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Programme Manager
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Programme Manager (Global Schools Forum)


Location: Flexible, some international travel

Salary details: £35,000 per annum + 11% employer pension contribution

Hours Per Week: 37.5 hours per week

Vacancy Type: Permanent

Closing Date:  Fri 6 Dec 2019



About the role:

The Programme Manager is a key member of the GSF team, working primarily with the Programme Director to design and deliver relevant and usable content for GSF members, through both live and virtual convenings.  The Programme Manager will have a strong understanding of our members’ needs through regular touchpoints, thus ensuring the program is relevant and responsive. 


Additionally, the Programme Manager will identify external partners and leverage current research to support GSF’s members’ growth and to build their capacity.  

About you:

  • Experience and knowledge working in an education setting.
  • Passionate in supporting school systems so that they are better positioned to achieve their mission. 
  • Effective at building relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders. 
  • Entrepreneurial, have a meticulous attention to detail and a demonstrable track record of success in project management by setting priorities, shaping processes, and guiding investment in people and systems.  
  • Comfortable being a self-starter or playing a supporting role, based on the project and the needs.
  • Open to international travel up to 4 times a year.



About us:

Ark is an education charity that aims to give every child, regardless of their background, the best start in life. We have a network of 37 schools in England, educating around 27,500 pupils in areas where we can make the biggest difference. We also incubate start-up programmes that improve the education system.  


Incubated within UK education charity, Ark, Global Schools Forum (GSF) strengthens the global education sector by working with non-state organizations in developing countries.  GSF’s 48 members span 33 countries and collectively run or support 17,000 schools, serving over 2.2 million children.  


We are an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive work environment for all employees.



We offer:

  • 27 days annual leave
  • 11% employer pension contribution
  • Access to a range of discounts through Ark Reward Scheme which includes reduced gym membership, discounts at major retailers
  • We are committed to providing high-quality professional learning throughout your career with us and offer a variety of training sessions and experiences designed to meet your needs



How to apply:

Apply via our online portal with a CV and cover letter. Your cover letter should be one page, providing details of why you would be a good fit for the position; why your experience, expertise and interests are relevant to the role; why you want to work for Global Schools Forum; and how what you’ve done to date is relevant to what we’re looking for.

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For a confidential discussion about the role, please email info@globalschoolsforum.org  with the subject “Programme Manager, Global Schools Forum”. 

Early applications are encouraged; we reserve the right to close this vacancy if we find the right candidate.


Ark is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people; all successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.