Location of role: Ideally located within Reading, UK or Freetown, Sierra Leone (with significant opportunity for remote working). We will accept applications from any country where Education Development Trust has an office.
Benefits: We offer a competitive benefits package, excellent training and development opportunities, and family friendly policies to support flexible working.
Senior Consultants are the engine of strategic growth.
They pursue, design, manage and deliver strategic opportunities in our core areas of expertise that help us achieve our charitable mission to transform lives by improving education around the world.
They are pro-active in identifying and pursuing new business, they are highly skilled in problem solving and solution design and are adaptable to different contexts, clients and changing circumstances.
They are outstanding communicators with excellent writing skills, able to engage and build rapport with clients, partners and other stakeholders in person and remotely.
They live and breathe our core methods and contribute to continuously developing and improving them as we learn from our programmes and the wider evidence base.
As an (international development) Senior Consultant with a focus on delivery, you will provide high quality research and consultancy services to donors, governments and charities internationally, as part of an ambitious and dynamic team which sits at the heart of Education Development Trust.
You will also play a significant role in shaping the direction and growth of the consultancy business, with opportunities to lead product development, policy and thought leadership initiatives.
Your background might be in an improvement role in the school sector internationally, you might be leading a medium-large scale donor programme overseas, you might be in a research role in the education sector, or you might be in a business consultancy role with strong transferable skills.
We would particularly welcome applications from candidates with experience in one or more of the following areas:
Teacher professional development
School leadership development
Curriculum design, especially English or Mathematics
School improvement and raising school standards at scale, especially in numeracy and literacy
Monitoring, evaluation and learning
You will have excellent consultancy skills, as comfortable in a project design role applying our research insights, as working in complex delivery teams internationally.
Excellent writing skills are essential. You will thrive in a rapidly growing team, taking charge of your professional development and applying your skills to new business opportunities internationally.
About the organisation
Education Development Trust is an education charity that exists to transform lives by improving education around the world.
We work collaboratively with national and local governments, schools and other partners to design and deliver sustainable solutions to improve education.
Please click here to see our Annual Impact Review for 2020/21, which highlights the ways in which our work has impacted lives around the world – and the progress we have made since 2019/20.
How to apply
You can download the job description HERE and apply by following this LINK.
During your application you will be required to upload your CV and submit a supporting statement.
Interviews: Virtual interviews via Microsoft Teams will take place on a rolling basis throughout August and September.
Please note, we will be reviewing applications on an ongoing basis and reserve the right to close our vacancies early.
Education Development Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults whom we work with and come into contact with around the world.
All applicants are subject to thorough screening and for applicable roles, successful candidates are subject to relevant criminal record checks with national police authorities or the UK’s Disclosure and Barring Service.
All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal record checks.
Education Development Trust also participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme, and we may request information from relevant job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual misconduct, including harassment, during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment.
By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.
At Education Development Trust, we strive to create a workplace where everyone feels valued, can be themselves and knows they can reach their full potential.
We embrace and celebrate our differences through various initiatives and support colleagues through a number of staff networks.
We’re committed to building a strong, diverse workforce and making Education Development Trust an inclusive place to work.
If you have specific requirements or adjustments, please let us know if there is anything we can do to support your application. We are proud to be a member of the Disability Confident employer scheme.
Closing date: Sunday 11th September 2022
For more information and job application details, see; https://careers.educationdevelopmenttrust.com/vacancies/vacancy-apply.aspx?VacancyID=1868