Hackney Education provides a range of services to support the education of children, young people and adults in our inner London borough. Hackney is one of the UK’s highest performing local authorities, serving one of London’s best places to live and work. Within our diverse borough we serve a wide range of children and young people. We have a particular focus on supporting less advantaged families: Hackney figures in the 10% most deprived boroughs in England on a number of measures.
Hackney Education’s key priority is to improve the life chances of every child, young person and learner: making Hackney the most forward looking education system in the UK, where schools, settings and partners provide an exciting environment which ensures inclusion and success for everyone. We see our borough as being one of the best places in the country for young people to grow, learn, develop and achieve – and one of the best places for colleagues to work and thrive in our education system.
Hackney Education has an excellent track record of working with schools. We advise and support schools in providing an excellent education for young people and the best quality training and support for their staff.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and capable project officer to work in a small team responsible for our Early Career Teachers and Core Professional Development strategies.
You will help deliver the smooth running of project administration and carry-out administrative duties as required by the project management team which will include the coordination and development of our programmes and offers. You will be responsible for working closely with stakeholders, including senior school leaders, Teaching School Hubs, the STA, and the Dfe. The ECT & CPD Project Officer will also have the opportunity to interact with external organisations to coordinate projects on behalf of Hackney Education school improvement service.
We expect you to:
- Be able to support on all project development issues with relevant stakeholders
- Be an excellent communicator, in speaking and writing
- Have strong self-motivation and be a flexible team player
- Have a ‘can do’ attitude
- Pursue tasks/goals with energy, drive and need for completion
- Be solution focused and pre-empt problems by seeking guidance or taking action on an issue, task or project within their role
- Enjoys revising and improving processes/policies
- Maintain information systems and meet deadlines
- Absolute discretion in dealing with sensitive and confidential paperwork
- Build positive and professional relationships with a range of stakeholders
In this post, you will be responsible for the day to day support of the ECT/CPD projects and programmes. We are looking for somebody with a strong commitment to high level service delivery and who will routinely go the extra mile to help our customers. Your ability to think laterally and view administration management holistically will be critical.
You will have outstanding attention to detail; coupled with exceptional organisation skills and a solution focused attitude, able to prioritise workloads and communicate effectively with customers, staff and professionals at all levels.
Hackney offers an attractive pension scheme and leave benefits. The post holder would have the option of working remotely for part of the working week.
You can see more about the work that Hackney Education undertake on our website here:
If you would like to discuss the role, please contact Afua Opoku who will arrange a call or meeting for you with one of our team. T: 020 8820 7499, firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: Sunday 28th August, 2022, 22:59pm
Interviews and assessment: w/c 5th September, 2022
Start date: October 2022 or earlier if available
Hackney Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff to share this commitment. As this role involves regulated activity, the successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check and additional pre-employment checks in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education statutory guidance.
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.
We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.
Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people and people from a black and ethnic minority background as these groups are currently under represented in our workforce.