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Content & Engagement

Engagement Officer

London Office (Hybrid)

Job Ref
Content180624
Location
London Office (Hybrid)
Salary
£33,000, plus benefits

Engagement Officer
Fixed-term (12 months)
Central London (Hybrid Working Model)

The Role

The Engagement Officer is a brand-new role and will play an important part in supporting the EEF to better understand its audiences and to enhance the work that we do to meet our core purpose.

The role will specifically support a range of engagement activity – sometimes described as market research or user testing (UX). Examples include surveys, 1-2-1 interviews, holding focus groups with stakeholders. The role will offer logistical support to aid the project management of various engagement activities, from arranging sessions to data analysis and supporting the productive use of that data.

The EEF has a national profile and is well-regarded by educators in England. For instance, in TeacherTapp brand data, 59% of senior leaders in schools have ‘heard of, use, and recommend our resources’. This role supports our aim in maintaining our usefulness and credibility with schools, as well as ensure a deep understanding of our various audiences, from early years, schools, to Post-16 settings.

This role is ideal for someone with a background in education, social sciences or public policy who is looking to develop a deeper understanding of initiatives working on inequality in education. The role also offers ample exposure to working with other EEF teams, so it helps gain a deep exposure to the work of the EEF.

Your main responsibilities include:
• Support the Head of Content & Engagement and Senior Content & Engagement Manager (Engagement) to project manage a range of engagement activity.
• Support with sampling and recruitment of participants and arranging interviews and focus groups for engagement projects.
• Support the team to reach previously unengaged groups and audiences.
• Support with data cleaning, tagging, and analysis of focus groups and/or user testing data.
• Support with reporting to internal and external audiences, through the production of project outputs e.g., formatting reports and presenting findings to colleagues.
• Work with team colleagues, and across teams, to stay abreast of upcoming EEF publications and identify further engagement opportunities.
• Help to manage tight timelines to gain relevant insights into our resources
• Help understand the needs of different teams within the EEF and help them to see how Engagement can support their work
• Support colleagues in the Early Years and Post-16 teams to enact engagement activities, including helping them to plan, recruit, analyse data, and utilise that data e.g. report it.
• Support the Senior Evaluation and Monitoring Manager with administrative processes attending practice reviews e.g. setting up meetings, aiding the management of invoices, and or communicating internally and externally.
• Support the Senior Evaluation and Monitoring Manager to collate data insights for our Impact Framework.

About you

You must be able to demonstrate:
• A commitment to the EEF mission and a genuine interest in education and using evidence to tackle educational inequality.
• Proven experience being able to handle multiple tasks at the same time and deliver a high volume of work to a high quality.
• Strong organisation skills with a problem-solving attitude.
• Good administrative and interpersonal skills including excellent verbal and written communication.
• Ability to work calmly under pressure prioritising competing demands.
• Methodical and organised approach to tasks, with an eye for detail and accuracy.
• A record of accomplishment of project management and supporting complex initiatives.
• Comfortable working independently and using initiative when needed, or as part of a team.
• Able to build and maintain positive relationships with stakeholders and relate to people at all levels.
• Relevant work experience, for example providing logistical and administrative support in an organisation or school.
• A willingness to travel nationally and occasionally stay overnight when appropriate.
• Experience with office management software like MS Office (MS Excel and MS Word, specifically) and comfortable working with a range of technologies in a remote working environment.
• Some knowledge of market research, or user testing, as well as a willingness to learn about new methods.
• Experience of using a range of datasets successfully to support the work of teams or organisations.
• Strong advocacy for equality, diversity and inclusion, ensuring these principles are upheld in all aspects of their work

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, please submit your application via our online recruitment portal.

Key Dates

Applications open: 18th June 2024
Applications close: 2nd July 2024 (23:59 GMT or BST)
First stage interviews: w/c 8th July 2024
Second stage interviews: w/c 11th July 2024

The EEF is committed to create a workforce that is diverse, promotes inclusion and supports everyone to progress and achieve, regardless of background characteristics.

Function
Content & Engagement
Status
Full Time
Type
Fixed Term Contract
Hours
40 hours per week including breaks

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Content Development Officer

London Office (Hybrid)

Job Ref
Content120624
Location
London Office (Hybrid)
Salary
£33,000, plus benefits

Content Development Officer
Permanent, Full time
Central London (Hybrid Working Model)

The Role
The Content Development Officer is an innovative role and will play an important part in supporting the work of the Content & Engagement team. We develop a range of content based on our research evidence, that is mediated to a range of educational settings. This includes our regional strategy – and our Research School Network (RSN) – to help develop a range of innovative content to support school leaders and teachers to engage with research evidence.

We typically mediate a range of exciting resources through a range of networks, such as our research school network. The role supports the effective organisation of these resources and helps the team curate high quality content that is respected by a range of stakeholders. Experience in the role offers opportunities to learn about media content development, engagement (sometimes described as market research or user testing) with content, as well as cutting edge research evidence content, such as our EEF guidance report tools.

The role will specifically support the development and maintenance of a range of media products that exemplify excellent evidence use in schools, such as a catalogue of videos of classroom practice and short videos of school leader voices, print case studies etc.

This role is ideal for someone with a background in education, social sciences or public policy who is looking to develop a deeper understanding of initiatives working on inequality in education. The role also offers ample exposure to the work of other teams at the EEF, so it helps gain a deep exposure of the work of the organisation.

Your main responsibilities include:
• Support the Head of Content & Engagement, and Senior Content & Engagement Manager in planning, curating, and maintaining a range of high-quality EEF branded media products, from video to print media.
• Work collectively to provide project management, along with logistical and administrative support, to the wider Content & Engagement team, including Content & Engagement Specialists, to manage and curate a range of branded media products. This will help ensure that our national RSN content development is high-quality and accurately reflects the evidence base.
• Provide support for our EEF Engagement activity, such as aiding user testing of our content in close collaboration with team members.
• Provide logistical and administrative support to the RSN to ensure they have the capacity to meet the demand for curated media products.
• Liaise closely with the Regional Delivery team (in particular, the Regional Project Manager) to ensure that the RSN has timely and clear communications about relevant content development.
• Support the production of video content, and other similar projects, as required (recognising relative expertise with different media products).
• Field questions and queries via phone and email from the RSN and supporting EEF team colleagues.
• Keep abreast of developments across the EEF that inform media content development e.g. new guidance reports.
• Communicate with teams across the EEF to maintain an up-to-date understanding of both EEF content and our RSN content development.
• Work closely with the EEF Communications team to support co-ordination, amplification, and cross promotion of materials and content development.

About you

You must be able to demonstrate:
• A commitment to the EEF mission and a genuine interest in education and using evidence to tackle educational inequality.
• A genuine interest in supporting and contributing to the development of school-setting facing resources.
• Proven experience being able to handle multiple tasks at the same time and deliver a high volume of work to a high quality.
• Strong organisation skills with a problem-solving attitude.
• Good administrative and interpersonal skills including excellent verbal and written communication.
• Ability to work calmly under pressure prioritising competing demands.
• Methodical and organised approach to tasks, with an eye for detail and accuracy.
• A record of accomplishment of project management and supporting complex initiatives.
• Comfortable working independently and using initiative when needed, or as part of a team.
• Able to build and maintain positive relationships with stakeholders and relate to people at all levels.
• Relevant work experience, for example providing logistical and administrative support in an organisation or school.
• A willingness to travel nationally and occasionally stay overnight when appropriate.
• Experience with office management software like MS Office (MS Excel and MS Word, specifically) and comfortable working with a range of technologies in a remote working environment.
• A genuine interest in digital communications and a desire to keep on-top of digital developments and trends.
• Experience of using social media platforms successfully.
• Strong advocacy for equality, diversity and inclusion, ensuring these principles are upheld in all aspects of their work

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, please submit your application via our online recruitment portal.

Key Dates
Applications open: 12th June 2024
Applications close: 26th June 2024
First round interviews: 4th July 2024
Second round interviews: 9th July 2024

The EEF is committed to create a workforce that is diverse, promotes inclusion and supports everyone to progress and achieve, regardless of background characteristics.

Function
Content & Engagement
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent
Hours
40 hours per week including breaks

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Evidence Mobilisation

National Delivery Manager (Partnerships)

Remote (outside London) or London Office (hybrid)

Job Ref
EvMob170624
Location
Remote (outside London) or London Office (hybrid)
Salary
£55,500, plus benefits (D.O.E)

National Delivery Manager (Partnerships)
1 year fixed term contract until September 2025 OR Secondment
Home based, with regular travel to London

The Role
Over the last 11 years the EEF has increasingly built engagement across various levels of the school system in England. In parallel, the system has evolved and developed so that there are many more organisations seeking to use of evidence in their work and to help schools, early years settings and colleges use evidence in their practice. This creates many opportunities for us to help the whole system to use evidence well, in particular to support outcomes for socio-economically disadvantaged pupils.

This National Delivery Manager role plays in a key role in leading and shaping our ability to influence and shape that system at a local and regional level through our regional partnerships and the work of the Research Schools Network.

Our regional partnerships represent our most intensive work to help change behaviour and build local system capacity: https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/support-for-schools/eef-regional-support

Your main responsibilities include:

As part of the delivery of the EEFs new active mobilisation strategy, this role will be responsible for the leadership and development of the “regional partnerships” approach including:
• Leading the process and overseeing cross team delivery of the scoping to identify priorities for potential Evidence Exploration Partnerships
• Leading the refining of the Evidence Exploration approach, helping ensure effective delivery of this across the team, and maximising learning for EEF and beyond
• Supporting the ongoing development of the Evidence into Action Partnerships as an approach, and the decision-making processes to select the Partnerships to fund/support
• Leading the delivery of the Evidence into Action partnerships, working with the NDM (System Support) and drawing on input from the Content and Engagement team. This includes leading and co-ordinating support for the regional team to have the knowledge and skills to support partnerships.
• Working with the Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Manager to ensure an effective approach to monitoring and engagement to maximise learning from the partnerships approach for EEF and the system.
• Overall monitoring and oversight of delivery of this activity, including working to support appropriate evaluation.

This role will be responsible for ensuring effective systems processes and support are in place for a successful Research School Network. This will include:

• Managing the Regional Project Manager and the support team.
• Effective monitoring and review of delivery of Research Schools
• Effective support for the Research Schools Network as a Network- for example intentionally building collaboration through network events, training, information sharing etc.
• Financial monitoring, budget tracking and reporting

This role will be responsible for the operational management and oversight of delivery in three EEF regions. This will include:

• Managing and developing three Regional Leads to make the most of their talents and experiences
• Oversight of the Research Schools in these regions- ensuring effective relationships, appropriate support and delivery including monitoring and grant management processes.
• Oversight and support for regional partnerships and stakeholder relationships in these regions.
• Travel to the regions to support the Regional Leads in person and gain insight into the challenges of the role in each region.
• Support the wider leadership of the Regional Delivery Team forming a productive and constructive relationship with the National Delivery Manager (System Support) and the Head of Evidence Mobilisation to ensure cohesive and collaborative structures, processes and leadership of the Regional team and Research School Network.
• Play a role in the strategic development of the EEFs’ mobilisation approach, providing insights gathered from close working relationships with Regional Leads and Research Schools.

About you

You must be able to demonstrate:

• A commitment to the aims of the EEF and an understanding of the value of evidence to drive improvements in pupil attainment
• The ability and credibility to act as an effective ambassador for the EEF at a senior level, including with headteachers, system leaders and senior officials
• A track record of project management and delivering change across organisations with an ability to adapt to a fast-changing environment with shifting deadlines and multiple objectives
• Proven leadership skills and the ability to manage and motivate a high performing team working in a complex environment
• Excellent relationship management and communication skills that support dynamic, proactive and purposeful stakeholder engagement, in particular experience in cohering and driving the work of multiple stakeholders towards a goal
• Good understanding of the education landscape in England - locally, regionally and nationally and the interrelationships between the levels.
• An understanding of the role of brokerage in relation to school improvement and use of evidence
• An ability to work flexibly and proactively in a small, ambitious organisation
• A willingness to travel to London regularly, and to all English regions less frequently, occasionally staying overnight.
• A genuine interest in education and commitment to the EEF’s mission
• Strong advocacy for equality, diversity and inclusion, ensuring these principles are upheld in all aspects of their work

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, please submit your application via our online recruitment portal.

Key Dates
Applications open: 17 June 2024
Applications close: 3 July 24 (23:59 GMT or BST)
First stage interviews: w/c 11 July 2024
Second stage interviews: w/c 17 July 2024

The EEF is committed to create a workforce that is diverse, promotes inclusion and supports everyone to progress and achieve, regardless of background characteristics.

Function
Evidence Mobilisation
Status
Full Time
Type
Fixed Term Contract
Hours
40 hours per week including breaks

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Programmes

Programme Support Officer

London Office (Hybrid)

Job Ref
Prog180624
Location
London Office (Hybrid)
Salary
£33,000, plus benefits

Programme Support Officer
Full time, Permanent
Central London (Hybrid Working Model)

The Role

The Programme Support Officer plays an important role in supporting the work of the EEF’s Programmes Team. We identify promising education programmes in England and manage grants to programme evaluations to contribute to the evidence base on how to close the attainment gap. We also produce guidance for school leaders about research evidence, with each Programme Manager developing expertise in the research base around at least one priority theme.

The Programme Support Officer is a key part of the team, working closely with the Head of Programmes to coordinate work on the 70 live projects that the EEF is funding. The role includes preparing communications and contributing to the design and coordination of internal and external learning events. As the first port of call for applicants, the post holder will receive on-the-job training to ensure they can confidently explain our work, gaining a deep exposure to the work of the organisation.

The role is ideal for someone with a background in education, social sciences or public policy who is looking to develop a deeper understanding of initiatives working on inequality in education. The post holder will have the option of being supported to progress into the Programme Manager role. We are open to applicants with different backgrounds and ambitions, and welcome questions about whether this role could be a good fit for you.

Your main responsibilities include:
• Funding rounds: Set up new funding rounds (usually two per year); make necessary changes to the application form for funding; support funding applicants; manage feedback to unsuccessful applicants; support meetings with co-funders.
• Setting up projects: Support the Programmes and Evaluation teams to arrange workshops with external delivery and evaluation teams; communicate deadlines and workstreams to Programme Managers during the set-up process; liaise with Programme Managers to create grant agreements.
• Monitoring projects: Ensure information on projects is accurate throughout the life of the grants on our CRM system; collect and analyse information about live projects; oversee amendments to grant agreements with project delivery teams; suggest and design internal learning opportunities around common project issues.
• Team organisation: Chair fortnightly Programmes team meetings including bringing agenda items to improve team functioning; organise and provide logistical support for other key meetings for the team; co-ordinate papers for our quarterly Grants Committee; review papers and take minutes at Grants Committee meetings.
• Communications: Monitor and update the application and related webpages; update online project pages to reflect agreed changes to projects; review our guides for grantees and applicants; co-ordinate communications on Programmes team activities for internal and external audiences.

About you

You must be able to demonstrate:
• A commitment to the EEF mission and interest in using evidence to tackle educational inequality in England
• Proven experience being able to handle multiple tasks at the same time and support complex initiatives to a high quality
• Experience with office management software including MS Office (MS Excel and MS Word specifically) and comfort working with a range of technologies in a remote working environment
• Strong organisation skills, a creative problem-solving attitude and an eye for creating more efficient or effective processes
• Excellent administrative and interpersonal skills including verbal and written communications
• Methodical and organised approach to tasks, with an eye for detail and accuracy
• Comfortable working independently and using initiative when needed, or as part of a team
• Flexibility and ability to handle change
• Ability to build and maintain positive relationships with stakeholders and relate to people at all levels
• Relevant work experience, for example providing logistical and administrative support in a school or as a Research Assistant, Grants Officer or similar role
• Strong advocacy for equality, diversity and inclusion, ensuring these principles are upheld in all aspects of their work

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, please submit your application via our online recruitment portal.

Key Dates

Applications open: Tuesday 18th June 2024
Applications close: Wednesday 3rd July
First round interviews: Thursday 11th July
Second round interviews: Tuesday 16th July

The EEF is committed to create a workforce that is diverse, promotes inclusion and supports everyone to progress and achieve, regardless of background characteristics.

Function
Programmes
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent
Hours
40 hours per week including breaks

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Post-16 Project Manager

London Office (Hybrid)

Job Ref
Prog120624
Location
London Office (Hybrid)
Salary
£45,000, plus benefits

Post-16 Project Manager
London, SW1 (with hybrid working)

The Organisation

The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) is an independent charity dedicated to breaking the link between family income and educational achievement.

We do this by supporting schools, colleges and nurseries to improve teaching and learning through better use of evidence. We generate research evidence on effective practice in supporting learning outcomes and narrowing the socioeconomic attainment gap, and we work with education professionals to ensure this evidence is applied to achieve the maximum possible benefit for children and young people.

The EEF’s reach and impact has been tremendous: the English education system is now one of the most evidence-informed in the world. Over half of state primary and secondary schools have taken part in an EEF-funded trial, and 70% of all school leaders use the Teaching and Learning Toolkit to inform their decision-making.

We are currently seeking a Project Manager to join us on a full-time, permanent basis.

The Benefits

- Salary of £45,000 per annum
- Flexible working opportunities: Flexible start and end working times (core hours between 10am and 4pm)
- 27 days’ holiday a year pro rata (plus 8 bank holidays including 3 which can be taken flexibly)
- 2 festive season closure days
- 6% employer pension contributions, minimum 3% employee contribution
- Life insurance cover
- Interest-free season ticket loan and cycle scheme
- Enhanced maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental leave pay (conditions apply)
- Confidential Employee Assistance Programme to help you deal with any personal and professional problems

This is a brilliant opportunity for an experienced project manager with a track record of complex, large-scale projects and an understanding of the post-16 sector to join our crucial organisation.

In this vital role, your work will directly contribute to improving the lives of disadvantaged children and young people, helping us to break the link between family income and educational achievement.

What’s more, with a hybrid working model, providing flexibility and convenience to suit your lifestyle, and a fantastic array of additional health, wellbeing, financial and development benefits, we’ll make sure you have everything you need to thrive at work and at home.

So, if you’re passionate about education and social equity and want to play a pivotal part in transforming educational outcomes, apply today!

The Role

As a Project Manager, you will have responsibility for overall project management and delivery of our post-16 activity.

Supporting the Post-16 Lead, you will co-ordinate and deliver post-16 evidence generation work, including the funding of programme evaluations in post-16 settings and approaches evaluations.

You will also support our post-16 evidence synthesis work, including commissioning evidence and practice reviews and co-ordinating the adaptation of existing guidance documentation to make it suitable for the post-16 sector.

Additionally, you will:

- Develop new post-16 specific guidance
- Co-ordinate our post-16 engagement work
- Develop a network of colleges who can act as ambassadors for our work in this area
- Act as an ambassador for the EEF with the Post-16 sector and key external stakeholders

About You

To be considered as a Project Manager, you will need:

- Experience of managing large-scale, complex delivery projects
- Experience of stakeholder relationship management
- Expertise in co-ordinating diverse teams
- An understanding of the post-16 sector, including the range of setting and qualification types
- An understanding of issues related to social inequality in education

All our staff are subject to a check by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The level of check which will apply shall be a “Basic” level check. 

The closing date for this role is 30th June 2024.

Other organisations may call this role Education Project Manager, Education Research Project Manager, Senior Project Co-ordinator, Project Development Manager, or Project Lead.

Webrecruit and the Education Endowment Foundation are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be.

So, if you’re looking for a new and impactful role as a Project Manager, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.

Function
Programmes
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent
Hours
40 hours per week including breaks

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Programme Manager

London Office (Hybrid)

Job Ref
Prog120624
Location
London Office (Hybrid)
Salary
£45,000, plus benefits

Programme Manager
London, SW1 (with hybrid working)

The Organisation

The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) is an independent charity dedicated to breaking the link between family income and educational achievement.

We do this by supporting schools, colleges and nurseries to improve teaching and learning through better use of evidence. We generate research evidence on effective practice in supporting learning outcomes and narrowing the socioeconomic attainment gap, and we work with education professionals to ensure this evidence is applied to achieve the maximum possible benefit for children and young people.

The EEF’s reach and impact has been tremendous: the English education system is now one of the most evidence-informed in the world. Over half of state primary and secondary schools have taken part in an EEF-funded trial, and 70% of all school leaders use the Teaching and Learning Toolkit to inform their decision-making.

We are currently seeking a Programme Manager to join us on a full-time basis for a one year, fixed term contract.

The Benefits

- Salary of £45,000 per annum
- Flexible working opportunities: Flexible start and end working times (core hours between 10am and 4pm)
- 27 days’ holiday a year pro rata (plus 8 bank holidays including 3 which can be taken flexibly)
- 2 festive season closure days
- 6% employer pension contributions, minimum 3% employee contribution
- Life insurance cover
- Interest-free season ticket loan and cycle scheme
- Enhanced maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental leave pay (conditions apply)
- Confidential Employee Assistance Programme to help you deal with any personal and professional problems

This is a brilliant opportunity for a high calibre individual with a track record of delivery and achievement and knowledge of the education system in England to join our crucial organisation.

In this vital role, your work will directly contribute to improving the lives of disadvantaged children and young people, helping us to break the link between family income and educational achievement.

What’s more, with a hybrid working model, providing flexibility and convenience to suit your lifestyle, and a fantastic array of additional health, wellbeing, financial and development benefits, we’ll make sure you have everything you need to thrive at work and at home.

So, if you’re passionate about education and social equity and want to play a pivotal part in transforming educational outcomes, apply today!

The Role

As a Programme Manager, you will manage a wide range of activity under one or two of our school and early years themes, such as feedback and assessment, metacognition or early maths.

At the preliminary stages of a project, you will develop a pipeline of strong grants, assess funding applications, co-ordinate project design and manage initial project evaluations.

As the projects develop, you will support the most promising interventions, project managing the production of guidance reports, including evaluation reports and evidence reviews.

Additionally, you will:

- Manage relationships with funded organisations and support them throughout the project
- Liaise with experts to co-produce actionable practitioner-facing guidance reports

About You

To be considered as a Programme Manager, you will need:

- A strong track record of delivery and achievement
- Knowledge of the education system in England in early years, school and/or post-16 stages
- Familiarity with a range of research methodologies
- The ability to analyse and interpret education research
- An interest in education and social inequality in education
- Strong relationship management skills
- A willingness to travel occasionally to project sites

All our staff are subject to a check by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The level of check which will apply shall be a “Basic” level check.

Please note, we have a licence to sponsor skilled worker visas.

The closing date for this role is 30th June 2024.

Other organisations may call this role Senior Project Manager, Education Programme Manager, Education Research Programme Manager, Programme Development Manager, or Programme Lead.

Webrecruit and the Education Endowment Foundation are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be.

So, if you’re looking for a new and impactful role as a Programme Manager, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.

Function
Programmes
Status
Full Time
Type
Fixed Term Contract
Hours
40 hours per week including breaks

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