We're Hiring a Programme Officer

(Part-Time, flexible hours – minimum of 3 days per week)

Based: Camden Town, London

Reporting to: Programme Director/Executive Director

Fixed Term for one year, with a view to permanent contract

Benefits: Flexible working, with the option to work from home

Salary: £28-32,000 Pro Rata, Dependent on Experience

Deadline for applications: 9am Thursday 22 November 2018

Interview date: 30th November 2018 (please indicate in your application if you are not available on this date)

To apply: Email your CV and Covering Letter, clearly outlining your suitability for the role according to the Job Description and Person Specification below. Please send your application to: [email protected] by the closing date.

 The Latin Programme

The Latin Programme is a small educational charity working in London state schools (Primary Key Stage 2) to promote literacy through the study of Latin. We are known for our innovative Programme, unusual methods and proven results.  We use songs, rap, games, kinaesthetic techniques and storytelling to bring Latin and language learning to life. We are a young innovative charity that embraces a social enterprise model and functions more like start-up. Creativity is an essential part of what we do.

The Opportunity 

We are looking to recruit a Programme Officer to join our team. The Programme Officer would support the delivery of our Key Stage 2 Programme in our cluster of 10-11 primary schools and line manage our talented team of part-time Latin teachers who will also be responsible on the delivery level.

The Programme Officer would also manage specific developmental projects and coordinate the administration of the charity. They would also take on some cross-organisational responsibilities, for example supporting teaching and learning (with the Teaching and Learning Director), teacher recruitment and retention, and marketing the Programme to schools.

For this position we are looking for a driven and dynamic individual with relevant sector experience. In return, the person taking on the role will have a great opportunity to join a vibrant, creative, and high performing team to support our work with young people. As well as a strong knowledge-base and skill-set, the role will demand high standards in terms of output and a real openness to feedback and professional development

 We are looking for:

  • A graduate with teaching experience and excellent grasp of English literacy and ideally some experience of learning Latin or Classics, either at school or university.
  • A creative and open-minded thinker
  • Someone who enjoys working independently and can also contribute in a team setting
  • Someone who is responsive, responsible, and enterprising
  • Someone with understanding of the education sector, including current trends in schools.

Essential Skills and Abilities

  • Managing people and projects
  • Attention to detail
  • Communications skills
  • Influencing skills
  • Building capacity and networking
  • Teamwork 

Essential Experience

  • Experience of working effectively within a high-performing team
  • Track record of managing programmes: delivery and/or development
  • Experience in relationship management
  • Administrative experience with the Microsoft Office package
  • Some direct experience of working with schools or within the charity/education sector
  • A clear interest in Latin and Classics and a desire to see it taught more widely in the state sector.

Desirable Experience

  • Working with impact-assessment frameworks
  • Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) or experience working in a school

Core Competencies

  • Communication
  • Enterprise and Commercial Focus
  • Personal and Team Leadership
  • Project Management
  • Relationship Management
  • Self-motivation – ability to work independently and flexibly

Job Description


Project Management and Administration

  • Managing and coordinating the daily activities of The Latin Programme
  • Acting as the first point of contact for all enquiries about the Programme
  • Managing working relationships with our partner schools, including being involved in impact reporting and supporting renewals and relationships for existing schools on an annual basis.
  • Writing and distribution of the quarterly newsletter
  • Managing online systems (i.e. Dropbox, email addresses, MailChimp, Website Platform – Raising IT)
  • Establishing (with Executive Director and Programme Director) employment and administrative policies and procedures for all functions and for the day-to-day operation of the organisation
  • Liaise with our partner universities (e.g. The University of Cambridge Classics Department) to offer inspirational trips for our Year 6 pupils completing the Programme. Support the delivery of these trips with partner universities and ensuring that partners receive appropriate evaluation data from schools attending.

Teachers and Schools

  • Recruiting, hiring and training of part-time teachers, contractors, and volunteers
  • Working with schools to ensure that the Programme meets their school’s needs
  • Developing and managing TLP resources (with the Teaching and Learning Director)
  • Forming and maintaining relationships with volunteering agencies and organizations
  • Occasionally deputising as a chair for monthly teacher meetings (shared with Executive Director and Programme Director)
  • Supporting the Teaching and Learning Director to conduct annual teacher appraisals
  • Overseeing DBS applications and Child Protection Training
  • Acting as the Charity’s Safeguarding Officer
  • Observing and monitoring TLP teachers

Marketing and Promotion

  • Monitoring the primary education sector, government policy and academic production on literacy initiatives, Classics, Latin and language learning
  • Supporting with the development of initiatives and partnerships across the education and literacy sector to increase awareness of and promote the organisation's work
  • Maintaining the Charity’s website and supporting the promotion of our activities across multiple media.

Fundraising and Projects

  • Maintain the Charity’s online fundraising presence via quarterly reports and donor interaction on Global Giving and our website.
  • Working with the Executive Director/Programme Director to support income generating opportunities
  • Contributing ideas and overseeing small projects related to the Programme together with our admin team and team of teachers.

Download the Job Description HereProgramme_Officer_Job_Description_Oct_2018.pdf

Find out more about working with us: 

How It Works For Teachers

About the Programme