Project Manager: Early Years Stronger Practice Hub

Altrincham Grammar School for Girls, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 2NL

9 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    Spring Term

  • Closing date

    9 December 2022 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    24 November 2022

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type

Fixed term - 2 years

Full-time equivalent salary

£28,900 rising to £32,020 per annum

Pay scale

NJC scale points 21 to 24 (Bright Futures scale Grade 6)

What skills and experience we're looking for

Qualifications, Education, training

  • GCSE English and Maths up to GCSE level grade C or above
  • Evidence of continuous professional development

Relevant Experience

  • Previous management experience
  • Experience of working in sustained and successful partnerships with external organisations
  • Experience of developing systems, processes and resources
  • Experience of working with senior leaders

Knowledge, skills and abilities

  • Excellent communication skills; both oral and written; excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to be an effective and supportive team member; also able to work alone with a high level of self-direction and self-motivation
  • Ability to prioritise conflicting demands and thrive under pressure, excellent time management skills
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Ability to take a problem-solving approach to tasks, and develop well thought through, valid solutions
  • Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with a wide variety of people and liaise with colleagues
  • Ability to use management information systems; and be able to transfer the experience of using one system to another similar system, if needs be

Leadership & Management

  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Ability to formulate, monitor, evaluate and review plans and policies
  • Ability to confront and resolve problems
  • Ability to innovate and manage change
  • Ability to take on new challenges and to be a leader
  • Positive, solution-focused and good humoured

Personal Qualities/Others

  • Personal integrity /confidentiality
  • Tact/discretion
  • Positive approach to challenges, which seeks solutions to problems and addresses difficulties with cheerfulness/good humour
  • Flexibility/adaptability
  • Initiative/confidence when dealing with difficult situations
  • Willingness to keep up to date on relevant policy and procedures in line with the duties identified in the job description
  • Commitment to further training/development
  • Smart/professional appearance

Our Values

Community: Evidence of working together for a common purpose and encouraging diversity

Integrity: Evidence of doing the right things for the right reason

Passion: Evidence of taking personal responsibility, working hard and having high aspirations

What the school offers its staff

Project Manager: Early Years Stronger Practice Hub – 2 year fixed term contract

Based at The Lodge (Altrincham Grammar School for Girls) – hybrid working available

Based at The Lodge (Altrincham Grammar School for Girls) – hybrid working available


We offer a great opportunity to join an organisation which really lives its values. Our working environment is very inclusive and whilst you can expect to be challenged in your role, you will be supported through professional learning, treated fairly and with dignity and respect. Please see the Equality, Diversity, an Inclusion statement on our website.

Terms and Conditions

Salary: NJC scale points 21 to 24 (Bright Futures scale Grade 6). The full time equivalent pay is £28,900 rising to £32,020 per annum. The actual pay based on the below working pattern commencing £25,384 rising to £28,124, per annum actual pay. Pay progression is linked to performance.

Working weeks: This is a great opportunity for flexible working as the role will work 38 weeks during school term time and an additional 2 weeks to be agreed. A total of 40 weeks.

Hours: 36.25 hours per week over 5 days. Flexible working will be considered, please discuss at interview if you wish this to be considered.

Holidays: You will be paid for the prorate equivalent of 25 days, plus 8 public holidays. This increases to 30 days plus 8 public holidays after 5 years’ service.

Pension: Local government pension scheme. Please take a look at the website:

Other: We offer salary sacrifice schemes for purchasing bikes used for travel to work and technology for personal use, through monthly interest free salary deductions. We also offer opportunities for professional development.

For a full explanation of our employment offer please see the booklet on our website:

Great-Place-booklet.pdf (

Further details about the role

Overview of the Role

We are seeking an experienced excellent project manager with the ability to co-ordinate a team of professionals to meet the aims and objectives of the Early Years Stronger Practice Hub team and the other parts of the Bright Futures Development Network. As part of the COVID 19 recovery programme, the role supports the Head of Early Years Stronger Practice Hub (EYSPH) by leading the operational delivery (end to end project management) of the 2 year funded hub, delivering on the objectives set out by the Department for Education (DfE) and the National Children’s Bureau (NCB). The postholder will provide the interface between the organisation and our stakeholders on a programmes or range of programmes providing varied support to stakeholders either directly or through a team. You’ll be responsible for managing several programmes & projects driving activity to make sure programmes are delivered on time, on budget and to high quality.

The full job description and person specification are available on our website and attached to this advert,

Commitment to safeguarding

Keeping Children Safe in Education

Bright Futures Educational Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974; pre-employment checks will be carried out and references will be sought for shortlisted candidates and successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and other relevant checks with statutory bodies.

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About Altrincham Grammar School for Girls

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1372 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number

The Bright Futures Educational Trust (BFET) is a partnership of schools based in the North West. The Trust’s vision is the best for everyone, the best from everyone. Our values of community, passion and integrity are at the heart of everything we do. There are currently twelve schools within the Trust. BFET is committed to providing all staff with the training and support they need to be the best in their profession. Benefits include: working cross-phase, knowledge exchange between our schools and the opportunity to work with some of the most inspiring colleagues in their profession. Altrincham Grammar School for Girls (AGGS) was in the first cohort of schools to be designated a National Teaching School in 2011. AGGS is the lead school in the “Alliance for Learning”. Our teaching school alliance comprises schools of every type and phase, plus universities, throughout a wide geographical area. The impact of teaching school activities is felt within the Trust and far beyond. We have a reputation for excellence regionally and nationally, of which we are very proud. The successful candidates must be willing to engage in the school’s commitment to developing AGGS as a centre of excellence for teaching and learning.

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