ITE and School Partnerships Manager, Millbank, London

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The Brilliant ClubMillbank, London

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Start date: October/November 2019 – Some flexibility
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Salary £34105 – £40609 + £2,000 London Weighting – subject to experience
Contract term: Fixed Term

Line Manager: Recruitment Director/National Programme Director, Researchers in Schools.

Contract: Initially fixed term to July 2020 with potential for permanent appointment. Secondments considered. Hours 37.5 hours per week.


  • 36 days’ holiday inclusive of public holidays rising to 41 days
  • employer contribution to pension
  • interest-free season ticket loan
  • professional development day allowance and budget
  • health cover cash plan
  • flexible working and option to work from home.


The Organisation

The Brilliant Club is an award-winning and independently-evaluated charity that exists to widen access to highly-selective universities for pupils from under-represented groups. We do this by mobilising the PhD community to share its expertise with state schools. We recruit, train and place PhD researchers to work with state schools: either part-time as tutors through The Scholars Programme or full-time as classroom teachers through Researchers in Schools (RIS). This year we worked with over 800 schools and 13,000 pupils across the UK, making it the largest provider of university access programmes for 10-18 year olds.

The Opportunity

The Researchers in Schools programme is all about unleashing the potential of PhD graduates to become excellent teachers and use their deep expertise to help improve the education of thousands of pupils over their career. This year, for the first time ever, we are in a position to offer the programme potentially to every school in England. But this depends on our ability to identify and match up interested Initial Teacher Education (ITE) providers, schools and candidates with each other quickly and carefully.

The ITE and School Partnerships Manager will work with our Recruitment team, School Programme team and the National Programme Director to ensure that we work effectively with new and existing ITE partners to assess and place at least 100 new trainee teachers each year. The role will involve running our ITE partner onboarding process, where we support our existing partners to promote the programme to their school networks, as well as developing relationships with new ITE providers. You will also work closely with Relationships Development Officer to promote the programme directly to secondary schools who you will then match up to an appropriate ITE partner. As the recruitment cycle progresses, you will work with colleagues across the team to identify which candidates who pass our initial screening should be matched with each ITE partner and school placement.

You’ll have experience of quickly getting to grips with new projects and processes and taking charge of them from day one. You are a confident communicator who enjoys influencing and negotiating with senior stakeholders across the education sector. You are self-motivated and excited by taking on challenging targets which will make a real difference – ensuring partner schools have the new teachers they need and contribute to our mission. You enjoy working in a fast-paced environment juggling strategic decision making with attention to detail.

To Apply

Please click here to submit your CV and a one page-covering letter. Please note that we will not consider applications that do not refer specifically to this job specification. We will consider applications on a rolling basis, so early applications are advised.

Deadline 9am 12th September 2019
Interviews Two interview rounds between 16 September and 25 September 2019

Further Details Please visit and or call Chloe Hayes on 0207 939 1961

More about The Brilliant Club
Address: 17th Floor, Millbank Tower, 21-24 Millbank, London, SW1P 4QP, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 7939 1946