Thank a Teacher Campaign Project Manager - homeworking, flexible hours

Homeworking local to London/Home Counties
12 Sep 2019
20 Sep 2019
Contract Type

The Role:   

We are looking for a creative, proactive and adaptable Campaign Project Manager with strong social media and marketing skills. This role will support the growth of an exciting national campaign which recognises and celebrates excellence in teaching. This is a permanent role, working from home, with flexible working hours, full-time or possibly four days a week, as part of a tight-knit team, who are passionate about who they work for and what they do.  It really is a wonderful opportunity for someone who has demonstrable relevant experience and who would like the flexibility of working from home, yet within a supportive, well connected team.

"Thank a Teacher" Campaign Project Manager

The Teaching Awards Trust is a national charity founded in 1998 by Lord David Puttnam CBE, as a means of recognising and celebrating excellence in education.    

The organisation works in education through 2 main projects which encourages young people, parents and fellow teachers to say “thank you” to a teacher who has really made a difference in their lives. They also run the Teaching Awards, a national awards programme that identifies and celebrates leading teachings from across the UK.

Their vision is a teaching profession with high morale and a society that values and celebrates the great work that is done by teachers and leaders in education 


About the Role
We are looking for an outstanding project manager to support the growth of the "Thank a Teacher" campaign.  The role holder will grow the scheme nationally and will have strong social media and marketing skills, and an ability to manage complex stakeholder relationships with sponsors and key partners.


Specific duties and responsibilities

  • Provide expert project management, leading on the development of the campaign. This would include full project management across marketing, web, marketing services, design, editorial, legal, market research, product development, publishing and external consultants and freelancers
  • Create, own and implement a full project plan.
  • Identify project milestones, dependencies, resources, risks and issues and deliverables.
  • Ensure the campaign is delivered successfully against set objectives and make recommendations to inform strategies
  • Create and communicate regularly to all team members and stakeholders, objectives, schedules and deadlines, detailed budgets, and all other project parameters and constraints;
  • Develop/ implement marketing activity, working alongside the Marketing manager, in relation to the strategic marketing objectives of the campaign, usage metrics and reporting.
  • Manage output with PR agency
  • Develop and manage a group of patrons/ambassadors
  • Develop and lead on digital marketing strategy
  • Draft communications and updates to be sent to partners, e.g. newsletter copy and suggested tweets
  • Commission, create and manage digital and print marketing materials managing external agencies
  • Ensure the Teaching Awards is using and engaging with appropriate social media platforms
  • Create, plan and distribute content across social media channels, including planning and implementing paid content strategy to promote the campaign. 

Key Experience and Skills

  • Demonstrable experience of project managing large projects in matrix structures
  • Experience in working on branding/marketing campaign projects
  • Proven experience using Google analytics dashboards
  • Demonstrable experience of creativity, finding new ways of achieving results in small organisations
  • Excellent digital marketing skillset 
  • Strong organisational and prioritisation skills 
  • Able to work under pressure and autonomously 
  • Knowledge of market research best practice techniques and audience segmentation 
  • Confident in establishing and maintaining strong working relationships with internal and external project stakeholders 
  • Proven ability to be data-driven and analytics-informed, with excellent analytical skills demonstrating ROI of marketing project management 
  • Flexible approach to work and positive can-do outlook 
  • A team player with a proactive approach to work 
  • A keen interest in the education sector


Please apply in writing with a CV and cover letter outlining why you would be suitable for the role. The deadline for applications is the 18th September.



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