Teaching Leaders is an innovative charity, which sets out  to measurably raise levels of pupil achievement in schools working in challenging contexts through developing outstanding middle leaders (i.e. heads of department, heads of year and other whole-school roles).

We were developed in partnership with four of the UK’s most forward-thinking educational organisations: the National College, ARK, Teach First and Future Leaders.

The TL Fellows Programme  was launched in 2008 with an inaugural cohort of 30 in inner London schools. Five years later we’ve developed a modular programme (TL Teams) and we’re now working with almost 444 secondary schools across England; 243 of which have supported our network of 776 Fellows and Alumni through our flagship TL Fellows Programme.

Find out more about Teaching Leaders movement and the impact we’ve had so far in this Prezi, and take a look at our vacancies below to see how you could be part of the next chapter in our journey.  We’d encourage you to look carefully at our mission and values before applying.

Development Coaches: North of England, South of England and the Midlands

Teaching Leaders is seeking new Development Coaches across England. TL Fellows work in schools in challenging contexts, and have been selected through a rigorous application and assessment process. The Development Coach role is a two-year commitment supporting high potential middle leaders on our Fellows Programme to improve student outcomes in their departments or areas of responsibility.  Senior leadership experience in a challenging secondary school is a requirement for this role. The Development Coach role is open to both currently serving and former senior school leaders.

Coaching is a crucial and central part of Fellows’ experience and development. Development Coaches are the link between the curriculum and training delivered on the programme and the school context, supporting Fellows to incorporate this learning into their practice as middle leaders. Coaching is the most personalised element of the programme, allowing Fellows to see a direct impact within their roles, their leadership and consequently in outcomes for their students.

We require that our coaches have: experience of working as a senior leader/headteacher in a secondary school in challenging contexts, adaptability to employ a variety of coaching models and techniques, a commitment to your own development as a coach and an enthusiasm for developing others.

To find out more about the role and how to apply, please download the application pack.

To apply for the role, email the following to

  • A completed Application Form
  • A short CV—maximum 1 page A4, double-sided
  • Contact details of 2 referees—specifically someone you have coached/developed and your most recent line manager (we  will only contact your referee if your application is successful)
  • Please note that in the North we are only recruiting for coaches in the North East and Yorkshire and the Humber.

Deadline for applications: Please see pack

Programme Experience Manager, South

Teaching Leaders is an innovative not-for-profit organisation whose mission is to address educational disadvantage by growing a movement of outstanding middle leaders in schools working in challenging contexts.  We identify, train and develop middle leaders working in schools in the most challenging contexts.  Over the last five years, we have worked with middle leaders in 440 eligible secondary schools through our two programmes; TL Fellows, for high potential individuals, and TL Teams, for groups of middle leaders 

The PEM Role

Programme Experience Managers (PEMs) support the progress of Fellows and the delivery of the Fellows programme through relationship management and event management as well as feeding into Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting (ME&R) in order to optimise the impact for both teachers and students in challenging schools.

This is a great opportunity to build a wide range of skills in a positive education charity, which is committed to staff development. We are looking for candidates who can commit to the role for sixteen months (until September 2015).

For more information about the role including a person specification and details of how to apply, please look at the pack here.

CLOSING DATE: 5pm on 31 March 2014

Teaching Leaders Facilitators, North

Teaching Leaders is recruiting outstanding facilitators to grow our facilitator pool and deliver leadership development training across our Fellows and Teams Programmes. The role of the facilitator is to support our mission of addressing educational disadvantage and closing the achievement gap by delivering dynamic sessions to middle leaders working in schools in challenging contexts, utilising materials and content provided by Teaching Leaders.

Outstanding facilitation that challenges participants to openly reflect on their practice, learn new skills and concepts and develop themselves and their teams is essential to achieving our mission by developing exceptional middle leaders. To find out more about the role please download the leaflet here.

Systems Project Manager, Internal

As a growing charity that is becoming an established feature of the English educational landscape, Teaching Leaders’ operational approach is now maturing. The appointment of a Systems Manager, will ensure we continue to provide the systems and tools required to effectively deliver Teaching Leaders’ operations, both now and in the future.

The Systems Manager for our internal facing applications will set the vision and ensure continuous improvement for by not limited to TL Connect (Teaching Leaders Intranet) and Salesforce (CRM system). The role will: work closely with various stakeholders ensuring that system improvements are delivered to a high standard; lead on all TL Connect and Salesforce development, have responsibility over system operations and provide effective training when needed to a wide range of users

For a full job description please look here.

To apply, please email a cover letter outlining in detail your suitability for the role and reasons for applying with your CV to Mehrun Begum, Systems Associate Director: by 9am, 15 April 2014.


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