Education Programme Manager

Role Summary:

  1. Oversee the smooth and timely programme management of the content and delivery of TDTs education and training offer
  2. Develop and maintain a clear and accessible programme of content production, aligned with the delivery needs and expectations of TDT, Delivery Partners, and course participants and network members
  3. Work closely with the Head of Delivery, Head of Network and Head of Operations, supporting the day to day administration of the Teacher Development Trust and its programmes as required
LocationTDT’s offices are based in London. However, this role lends itself to home-working from elsewhere in the UK with occasional visits to our main office. 
Hours per week37.5
Contract basisFull time
Contract type Fixed-term – 12 months
Salary£38,000 – £40,000 per annum
Benefits8% employer pension contribution; opportunities for flexible and remote working; wide-ranging opportunities for personal and professional development
Reports toHead of Delivery

The Teacher Development Trust (TDT) is an established and fast-growing charity based in London that is dedicated to improving the educational outcomes for children by raising the quality of teachers’ professional development. 

Focusing initially on the delivery of our suite of National Professional Qualifications (NPQs) and then on our wider education and training offer, we are now seeking a dedicated Programme Manager to help ensure that the full range of  programme activity is completed on time, to a high standard, and with the needs of the participants at the heart of our plans.  This includes coordinating the timing of the production of new content and the improvement of existing content, the alignment with TDT’s digital strategy, and the supporting infrastructure for delivery of courses to participants via our delivery partners across the country.

This is an exciting opportunity in a fast-growing and influential education charity. We’re looking for a proactive, confident communicator with an understanding of the education landscape to join our team in supporting our existing services and programmes. We have an excellent track record of developing staff within the charity, as well as staff who have taken their careers into schools, other charities, and the public sector. For more information go to

Key responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain a clear and coherent programme of activity to ensure that TDT meets all of its commitments and expectations for a successful NPQ offer
  • Work directly with the various teams (content, delivery, operations, digital) to ensure that plans are comprehensive and coordinated
  • Report to the Head of Delivery regularly to set out whether the programme is on track, and what mitigations might be needed to respond to any risks or issues that arise
  • Maintain the risk register for all NPQ-related activity, reporting to the Head of Delivery, the Director of Education and the Board of Trustees as required
  • Work across the wider organisation, and with external partners as required (including the DfE) to manage dependencies

Required skills

  • A structured approach to the gathering and presentation of complex information
  • Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Familiarity with project management platforms e.g. Asana
  • An ability to work well across teams, and to help others manage competing priorities

Desired skills

  • Understanding of the current NPQ programme
  • Experience of managing complex projects or programmes
  • Experience of working in or an understanding of schools and the wider education sector

Other Information

We particularly welcome applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME), Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans including non-binary (LGBTQ+) candidates, and candidates from low income families. These groups are currently underrepresented at TDT and we are committed to increasing representation and diversity at the charity.

Interested candidates should email the following to by 5.00pm on Monday 17 October 2022

  • Cover Letter – please explain why you want to work as the Education Programme Manager for the Teacher Development Trust and how your skills, knowledge and experience are relevant to this role. Please also state where you saw this job role advertised.
  • CV
  • The names of 2 referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer (references will not be taken up until after interview)

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to interview. Interviews are scheduled to take place in the week commencing 23 October 2022 and will be held virtually. Due to the anticipated volume of applications we are unfortunately unable to provide detailed feedback.