• Job Reference: REF-212904
  • Date Posted: 28 March 2024
  • Recruiter: Hireful
  • Location: Richmond upon Thames
  • Salary: £48,219
  • Sector: Charity and Not For Profit
  • Job Type: Full Time Flex
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description


Departments: Schools & Communities
Home Palace: Hampton Court Palace, HM Tower of London
Status: Fixed Term Contract, Established/Permanent
Salary: £48,219
Days/Hours of work: position full-time, 36 hours per week and 1 position 28.8 hrs (4 days) per week.

About the role

Schools Content Manager: National and Outreach Programmes

Location: Tower of London and Hampton Court Palace, location and hybrid working arrangements to be agreed with the successful candidates.

Historic Royal Palaces is an independent charity that looks after Hampton Court Palace, the Tower of London, Kensington Palace, Kew Palace, the Banqueting House Whitehall and Hillsborough Castle and Gardens. We are a team of people who love and look after six of the most wonderful palaces in the world. We create space for spirits to stir and be stirred. We want everyone to feel welcome and accepted. We tell stories about the monarchs you know and the lives you don’t. We let people explore and we set minds racing.

It is an exciting time to join Historic Royal Palaces (HRP) as we embark on a new strategy to be a charity for everyone. Central to achieving this is our aspiration ‘to reach every school in the UK.’ To help manage and lead this development we have created two new Schools Content Manager roles. One focused on developing the onsite provision, the other focused on outreach and national programmes. Each manager will manage a specific team and will be assigned a portfolio of activities to manage.

The role

As Schools Content Manager, you will lead and manage a team of Producers to deliver, enhance and expand our content for schools onsite, offsite, and online. You will play a key role in developing the strategic direction of our school’s provision at a time of growth and expansion and, along with your team, deliver large-scale, high-profile projects with diverse, wide-ranging, national reach.

Using your expertise in engaging young people in schools and/or the arts/heritage/natural heritage sector, you will work closely with the Deputy Head of Schools Content, Head of Schools and Community Partnerships and the wider Schools and Communities team, to deliver high quality, projects and programmes that excite, inspire and enthuse a diversity of young people from 4-18 yrs, as well as their teachers. To do this, you will need to take an audience-focused approach in developing distinctive content that meets their needs and interests. Your work will produce high quality outputs for schools and continue to enhance HRP’s reputation as a sector leader for learning. 

About you

As manager you will be responsible for programmes and projects across four of our London sites, as well as offsite and online. Therefore, you will need to be confident and skilled in managing multiple large-scale, complex projects and programmes simultaneously, to time and budget. You will have significant, proven expertise in developing and delivering content for a diversity of school learners across the age range and, ideally, will have also developed and lead content for teacher training. Knowledge of working across a national spectrum, recruiting, and engaging schools in the culture, arts/heritage/natural heritage or similar sectors is essential.

You will have a proven experience of managing and motivating successful, high achieving teams and establishing an inclusive, collaborative work environment that enables all to achieve.
With strong interpersonal skills, you will be a strategic thinker and have a record of success in working in partnerships/with multiple stakeholders to deliver initiatives for schools and/or young people. You will be adept at setting, evaluating, and achieving agreed KPIs and skilled in communicating and influencing a range of stakeholders, both in written and verbal form. This will be underlined by your secure knowledge of the national curriculum, education sector and cultural enrichment.

You will be a passionate advocate for young people and those working in the education sector and find innovative ways to engage them in our sites in stories with significant positive outcomes and impact.

Benefits include:

• Hybrid working
• Enhanced holiday entitlement
• Generous Employers Pension Contributions (up to 11%)
• Annual Pay reviews & Bonuses
• Critical Illness Cover & Life Assurance
• Family friendly policies and benefits
• Staff discounts and membership to all palaces

Closing date: Wednesday 24th April. Interviews Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th May.

We have adopted a hybrid model of part working from home and part working from site, we are open to discussing what best works for individuals and their work life balance whilst also delivering the business requirements.

Historic Royal Palaces is an equal opportunities employer and truly values a diverse workforce. Applications are welcome from candidates regardless of their background.

You may also have experience in the following: Content Management, Content production, Programme Manager, Outreach management, National Programme Manager. School engagement, Educational Content, School resources. Content Creation. Educational Technology etc

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