Job Description

Title: Director of Programmes

Contract: Full Time/Permanent

Department: Education

Responsible to: Chief Executive

Usual Hours: 9.00am – 5.30pm

Salary: £50,000 – £60,000 depending on experience

Location: Central London

Holidays: 22 days per annum, plus Bank Holidays, plus two days for Rosh Hashanah and one day for Yom Kippur should they fall on weekdays

The deadline for applications is 5.30pm on Monday 10th April. CVs and cover letters should go to

The aim of the Director of Programmes is to develop and lead on the educational programmes delivered by the Holocaust Educational Trust that reach teachers and students across the UK.

Programme Development and Delivery

  •  Maximise the visibility, uptake and impact of the Trust’s educational programmes, including teacher training, the Outreach programme and the development of teaching resources
  •  Work with the Chief Executive and Senior Management team to develop and deliver the Trust’s long-term strategy on Holocaust education
  •  Identify opportunities to engage with new audiences and to deepen engagement with existing ones
  • Respond to the needs of schools, teachers and students, including overseeing the creation of new educational programmes or initiatives, including working in partnership with organisations with complementary aims where appropriate
  •  Act as the external, front-facing representative of the Trust at educational conferences and events
  •  Build and maintain relationships with organisations in the education sector
  • Deliver occasional educational sessions for teachers and students as and when necessary


  •  Oversee the management of the education team
  • Serve as a member of the Senior Management Team
  • Communicate strategies, policies and procedures effectively to staff

Person Specification

Qualifications and Experience


  •  Experience working in the charity and/or education sector
  • A proven track-record of project management and the development and management of budgets
  •  A proven track-record of successfully designing and implementing educational programmes and initiatives and/or programmes working with young people
  • Experience of delivery of nation-wide programmes to a high standard
  • Experience managing staff


  •  A recognised teaching qualification (eg PGCE)

Knowledge and Skills


  •  Familiarity with contemporary trends in the UK educational sector
  • A sound knowledge of where the Holocaust fits within the UK curriculum
  •  Understanding of how best to evaluate the impact of educational programmes
  • Strong written and oral communication skills including the ability to present to large groups
  •  Good organisational skills and attention to detail; ability to plan and prioritise a heavy workload and keep to targets and deadlines
  • Understanding of effective approaches to marketing and promoting educational programmes to teachers and schools
  • Excellent IT skills


  •  Sound knowledge of the Holocaust, its contemporary relevance and Holocaust pedagogy
  • Familiarity with key organisations involved in Holocaust education
  • Understanding of fundraising and public relations

 Interpersonal Skills


  • Ability to work creatively and develop new ideas, take initiative and work without constant supervision
  • Ability to network and build relationships with people at all levels
  • Availability to travel within the UK and abroad and to work occasional evenings and weekends
  • A proactive, positive and team-orientated approach with a high level of integrity and confidence
  • Willingness to be flexible and adapt to changing demands and priorities.

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