Now Teach: CEO

Closing Date: 30th May 2022

Location: Currently Home Based (UK), with days in London as needed and some other travel within England

Salary: £80,000 (+11% employer pension contribution)

Our vision is a world where children benefit because talented people, who’ve already had successful careers, become teachers, and bring their skills and experiences to the schools that need them most.

We believe career-changers bring new experiences into the classroom, but they often need support to complete their training and stay in teaching. We offer Now Teachers one-to-one support, alongside a comprehensive structured programme helping them change career successfully. This support continues after they’ve completed their training, and the Now Teach Network is there to help make the most of their experience and skills as career-changers.

Our support works. Our retention rate is almost twice the national average for 40–65-year-olds. Over 90% of our cohort are satisfied or very satisfied with the support they get from Now Teach.

Since 2016, over 11,000 people have expressed interest in joining Now Teach and we have recruited over 500 career changers with significant industry experience into teaching. In September 2021, we welcomed our largest cohort of trainees.  And this number is set to grow as we look to recruit our biggest cohorts yet and as we expand to new parts of the country.

We are looking for a new CEO who can lead and inspire a committed, and highly talented team. The successful candidate will be both adaptable to the challenges growing charities face while thinking strategically about the systems that a charity with high growth potential will need to implement long term. Successful candidates will display a collaborative and energetic ethic, working closely with members of the team and board to forge the best way forward for Now Teach.

This role will offer an exciting opportunity for even the most experienced manager, giving them a chance to display and hone their leadership and operational skills in a flexible and agile charity environment whilst working to benefit young people.

The CEO will work closely with the co-founders, Lucy Kellaway and Katie Waldegrave, the management team and the board of Now Teach, to whom they will report.

Now Teach recognises the enormous benefits of diverse leadership. We actively and warmly encourage applications from a wide range of backgrounds.

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to Now Teach on this appointment. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit www.saxbam.com/appointments using reference RBETA. Alternatively telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours). Applications should be received by noon on Monday 30th May.

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