The charity helping northern state students reach our best universities

Hiring a new Programmes Director

December 2021

Recruiter         The Linacre institute

Location          Leeds, West Yorkshire or Home-working

Salary              Up to £31,000 pa (FTE) pro rata

Posted             10 Dec 2021

Closing            9 Jan 2021

Industry          Charities

Job Level         Senior management

Hours              Flexible 3-4 days per week

Contract          Permanent

The Linacre Institute is looking for someone who recognises the value of higher education and is passionately committed to social mobility, especially for disadvantaged young people in the North of England.  This is a pivotal role where you will work with schools across the region and encourage their participation in the charity’s well-proven summer schools and mentoring programmes.  

Building on seven years of successful growth and achievement, you will bring your experience of education and training to further develop the charity’s ability to help students win places and thrive at the most competitive universities where they are under-represented. 

You will have a demonstrable commitment to supporting educationally isolated sixth formers, have a relevant first degree and ideally at least two years of relevant teaching experience or corporate graduate recruitment and training programmes.    

To be successful in this role you will also need

  • sound knowledge of higher education and the impact on social mobility
  • great attention to detail and high quality administration
  • experience of planning and project management
  • excellent communications including presentations and feedback 
  • at least some experience of recruitment interviewing and selection techniques
  • IT skills especially Google Workplace, Microsoft Office and financial control systems 

The Programmes Director will take the lead child safety and all Safeguarding matters and need to ensure that our policies and practices are regularly review and updated in line with legislative requirements and best practice. 

The Linacre Institute is committed to encouraging equality, diversity and inclusion amongst all our current and prospective trustees, staff and volunteers and eliminating all forms of unlawful discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership.  

For an application pack including a job description and person specification, please contact Charles Rowett, Executive Director via email recruitment@linacreinstitute.org

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