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Would you like to become part of the Primary Engineer Programmes team? We are looking to grow our team with people who share our energy, passion and enthusiasm for delivering exceptional programmes, training and events.Here are our current vacancies:

Head of Primary Engineer Programmes in Scotland and Northern Ireland
Primary & Secondary Engineer - Glasgow

Primary Engineer is an award winning not-for-profit educational company who is seeking an energetic, determined and resourceful person to take the role of Head of Primary Engineer Programmes across Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Primary Engineers’ vision is to ensure that all children and young people achieve their potential through engineering skills. In order to support this vision you will be required to enhance existing relationships and partnerships with funders, government, industry and schools whilst developing new ones.

This role is based in Scotland but may be remote (not based in Glasgow), travel required to the Glasgow office and Head Office in Burnley.

Job Description

You will be working in a fast paced and demanding environment. Your primary responsibilities are to build key relationships, identify opportunities, write successful proposals and maintain an extensive knowledge of factors that will influence the growth of the programmes.

You will be required to present to a range of stakeholders, demonstrating knowledge of education, industry, skills and political landscapes, feed into the overall Primary Engineer strategy, establish and execute plans, present reports, provide updates, support the programmes activities, and be a recognised and vocal advocate of the programmes.

You will be responsible for successfully attracting funding and retaining existing funders with the mission to increase the number of schools, pupils and teachers engaged across the programmes. You will act as the main point of contact in both Scotland and Northern Ireland, working closely with the CEO and senior leadership team. You will be well organised, have outstanding communication skills, the ability to strategically plan, and deliver results.

Key Responsibilities:

We are seeking to grow our impact across Scotland and Northern Ireland. To do this, you will:

  • have the responsibility to ensure that growth, with both enthusiasm and clear planning;
  • be a passionate advocate of the programme and charismatic in your presentation skills;
  • be widely networked and demonstrably able to create and maintain strategic partnerships;
  • be an energetic and engaged individual who is able to speak with authority on education policy, future skills and the engineering environment to a range of audiences;
  • be conscientious in your record keeping and reporting, providing clear forecasts;
  • be able to quickly develop an understanding of the current stakeholders in engineering education and have a plan with which to engage and expand those relationships;
  • ensure existing contractual requirements are met;
  • liaise between funders, education partners, engineers, industry and schools where and when required; and,
  • work with the senior leadership team to contribute to the overall company strategy.

Essential Experience

  • Experience of writing successful proposals
  • Track record of ‘getting things done’ and achieving impact in your previous roles.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong networking capability
  • An understanding of the education system in Scotland and Northern Ireland
  • Working to, meeting and exceeding targets within timeframes
  • Excellent customer service and presentation skills
  • Self-motivated remote worker, able to work as part of a team
  • Impeccable attention to detail
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Access, Word & PowerPoint)
  • The role will require business travel and overnight stays including regular visits to the Burnley head office.
  • Full clean driving licence
  • We will undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS formerly CRB) for appointed applicant.

Please submit CV with covering letter in application for this role to please note applications without a covering letter will not be reviewed.

Closing date 17th July 2019

Interviews will take place 23rd & 24th July

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £35,000.00 /year


  • Business Development: 2 years (Preferred