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Edtech Strategy and Proposition Lead

Location:
Reading (UK), Kenya (Nairobi) or UAE (Dubai) offices with options for hybrid working
Salary Details:
circa £70,000 pro rata per annum
03 Oct 2022
About the role

Job title: Edtech for Teacher Professional Development: Strategy and Proposition Lead

Location: UK (Reading), Kenya (Nairobi) or UAE (Dubai) offices with options for hybrid working

Salary: circa £70,000 pro rata per annum

Job Type: 6 month fixed term contract

An exciting short-term opportunity has opened up in EDT’s Research and Development team for a senior edtech professional with experience in strategy and business development. This is an opportunity to apply your expertise to develop an organisation-wide strategy for a leading and established education organization with a track record for delivering high impact large scale education programmes in Africa, Middle East and UK.  

In this role you will work consultatively across the organization to define EDT’s strategy and competitive positioning for edtech for teacher professional development, along with an articulated market offer, distilling key messages and USPs. You will also distil and define our digital learning design principles and models linked to our Teacher Development and Leadership for Learning propositions. 

We welcome applications from individuals with the following experience and skills:  

Track record in strategy and policy development for edtech, with ability to adapt approaches to changing market insights and opportunities. 

Understanding of and expertise in edtech internationally, including the latest market trends, policy developments and contextual considerations in both high and low income countries. 

Understanding of the role of edtech in achieving educational impact, including a consideration of both successes and failures as well as key issues and challenges. 

Strong knowledge of business development, marketing and financial with experience in managing a portfolio of projects or a complex programme. 

Experience in educational digital product design and development, including working with both educational and technology teams, and applying insights-driven iterative development approaches to ensure positive user experience as well as educational impact.  

Strong stakeholder management skills, with ability to work across the business with senior leaders and experts to co-ordinate a whole business approach and ensure buy-in. 

More about Education Development Trust and the R&D Team: 

EDT is a highly evidence-engaged organisation, offering our clients education solutions informed by leading edge thinking and research insights. As a charity, we reinvest our surplus in a programme of education research, available through our website. The R&D team plays a key part in ensuring EDT has evidence-informed education solutions which deliver education impact at scale, and is responsible for deriving and bringing to market new propositions and innovative methods across our international markets. 

The role is a 6 month fixed-term contract, ideally running from November 2022 to April 2023, and preferably based either in our UK (Reading), Kenya (Nairobi) or UAE (Dubai) offices with options for hybrid working. The role will require travel within Africa, Middle East and UK to engage with programme teams. For the right candidate, we may be able to consider a remote position in another location that is in a similar time zone and is accessible for travel.  

We welcome internal applicants who may be interested in a secondment.  

Application process: Towards the bottom of this page, you can download the job description and apply. Once you click apply you will be required to complete a short online application form and upload your CV.  

Closing date: 3 October 2022 
Interviews will be held week commencing 10 October 2022


Please note, we will be reviewing applications on an ongoing basis and reserve the right to close our vacancies early. 
 
Education Development Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults whom we work with and come into contact with around the world. All applicants are subject to thorough screening and for applicable roles, successful candidates are subject to relevant criminal record checks with national police authorities or the UK’s Disclosure and Barring Service.

About the organisation
Education Development Trust is an education charity that exists to transform lives by improving education around the world. We work collaboratively with national and local governments, schools and other partners to design and deliver sustainable solutions to improve education.
At Education Development Trust, we strive to create a workplace where everyone feels valued, can be themselves and knows they can reach their full potential.  We embrace and celebrate our differences through various initiatives and support colleagues through a number of staff networks. We’re committed to building a strong, diverse workforce and making Education Development Trust an inclusive place to work.  If you have specific requirements or adjustments, please let us know if there is anything we can do to support your application.  We are proud to be a member of the Disability Confident employer scheme.