This is a new post that will exist to oversee delivery of the Department for Education (DFE) Mandarin Excellence Programme (MEP). Reporting directly to the Confucius Institute Director, day to day responsibility for MEP activity will be held by the Programme Coordinator who will also be the main point of contact with the DFE, programme delivery partners (British Council) and the Project Team.
The postholder will develop appropriate support for schools involved in the programme. This will include curriculum and resource development, delivery and design of teacher training and CPD, online resources (MOOCs), development of assessment tests and immersive learning materials. They will have the ability to build strong relationships with delivery partners and other stakeholders, in particular Headteachers and teachers of Chinese involved in the programme and the external evaluators of the MEP.
The post is available from 1st September 2016 and is available in the first instance until 31 March 2020.
The postholder will be a Chinese speaker with experience of Chinese teaching and learning in schools. Demonstrable experience of planning, developing, managing and responsibility for the successful delivery of education programmes including training for teachers is essential along with an understanding of the challenges faced in the English school system. Practical experience in developing ways to improve teaching, enhancing the curriculum, creating and sharing materials, including online materials is key to the role. Applicants will be good communicators experienced in stakeholder management.