About Keynote Educational
Keynote Educational is a leading national provider of one-day conferences and courses for teachers and students in the secondary education sector. The company has a strong, well established reputation for high quality, inspiring and innovative provision, currently offering over 500 courses for teachers, 50+ student conferences per year and providing over 400 CPD teacher sessions and student revision sessions to secondary schools across the UK as part of our In-School support programmes. We also offer a number of large-scale flagship conferences for senior leaders and MATS CEOs on latest priorities, key directions in the secondary education sector.
We are bold thinkers and stand out innovators, motivating each other and our external team of over 250 education specialists/course leaders and conference speakers to explore new frontiers with us in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better, rise to new challenges, and create outstanding solutions.
This is an exciting time to join us as we are currently expanding the company.
This is a unique, stimulating, varied and ever-changing role, one which offers a great opportunity for the right person to be a key player in a vibrant leading national company. We are looking for an inspirational and dynamic person who is confident, forward-thinking, outward looking, highly articulate, who has the drive, energy and charismatic dynamism to take through to market new courses, new conferences, occasionally new mini-projects which are of the highest standards while also being commercially profitable to the company.
The core of the role is to send to market an extensive range of new courses, large-scale conferences, and student revision sessions at regular intervals during the academic year, to teachers and leaders in the secondary education sector. The work is fast-paced, intellectually stimulating and satisfying, and is constantly changing with new trends and directions.
Detailed knowledge of specific subject or whole school expertise is not required, nor is direct experience of working in a school, as our external teams of course leaders, examiners, and other experts in their fields provide this.
Specifically, the Job Involves:
For Teacher Courses
Proactively leading our external specialist and experts (course leaders) in the design, planning and programmes for teacher courses.
Analysing the success of our current courses and conference provision, assessing trends, new directions and potential new growth areas for new courses and conferences. This work forms the basis for all new courses and conferences.
Advising and drawing upon the expertise of our specialists to provide the specific subject specialist and/or whole school knowledge we need, and then to put together new courses and conferences. The experts write out the programmes for the courses
For Large-Scale Conferences
Identifying and analysing the latest priorities, issues, trends in the wider secondary education sector, discussing with our external stakeholders, and following this through to set up large-scale conferences.
Sourcing and inviting national and international Keynote speakers, including current practitioners, to put on up to eight successful large-scale conferences per year, each focusing on a specific latest topic of priority, relevance, challenge or change affecting the secondary education sector, and to be of the quality, level and standard to attract a target audience of 150 – 200 delegates
Student Revision Conferences
Proactively lead in the design, planning and programmes of these conferences
To liaise directly with a range of educational people, particularly examiners to design, amend and update GCSE and A Level student revision conferences: work with the conference speakers, evaluate and give feedback
Qualities and Experience
The Successful Candidate will:
Have a genuine interest in, and demonstrate understanding of quality education in the secondary education sector
Be aspirational, ambitious, and committed to excellence in professional development provision
Demonstrate intellectual depth, pace and creative flair
Demonstrate experience of producing products - ideally course programmes or similar – which will attract the relevant client market
Enjoy the challenge of actively researching new developments affecting secondary education; be excited by the forward-thinking challenges involved in offering excellent conferences which set the pace of highest quality, highest relevance and the place to go to for the top events in the secondary education field
Be an excellent communicator and negotiator, able to lead and guide successfully with a range of external stakeholders
Be able to inspire and motivate others
Be a graduate
Good salary for the right person
35 hours, Mon - Fri
25 days holiday + 3 additional days over Christmas, + bank holidays
A positive, supportive team of friendly and passionate staff
Generous pension scheme with incentives
Offices in central Wilmslow
To Apply: please send a copy of your CV and covering letter to email@example.com
If you would like to briefly discuss the role, please call us on 01625 532974
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: £35,000.00-£50,000.00 per year
Monday to Friday