If you are passionate about the power of adult education, an expert in your field, and a born leader able to inspire and empower your team, this could be just the role for you.
Head of Region – London & Southern
Founded in 1903, the charity is dedicated to bringing high-quality education into the heart of communities across England and Scotland. Initially the charity’s focus was to bring access to the liberal arts, otherwise inaccessible to workers. Now, they deliver a hybrid of arts, crafts and essential employability training from English as a second language, digital skills, literacy and numeracy, opening doors to opportunity.
They are here to serve those who need them, often in some of the most deprived communities in the UK. Unlike other educational institutions, their students do not need any previous knowledge or qualifications to join most of their courses, only a willingness to share with others their curiosity, ideas and experience.
In 2020 the charity fast-tracked the conversion of their teaching and learning online. This has proven essential through the pandemic. Though they look forward to returning to face-to-face delivery, which they know many of their students prefer, online delivery will continue to be a core part of their offer.
The opportunities for the charity, even in challenging times, are endless.
ABOUT THIS ROLE
Due to retirement of their London/Southern Head of Region they now have an exciting opportunity. As part of the extended leadership team (ELT), as the Head of Region you will be responsible for building on the success of their rich and popular community-based adult learning provision in your region, supporting the Director of Education: Community Learning who will be your line manager. You will also support the delivery of the employability curriculum in your region, led by the Director of Education: Employability & Skills. Working as the Head of Region, you will be an advocate for the organisation, developing relationships with funders, community leaders and partners. You will also manage the finance, governance and the regional educational team to ensure student number and financial targets are met and all learners receive an excellent learning experience.
You will need to balance long-term strategic improvements, medium-term development of new curriculum and services, while maintaining robust operations which mean the tutors deliver an excellent experience every day for the students. The Head of Region for London & Southern will work closely with experienced volunteers to develop education provision through 60 branches.
Reporting to the Director of Education: Community Learning you will be welcomed into a dynamic, creative, quality and target-driven team of fellow Heads of Region and the extended leadership team.
They are determined to maximise the impact of the charity, whilst ensuring sustainability in a post-Brexit and pandemic economic environment. To achieve this, they are building a positive, collaborative and supportive culture, focussing their teams on delivering their One mission.
HOW TO APPLY
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JOB REF: AWDO-P6541
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