Education Officer vacancy

Education Officer

Contract: Permanent, Full-Time, with consideration given to suitable candidates wishing to work part-time

Location: Home based, with access to Market Harborough, and travel across the UK

Salary: c£40-45k, with some potential for negotiation depending on the skills and experience of the appointed candidate

Closing date: 9am Friday 18 June 2021

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an exciting new post designed to add to HMC’s capacity to provide specialist support and advice on pastoral matters and safeguarding.

We are looking for a professional with senior practitioner experience in the secondary school sector to join the national association of headmasters and headmistresses (HMC) to work closely with the Director of Education and the Chairs of HMC Sub-Committees and working groups, in order to support and contribute to HMC’s ongoing work in the areas of wellbeing, safeguarding and inclusion. The post-holder will also work as an integral part of the HMC’s team in driving forward the organisation’s development as it reviews its internal infrastructure and operations in a post-Covid world.

The post-holder will work collaboratively with the wider HMC team, including the Director of Member Services and Director of Communications. Your key responsibilities include:

  • Acting as a source of information and guidance on pastoral issues affecting schools including, but not limited to HMC schools.
  • Monitoring safeguarding and wellbeing developments, drawing on media coverage, published reports and cross-association meetings to ensure members of relevant working groups and sub-committees are well-briefed, working across functional boundaries.
  • In liaison with the Director of Education, establishing/maintaining working relationships with relevant senior staff at bodies such as ISC, DfE, DCMS, Department of Health and Social Care, Public Health England, ISEB and ASCL.
  • Providing a full secretariat service to a number of HMC Sub-Committees and Working Groups, including the Wellbeing and Inclusion working groups.
  • Commissioning and leading surveys and research in the areas of Wellbeing and Inclusion as well as providing updates to members on Wellbeing, Inclusion, Safeguarding and Pastoral matters.
  • Supporting HMC Professional Development (HMCPD) events, including the HMC main conference, by proposing relevant topics and themes and supporting facilitated sessions in related areas.

This role would suit applicants with senior practitioner experience in the secondary school sector and/or experience of pastoral policy and practice with a relevant professional qualification and/or registration. The right candidate must have:

  • An interest in and enthusiasm for the work of HMC schools and their pupils.
  • Experience of delivering training within a multidisciplinary environment.
  • Demonstrate excellent attention to detail and strong organisational skills.
  • Willingness to take on new challenges and adapt to the changing needs of HMC.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to provide briefings across the range of wellbeing and safeguarding issues.
  • A high degree of personal organisation and efficiency with the ability to prioritise and meet competing deadlines.
  • Proven high level analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Enthusiasm and the ability to build relationships and represent HMC effectively.
  • Confident user of ICT, digital systems and software.

For a more detailed job description and person specification, and to download an application form, please see here where you can also find further particulars and learn more about HMC. To apply, please submit your CV and an application form including a statement of your suitability for the post, to [email protected] before the closing date.

If you wish to discuss the post, informally, please speak to Kate Howell, Director of Education, who can be contacted by email for an appointment at [email protected]

Closing date: 9am on Friday 18 June 2021.

Interviews: Interviews are likely to take place virtually during week commencing 5 July 2021.