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Spotlight on Arbor Education

Arbor Education is a socially-driven EdTech company on a mission to transform the way schools work, using smarter, hassle-free tools. Arbor’s Management Information System (MIS) is currently used by over 1,000 schools, helping staff save time whilst improving student outcomes. The company, whose Customer and Sales Office made its home in Leeds 4 years ago, recently decided to establish a new development and engineering function in the City, a decision which was an easy one considering the City's strategic location, its fast-paced environment and the large body of potential employees.

Account Director/Manager
Accounts Executive
Content Executive
Digital Delivery
Digital Lead
Information Governance
IT Director
IT Support Technician
New Business Manager
Product Manager
Product Support
Project Manager
Service Delivery
Social Media
Software Integration
Systems Administrator
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Part Time

Experience required: Preferably educated to degree level or equivalent in a STEM subject - Strong programming skills (object oriented and/ or functional) - Front end technologies HTML5, CSS and JavaScript frameworks (we mainly use TypeScript and React) - Mobile technologies (Android and/ or iOS) - Knowledge of best practices in automated testing and code quality - Persistence (mainly SQL, specifically PostgreSQL), some NoSQL - Knowledge of best practices in automated testing, Continuous Integration, Automated deployment, code quality etc.

Type: Full Time

Key Skills and Experience required: 5+ years experience delivering large, complex projects - Full project lifecycle experience - Agile & Prince2 qualified, with experience of embedding good practice - Management of multiple projects & other project managers.

Type: Full Time
Categories: Project Manager

Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in English, Business, Marketing, Communications, or similar - A year’s experience in a similar role - Excellent English writing skills - Experience using HubSpot - An understanding of SEO and an eye for detail - Proven ability in creating or commissioning compelling content - Knowledge of all relevant marketing tools is desirable (e.g., webinar software, landing page creators, social insight tools, web analytics, email marketing, automation, CRM & CMS etc.) - Top-notch communication (face-to-face, email, phone and Microsoft Teams) - A love of technology and the ability to understand technical details is essential.

Type: Full Time
Categories: Marketing

Requirements for this post: Excellent knowledge of PHP and Javascript : Experience of writing and consuming APIs : Team Leading or Management experience : Understanding of OOP and design patterns : Experience in Continuous Integration \ Deployment and streamlining deployments : Experience of IT project delivery through agile methodologies : Identify new and incremental product opportunities.

Type: Full Time

The successful candidate will have a strong track record of delivering software projects and be comfortable participating in all stages of product development, from requirements gathering and design to implementation, testing, and deployment. We’re seeking a candidate with fantastic communication skills, capable of articulating complex concepts to stakeholders of all seniority levels. You’ll have opinions on good engineering practices and help to shape our processes as the team grows. We’re committed to developing junior and apprentice engineers, so you’ll have opportunities for mentoring and coaching early-career developers.

Type: Full Time
Categories: Developer

You’ll be joining a small but growing team and have the skills to take ownership of projects to see them through from inception to delivery. You’ll collaborate with developers and stakeholders to turn user requirements into solid design artefacts and facilitate their implementation. We’re seeking a candidate with outstanding communication skills, capable of articulating complex concepts to stakeholders of all seniority levels and passionately championing user experience. You’ll have opinions on good design practices and help to shape our processes as the team grows.

Type: Full Time
Categories: Design

You must have experience of working in a digital and technology role at a similar level, working on multiple projects within a project management or delivery environment, developing and maintaining strong relationships with a broad range of stakeholders and a passion for the digital and technology landscape. Reporting to the Digital & Technology Manager, you will help to administer and deliver the digital roadmap, co-ordinate (or lead) the delivery of projects and support departments across the charity to take full advantage of our technology.

Type: Full Time
Categories: Digital Delivery

Reequired experience: Assisted Digital Strategy design and delivery: 3 years (required) working in user experience teams building digital products: 3 years (required) client and user needs: 3 years (required) analysing data to gain insights: 3 years (required) user testing and focus groups: 3 years (required) Writing research, findings and recommendations reports: 3 years (required) Building good relationships with stakeholders: 3 years (required

Type: Full Time
Categories: Digital Lead

About you: 3+ years experience training in an educational setting. Relevant background in the education sector. We are looking for people who are familiar with the terminology, processes within a school setting. Driving license required. Ability to understand and articulate technology to a range of individuals, including non-technical users. Excellent presentation and communication skills are essential. Have a positive approach to learning new things, troubleshoot potential issues and help provide solutions. Friendly, eager to get stuck in and always willing to help. Good sense of humour and able to inspire others. We are looking for someone who has initiative and isn’t afraid of a challenge! Desirable: having used an MIS system before.

Type: Full Time
Categories: Training

About you: Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills. The ability to work collaboratively with your teammates to achieve team and department objectives. Understanding of the national educational landscape is desirable.  A proactive approach to answering calls, webchat and emails. A right first-time attitude with a passion for delivering excellent customer service. Strong ability to use CRM & MIS systems. Strong problem-solver who isn’t afraid to work across teams to find solutions. Proficient in spoken and written English.

Type: Full Time
Categories: Adviser

About you: Comfortable with the pace and pressure of a sales environment. Proven good eye for detail, particularly numbers and large data sets.  Desirable: Experience using off-the-shelf and bespoke software- ERP/CRM/SQL based systems.  Knowledge of Pipedrive, Chargebee or Gainsight a benefit.  University Degree: not essential, work experience would be preferable for this entry role, so either an analytical degree or 18mths Work Experience.  Desire to gain experience in a business that continues to grow rapidly. Can demonstrate having worked independently.

Type: Full Time
Categories: Administrator

About you: We’d love to see a passion like ours for improving the working lives of school stakeholders.  You have demonstrable experience in product development in a SaaS business and embrace the challenges and pace of working in a scaling company.  Prior knowledge of payments is a huge plus! You love data and use it to make informed decisions.  You have knowledge and experience using product management software such as Jira, Figma, Productboard and Slite plus frameworks such as RICE.  You have implemented agile working practices in to distributed teams. You’re a great communicator with an ability to persuade and provide compelling rationale for decisions. You can change tact where needed; adjusting strategy to deliver results. You’re comfortable talking about UX and UI when challenged by stakeholders.

Type: Full Time
Categories: Product Manager

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