CPD/NQT Project Officer

Brent Council
Brent, London (Greater)
£32,418 - £34,209 (pro rata) p.a. inc.
15 Apr 2021
28 Apr 2021
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An interesting opportunity...

Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.

The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.

The Post

We are looking for a CPD/NQT Project Officer to work closely with the manager of the School Setting and Effectiveness Service’s very small School Workforce Development team to plan and deliver our highly regarded annual training programme of courses and conferences for Brent School Staff. 

The person appointed will also play a vital role in ensuring the team continues to perform the statutory Appropriate Body (AB) function for the induction of teachers who start their career in Brent schools to a very high standard. In addition, the post-holder will be integral to the successful delivery of the LA’s statutory duties regarding the external moderation of teacher assessments. This involves recruiting and training teams of moderators and arranging their visits to selected schools. The work is varied, interesting and far reaching and carries a wide range of responsibilities and expectations.

The Person

We are hoping to appoint a highly motivated team member with excellent organisational and professional skills, who has experience of working in a similar training, conference and events planning and delivery role.

The ideal candidate will have experience in developing a programme of courses, professional development sessions and conferences for both online and face-face delivery in a range of venues – internal and external.

The post-holder will be proactive, able to manage their workload and possess the ability to coordinate their responsibilities to ensure expectations are met at a high level.

Our project officer will be a team contributor who is also able to work on their own, manage their time, use their initiative, has the capacity to find solutions and an excellent eye for detail.

Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills are essential, as is the ability to work under pressure and to deadlines.

Experience of using Microsoft Outlook, Excel and Word to a high standard is essential.

Experience of the Zoom and MTeams platforms and the Best Brent website would be an advantage but is not essential.

Closing Date: 28 April 2021 (23:00)

Additional Information

Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community. We positively encourage all applicants to self-identify their characteristics in the diversity survey section in the application.

We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants should be aware that posts working with children, young people and vulnerable adults are subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.

Brent has a positive approach to flexible working.

As a disability confident employer Brent welcomes applications from people with all disabilities, including hidden disabilities and mental health conditions. We will interview any disabled applicant who meets the essential criteria. If you require reasonable adjustments to be made to any part of the recruitment process due to your disability, please contact us on recruitment@brent.gov.uk.  Please note the information you provide will be treated fairly and confidentially.

Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.

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