Curriculum and Evaluation Manager

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All applications will close on Friday, July 16th, 2010. We are not taking phone calls about these roles.

We are looking for a creative and practical leader to drive the ongoing design and evaluation of The Challenge programme and associated staff training.  The role requires a rare combination of strengths in curriculum design, innovation and understanding of teenage development.  This is a fantastic opportunity to join an entrepreneurial and innovative organisation, grow in a dynamic and supportive environment and contribute to an exciting programme for social change.

About the opportunity

This multi-faceted role unites curriculum and training design with evaluation to allow a gifted manager to take a full ‘life-cycle’ view of our programme, continuously sharpening and improving it to deliver The Challenge’s aims.  This is a unique opportunity for a thinking leader to shape an ambitious national programme.

The Curriculum, Training and Evaluation Manager’s primary responsibilities are:

  • Curriculum: Manage and develop The Challenge’s curriculum (excluding the outdoor activity week).  Ensure evening sessions, daily challenges, community interactions are challenging, relational and allow space for reflection.  Oversee any design work on new parts of the programme – this is likely to include a redesign of our sport, performance, enterprise, design & technology and media programmes within the first 3 months.
  • Training: Manage, design and update the summer staff training programme and ensure high-quality delivery.
  • Evaluation: Oversee evaluation of the impact of every The Challenge programme on both young people and the broader community.  Synthesise this information in order to ensure that this information is used to continually improve the programme.

About you

We are looking for exceptional candidates with the following experience and characteristics:


  • Experience designing sessions and whole curriculums for young people’s development.
  • The ability to combine creativity and practicality.  Able to generate innovative improvements to the curriculum and also assess them practically in order to make them deliverable and scalable.
  • Very strong understanding of teenage development and especially effective residential and community programmes.  Able to contribute from Day 1 with suggestions on how to help young people develop as more responsible and empathetic.
  • Experience working with young people – especially aged 15 or 16.
  • Experience working with young people – good understanding of likely challenges and what works well.
  • Experience designing or delivering training
  • Interest in building stronger communities and seeing change in society


  • Strong experience on residential youth programmes.
  • Experience designing and delivering programmes for young people.
  • Experience working with community groups or volunteering
  • A track record of academic achievement

Further details:

  • This is a permanent, full time role based in London, starting in October 2010.
  • Salary for the role is in the range of £30k-35k per year, with more potentially available for an exceptional candidate.  We also offer a stakeholder pension, a Cycle to Work scheme and opportunities for flexible working.

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