Design Manager – Learning Design, Camden

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Ambition School Leadership TrustCamden
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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £28,000 - £35,000 per annum + £3,000 London weighting
Contract term: Permanent

We are a new organisation formed out of the merger of Ambition School Leadership and the Institute for Teaching.

We know that great teaching and school leadership are the most powerful levers for transforming children’s outcomes. Effective leaders set the culture and create the conditions for improvements in teacher expertise, and expert teachers can close the attainment gap. Yet too much professional development for teachers and school leaders is low-quality, generic and fragmented.

Our new organisation, launching in Spring 2019, will have a single focus: to help teachers and school leaders to keep getting better. We think that this is the best way to make sure that every pupil, regardless of their background, gets a great education.

We will be the largest teaching and school leadership development provider in England, with more than ten years of collective experience working with everyone from new teachers to multi-academy trust CEOs and all of the roles in between.

Through our evidence-based programmes, we’ll work with schools serving low-income communities to provide high-quality development for educators at all levels, built on an understanding of what schools really need to improve. Our work is informed by the latest research and practice from the front line. Moreover, it’s shaped constantly by our partnerships with schools and trusts across the sector and the frontline experience of our network of teachers and leaders.

The ‘Design Manager – Learning Design’ will:

  • With support, digest large amounts of research, and combine this with field experience to author, sequence and represent curricula in ways that generate rigorous and actionable experiences, and sequences of experiences for educators at various levels within the school system.
  • Work closely with line managers and colleagues to maintain high standards of personal design outputs, translating curriculum maps into individual session experiences.
  • Conduct regular exemplary facilitation.
  • Act on feedback from a range of sources to continually improve design outputs.
  • Develop personal understanding of effective professional learning, advocate for the organisation, and undertake other duties where required.
  • The above list of job duties is not exclusive or exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.

To help us achieve our vision and mission and establish a thriving and positive working culture, we are looking for high-calibre and ambitious candidates to join us.

To apply for any of our vacancies please email with the following:

  • An up-to-date CV, no more than two pages in length
  • A cover letter – up to one page – which must include why you are interested in the role and any dates you are unavailable for interview
  • Equality monitoring form appended below.

Unfortunately, due to the number of applications we receive at this stage we will not be able to contact unsuccessful applicants.

For any questions or queries please email us at

We are committed to the safeguarding of children and the most vulnerable in our society, as such we are unable to employ individuals with relevant convictions, and this includes the following: a conviction for an offence involving violence or dishonesty, of a sexual nature or against minors, or for any other offence that is relevant to the nature of the services provided by our newly merged organisation.

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More about Ambition School Leadership Trust
Address: South Office, 65 Kingsway, London, WC2B 6TD, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 3846 5828