Regional Implementation Lead (RIL)

The EEF is piloting a new regional support role, with the title of ‘Regional Implementation Lead’. This page, and the documents attached, provide information about this role as well as necessary application forms.

Please note, the recruitment, training, deployment and monitoring of this role will be piloted in the South West initially. This will be reviewed in 2021.


The aim of the EEF’s regional approach to support schools has two aims:

  1. Disseminate evidence to teachers and provide opportunities for them to engage in understanding evidence and apply it in practice.
  2. For schools who engage with the EEF, Research Schools (RS) and other partners in a long-term, sustained partnership, the intention is to improve attainment outcomes for all pupils, especially those facing disadvantage.

To succeed in these aims, the aspiration is to work in partnership with designated system leaders, through formal roles including that of Regional Implementation Lead, to provide coordinated support for implementation in schools. RILs will provide the ‘wraparound’ support needed to maximise the impact of Research School training and establish the regional expertise and capacity needed for sustained school improvement efforts.

Due to the ongoing national disruption we have decided to extend the application deadline to 17:00 1 June 2020. The new timeline for the PIA (see application form) will be communicated when we have some more clarity about what the next few months will look like.

We will also be holding a webinar from 14:00-15:00, 12 May 2020. This will be an opportunity to hear more about the expectations of the role and how successful applicants will take part in its co-construction. Please register your interest here.

Please the documents below for more details on the RIL role, as well as an application form. 

  1. Updated: 3rd March, 2020

    Job description - Regional Implementation Lead (RIL)

  1. Updated: 3rd March, 2020

    Application form - Regional Implementation Lead (RIL)