Job Title: Participant Development Manager (PDM)
Location: Birmingham, West Midlands
Contract Type: Permanent Salary: £40,000 - £45,000 + excellent benefits
Are you a fantastic people manager looking to take their next step? Do you have a passion to make a real difference to children’s lives?
Why Teach First?
How much you achieve in life should not be determined by how much your parents earn. Yet in the UK, it too often is. We are Teach First and we believe this can change. One great teacher can change a child’s life. We find, train and support people to become brilliant teachers, inspiring the young people who need them the most.
What will you be doing?
We are looking to hire a Participant Development Managers (PDM). The PDM will be accountable for excellent participant outcomes in a your local area. The PDM will lead 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) from September 2017 and broader delivery of the Teach First Leadership Development Programme. You will need to be a highly experience people manager capable of quickly building rapport and credibility with your team who are experts in their field.
What makes you the ideal candidate?
First and foremost, a passion for the Teach First vision and mission - we are working towards a day when no child’s educational success is limited by their socio-economic background.
• People Management and Development: Provides team direction and builds an effective team, empowering and enabling direct reports to act independently and solve problems on their own. Address performance issues fairly, positively and promptly. Provides ongoing, future focused, constructive, timely and specific feedback to others about their development progress and encourages and facilitates collaboration across teams.
• Relationship Management: Nurtures a network of external stakeholder relationships of benefit to the team and organisation.
• Customer insight and service excellence: Acts as an escalation point and gathers insights through a range of sources, seeking to collect, interpret and deploy information to improve delivery within own area.
• Knowing the Market: Experience developing and coaching teachers in a broad range of contexts
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