Programme Facilitator

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Across the UK
£350 per day

The Church of England is the largest single provider of education in England with one million students attending 4,700 Church of England schools. The Church of England Education Office brings together the educational work of Archbishops’ Council (including children & young people, schools, further and higher education) with the National Society and the Church of England Foundation for Educational Leadership. It is responsible for education, advancing the breadth of work across 12,600 parishes, diocesan boards of education, schools, colleges and 11 Anglican foundation universities, to equip a new generation of young people to shape society and contribute meaningfully to today’s increasingly complex and globalised world.

As part of our growing CofEPQH delivery team, the Programme Facilitator will facilitate training sessions which enable participants to understand core content.  They will work with pre-designed materials, bringing them to life with their own experience of headship within a thriving school that embraces the Church of England vision for education.

The main responsibilities;

  • Shadow (where possible) and work with the Programme Lead to become familiar with the content for each of the NPQH modules.
  • Deliver core CofEPQH content in two to four UK regions during 3 x 2-day residential learning events. Please note that this will involve staying two nights at a hotel for each event.
  • Ensure that participants have the knowledge and opportunity to practice required skills within the session delivered.
  • Work in partnership with the regional host to model a supportive and constructive facilitation approach.
  • Share own knowledge and support participants with their individual questions during lunch breaks and evening meal at the learning event.

This role is suitable for a serving headteacher who is seeking a professional development opportunity through secondment. The role equates to between 16 and 30 days work from January- December 2020.

The ideal candidate should have;



  • NPQH or comparable Level 7 leadership development programme completed whilst serving as a headteacher or deputy.


  • Ability to engage adult learners in small and large groups, both face to face and online.
  • Ability to take ownership for refining and presenting pre- designed materials on a wide range of topics.
  • Responsiveness to feedback and the ability to continuously strive for excellence.
  • Ability to bring theory to life through story-telling, narrative building, and sharing examples.
  • Ability to use video, audio, power point, zoom (webinar platform) with ease.


  • Current or recent experience of headship
  • Experience of leading leadership development at middle or senior leadership level.
  • Evidence of own leadership professional development
  • Experience of embedding the values and principle of the Church of England Vision for Education within own school and/ or diocese.

Personal Attributes:

  • Authenticity
  • Collaboration
  • Story telling
  • Engager and coach
  • Growth and development focused



  • Experience of facilitating virtual classroom and webinars.


  • Experience of assessing NPQH
  • Qualification and/ or experience of applied theology
  • Experience of delivering NPQH with a different provider.

We in the National Church Institutions support the mission and ministries of the Church all over England. We work with parishes, dioceses (regional offices), schools, other ministries and our partners at a national and international level.

Excellence, Respect, Integrity

We follow these three values in everything we do, whether we are of Christian faith, another faith or no faith. To learn more about working for National Church Institutions and our benefits, please click here

As we are a member of the Armed Forces Covenant, we welcome all applications from those you have served in our Armed Forces and their families

We are committed to building a culturally diverse workforce. As part of this commitment, we welcome applications from people, regardless of their background. As a Disability Confident committed employer, it is important to note that there may be occasions where it is not practical or appropriate to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria* due to high volume. We limit the amount of interviews conducted to five applicants per open post we advertise. 

*Where applicable depending on post requirements.