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Education Business Project Manager

This vacancy has now closed and is listed for reference only.
Vacancy Summary
London Borough Of Waltham Forest
£47,511 - £50,448
Waltham Forest
Working Pattern:
Full Time
36 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
15/05/2019 at 23:30 PM
Vacancy Description


As outlined in the report from Waltham Forest’s Life Chances Commission ‘Enabling young people to thrive’, the Council is committed to ensuring that challenges arising over the next decade that may prevent children and young people succeeding are addressed and practical solutions found. The Education Business Effectiveness Service supports maintained schools in Waltham Forest to secure and maintain financial sustainability to ensure high quality education continues to be delivered to all children and young people.

The service is currently looking to recruit an Education Business Project Manager to lead on a variety projects aiming to support the development of school business practices. The Education Business Project Manager will play a crucial role in ensuring that schools have access to consistently high quality support and training to ensure resilient and sustainable business practices. With responsibilities for: managing a range of umbrella software licences, including building a helpdesk and training package for purchasing schools; leading the WF School Business Manager Network, ensuring that it provides quality guidance and CPD opportunities to its members; and where appropriate supporting collaborative projects between schools.  

The successful candidate will be a highly effective and motivated individual, with a proven track record in the management of complex programmes of work and a strong commitment to excellent customer service delivery. Maintaining strong professional relationships with a range of stakeholders will be crucial and the successful candidates will need to evidence the ability to engage, influence and motivate a diverse range of stakeholders to ensure the best outcomes for our schools. 

The post is a 2 year fixed term contract, with the possibility of an extension.

For further information please contact Lindsay Jackson, Head of Education Business Effectiveness via email:

Equal Opportunities
Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population.

We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace.

The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives contained within the Waltham Forest Council Equality Plan 2012/2015:

- Promoting equality of opportunity

- Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage

- Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels.

- Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all.

Respecting Diversity is a core Council value.

How to apply
Application Information The councils preference is for on-line application forms. However if you have a disability and are unable to complete an on-line application, please ring 0208 496 4227 who will be able to arrange an alternative. For more information on how to complete your application form, follow this link: Applying for a job at Waltham Forest Council