Local Director, London

Closing date:


Date posted:
Start date: February 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £50,690 + £3,000 London Weighting Allowance and excellent benefits
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Local Director- London North       

Permanent, full time       

Location: London office, 6 Mitre Passage, London SE10 0ER      

Salary:  £50,690 + £3,000 London Weighting Allowance and excellent benefits      

Why Teach First?   

Teach First is working towards a future where no child’s educational success is determined by their socio-economic background. In pursuit of this vision we offer our programmes and services to a number of different customer groups, including graduates, teachers, schools, alumni, supporters, and other stakeholders in the education system.        


Reporting into the Director of Local Areas and leading a team of approximately 20 staff, this is a pivotal role leading our contribution to the achievement of ambitious Fair Education Impact Goals that aim to close gaps in educational inequality. As Local Director you will ensure that the programme and activity we deliver is relevant, high quality and significantly improves educational outcomes for children across the local area.        

Your responsibilities include:  

• Working with other Local Directors in leading the effective delivery of Teach First’s programmes, to agreed targets and deadlines, ensuring high quality and the sharing of best practice   

•Ensure trainees on our Leadership Development Programme complete the programme achieving maximum impact in the classroom   

•Partner with our alumni network of Ambassadors to enable maximum impact towards our vision   

• Manage a budget for staff and non-staff costs associated with the delivery of our programmes   

•Build and manage partnerships with key stakeholders in your local area across the education, third sector, business and local government communities towards impact on our goal  

•Creation and management of annual plans and budgets which support the organisations strategy  

•Line Manage direct reports achieving high levels of employee satisfaction   

•Ensuring a culture of delivery excellence creating high quality experiences for our trainees, alumni and key stakeholders The critical responsibilities of this role a       

Your background   


•As a Local Director and member of the Teach First team you must demonstrate a strong commitment to our Vision and Mission believing you can make a direct and positive contribution.  

•You must have direct experience of working in the education and or social sector in leadership roles.   

•You must be skilled in leading and managing teams ideally with experience of leading geographically dispersed teams.   

•You must be able to demonstrate skill and experience of formulating and delivering on plans to achieve targets identifying course correcting action through the year. 

• You must be skilled in formulating and managing financial budgets.   

•You must be skilled in forming and maintaining impact focussed professional relationships across a varied group of stakeholders from the education, third sector, business and local government communities   


•Qualified Teacher Status      

Next steps   

We aim to provide feedback to all applications within 10 working days from the closing date. Frist stage interviews will take place on 12th January 2018, with second stages on the 19th January 2018. 

Job location

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...