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VACANCY: Education Programme Manager

Education Programme Manager

Permanent contract

£27,000 – £30,000 pro-rata, dependent on experience

Full / part time (4-5 days per week), open to proposals

Deadline for applications: 12noon, Monday 22nd January 2024

Interviews: Tuesday 30th January 2024

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About the role

We are looking for an ambitious, organised and motivated Education Programme Manager to lead our schools programme, 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 and imagination, and the potential that is in every child.

You will have a good head for business and the skills to promote our work, 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?

Ministry of Stories is a team of passionate, skilled and motivated people who share an ambition to champion the writer in every child.

It’s an exciting time to join Ministry of Stories as our organisation continues to grow and flourish. Our Schools programme has grown significantly over the last 3-4 years, and we know there is the potential for us to do a lot more. We’ve also expanded our Community Writing Labs to support more children to access free writing programmes each week at our dedicated writing centre in east London. Our attention-grabbing shop, Hoxton Street Monster Supplies, is growling and growing to expand our monster customer base – in store, online and through our wholesale partners.

Our approach to recruitment

We have a flexible and welcoming team culture and are open to exploring your needs and preferences as part of the recruitment process. We are open to exploring either 4 or 5 days per week for this role.

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 12 noon Monday 22nd January 2024.

We ask that you do not submit a CV.

Ministry of Stories Application Form

Ministry of Stories Diversity Form

Interviews will take place on Tuesday 30th January 2024, in person 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 our own fantastical shop 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 go back to support our work with young people.

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