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Project Manager

Job description

Voices Foundation is seeking a Project Manager (Paul Hamlyn Foundation (PHF) Teacher Development Fund Project Manager) to start in September 2018, with the possibility of some key planning dates in August.

Purpose of the role

Voices Foundation has been awarded a Paul Hamlyn Foundation Teacher Development Fund Grant, from September 2018 – July 2020. The programme is a partnership between Voices Foundation and David Ross Education Trust which aims to find new, innovative ways of empowering teachers in 6 primary schools to establish singing as a cross-school vehicle for building learning power. This is a collaborative learning partnership combining expertise of teachers and singing practitioners to harness the power of singing to bring about sustainable change for whole schools.


The successful applicant will be responsible for the management of this programme and will ensure that we provide the best possible outcomes for teachers, and therefore children and schools. A critical success factor will be the post holder’s ability to develop strong partnerships with the Multi-Academy Trust, schools, funder, evaluators, practitioners and other partners.


We are looking for an individual with a strong track record in education, experience of working with primary schools, an understanding of singing pedagogy and a commitment to improving outcomes for disadvantaged children. Key outcomes we aim to achieve for pupils include development of cognitive skills, behaviour, confidence, wellbeing, and attendance.


The post-holder will see this programme from start to finish and is therefore an individual who can drive the ambition, consistency and quality of delivery to ensure we achieve the expected outcomes. Through this role, the Project Manager will contribute to the development of the charity in conjunction with the CEO and team members. 

  • Salary will be £28,000-£30,000 per annum depending on experience

  • Fixed term contract (2 years until 31 August 2020) working hours of 35 hours/week (Mon-Fri, 9.30am-5.30pm plus occasional evening & weekend work)

  • Location: various; office in London and schools in East Yorkshire and East Midlands

  • Start date September 2018, with the possibility of some key planning dates in August



For more information and to apply, please download an Application Pack here and return your completed Application Form and Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form to Ruth Tebby by 25/07/2018.

Deadline for Applications: 9.00am, 25th July 2018 Interviews: First interviews will be held in Central London on the morning of 1st August. Second interviews (if applicable) will be held in Central London on the morning of 8th August.

We ask all applicants to ensure they are available to attend interview on all dates above. If you are unable to attend please inform us at the point of applying.

We look forward to hearing from you.

 As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. However, as Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME), female and disabled people are currently under-represented, the board would particularly welcome applications from these applicants. All appointments will be made on merit.



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