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Vacancy: Good Behaviour Game Coach

Mentor is looking for enthusiastic educators to support the implementation of the Good Behaviour Game trial in UK primary schools to ensure fidelity and sustainability throughout the project’s life and beyond.

Job details

Reports to: Lead Coach
Line management responsibility: None
Budget responsibility: None
Salary: £300 per day
Location: home-based with regular travel focused on one or more of the trial locations of Birmingham, Manchester, Barnsley and surrounding areas
Contract: fixed term until end July 2017 (approximately 4 days per month)
Start date: End of May 2016

About Mentor

Mentor is the UK’s authoritative voice in protecting children and young people from alcohol and drug harm, bridging the worlds of academic research, policy and on-the-ground practice. Our work is based on the best international scientific evidence, and is helping to create a future generation of confident young people equipped to thrive in the modern world.

About the Good Behaviour Game

The Good Behaviour Game (GBG) is an evidence-based classroom behaviour management strategy, aimed at improving the behaviour of primary school pupils. At the centre of the game there are four rules that help children develop pro-social learning behaviours in the classroom and beyond. Mentor is leading the first randomised controlled trial of the GBG in the UK, which is a two-year project taking place 2015-2017 in Birmingham, Manchester, Barnsley and the surrounding areas. The project is a collaboration between the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF), who are funding the trial, the University of Manchester Institute of Education, who are evaluating the trial, and Mentor. Mentor is also working closely with the American Institutes for Research (AIR), who developed the intervention model we brought to UK schools.

Learn more about the Good Behaviour Game on Mentor’s web site.

About the role

The coaching team is key to the implementation of the GBG and is directed and supported by the Lead Coach. As a GBG coach you will contribute to the implementation of the GBG by working closely with a number of schools in a specific geographic location. The overall aim of the role is to support the schools participating in the GBG effectively to ensure fidelity of the programme and optimum impact is achieved over the trial period.

Key contacts: Lead Coach, other GBG coaches, GBG Project Officer, GBG Administrator, Director of Programmes, GBG evaluation team from the University of Manchester, Senior Researcher at AIR, schools

How to apply

To apply please return your CV and supporting statement of no more than one A4 page by 8th May 2016.  

Please ensure you have addressed all of the knowledge, skills and experience listed in the person specification (below).

Interviews will be held in London during the week commencing 9th May 2016.

Supporting documents

Person specification – GBG Coach

Application deadline: 8 May 2016

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