The Centre for Global Education (CGE) is a development non-governmental organisation (NGO) based in Belfast which provides education services that enhance awareness at a local level of international development issues. CGE has been contracted by the British Council as an Expert Lead Centre to manage delivery of Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning (CCGL) in Northern Ireland. CCGL aims to provide opportunities for pupils in Northern Ireland (as well as England, Scotland and Wales) and in the global South to learn about and take action on global issues. It does this through the recruitment of a targeted number of individual schools and clusters to apply for international partnership grants to support partnerships with schools in the global South. It also supports the recruitment and delivery of on-demand and scheduled training courses to teachers on global learning.
Summary of Responsibilities
The Programme Manager will lead on the implementation, management, monitoring and evaluation of the CCGL programme in Northern Ireland in line with agreed objectives and the terms of agreement with the British Council. S/he will ensure effective programme planning, through a project management approach which will include: leading on the design and implementation of appropriate CCGL programme processes and procedures; creating and implementing a strategy for the recruitment of the targeted number of individual schools and clusters applying for international partnership grants in collaboration with the two School Advisors and Communications and Events Manager; creating and implementing a strategy for the recruitment and delivery of on-demand and scheduled training courses to teachers in collaboration with the Communications and Events Manager and Project Officer; strategically planning and promoting CCGL opportunities to schools; leading and managing a team of high quality staff, freelance trainers and education consultants who will provide support to schools and other stakeholders in delivery of CCGL; ensuring that the deliverables of two CCGL contracts are achieved; managing the project budget; and overseeing programme monitoring, evaluation and reporting requirements. The post is part-time (FTE 0.9) with a fixed-term contract until 31st August 2021. The post holder will be located in the Centre for Global Education.
Timescale and Conditions
The post is 32 hours, part-time (FTE 0.9) with a fixed-term contract until 31 August 2021. The post-holder will be located in the Centre for Global Education, Belfast. Salary: £42,000 per annum pro rata (plus employer’s NIC and Pension contributions). The Centre for Global Education aims to be an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applicants irrespective of their sex, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, ethnic origin or disability.
- A minimum of 3 years’ experience of leadership and /or project management in an education context.
- A minimum of 3 years’ experience line managing staff and/or volunteers.
- Experience of managing and reporting on time-bound statutory, European Union or trust-funded programmes.
- Experience of managing a project budget and financial processes
- Under-graduate degree or equivalent qualification.
- A working knowledge of the Northern Ireland Curriculum and key formal sector institutions.
- A working knowledge of global learning / development education.
- A sound understanding of the key challenges to delivering global learning programmes in schools.
- Ability to plan strategically to achieve set objectives, outputs and outcomes.
- Competent in ICT, including word processing, use of excel spreadsheets and email.
The application pack is available on the Centre for Global Education’s web site at www.centreforglobaleducation.com/jobs
Your application should be received by e-mail along with the completed monitoring form by 10.00am on Monday 17 February 2020. E-mail your application to: [email protected].
The Selection Panel reserves the right to enhance the criteria in order to facilitate a manageable shortlist.
If you have any queries please phone Stephen McCloskey on (028) 9024 1879
Centre for Global Education
9 University Street
E-mail: [email protected]
9 University Street