Centre Network Development Specialist FTC 1 Year Maternity Cover

Location UK based
Salary £27,000-£32,000
Benefits 28 days holiday per year including Bank Holidays (increasing with service), Annual salary reviews, Extensive training opportunities throughout your career, Free Kumon Tuition for your children, Hundreds of retail discounts, a Company Pension, Private Medical Insurance, Free Eye Tests, Life Assurance, Enhanced Maternity and Paternity Pay, Cycle To Work Scheme.
Kumon is a supplementary education provider, specialising in Maths and English programmes tailored to ensure that each child is working at just the right level. Founded in Japan in 1958, the Kumon Method encourages self-led learning that promotes independence and increases ability, all with the guidance of Instructors.

Here at Kumon we are looking for a Centre Network Development Specialist at Kumon Europe & Africa (KEA), who will help in shaping the company’s future by developing new target areas.

As a Centre Network Development Specialist you will:
  • Create, refine and maintain mid-term Area Development Plan Map on the GIS system for the higher-priority Target Areas based on the concept (New Opening, Take-over,Relocation, Closure, etc.) across UK & I. This includes:
  • Complete data analysis and field research to be conducted to identify Target Locations in the areas that are considered most effective for centre set-up with Great Starts and sustainable growth by identifying target customer segments, schools and residential areas, etc.
  • Refine an area design with Area Manager for the higher-priority Target Areas specified by the Branch Manager. If there are no existing centres in the area, the CND Specialist together with the CND Lead will consider where the new centres will be installed by 2025. If there are existing centres, the CND Specialist will create an area design that includes what those existing centres should look like in the future.
  • The CND Specialist will be responsible for the prospective franchisees up to and including the Orientation Meeting at which point the prospective franchisees will be distributed amongst AM’s for subsequent development and management until the opening of the centre
  • Carry out franchise recruitment activities for the higher-priority Target Areas / Target Locations.
  • Use expertise to support other Area Managers in franchise recruitment   activities.
  • Spread learning to all UK & I and Germany by presenting at regional meetings.
  • Liaise closely with other Kumon Associates to develop effective systems and good practice in order to improve study centre set-up, development and Kumon instructional indices.
  • Seek up to date and suitably relevant advice and guidance from other internal Kumon teams and or external agencies in order to provide practical information to prospective franchisees in a variety of other business areas including but not limited to marketing, human resources, finance, logistics etc.
  • Regularly liaise with the team to identify any issues and concerns regarding study centre set-up and development to develop and implement positive change as and when required.
  •  Be assigned project work as and when required i.e. organising franchisee workshops, meetings and organising and co-ordinating franchisee events on a local and national level.
  • Build and maintain your own thorough Kumon product knowledge through regular centre visits, regularly and timely self-completion of Kumon worksheets and any other relevant training as required.
  • Be proactive and committed to an ongoing programme of professional self-development.
  • Produce, monitor and review accurate records including statistical information as and when required.
  • Attend supervision, training and meetings as and when required. There may be a necessity for these to be outside of normal working times and at weekends.
  • Work with, abide by and positively promote all Kumon UK&I policies and/or procedures including but not limited to, health and safety matters.
  • Carry out all reasonable duties as and when requested by your line manager or any other senior management member.
  • Help support the team in Germany and positively promote all Kumon policies and procedures.

This job description outlines the general ways in which it is expected you will meet the overall requirements of this post.

The list of tasks is not an exclusive one and duties may be varied from time to time. This job description is subject to regular review.

The work schedule is as follows:
Hours:35 per week
3 weeks a month: Monday to Friday
Mon, Thurs, Fri: 10-6 (1 hour lunch)
Tues, Wed: 11-8 (1 hour lunch)
1 week a month: Tuesday to Saturday
Tues, Wed: 11-8 (1 hour lunch)
Thurs, Fri:11-6 (1 hour lunch)
Sat: 8- 6 (1 hour lunch)

This is a 1 year Fixed Term Contract.

Stage 1 - Telephone Meeting with Recruitment Coordinator 
Stage 2 - Orientation Meeting; including proficiency tests in Maths, English, and Aptitude 
Stage 3 – Competency-based interview 
Closing Date:

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