Head of Education

  • Location:

    Unknown

  • Sector:

    Business Services

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £30,000 - £40,000 (pro-rata)

  • Contact:

    Heather Townsend

  • Contact email:

    heather@heathertownsend.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    HeadOfEducation

  • Published:

    15 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    21/12/2019

  • Client:

    Excedia Group Ltd

  • Hours per day:

    Flexible

  • Work preference:

    Home

  • Days per week:

    2, 3, Flexible

Would you like a role which you can work part-time and from home.... but still be challenged, valued, stretched?

And be a key player in helping a business quadruple in size over the next 5 years?

Then we could be a good match...

We are looking for a Head Of Education, ideally for 18.75 hours a week or 22 hours a week, state school term-time only hours*

There are only a handful of non-negotiables for this role:

  1. You have a good match to our company values and feel like you 'belong' in our team of 3
  2. You are strong in learning design
  3. You see this role as a long term opportunity, not a stop-gap until something better comes along
  4. You are able to work unsupervised without people around you

* the role is assumed to be 2.5 days a week, i.e. 18.75 hours, with 15 days off for holiday (this includes an allowance for bank holidays). Or the role can be done in term time only, which assumes you are taking 13 weeks off during school terms. 

But, before we go into the details of the role, you are probably thinking about how does this role work on a part-time basis?

The current 3 employees in the company all work flexibly around the needs of our families, hobbies and interests. For example, within the team we have someone who walks puppy dogs for the blind, sings in a band at weekends, a fridge-filler and taxi-driver for teenagers, netball player and coach, founder of a local book festival for children... 

We are, what is now often referred to as a 'distributed' business. What this means in practice is that we all work from home. But don't think that you are going to left alone. We have a regular office chat going via a Whatsapp group and use this to check in with each other every morning. At least a few times a week we will be having a chat via zoom with each other. In fact, after Ashley had been with us for a few weeks, he said he felt more supported in our team, than when he worked in an office for a large corporate... 

Our company culture is what we would call 'grown up'. You wouldn't be micro-managed, and will be expected to deliver without someone standing over you. Neither do we do office politics. Leave that and suits to the big companies! You wouldn't be required to clock on, and clock off, but you will be expected to attend a weekly team meeting on a friday (via zoom). You will also be expected to decide in advance when during the week you will do your hours. This means we know when we can contact you, and not disturb you during precious family or quality time. You have the choice to flex your hours around school holidays (if that is important to you). We are a business who is open and honest with each other, as well as our clients and members. This means that when you are 'at work', we wouldn't expect you to be multi-tasking and doing childcare at the same time. (Unless you had been let down by your childcare providers!)

Can you tell me more about the company who I will be working for?

The Excedia Group Ltd is the parent company of The Accountants Millionaires’ Club and How To Make Partner. Our primary purpose is to help our clients grow a profitable practice, whether they are a small accountancy firm, or trying to grow a practice within a practice on their way to equity partner in their mid-large sized professional services firm.

The company was founded by Heather Townsend, and has been running for over 10 years.

We aim to be thought leaders in our two areas of interests, and the global expert in what it takes to make partner. We are not far behind when it comes to what does it take to grow a small accountancy firm either!

We are definitely part of the new breed of companies. Forget about wearing a suit and working office hours.

That’s not who we are (or want to be!).

Our current 3 team members, supported by external experts, all operate remotely from their home offices. We thrive on a challenge, prize our flexibility and are driven by the deserve to make things happen whilst helping others.

Click here for more about us as a business, including our values and what makes us tick...

What does the role involve?

We are a growing small business, and in order to grow further, Heather, our founder, needs to stop designing every webinar, workshop, virtual masterclass, resource for our membership sites... and that's where you come in.

You'll (after an initial learning curve) thrive on wrestling stuff off Heather and getting immersed in our clients' worlds. This is an unique role where you get to work virtually, and learn from one of the top experts in her field. 

You'll take our current templates and current processes for how we build and run our marketing webinars, workshops, resource for our membership sites and virtual masterclasses, and be the person who designs these for both sides of our business. You'll bring some of your own ideas to how the role should work, and will flourish as you increase your own knowledge on areas such as self-leadership, growth, neuroscience, pricing, business development, high-performing team cultures.... 

You'll love working with our graphic designer who makes our stuff look gorgeous, and you'll get a kick out of the compliments from members about how the materials you've helped design, review or refresh have really helped them.

And if you want to get more involved with client-facing work, be it coaching clients or members or helping run workshops then we'll be very open to this. There is loads of opportunities for you to develop in the business as we grow. And for the right person this role could have a seat at on the leadership team for the business.

For more details about the role please click on this link.

**WARNING** If you read through this role description and are worried that you don't tick every single box, then please still apply. Someone who is good at learning design will thrive in this role! 

Anything else I need to know before I apply?

This is a role which can fit around a freelance career, but the right individual will see this role as a permanent role and be hungry to grow and stay with the company.

When you apply for the role, please include the following details:

  1. What you believe are the top 3 learning needs for small accountancy firm owners looking to grow their firm, AND the top 3 learning needs for accountants/lawyers/consultants in practice who want to make partner in their firm. (We expect you will probably need to do some research to answer these questions)
  2. A sample of the leaders’ notes and slide deck of a short training session you have personally put together. This can be on any topic. (We are really looking for someone who is great at learning design as this is what this role is all about.)