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Principal Consultant - Development Centre

Salary Details:
Closing Date:
02 Dec 2018
About the role
An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Principal Consultant to join our Development Centre.
Education Development Trust is a leading education services charity working in over 80 countries.  We have over 40 years’ experience delivering high impact large-scale education programmes, influential consultancy and running and a global public education research programme. Together, these enable us to help transform school systems worldwide and fulfil Education Development Trust’s mission.
We are proud to employ a rich mix of educationalists and other professionals around the world.  As well as our teachers and school leaders, all our people are passionate about education – from accountants to researchers and from analysts to project managers.
Consultants within Education Development Trust fulfil a number of functions.  They provide technical expertise for developing our education solutions and methods.  They support our engagement with clients, ensuring we are suitably positioned for new opportunities.  They take a technical and strategic lead on business development for large-scale opportunities through our Development Centre, and they also deliver commercial work through the Consultancy team.
We are currently seeking a PRINCIPAL CONSULTANT to work within our Development Centre to play a leading role in securing new, high-value and strategically important opportunities for the Education Services Group within the Trust. This will be achieved through providing leadership across a number of our regions supporting Senior Consultants and Regional Directors with the identification, cultivation and winning of new contract opportunities. They will oversee and be accountable for the full opportunity life-cycle within those regions.
We are interested in hearing from individuals with strong experience working on business development, technical knowledge of educational systems and with a strong skill-set around design, communication and stakeholder management. Experience of successful business contract bidding is highly desirable.
Here's a short video from Richard King, the Head of Global Business Development, talking about this opportunity.


First stage telephone interviews will take place on 5th and 6th December

A second stage assessment centre is scheduled for 12th December.

About the organisation

As an education charity, we transform lives by improving education around the world. We help to shape education systems and design education solutions to give young people everywhere a brighter future. Our work is evidence informed and we invest annually in our programme of educational research.