Programme Manager - Education
29th April 2019
+ excellent benefits including flexible working
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Are you an engaging, creative and results-driven individual, with a proven track record of building partnerships for innovative programmes from other foundations, government or corporates? Can you speak with authority on education policy, future skills and the growing ed-tech sector?
If so, Nesta has an exciting opportunity for a Programme Manager to join our thriving Education team within Innovation Programmes, where you will help to tackle the lack of diversity in the technology sector by designing and developing new multi-year research and practical programmes.
About Nesta and Innovation Programmes
Nesta is an innovation foundation. For us, innovation means turning bold ideas into reality and changing lives for the better. We use our expertise, skills and funding in areas where there are big challenges facing society. Nesta is based in the UK and supported by a financial endowment. We work with partners around the globe to bring bold ideas to life to change the world for good.
Through its Innovation Programmes team, Nesta supports people and organisations that are developing ideas to solve big social challenges, from social entrepreneurs and creative digital start-ups, to schools and established charities. Our work in education is focused on looking for ways to prepare young people for good jobs in the future by testing and growing approaches to teaching skills for the future, and supporting schools and teachers to make more effective use of technology.
About this exciting opportunity
This key role will see you lead the work across the organisation to deliver on the ‘Fairer' goal in our education strategy by devising and delivering programmes, research, events and campaigns. You will also develop strategic partnerships and organise activities to spot new partners, plus actively manage relationships with key stakeholders, suppliers and partners. You will also:
Devise a campaign with our Communications team to promote the issue and draw others to the cause
Work with schools, colleges and corporate partners to evidence the efficacy of interventions
Undertake or commission research to identify ways school children, especially girls and disadvantaged children, could have better access to education technology and early exposure to innovation
Ensure projects are communicated effectively, identifying target audiences and developing and implementing strategies for engaging and influencing them
What we are looking for
A natural collaborator, with a proven record of securing partners to give time or co-funding to co-develop a programme of activities, you will also have an in-depth understanding of the challenges of diversity in the technology sector and a sound knowledge and passion for technology, education, civil society, innovation processes and methods. Experience commissioning research, leading the delivery of innovation programmes and managing budgets and suppliers is essential as are outstanding programme management, organisational and communication skills.
How to apply
For further details about this post, and to apply, please visit our website.
Closing date: 20th May 2019, 08:00am
First interviews will be held on May 23rd, 2019.
Second interviews will be held on June 6th, 2019.