We are the world’s leading museum of urban transport. Every year we work with thousands of young people, business partners and industry decision-makers to shape London’s future! Our creative and interactive schools programmes inspire a love of learning and builds skills for life and work. Each year we reach over 20,000 children and young people through high quality experiences delivered on site at the Museum and Depot and we have just launched an exciting new virtual offer which we plan to enrich and grow in the coming year.
About the Role
You will lead on the operational delivery and strategic direction of London Transport Museum’s learning and engagement programmes for schools, playing a key role in fulfilling LTM’s mission as an educational and heritage charity.
You will ensure the success of these programmes, through managing a motivated team to develop and deliver an innovative, high quality and sustainable offer that meets audience need. You will lead on the rebuilding and expansion of the schools programmes post-COVID, exploring in particular the opportunities presented by digital platforms in enhancing the offer. You will also play an active role in fundraising and income generation to ensure the viability of the programmes.
• Proactively plan with the Head of Learning the strategic direction for learning and engagement activity with schools using sound judgment, evaluative evidence and considered sector horizon scanning, ensuring Head of Learning has all necessary information to make business cases to Senior Leadership Team.
• Work collaboratively and flexibly with the Head of Learning and Programme Managers across Learning to help realise the best possible outcomes for audiences and the museum. This will include directly managing some projects, events or activities as part of the strategic development of the programmes.
• Own and make effective the relationship with other key internal stakeholders – particularly Marketing and Development, Digital, Customer Services, Operations & Resourcing and Curatorial – to ensure that the schools programmes are visible, valued and integrated with the wider work of the museum.
• Ensure that schools programmes are planned and delivered in a realistic and sustainable budgetary and resourcing framework. Where work is necessarily fixed term, ensure this is widely understood and legacy is maximised.
• Ensure effective relationship building with representative beneficiaries and existing/potential external partners – including key contacts across TfL – and/or strategic bodies to keep the programmes current, connected to wider agendas, and able to leverage funding.
• Enable and advocate for the inclusion of and consideration of the needs of audiences in museum activity.
• Play a key role in identifying and developing new creative partnerships and fundraising proposals (in collaboration with Development) to build an appropriately mixed-funded programme of schools activity.
• The post holder will typically manage budgets in the region of £80,000 per annum, with additional restricted project-specific funding depending on current programming.
Skills, Knowledge & Experience
Skills & Knowledge
• Highly effective interpersonal skills to engage and work with participants and stakeholders: exceptional ability to build personal and organisational relationships at all levels for strategic benefit
• Ability to strategically plan, articulate and ensure delivery of coherent programmes from varied activities
• Highly developed project management skills with a proven ability to manage a complex portfolio of work, delivering to time and budget
• Flexible and resilient with an ability to adapt plans as necessary to realise new opportunities and ensure delivery
• Excellent communication skills to effectively represent the Museum in a range of environments and media e.g. stakeholder meetings, formal presentations, written proposals, reports
• Demonstrable knowledge of learning and participation best practice particularly in relation to STEM
• Working knowledge of government policy, curriculum development and the wider landscape relating to formal education
• Demonstrable knowledge of current trends and best practice relating to digital learning and engagement
• Demonstrable knowledge of fundraising and income generation opportunities relevant to the museums and wider cultural sector
• A good working knowledge of Transport for London’s services and the history of public transport in London or demonstrably prepared to acquire this
• Demonstrable knowledge of programme design and impact assessment approaches in cultural learning programmes
• Experience of planning and delivering learning programmes for schools in out of school settings
• Experience of developing and delivering digital learning activity
• Experience of commissioning and partnership working in the production of high quality and innovative programmes for schools
• Experience of delivering complex projects, both wholly from initial concept and also within received parameters
• Experience of successfully recruiting, training and managing people in teams including freelancers and volunteers
• Experience of effective budget and resource management to deliver robust programmes, including spaces, objects and people
Equality and Diversity
We are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion. We want to represent the city we serve, which will help us become a more innovative and efficient organisation. Our goal is to make our recruitment as inclusive as possible. We are a disability confident employer who guarantee an interview to any disabled candidate who meets all of the essential criteria. We also use anonymising software that removes identifying information from CVs and cover letters to make the process fair.
Please apply using your CV and a two page covering letter. Think carefully about the skills, knowledge and experience in the advert and cover this in your CV and cover letter.
The closing date for applications is Tuesday 22nd June 2021 @ 23:59
In return for your commitment and expertise, you will enjoy excellent benefits and scope to grow. Rewards vary according to the business area but mostly include:
• Final salary pension scheme
• Free travel for you on the TfL network
• A 75% discount on National Rail Season Ticket and interest free loan
• 30 days annual leave plus public and bank holidays
• Private healthcare discounted scheme (optional)
• Tax-efficient cycle-to-work programme
• Retail, health, leisure and travel offers
• Discounted Eurostar travel