Role: Programme Manager

Start Date: Now-September 2019

Location: Christchurch, New Zealand (inc. International travel)

Time Commitment: Full-time

Role Description: We are looking for a highly motivated and organised Programme Manager who is interested in education, social enterprise, an opportunity to travel and joining a growing global team working towards improving the quality of education for children all over the world.

If you would like to have an informal and confidential discussion about the role, or have any queries, please contact Jessie Cross on jessie.cross@lrtt.org.


LRTT is on a mission to improve the quality of education all over the world

LRTT (Limited Resource Teacher Training) is a social enterprise founded in 2011 by teachers from the UK who identified a need for teachers in Uganda to have access to effective, practical teacher training. We now work in 11 countries across Africa, Asia and the Caribbean where we deliver teacher training programmes in limited resource contexts, where training opportunities for teachers are scarce. Over the school summer break, we send qualified teachers from all over the US, UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand for month-long Fellowship programmes to provide instructional coaching and a mastery-based programme of professional development for local teachers.

Over 1700 teachers have now joined LRTT and together with our 16 partner organisations, we are helping to improve the quality of teaching for 80,000 children each day. Our goal is to support teachers to make sure every child in their classroom is learning and has access to a quality education. Our ambition is to grow our organisation to train 10,000 teachers and improve education for 1 million children over the coming five years.

Join a global team of educators, innovators and change-makers

We currently have three permanent LRTT staff members who are based out of the BizDojo in Christchurch, NZ, and we are excited to grow our NZ-based team. The rest of the LRTT team are spread across the UK, US, Argentina, Poland, India and Uganda, and you will have the opportunity to work remotely with them via our online channels and apps. This role is a great opportunity to be part of a growing social enterprise, made up of an awesome international team who share a common goal of improving the quality of education for children around the world.


  • Recruiting teachers to join your Fellowship teams (including interviewing teachers, calling teachers who express interest in finding out more about the programme, and responding to email and LiveChat enquiries).
  • Management of up to nine 3-4 week Fellowship programmes spread across January, June, July and August
  • Liaising with your in-country partner organisations to co-design the programmes
  • Recruiting and managing up to 25 Team Leaders as they prepare for the Fellowships, and throughout the duration of the Fellowship programme
  • Managing logistics for your Fellowship programmes (including arranging accommodation, food, transport and excursion bookings) and updating risk assessments.
  • Overseeing training course design and implementation on your Fellowships
  • Being on-call as required throughout your Fellowship programmes


  • Passionate about education/development
  • A motivated self-starter who is a strong team-player and willing to try a wide range of different tasks
  • Highly organised and efficient
  • Capable of managing a high workload, prioritising tasks and delivering programmes within tight deadlines
  • Confident liaising and building relationships with in-country partners with different cultural customs and backgrounds
  • An excellent communicator to enthuse teachers to join the programme and manage enquiries
  • Used to approaching work with a positive attitude and a willingness to problem solve
  • Willing to go the extra mile to deliver amazing programmes for our Fellows
  • Comfortable with working independently and taking initiative
  • Proficient using Google Suite (or willing to learn!)

Even better if you have:

  • Experience managing staff or volunteers
  • Programme or Project Management experience
  • Travelled to less developed countries before
  • Recruitment or Sales experience
  • Experience in education
  • Hold a Bachelors Degree (or higher) in a field related to education, international development, project management, logistics or have relevant experience in any of these fields
  • Experience using SalesForce


As an organisation, we have a strong belief in the impact of our work and as such, our new team member will share this belief and commitment to our vision and values.

  • Care about the power that education has to change lives
  • Be committed to LRTT’s vision to create a world in which every teacher is empowered to engage every child in learning
  • Be committed to LRTT’s mission to get all children learning by improving teaching
  • Be willing to work within a start-up environment and the flexibility that this will require
  • Demonstrate our values (below) across all areas of their work:
    • Stronger Together
    • Pioneering
    • Learning Always
    • Driving Lasting Change
    • Impact Orientated
    • Committed to Sharing

Full details of our manifesto and values can be found here: https://www.lrtt.org/manifesto/


Hours: Full-time (40 hours/week - flexibility will be required due to working as part of a global team)

Location: Christchurch, NZ, based out of BizDojo shared office space (with flexibility to work from home when required)

Starting: ASAP, but by early September 2019

Salary: NZD $40,000-$50,000

The opportunity to work abroad for one to two months per year alongside one of our Fellowships in Africa, Asia or South America (all expenses paid).


If you are interested in the role, please email your CV and a short covering letter outlining your relevant experience and why you are interested in this opportunity to Jessie at jessie.cross@lrtt.org by Friday 2nd August 2019.

Interviews will start on a rolling basis so we advise you to submit your application as soon as possible. If you have any questions about the opportunity and would like to discuss it further before you apply, you can call Jessie on +64273113140.

Equal Opportunities

As part of our standard on-boarding process for new team members confirmation is contingent upon successful completion of a background check. We’re committed to creating a workplace where employees thrive both personally and professionally. We also believe our team should reflect the rich diversity of the global populations we aim to serve—in race, gender, age, cultures and beliefs—and we support this diversity through all of our recruitment and organisational practices. All applicants and employees who are drawn to serve the mission of LRTT will enjoy equality of opportunity and fair treatment without regard to: Race, Religion, Sexual Orientation, Disability, Veteran Status, Color, Pregnancy, Gender Identity, National Origin, Marital Status, Age, Sex, Gender Expression, Genetic Information or Prior Protected Activity.

Safeguarding statement

LRTT believes that everyone we come into contact with irrespective of ability, ethnicity, faith, gender identity, sexuality and culture has the right to be protected from all forms of harm, abuse, neglect and exploitation. LRTT will not tolerate abuse and exploitation by staff or associated personnel.

LRTT programmes work directly with teachers and not with children but staff and associated personnel will come into contact with children and possibly at-risk adults. Therefore, accepting and following LRTT’s safeguarding policy is a compulsory part of working, volunteering or visiting any LRTT programme. Background checks will be required and additional police checks may be required before taking part in an overseas programme visit. You can read more here: LRTT Safeguarding Policy.