Project Team Lead (Internal Applicants Only)

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About the role

Our Project team is a group of passionate and motivated people, creating a seamless and smooth onboarding process for our primary and secondary schools. 

We are looking for a driven leader to manage our project team of 8. Your role will be to nurture and develop both the team and its processes as Arbor continues to scale. We will be looking for a passion for growing and developing people as well as a good understanding of what makes our schools successful during their onboarding.

Core responsibilities

  • Managing a team of 8 (4 primary project coordinators and 4 secondary project managers)
  • Conducting regular 1-1s, performance reviews and planning personal development and onboarding plans for your team
  • Planning resource and calculating capacity for new projects within the team
  • Developing scalable processes
  • Managing of all aspects within project delivery, end to end in Arbor, across multiple teams within Arbor
  • Managing Arbor SLT reporting of project risk across your teams projects, supporting the planning and execution of risk mitigation across your teams projects
  • Management of key stakeholders internally and externally
  • Escalation point for your team and schools during onboarding
  • Team coaching as part of quality assessment process, championing best practice for project delivery
  • All schools onboarding within agreed timeframes

About you You will need to be passionate about people management and seeing your team grow professionally and personally. Beyond that, we’d love to see:


  • 2 Year + project management background, with a comprehensive understanding of best practice in managing a project 
  • 1 Year + experience of working in an Enterprise SAAS environment implementing software
  • A proven track record in communication and building relationships and with key stakeholders
  • Capable of working effectively within an entrepreneurial, fast-paced, and results-oriented culture, demonstrating strong operating instincts, organisational skills and discipline. 
  • Proficient in Microsoft and Mac OS Platforms, able to use Excel/ Google Sheets to a high level of expertise.
  • Willingness to travel frequently to client sites at least 30% of your time 


  • Understanding of the national educational landscape.
  • Qualifications in project management are desirable.
  • Ability to use a CRM/MIS database systems; ability to interpret data in order to understand school needs

What we offer

The chance to work alongside a team of hard-working, passionate people in a role where you’ll see the impact of your work everyday. We also offer:

  • We believe in supporting you to grow professionally and giving you the freedom to choose how. If you tell us where you want to go, we have a dedicated training budget to help you get there!
  • One of our core values is to make an impact, so we give everyone 1 day off each year to volunteer with a charity of your choice.
  • We promote positive well being and as part of this you’ll have access to a choice of comprehensive 24/7 well being support services as well as internal Wellbeing Champions.
  • We support autonomy and flexibility, and depending on your role can offer flexible working.
  • We offer enhanced maternity pay to support new mothers during this exciting period of your life.
  • Spending quality time together is really important, so to encourage this, our social committees organise regular team nights out (we’ve had pizza making and curry clubs!)
  • We offer 30 days holiday (plus Bank Holidays), part of which is made up of half day Fridays during the school summer holidays, a day off during Easter and a day off over Christmas.
  • Our office is based in the heart of Leeds. It’s lively and vibrant, and you’ll have breakfast supplied every day along with other healthy snacks you can choose from. 

Refer a friend: Know someone else who would be good for this role? You can refer a friend, family member or colleague, if they are offered a role with Arbor, we will say thank you with a voucher valued up to £200! Simply email: 

Please note: We are unable to provide visa sponsorship at this time.


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Perks and Benefits

You'll have the chance to work alongside a team of hard-working, passionate people in a role where you’ll see the impact of your work everyday. We also offer:

  • Professional development budget 🎓

    At Arbor we're passionate about learning, and to support this we have a dedicated training budget for all teams.

  • Mental health and wellness 🧠

    Dedicated Wellbeing Champions with ongoing support and learning around mental health

  • Volunteering day 🤝

    We're all about making an impact! So everyone who joins us gets 1 day a year to volunteer for a charity or cause of their choice.

  • Regular team socials 🥳

    We have regular team socials where we spend dedicated time together. This year we've had BBQs, been to theatre shows, gone white water rafting, and more!

  • Half-day summer Fridays 😎

    Plus, we shut the office for a day at Easter and over Christmas so you get some extra time off then too!

  • Employee Assistance Programme 🧘‍♀️

    Choice of comprehensive 24/7 support services with UK and Ireland's most trusted health and wellbeing network.

  • Flexible working 🤸‍♀️

    Depending on your role we can also offer you flexible working - just mention it in your interview and we'll let you know what your options are

  • Dog-friendly offices 🐕

    Our offices are dog friendly, so if you'd like to bring your canine companion in for the day, that's no problem!

  • GRC Accredited ✔︎

    The Good Recruitment Charter defines good recruitment practice through key principles that the we aspire to.

Workplace and Culture

We’re a diverse and experienced team of ex-teachers, edtech engineers and education specialists passionate about making a difference to the sector.  
Ultimately, we’re here to help make our schools and trusts stress a little less, and focus on what matters most - improving the lives of teachers and outcomes of students everywhere!


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