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Job details
Employer Institute for Teaching (IFT)
Location London
Salary £20,000-24,000 plus £3,000 London weighting
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent
Job dates
Posted
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts November 2017

The IfT is a specialist graduate school for teachers. Our courses have a single purpose - to ensure that teachers are able to keep getting better.

Job title: Personal Assistant

Reports to:  Operations Director

Start date: November 2017

Contract term:  Permanent

Location: London

Salary:  £20,000-24,000 plus £3,000 London weighting and 11% pension contribution


What is the role?

This is an opportunity to join a high performing team committed to ensuring that all children get an excellent education. The Personal Assistant will: 

● Manage the diary of the IfT Director and provide diary support to the other members of the Executive Team, based on a strong understanding of Executive Team and organisational priorities;

● Support the IfT Director and wider Executive Team with administrative and project work;

● Book and arrange travel, transport and accommodation for the Executive Team when required;

● Alongside the wider Operations team, implement and maintain procedures / administrative systems, including but not limited to financial records, relationship management systems and data security;

● Support the wider IfT team with the delivery of our programmes during busy periods;

● Other duties as required for the effective functioning of the organisation. 


What will the team look like?

You will be working alongside our Operations Coordinator, Monitoring & Evaluation Officer and the programme delivery team, reporting to the Operations Director, Madeleine Anderson.

Madeleine was previously a director at Catch22 and the CEO of a social business in East Africa, having originally worked in management consultancy and finance.

You will be managing the diary of the IfT Director, Matt Hood, who is a former economics teacher and Teach First alumni, and currently Trustee of The Brilliant Club and Fellow at the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust.


What’s the context?

The IfT is a rapidly growing organisation. This means that:

● You’ll feel an ownership over our vision and mission; 

● The team will start small and grow quickly; 

● There will be few established processes and norms;

● There will be frequent change; 

● There will be a need for constant prioritisation as resources will be limited; 

● There will be an expectation of flexibility - this is not a nine-to-five job and everyone will need to pitch in; and,

● You’ll have an understanding of all aspects of our work in the early stages and as we grow you’ll need to make the shift to increased specialisation. 


What will be required of you?

● Some evening and weekend work as required to support and facilitate the programme.

● Some travel within England (particularly the South Coast, North West and West Midlands).

● Significant initial commitment during this early phase.


What are the benefits?

● Pension: 11% pension employer contribution.

● Annual Leave: 25 days per year (in addition to bank holidays).

● Please note that the IfT is currently incubated by the multi-academy trust Ark, and your employment contract will therefore be with Ark Schools.


To apply for the role please email the following no later than 5pm on Sunday October 15th to hr@ift.education, including the job title in the subject line: 

  1. A supporting letter (no more than 2 sides) outlining how your knowledge, skills and experience meet the requirement of role; 
  2. Your CV (maximum 2 sides); and
  3. We would also be grateful if you could include a completed equal opportunities form, which you can download here

If you have any questions or queries about this role or wish to have a confidential conversation about the position, please get in touch via hr@ift.education

Locations and contacts

C/o ARK
65 Kingsway
London
WC2B 6TD
United Kingdom