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Education Programme Manager (Maternity Cover)

Education Programme Manager (Maternity Cover)

12-month contract, with potential to extend

£26,000  – £28,000 per annum, dependent on experience

Full time (40 hours per week)

Deadline for application: 5pm Wednesday 24th November

Interviews: Wednesday 1st December

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About the role

We are looking for an ambitious, organised and motivated Education Programme Manager to lead our schools programme over the next 12-months, supporting more east London children, young people and their teachers to find their voice through creative writing. You will be responsible for nurturing and growing our relationships with schools, working closely with school leaders to understand their needs. You will plan with our growing pool of Writing Facilitators, using their strengths, specialisms and interests to shape projects that respond to school needs.

Who we’re looking for

This is the perfect role for a confident communicator and skilled project manager, with a good understanding of how creative approaches can meet the needs of schools. You will be driven to create the best possible opportunities for children and young people, celebrating their creativity, imagination and potential.

You will have a good head for business, coupled with the creativity and flair to programme effectively with our Writing Facilitators. You will enjoy working in a supportive, busy and fun environment and be motivated by our commitment to champion the writer in every child.

Why join our team?

Our team of passionate, skilled and motivated staff and freelance Writing Facilitators share an ambition to champion the writer in every child.

It’s an exciting time to join Ministry of Stories as we enter our second decade and embark on an ambitious new strategy. We’ve expanded our Community Writing Labs to support more children to access free writing programmes at our dedicated writing centre in east London, and have grown our schools programme to support more schools to meet the needs of their students through creative writing. Our attention-grabbing shop, Hoxton Street Monster Supplies, is growling and growing our monster customer base through new products and marketing.

Our approach to recruitment

We have a flexible and welcoming culture and are open to exploring needs and preferences as part of the recruitment process. We may also consider flexible or part-time working, so please raise requests at interview.

Our programmes and shop proudly serve a wonderfully diverse east London community. We particularly welcome candidates who define themselves as:

  • Black, Black British Caribbean and Black British African
  • Asian and Asian British
  • Turkish
  • Mixed Ethnicity
  • From our local area (Hackney, Tower Hamlets and Islington)
  • Working class
  • Disabled
Ready to take the next step?

To apply for this role, please download the Job Description (pdf) and return your completed application and diversity form to by 5pm on Wednesday 24th November.

We ask that you do not submit a CV.

Ministry of Stories Application Form

Ministry of Stories Diversity Form

Interviews will take place on Wednesday 1st December, in person where possible at Ministry of Stories.

If you have any access requirements please drop us a line to and we will do our best to support you to apply. If you wish to apply by video, please contact

We look forward to hearing from you.

About us

Ministry of Stories champions the writer in every child. Co-founded by author Nick Hornby in 2010, we help young people discover their confidence, imagination and potential through the power of their writing. We develop self-respect and communication skills through innovative writing programmes and small group mentoring for children living in under-resourced communities, working in schools, and at our dedicated writing centre in east London.

We empower young people to write brighter futures for themselves through the power of their ideas, creativity and imagination.

Inspired by San Francisco’s 826 Valencia, you’ll find us hidden behind Hoxton Street Monster Supplies, which has been serving London’s monster population (and the occasional human) since 1818.  All proceeds from our monstrous offerings such as Cubed Earwax and Thickest Human Snot support our work with young people.

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