Deputy Director

Learning and Work Institute

Leicester / London / Flexible

  • Location

    Leicester / London / Flexible

  • Job type


  • Sector


  • Salary/Remuneration

    £55,000 - £65,000 pa, depending on experience and location

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    29 March 2021

  • Client

    Learning and Work Institute

Ref: GSe71370

Learning and Work Institute (L&W) is an independent policy, research and development organisation dedicated to lifelong learning, full employment and inclusion. We research what works, influence policy, develop new ways of thinking, and help implement new approaches.

This year marks our centenary: we have a proud history and bright future. Our work covers the full span of learning, skills and employment policy and delivery. It ranges across analysis, research, policy, development, evaluation and innovation. Our focus is on having an impact and punching above our weight.

The role of Deputy Director is a vital leadership role. You will be part of the Senior Management Team helping to shape our future direction. You will lead an engaged and enthusiastic team and need to be hands on in winning and delivering projects too.

We are looking for someone able to develop strategies to secure funding for our research, able to ensure our programme of work is successfully delivered, and credible on the national stage and with partners.

The focus of all we do is on making a difference – it is one of the many reasons why working here is so rewarding.

You will also be credible at senior and national level, engaging and influencing an extensive range of stakeholders including politicians and policymakers to make sure we maximise our impact and make a difference.

As a key member of the Senior Management Team, you will be joining the Institute at a positive time when the issues of learning, skills and employment have never been more relevant.

L&W is a Silver Investors in People Award holder, so our people matter.  You will be a confident leader and people manager, who can empower and inspire teams to deliver and innovate.

For more information, please click on Apply and for a confidential discussion, contact our advising consultants at GatenbySanderson: Hilda Gjika or Stephanie Crossland on 07760 190 290 /

Contract: Full-time role / Flexibility or part-time considered.

Recruitment Timetable

Closing date
15th March 2021

How to Apply

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