London, Greater London
£33,990 - £41,987 per year, pro-rata for fixed term contract
Contract, Fixed Term Contract to 30 June 2022, Full-time
Job description

IPPR is looking for a Programme Manager to join the London Progression Collaboration (LPC) as it enters an exciting new phase in its development. The LPC is on a mission to make sure low-paid Londoners can secure better-quality, higher-paying work, and to make sure London’s businesses can develop the skills they need to thrive and grow. We offer fully-funded support to help businesses create great apprenticeships which meet both these needs, improving the way the apprenticeship levy works for the capital’s residents and businesses.

As our new Programme Manager, you will take the lead on delivering our support service to SMEs, giving them the knowledge, confidence and practical tools they need to take on new apprentices. You’ll be comfortable delivering advice and guidance to businesses across a range of sectors, and excited about building this support service as LPC develops. You’ll be determined to deliver new apprenticeships, whilst being flexible and empathetic to the challenges facing small SMEs. Alongside this, you’ll ensure we’re collecting the data we need from SMEs and apprenticeship training providers to monitor our impact and report to our funders and key accounts.

If you have outstanding relationship-building, influencing and communication skills, and bring an ambitious and entrepreneurial approach to this work this is the ideal job for you. You’ll be comfortable working at pace and navigating uncertainty as we build LPC’s future. And of course, you’ll be driven by our mission to improve the working lives of Londoners.

This is a unique chance to contribute your expertise to an exciting not-for-profit start-up, and work with a talented team. We bring a wide range of previous experience and diverse backgrounds to the team, and we’re all committed to diversity, inclusion and social mobility, aiming to create new opportunities for workers in London.

IPPR is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community, and from applicants with a range of professional and lived experiences. At LPC, as a team working to address social mobility challenges and working with a wide range of stakeholders, we value the creativity and range of perspectives that a diverse team can provide.

As part of our commitment to flexible working we will consider a range of options for the successful applicant to fill the post, including part-time working and secondment opportunities. All options can be discussed at interview stage.

For an informal chat to find out more about the job, LPC and IPPR, contact Anna Ambrose, Director LPC, from Monday 1st November on 0 7 5 0 3 6 2 7 2 9 5 Monday to Thursday.

Before applying, please read the information pack that includes the job description and person specification on our website or email recruitment @ ippr. org quoting the job title or REF: LPC/NOV.  

Please provide a CV with a 2-page personal statement. The statement should  address, under separate headings, each of the attributes in the person specification. 

The CV and statement should be combined into one PDF document and returned to applications @ ippr. org  In order to complete your application please also complete IPPR’s equal opportunities monitoring form   

Interviews will be held w/c 29th November 2021 

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Posted on: 25 October 2021
Closed date: 24 November 2021
Job ref: LPC/NOV
Tags: Business Development

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