Design Engineer Construct! now approved for schools in England, Scotland and Wales x

Current Vacancies

Job Specification: Design…Engineer…Construct! (DEC!) Partnership Manager

To start:  28 May 2018
Enquiries and application to: by 10.00am on the 20th April 2018

Location:  London Legacy Development Corporation (“LLDC”) offices and home-based with regular travel required around the region to liaise with and support stakeholders, schools/colleges, adopters and employers.

Reporting to:  Full-time role (37 hours) reporting to Education Manager at Class Of Your Own (“COYO”)

Main Objective:  To lead on the project management and delivery of the DEC! curriculum, working to coordinate a partnership that connects leading employers and stakeholders with east London schools/colleges, as identified by LLDC, to support and implement DEC!

Key areas of responsibility & accountabilities:

  • To act as an ambassador for the LLDC and DEC! programme
  • Lead work with the LLDC, COYO, local schools and colleges, and industry to develop business planning for the sub-regional implementation of the DEC! curriculum
  • Support new/existing schools with the implementation/delivery of the DEC! curriculum
  • Secure and actively support employer participation across all levels of the DEC! curriculum including adopter sponsorship for schools and participation in ad-hoc events. This will include building and sustaining effective sector related partnerships that impact directly on DEC! learning
  • To achieve new adoptions of DEC! at a minimum rate of 4 schools and FE colleges each year
  • Lead implementation of a work experience placement programme with participating employers that secures placements on annual basis for students from the participating schools/colleges
  • Work with HE institutions to develop key partnerships including ongoing delivery of the university mentoring programme for under/post-grad students
  • Develop and share resources that enhance DEC! learning and related opportunities for learners linked to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and industry experts
  • Organise a programme of DEC!-related events and activities as agreed by the LLDC including workshops, conferences or wider engagement sessions including producing career-related resources shared via COYO/DEC! websites, events and networks
  • Actively promote and celebrate pathways and learning that lead to progression onto careers pathways in the Built Environment
  • Capture key metrics that demonstrate the outcome-based benefits of the DEC! programme including:
    – qualification results
    – learner engagement
    – sector-related progression data including employment/apprenticeships/further training
    – case studies
  • To work with COYO colleagues to build and sustain networks of excellent DEC! practice across the schools, colleges and other delivery centres at all key stages and ensure smooth transition between these stages
  • To work with COYO colleagues on the development of appropriate syllabi, resources, schemes of work, marking policies, assessment, teaching strategies and on the design of an appropriate, comprehensive, high quality and cost-effective curriculum programme
  • To work with COYO colleagues to develop and enhance the teaching practice of others and to deliver DEC! upskilling/training programs to teachers including the use of industry standard software, model making and professional portfolio coursework
  • To support DEC! and LLDC-related activities including but not limited to:
    – competitions
    – workshops
    – teach meets
    – conferences
  • Training for new DEC! schools
  • To maintain a detailed understanding of the construction/built environment’s sectoral needs and requirements and their translation to a learning environment/careers information, advice and guidance
  • To keep up to date with national developments in technology, teaching practice and methodology and their application to DEC!
  • To actively monitor and respond to curriculum development and initiatives at national, regional and local levels and their impact/application to DEC!
  • To monitor and support the overall progress and development of students and conduct effective operation of quality control systems.
  • Support and maintain a culture of continuous improvement and operational excellence, contributing to corporate priority themes and the organisation’s overall delivery aims, acting as an ambassador for Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
  • Take reasonable care for the Health and Safety of themselves and others and take responsibility for ensuring all activities carried out promote the value of a diverse workforce and do not discriminate against sections of the community covered by equality legislation.
  • Liaise with COYO team as required to ensure a coordinated and efficient delivery of the above responsibilities
  • Any other reasonable duties as this is not meant to be an exhaustive list. There is a need for flexibility, shared accountability and teamwork.

The role holder will be provided with access to all relevant COYO and LLDC policies and procedures which must be adhered to in the delivery of the role.


Degree or equivalent.

Relevant post graduate/ professional qualification and experience in a Built Environment focused design, engineering or construction discipline.


Ability to analyse and report on data. Demonstrate ability to cultivate positive relationships especially with those less confident and ability to drive change.


Strong awareness of government policies and attitudes to education and industry particularly relating to the Built Environment. Knowledge of technical and professional routes into the Built Environment.

Experience and knowledge of Built Environment industries and careers

Previous experience

Demonstrate ability and experience at a strategic level and in a data-focused role.

Experience of Secondary, FE, HE or Adult Learning Environments and processes.


Genuine love of learning and demonstrate experience of success in a dynamic learning environment.


Demonstrate confidence and experience as a pragmatic communicator and team player. A motivated self-starter, able to act logically & methodically & meet deadlines. Demonstrate good attendance & punctuality with no previous disciplinary record.

Demonstrate strong passion for sustainability in the Built Environment and COYO’s commitment to greater opportunities for young people.

Personal qualities

Organised, personable & hardworking. Capable of independent work & use of initiative.

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