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Education General Manager -Maternity Cover
Breteau Foundation
  • Salary £50,000 per year
  • Location London, Greater London
  • Job Type Contract, Part-time, Temporary
  • Category Intl Development , Training
  • Sectors Education
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Job Description

Start date: Late January 2020

Location: Based in London

Employment Type:Flexible working week dependent on individual. Part-time preferred.

9 months minimum contract (possibility of extension to 12 months based on the right candidate).

Benefits: Flexible/Remote WorkingReimbursable Work related expenses, 20 Days Annual leave plus bank holidays.


The Breteau Foundation (BF) aims to enable disadvantaged children to reach their full potential through the delivery of digital educational tools. The Interim General Manager: Maternity Contract will play a critical role in managing the smooth continuation and development of the global education programme.

Key Responsibilities

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Support the existing strategic direction and roadmap of the Foundation nurturing future innovation and development pathways.
  • Manage a team of employees, consultants and volunteers. The team currently includes 7 staff (located globally) and a variety of contributing consultants and freelancers. All staff and contractors will report to the General Manager.
  • Manage the existing annual budget following payment structures and procedures and ensure that all reporting is clear and timely to enable effective decision making by the Breteaus and to enable the team to work within a set of clear guidelines.
  • Oversee the ongoing improvement and evolution of the teacher training programme in collaboration with the greater BF team.
  • Work with our Head of Impact to oversee the Foundation Impact strategy. The Head of Impact will work with Country teams to define and implement at Country Level.
  • Work with our Country Managers and team of experts within the broader BF team to strengthen our programme pedagogically including curation and review of Apps and curriculum aligned content and resources that can be shared amongst our teachers globally.
  • Lead relationships with new and existing partners around the world who provide services, expertise or products to improve and support our program.
  • Oversee with the Head of Operations the improvement of operational processes to ensure the consistent running of the Foundation.
  • Oversee BF communications, marketing and social media in collaboration with the social media team and as per the Foundation Marketing Strategy
  • Oversee the global deployment of technology from supplier to school, procurement, logistics and distribution including managing ‘in Country’ tablet setup with the aim of continually improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the process (if required)
  • Represent the Foundation at Conferences and high profile events if required.

Skills and Qualifications

  • 5+ years of relevant experience.
  • Experience in education, NGOs and/or developing countries.
  • 2+ Years Management experience with excellent communication and leadership
  • Experience with budget management and reporting, KPI management.
  • Experience in partner management and stakeholder management
  • Personal and professional experience with tablet technology preferred.
  • Strong decision making and analytical skills.
  • Passion for and belief in our mission. High ethical standards and personal integrity.

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