The Latin Programme is currently seeking applications for two positions, a Teacher, and a Programme Officer.
For more information about The Latin Programme, visit their site.
Latin Programme Teacher
Part-Time, 1 day per week (with the opportunity to take on more hours in future)
Finchley, North London
Starting January 2019 or ASAP
Salary: £28-32,000 pro rata, dependent on experience
Closing Date: 9am on Thursday 22 November 2018
Interviews: Friday 30th November 2018
How to Apply:
Please send us your CV and Covering Letter, clearly outlining your suitability for the role and addressing all of the criteria in the job description, by the closing date – 9am on Thursday 22 November at the latest.
Please also indicate in your application whether or not you are available on Friday 30th November 2018 to attend an interview.
The Latin Programme – Job Description
The Latin Programme is a small educational charity that has been working in London state primary schools to promote literacy through the study of Latin for over ten years. We are known for our innovative programme, unusual methods and proven results. We use songs, 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.
We are looking to recruit a new part-time teacher to join our team. Our teachers work across the whole of Key Stage 2 (children aged 7-11years) visiting schools in London once a week to deliver the Programme as part of the school curriculum. There is a great deal of scope to become a key member of a small team that thrives on new approaches to literacy and language-learning.
We are looking for:
- A graduate with teaching experience and excellent grasp of English literacy and some Latin (minimum GCSE level)
- A creative and open-minded thinker
- Someone who can excite and inspire young learners
- Someone who believes strongly in our mission and values (see our website for more details)
- Someone who enjoys working independently and also can contribute in a team setting
- Someone who is confident about managing behaviour in a whole-class context (up to 30 children in a class)
- Someone who is responsive and responsible
- A commitment of at least a year.
- Planning and preparing courses and lessons (using our bank of lesson plans and resources – according to The Latin Programme’s curriculum and schemes of work)
- Teaching, according to the educational needs of the pupils
- Managing classroom behaviour to ensure an environment conducive to learning;
- Registering the attendance of and supervising pupils
- Engaging and motivating students in the classroom
- Recording some pupil data and supplying this data to The Latin Programme when required.
- Liaising with Lead Teachers in each school and contributing to the whole school environment.
- Contributing ideas and overseeing small projects related to teaching, with our wider team of teachers.
Download the Job Description Here: Latin_Programme_Teacher_Job_Description_Oct_2018.docx
Latin 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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
- 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.
- Working with impact-assessment frameworks
- Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) or experience working in a school
- Enterprise and Commercial Focus
- Personal and Team Leadership
- Project Management
- Relationship Management
- Self-motivation – ability to work independently and flexibly
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 Here: Programme_Officer_Job_Description_Oct_2018.pdf