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CEO Office (PMO/Strategy)

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ISP Central
España, Spain
Date Added: Jan 8, 2024

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ISP CEO Office (PMO/Strategy) Role Profile

Purpose of Role

ISP is one of the fastest growing and largest school groups around the world, with more than 80 schools present in more than 20 countries. We are looking for a talented individual to join the CEO Office and be part of our exciting mission to deliver a transformative education to our students, giving them the best life opportunities and contributing to a better word.


The CEO office’s mission is to support the Group CEO in the Group Strategy and reporting to the Board, and any high-priority special project. This position will report to the Head of CEO Office. This is a rare opportunity to see every aspect of a fast-growing company at the CEO and ExCo levels.

ISP Principles

Begin with our children and students. Our children and students are at the heart of what we do. Simply, their success is our success. Wellbeing and safety are both essential for learners and learning. Therefore, we are consistent in identifying potential safeguarding and Health & Safety issues and acting and following up on all concerns appropriately.


Treat everyone with care and respect. We look after one another, embrace similarities and differences and promote the well-being of self and others.


Operate effectively. We focus relentlessly on the things that are most important and will make the most difference. We apply school policies and procedures and embody the shared ideas of our community.


Are financially responsible. We make financial choices carefully based on the needs of the children, students and our schools.


Learn continuously. Getting better is what drives us. We positively engage with personal and professional development and school improvement.



ISP CEO Office (PMO/Strategy) Key Responsibilities


  • Set, review, streamline, own and manage internal processes to improve efficiency and effectiveness before high-level meetings and strategy sessions (e.g. Board meeting, ExCo meeting).
  • Support in developing, updating, reviewing high-impact strategy presentations for Board/ExCo meetings and ad-hoc strategy analyses.
  • Ensure timely completion and seamless coordination with Senior leaders, in particular for Board-related presentations.  Act as a project manager for high-level meetings.
    • Own the update of the cross-functional KPI dashboard for ExCo and Board, ensuring seamless coordination with Senior leaders in each functional area, detailed understanding of Group Strategy and Strategic Initiatives, and relevance of each KPI as the strategy is being executed. Be rigorous and critical to ensure excellence in delivery of dashboard to investors, and flag areas of risks.
    • Coordinate other related reporting on Strategic Initiatives (e.g. ESG, EdTech) to Group CEO and Board.
    • Support in leading the planning and execution of high-level meetings, and strategy sessions.
    • Support in monitoring sector trends and changes, and potential risks.


Skills, Qualifications and Experience

  • > 3-4 years of experience in a leading strategy / management consulting firm + at least 2 years of experience in corporate or fast-growing start-up following that as a PMO or Chief of Staff.
  • Proven organisational skills including the ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines in a fast-paced environment. Ability to work in autonomy and adjust to changes. You are pro-active and strive for excellence.
  • Proven track record in strategy planning, project management, KPIs tracking, and working and communicating with Senior Executives (e.g. ExCo).
  • Experience in market review, setting Strategy Plans, presentations for Boards, high-level finance modelling, but not a must-have.
  • Ability to synthesize messages for top management. You display and expect clarity in ideas, plans and actions.
  • Strong interest in the education sector, and strong desire to learn and make a positive impact.
  • Detail-oriented, collaborative, and team player.
  • Excellent English communication skill. Oral communication and written reports will be in English.
  • High level of discretion and professionalism in dealing with confidential information.
  • Preferably based in Madrid but will principally work from home.

ISP Commitment to Safeguarding Principles

ISP is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All post holders are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and satisfactory Criminal Background Checks or equivalent covering the previous 10 years’ employment history.



ISP Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging


ISP is committed to strengthening our inclusive culture by identifying, hiring, developing, and retaining high-performing teammates regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender expression, age, disability status, neurodivergence, socio-economic background or other demographic characteristics. Candidates who share our vision and principles and are interested in contributing to the success of ISP through this role are strongly encouraged to apply. 






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