Job opportunity at MAKE CIC – Education Manager


Job Purpose and Summary
Make CIC’s vision is to see people turn their passion in to prosperity.
The mission is to provide services; support people; facilitate resources and networks in order that people can live happy, healthy and prosperous lives. This will be done by providing affordable, community-focused creative work environments; nurture people’s curiosity to learn skills; facilitate access to opportunities and resources; bring people together by building networks and hosting events; as well as transform the environments around us and ultimately people’s lives.

To stay true to this mission Make acts with a set of values in mind; to be curious, constructive and transformative.

If this sounds like the type of environment you want to work within; you identify with our vision, mission and values; and you’re passionate about education and skills… then apply for this job.

Job Description

Job Title

Education Manager


£20,085.00 – £25,000 (p.a.) depending on suitability


12 months fixed term (37.5 hours per week), with a view to be permanent thereafter.


Duties will be split between (1) Vauxhall, Liverpool (2) Baltic Triangle, Liverpool (3) Birkenhead, Wirral

Responsible to

Chief Operations Officer.


30 days holiday. Some flexibility around working hours and locations.

Working days

Monday – Sunday constitute ordinary working days, time worked in lieu, weekend working would be common.

Key Skills and Person Specification
A great candidate will be someone who has experience managing education and skills work, with a passion for creative subjects and approaches. It’s desirable that this person could also help support teaching and delivery if needed, but it’s more important that they have an understanding of developing curriculum and frameworks for programmes. This role will require a creative and entrepreneurial mindset towards delivering and growing classes and education products, but critically they possess the skills to deliver the detail of well managed projects. High quality written communication, matched with detail orientated management and tracking, will be the backbone skill for the work undertaken. This role will often juggle multiple projects and be able to work independently, attend meetings and report often.

  • Education sector experience, or equivalent, is required. 
    • Inducing both formal or informal settings
  • Proven project management skills.
  • Experience managing and setting budgets.
  • Experience of working with, and developing, curriculum and frameworks.
  • Excited by working with a social enterprise and in the social business sector.
  • Professional understanding of heath & safety, risk assessment and DBS compliance.
  • Strong administrative skills, with the ability to manage and deliver multiple tasks and projects.
  • Strong communication skills including delivering presentations and leading sessions.
  • Strong relationship building and stakeholder management skills.
  • Comfortable selling classes and education products, opportunities and recruiting participants.
  • Passionate about working with people, in particular in the creative sector.
  • Can work alone, without direction, but also as part of the wider team.
  • Proactive and able to communicate effectively and often with written reports, updates and other paperwork.
  • Proficient in Google Drive programmes such as Docs and Sheets.
  • Experience reporting on management aims and objectives.
  • Experience using project management tools is desired, such as Asana.
  • Comfortable addressing groups of people.
  • Comfortable working with adults, young people and people with additional needs.
  • Comfortable managing people, staff, volunteers, suppliers, practitioners, etc

Key Responsibilities

  1. Overall this role is about managing and delivering all aspects of the Make CIC classes, education and skills programmes.
  2. Ensuring the smooth running, development and growth of the classes programme.
  3. Ensure the smooth running, compliance and delivery of education programmes.
  4. Manage practitioners, volunteers and partners.
  5. Manage and deliver education projects.
  6. Develop programmes and opportunities
  7. Engage in business development for growing classes, education and projects
  8. Work with the team to source funding and opportunities for growing the education offer
  9. Work with the team to develop new classes and education products
  10. Collect and manage all data around classes and education
  11. Maintain files and paperwork required as part of programmes of work
  12. Develop new classes ideas, respond to trends, demands and feedback, keep the programmes fresh and exciting
  13. Setting up and taking down sessions hosted at the hubs
  14. Undertaking additional duties as required to support the team

How to apply and other information
Please follow the instructions carefully… send two separate documents by email, in .PDF format:

  • your current CV
  • a separate cover letter detailing your interest and suitability

Send to:

  • hello[at]
  • please include “Education Manager:” and then your first and surname in the subject line.
    • e.g….. Education Manager: Jane Doe

Other information:

  • Must be able to start between March and May, later start date may be considered.

Closing Date:

  • March 22nd 2020 – midnight

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