Teacher Development Trust

Programme Support Officer

1 year fixed term contract, full time

Are you looking for an opportunity to use your outstanding organisation, communication and research skills to take a young charity to a new level? Are you excited by the opportunity to work with a new educational charity?

This is a unique opportunity to influence education in England. The Teacher Development Trust (TDT) is a new, small charity based in London that is dedicated to improving the educational outcomes for children by raising the quality of teacher professional development. We’re working with schools and training providers to ensure that all training and consultancy is carried out in line with international best practice.

TDT launched in May 2012 and is forging partnerships with major education organisations and government agencies in order to develop a series of new quality marks as well as our national database of training opportunities (The GoodCPDGuide).

We’re looking for an enthusiastic and reliable individual to join our team in supporting existing programmes and researching and supporting the development of new programmes to raise the quality of training given to teachers.

This is a fantastic opportunity to work within a fast-paced start-up charity.  We are looking for pro-active individuals with an interest in education, and a passion to join an organisation committed to making a difference to the lives of children and teachers.

Key Responsibilities

  • Supporting the Teacher Development Trust’s two main programmes: The GoodCPDGuide and the National Teacher Enquiry Network (NTEN)
  • Relationship management and support: Supporting the organisations key stakeholders including providers, schools, mentors and teachers. This involves regular communication (email, phone and face to face), including responding to provider, teacher and school enquiries
  • TDT, Good CPD Guide and NTEN events planning and delivery: This requires venue management, coordinating speakers, facilitators and Teacher Development Trust staff to make sure events run smoothly including owning all event logistics.
  • Maintaining, Monitoring and Quality Assuring NTEN and GoodCPDGuide databases: Dealing with user queries and issues, running and updating activity reports on NTEN projects progress and update database as required. Ensure that the GoodCPDGuide is up to date, that providers are making regular listings and categorising appropriately.
  • Teacher Development Trust Marketing and Social Media: Increasing the number and quality of providers on the GoodCPDGuide as well as increasing the number of reviews provided by teachers of the listing. Regular scheduling of social media updates, updating website news stories, co-ordinating appointments and deadlines for speeches and articles and proactively researching speaking and writing opportunities
  • Administrative Support: undertake administrative tasks involved in the all of the above including diary management for the CEO.

Personal Qualities and Experience


  • A strong commitment to education, the non-profit sector and improving educational outcomes for children
  • Excellent interpersonal, relationship management and communication skills
  • Ability to work with and relate to people from diverse backgrounds
  • Analytical thinking and writing skills
  • Administrative experience; excellent organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Flexibility, ability to adapt to an ever changing, growing organisation and be self-motivated
  • Computer/IT skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint


  • 1-2 years of professional work experience
  • University Graduate with minimum of 2:2 degree

Other information

Teacher Development Trust is a small organisation based in Old Street, London.  It provides a fast paced and exciting environment with a dedicated and supportive team.

We offer 25 days leave per year (plus bank holidays)

Reports to: CEO

Location: Old Street, London

Duration: 12 months (with potential to go permanent)

Interested candidates should email the following to hr@tdtrust.orgtrust.org  by  5pm Tuesday 7th May

  • Cover Letter – please reference why you want to work for the Teacher Development Trust and in the non-profit/education sector and how your work experience is relevant to this role. Please also state where you saw this job role advertised.
  • CV
  • 2 references (these will not be taken up until after interview)

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to a first round interview. Interviews will run during the week commencing 13th May 2013

Applicants who are successful at interview will be invited to a final interview at the beginning of 20th May 2013

Questions: Feel free to contact Shirley Gaynor on 07866 584 872  (to discuss the role and organisation before applying.

Starting salary is c. £20,000 depending upon experience.