Going for Gold Project Manager job description and person specification:
Going for Gold Project Manager
National Training Manager and CEO
27,000 to 29,000
Hours of Work:
Full time (37.5 hours)
28 days plus 8 Bank Holidays
NEST workplace pension
Type of Contract:
Place of Work:
SAPERE, D5 Culham Science Centre, Abingdon, OX14 3DB
Purpose of the post: To take responsibility for the whole Going for Gold programme life cycle for each participating school, as well as the development of the programme as a whole. This includes generating interest in the programme, building regional networks, carrying out the project administration, providing support for trainers and schools, and reporting on the programme.
Main Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to
- Undertaking marketing in order to generate interest in and sales opportunities for the Going for Gold programme
- Undertaking all in-programme Going for Gold administration, including creating budgets for schools and the tracking of these
- Working with the Training team and P4C Manager to support the collation and use of feedback, evaluation and research during and after the Going for Gold programme
- Providing support to Going for Gold trainers and schools
- Providing office admin support, including some general marketing activities (emails).
1. Undertaking marketing in order to generate interest in and sales opportunities for the Going for Gold (GfG) programme by:
- Arranging and supporting beacon P4C schools to host taster events to generate interest
- Following up interest in the GfG programme from events, open courses and any other leads arising from members of the SAPERE team
- Developing and supporting trainers to market Going for Gold (to include the creation of materials, following up leads generated by trainers and offering other marketing support)
- Working collaboratively with trainers to identify opportunities to build, develop and support clusters of schools within a particular area
- Sending targeted emails to generate interest in Going for Gold including to Open Level 1 attendees, schools that have undertaken Level 1 INSET and post bronze award schools
- Signing up schools to the programme, including negotiating packages/budgets with individual schools and MATS (with CEO support), agreeing budgets and setting up their records on Administrate
- Attending conferences and sales events as appropriate.
2. Undertaking all in-programme Going for Gold administration, including creating budgets for schools and the tracking of these by
- Mapping and implementing process improvements in order to ensure the programme runs smoothly
- Ensuring all paperwork for GfG schools logged and filed
- Undertaking all Going for Gold administration, including setting up all GfG courses and events on our database (using tokens to track programme)
- Ensuring all courses and events have training tokens correctly allocated against them
- Negotiating and agreeing with trainers and the finance team any in-programme changes required by schools and recording these changes
- Answering queries and taking responsibility for logging and notifying the finance team
- Supporting the finance team to true-up Going for Gold records during audit, if required.
3. Working with the Training team and P4C Manager to support the collation and use of feedback and evaluation during and after the Going for Gold programme by
- Updating and sending out the annual feedback and evaluation forms to schools and trainers
- Collating feedback and compiling reports based on the feedback
- Suggesting and implementing improvements to the programme, our tracking systems and the offer
- Managing the GfG processes and procedures including supporting the Training team to quality assure programme delivery
- Reporting to the Trustees on the GfG programme
- Writing reports and case studies about the programme
- Supporting the P4C Manager in identifying any research opportunities within schools and conducting research with Going for Gold schools.
4. Providing support to Going for Gold trainers and schools by
- Identifying and supporting schools to set up networks
- Visiting and supporting schools as SAPERE's representative, including at P4C taster sessions and celebration events
- Advising on the award programme and assisting the Assistant National Training Manager in supporting schools to apply for awards
- Responding to queries about the programme from P4C leaders and school staff
- Being the main point of contact for Going for Gold trainers.
5. Providing office admin support by
- Being one of the first points of contact in the office; answering and directing enquiries
- Supporting event set up and attending SAPERE events including Going for Gold Trainers' days
- Creating marketing email lists from our database and sending out targeted emails, in line with marketing consent
- Undertaking general admin support tasks, if required.
General Duties and Responsibilities (all staff):
- To represent SAPERE and maintain a professional and positive image of SAPERE
- To attend SAPERE staff meetings, project meetings and any other such meetings as required
- To comply at all times with SAPERE's policies and organisational values
- To take reasonable care of health and safety in relation to themselves, other people and resources whilst at work; to comply with SAPERE's Health and Safety Policy to enable SAPERE's responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act to be performed
- To undertake any other tasks as may be reasonably required by the Chief Executive or National Training Manager.
To apply, please complete and return the application form, equal opportunities monitoring form and criminal record form.
The closing date for applications is 5pm on Tuesday 11 June 2019. Interviews will be held on Monday 17th June 2019
Please contact Debbie Luther on if you have any questions about the role or the application process.
SAPERE is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Appropriate checks will be required before appointment.
Essential or Desirable
Educated to degree or equivalent - E
Ethos (please ensure you include evidence for these in your application)
Understanding of and sympathy for SAPERE's mission and values - E
Demonstrable commitment to equality of opportunity and diversity - E
Interest in working in the third sector - D
Experience of undertaking admin work, including data entry - E
Experience of using a database - D
Project management experience - D
Experience of organising events - D
Experience of working with or in schools - D
Experience of managing budgets - D
Knowledge of UK education sector - D
Excellent interpersonal skills - E
Positive, enthusiastic and can demonstrate a 'can-do attitude' - E
Excellent communicator, both verbally and in writing - E
Excellent administrative skills with demonstrable attention to detail - E
Proficient user of IT, including Microsoft and databases - E
Proactive, able to use initiative and find solutions to problems - E
Able to prioritise, organise and manage time effectively - E
Able to work as part of a team - E
Right to work in the UK - E