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Training Manager, West Midlands

Ambition InstituteManchester

Who we are looking for

We are currently looking for applications from people based in the West Midlands to fill this key role within our organisation Ambition Institute. Our Training Managers deliver teacher development to staff in schools registered on our programmes. Central to this work is the delivery of high quality virtual and face-to-face training to groups of teachers. We are looking for a motivated and talented teacher-training professional to join our Learning and Development team as our new Training Manager. This role will develop and facilitate training sessions for a variety of stakeholders, delivering across our range of teacher training programmes. This role is also responsible for building excellent relationships with stakeholders as well as developing good quality coaching practice within a portfolio of schools. This is a fantastic opportunity to take ownership of the coaching and mentoring of some of the country’s upcoming educational talent.

Based in our West Midlands/ Birmingham region, and reporting to one of our Fellows, you’ll be responsible for leading high quality training sessions to a group of teachers, as well as building meaningful relationships with the teaching staff on your programmes that work to both support and challenge. This role is expected to model expert coaching with teacher educators, so it is essential that you have previously worked in the education sector as a teacher yourself.

We hope you will be passionate about teacher and school development, and have a strong track record of delivering exceptional outcomes for pupils living in a social deprivation and those with lower prior attainment. With this, we require skills in training and development, including the coaching and mentoring of teachers, as well as a strong understanding of best practice in teaching and learning.

We will accept applicants from all subjects/phases. These roles involve travel throughout their associated regions.


Who are Ambition Institute?

Ambition Institute has one purpose: to help educators serving children from disadvantaged backgrounds to keep getting better. With our new organisation, and more than ten years of collective experience in working with educators at all levels, we believe that exciting opportunities lie ahead. We are a graduate school for educators, and we apply academic rigour to our learning design, drawing on frontline insights from schools into what works in practice. Our programmes leverage the latest evidence from international experts, which means we think carefully about what is taught, how, and in what sequence. We work collaboratively to enable school improvement for the benefit of pupils, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds.


Our Offer

We are happy to announce that we will be able to offer you:

  • Flexibility on how you work – agreed between you and your line manager
  • A competitive annual leave entitlement of 25 days, plus bank holidays
  • 2 additional annual leave days for 1 day booked during December over the festive period
  • A generous employer pension contribution of 11% (10% pension plus 1% NI rebate)
  • Competitive salary rates
  • Access to an interest free season ticket and bike loans, as well as eyecare vouchers
  • An Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) which provides confidential support for employees on personal or work-related matters.
  • A robust learning and development offer that ensures your continuous professional development


How to Apply

All applications must be received by the closing date, 9am on 11th January. Interviews are expected to take place the week beginning 18th January 2021.

To apply for this role, or any of our other vacancies or for any questions or queries please visit our website.

Equality and diversity matters to us. If you think you’d be suited to one of our roles we’d love to hear from you regardless of age, disability status, ethnicity, gender, religion or sexuality.