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STEP Liaison Coordinator
Location(s) London
Employment Type Contract
Job Listed 28-Nov-2017
Job Description

STEP Liaison Coordinator
Salary c £45,000 - £55,000 dependent on experience
Based London Euston

Background: Secondary Teacher Education Programme (STEP)

The Secondary Teacher Education Programme (STEP) is a programme of study for practicing and prospective teachers.  The mission of STEP is to address the need for professional secondary education teachers by training exceptional graduates into teachers and mentors who can help to shape and inspire future generations and teach The Institute of Ismaili Studies’ Secondary Curriculum to Ismaili students worldwide. 

The Master’s level teacher preparation aspect of STEP is being undertaken through a pioneering collaboration between the University of London’s Institute of Education (IOE) and The Institute of Ismaili Studies. The programme extends over two academic years and culminates in two postgraduate awards: a Post Graduate Diploma (PGDip) and Master of Arts, Education (Muslim Societies and Civilisations). Following completion of the academic programme in London, participants proceed to an in-service phase as professional secondary teachers employed by their national Ismaili Tariqah and Religious Education Boards (ITREB).       

The role

The IIS invites applications for the role of STEP Liaison Coordinator.  This role will support the STEP Liaison Manager to conceptualise, plan and implement key support structures and processes for building the human resource capacities of STEP-affiliated staff of ITREBs and for the overall strengthening of the STEP endeavour across some 20 countries globally. This role involves working with international partners as well as other departments at the IIS to contribute to developing and implementing relevant policies and procedures for STEP in the field. This position also provides administrative support to the STEP Liaison Manager, particularly with the management of the STEP Liaison Unit budget and the delivery of programmes sponsored by the STEP Liaison Unit. This role is offered as a three year fixed term contract.

The candidate

In addition to a Master’s degree in the field of educational administration, you will have experience of managing the provision of management services to a demanding customer base, preferably for an education or not-for-profit institution. Additionally, you will have good project and data management skills, budgeting experience, as well as experience of research within the context of the Ismaili Muslim community’s religious education system. You will also have substantive experience of mentoring religious education teachers at secondary levels and knowledge of the teacher assessment tools and process developed by the IIS, with the experience of the associated implementation challenges.  You will have sophisticated knowledge of the IIS’ Secondary Curriculum materials. In addition, you will have excellent written and oral communication skills, and strong interpersonal skills. You will have knowledge of the institutional structures of the Ismaili Community, especially ITREBs.

Please apply online with CV and covering letter below, where you can also download the job description and person specification.
If you have any queries, please email Caroline Gomez in Human Resources cgomez@iis.ac.uk.  The closing date for applications is Monday 1 January 2018.




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