Programme lead - Planning

Oak National Academy

Location Fully Remote
Salary £57,874 (including Market Supplement)
Team Education
  • Closing: 11:59pm, 29th Mar 2023 BST

Perks and benefits

Flexible working hours
Work from home option
Retirement benefits
Life Insurance
Employee Assistance Programme
Additional parental leave
Enhanced maternity and paternity leave
Paid emergency leave
Extra holiday
Professional development
Payroll giving
Team social events
Equipment allowance

Candidate happiness

8.66 (4483)

Job Description


  • Working with colleagues and partners, lead education programme management to deliver our full curriculum packages (18 subjects, ~15,000 lessons, >£15m investment).

  • Oversee and contribute to the delivery of other specific projects, including public procurements.

  • Responsible for the continuous improvement of processes for feedback management, quality assurance and compliance within the curriculum programme.

  • Develop and manage a high performing team.

  • Manage a seven figure budget.

  • Maintain specialist expertise in agile programme management and be an authority across Oak.

  • As a member of the Oak Team, contribute to the planning and culture of the organisation.

  • Work in cross-functional and product oriented squads with colleagues from across the organisation, as required.

  • Deputise for Head of Curriculum Delivery and take on other general responsibilities as required.

Knowledge, skills and experience

  • 3+ years holding responsibility for the continuous improvement for programme management and quality assurance processes and systems.

  • Extensive knowledge of different programme management approaches (including implementing a ‘PMO’ model and agile and waterfall approaches).

  • Experience of recruiting, developing and managing a high performing team.

  • Experience of managing a seven figure budget.

  • Experience of financial modelling in developing and iterating complex budgets.

  • Some knowledge of the school system and curriculum in England.

The successful candidate will have a desire to contribute in all areas to ensure Oak is successful. You will be comfortable working at pace, with a range of digital systems (including proprietary ones as required) and you will continuously look at ways that the team can keep getting better. You will be excellent at working as part of a remote team, building relationships and managing your time effectively.

Removing bias from the hiring process

Applications closed Wed 29th Mar 2023


Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Applications closed Wed 29th Mar 2023