East Sussex Programme Manager, part time 10-12 hours per week, homeworking and term time only

Hastings, Eastbourne, Newhaven
£35,100 FTE (pro-rata)
06 Oct 2021
31 Oct 2021

Introduction to the TutorMate Programme

Are you looking for a flexible, part-time job that enables you to have a direct impact on the lives of disadvantaged children? Do you thrive in a fast-paced, innovative culture? Are you at your best when explaining things to others and motivating them to succeed?

The charity Innovations for Learning (IFL) is seeking a highly motivated, flexible, proactive Programme Manager to support teachers to implement its unique, online reading support programme, TutorMate, in East Sussex schools.

36% of children from disadvantaged backgrounds leave English primary schools unable to read to the expected standard, and many children fall behind with reading simply because they lack the opportunity to practise. Covid school closures have deepened this problem. The TutorMate addresses this ‘literacy gap’ by using a bespoke internet platform to pair volunteer tutors from corporate organisations with struggling 5 to 7 year olds.

As Programme Manager you will support teachers to implement TutorMate in schools in Eastbourne, Hastings and Newhaven.  You will train teachers and provide them with in-person support. You will ensure that the programme’s impact and benefit to disadvantaged pupils is maximised throughout the academic year. You will also be responsible for finding new schools to implement the programme as it expands.

You will be an excellent communicator who embraces innovation, enjoys problem-solving and is very comfortable with technology and data analysis. With superb organisational skills, you will have a genuine passion for ensuring all children can read.

This role is ideal for someone based within easy travelling distance of Eastbourne, Hastings and Newhaven who is looking for flexible work from a home base with access to a car to travel to visit schools frequently. The hours are 10-12 hours per week largely during the school day, predominantly in term-time. The successful applicant will need to have some flexibility to work additional hours during busy months, and conversely to work fewer hours during quieter periods of the year.

For a brief introduction to the programme please watch video. If you’d like to apply, please send your CV, along with a covering letter which clearly outlines why you’re the right person for this role and how you meet the role requirements section in the job description. Applications that do not meet this criteria will be automatically discounted.

The closing date is October 31st, midnight.

As a charity that values and celebrates people's diversity and champions opportunities for all young people, we are keen to receive applications from people who have experienced disadvantage and from those who are of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities who are currently underrepresented in the organisation. We believe that a diverse organisation is one that is more innovative, more creative and gets better results. 

Innovations for Learning is committed to safeguarding children and young people.   All postholders are subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service disclosure. Copies of our Safeguarding Policy and Safer Recruitment Policy are available on request.

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