdown period between Christmas Day and New Year's Day), participation in the  pension scheme via Salary Exchange (with an employer contribution of up to 6%), life assurance, income protection and private healthcare. Through our flexible benefits platform access to childcare vouchers, interest free travel season ticket loan, subsidised dental membership, health screening, discounted gym membership, travel insurance, GAYE and the option to buy/sell annual leave.

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More about TeachFirst
Address: National Office & London - Local Area Office, 6 Mitre Passage, Greenwich, London, SE10 0ER, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 3862 8000
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Teach First is an independent educational charity, Reg. No. 1098294, established in 2002 to directly address the problem of educational disadvantage.  Now in its eighth year, Teach First has already changed the lives of thousands of young people...