Assistant Project Manager, Croydon

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Harris FederationCroydon

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Start date: Immediate Start
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum + Harris Benefits
Contract term: Permanent

Dedicated to making a difference?

Join Harris in transforming the quality of education for children all over London.

Your opportunity

We are currently looking to appoint a resilient Assistant Project Manager to cover maternity leave in our thriving Central Team based at Head Office located in East Croydon.

Harris Federation maintains an established reputation in transforming education in London and has continued to hold an unrivalled track record in achieving success through rapid school improvement.

The Role

Reporting to the Commercial Director, Assistant Project Manager will be expected to shadow, support, assist and project manage a variety of projects taken by the Director and the wider team. Post holder will cover and support several key areas including but not limited to:

  • Estates
  • Admissions
  • Corporate Projects

The role offers a diverse working day and the opportunity to work on a number of the Federation’s exciting new projects across our Academies and the Central Team as we continue to grow. 

What we are looking for

This role will likely suit a strategic thinker, able to oversee and manage multiple projects and tasks across a diverse range of departments.

We would like to hear from you if you have:

  • Knowledge and experience of project management
  • Demonstrable project management experience within the Education Sector
  • Demonstrable experience of working on new build and refurbishment building projects
  • Willingness to learn and develop a growth mindset

Harris Benefits

As part of the Harris Federation, we can offer you a range of benefits, including:

  • The opportunity to develop and grow your career within the Federation.
  • Performance and loyalty bonus
  • Pension scheme (LGPS) and access to our Harris Wellbeing Cash Plan, covering a range of health and wellbeing benefits
  • Bicycle Purchase and ICT loans

Click here for a full list of Harris benefits. 

Why work for Harris Federation

As the leading large Multi Academy Trust in the country for both primary and secondary education, we strive for excellence.

Harris Federation maintains an established reputation in transforming education in London and has continued to hold an unrivalled track record in achieving success through rapid school improvement. With 47 academies, all individually unique to the learning styles of its Principal, we continue to work towards one core mission:

Closing the gap between young people from disadvantaged backgrounds from their peers, ensuring an exceptional learning environment for all our students.

We want every child in London to have the best possible education, enabling them to fulfil their potential and decide their own future. Join us in our mission and be a part of the community today.

We look for motivated support staff who are committed to helping us transform lives and who will share our belief that every child has the potential to do well.


Applications will be reviewed as and when received and we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. Please download the job pack for a full job description and person specification.

Harris academies are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants. In line with our commitments to safeguarding, the Harris Federation uses preferred agencies and is unable to work with any agencies where Terms of Business have not been agreed by both parties prior to an engagement.

More about Harris Federation
Type: English Secondary Schools
Address: 4th Floor, Norfolk House, Wellesley Road, Croydon, CR0 1LH, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 208 253 7777
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The Harris Federation is a not-for-profit educational charity with almost 25 years of education experience in and around London. Our primary, secondary, all-through and sixth form academies have an international reputation for delivering a step chang...