Head of Programme (Employment and Training)

Team: Research and Development

Salary: £40,000 – £50,000 per annum, depending on experience and location

Location: Leicester/London/Flexible

Permanent – Full-time role / Flexibility or part-time considered

The Head of Programme (Employment and Training) will be responsible for developing and delivering a high-profile programme of work focused on employment and training, including apprenticeships.

This role will involve shaping L&W policy positions, generating project ideas and leading funding proposals, designing and developing projects and programmes of work, building relationships with key stakeholders, and ensuring that our work makes an impact on policy and practice.

The ideal candidate will bring a strong understanding of employment and training; a track record in leading research and policy development, good research skills, strong relationships with a range of partners, and a commitment to improving policy and practice in relation to employment and skills.


We are committed to equality and diversity and encourage applications from all under-represented groups in society.

L&W is a Silver Investor in People award holder, committed to equal opportunities and staff development including support for formal qualifications when applicable.

L&W prides itself on being a supportive and flexible employer. We recognise the importance of work-life balance for our staff and will consider flexible working arrangements.

Please note that the successful candidate will need to undertake a DBS check.


The closing date for applications is 10.00am on Monday 15 March 2021.

We anticipate that interviews will take place via Zoom, during w/c 22 March 2021.

Should you require any adjustments to participate in this recruitment process, please make this clear when you apply.