London, Greater London

c. £50,000 - £55,000 per year

Permanent, Full-time

About the organisation

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Job Description

Programmes Technical Lead – Economic Inclusion and Innovation
Head Office, Vauxhall, London, SW8 with occasional travel overseas
Circa £50-55k per annum
Full time 35 hours per week

About the Role

In this key senior role in our international team you will be the global lead providing strategic support and growing Leonard Cheshire’s economic inclusion programmes across Asia and Africa.  You will expand our organisational reach and steer innovation to promote the employability of people with disabilities. You will lead a team of staff working on programme quality and will work in close collaboration and be supported by international teams to develop innovative approaches.

This role offers you the exciting opportunity to be at the cutting edge of development, introducing and embedding innovations while keeping abreast of the latest innovations in the employment / livelihoods sector and exploring new opportunities to enable Leonard Cheshire to position itself as the partner of choice at a global and regional level.

About You

Ideally educated to degree level in a relevant field you will have expertise in the employment / economic development / livelihoods sector ideally with experience of managing international programmes.  You will bring extensive experience of working for and/or in partnership with the private sector to create and deliver projects, and ideally also bring knowledge and experience of including both technology and digital solutions to increase reach.

You will be a strong and excellent communicator.  Lived experience of disability would be a great advantage.

About Leonard Cheshire

We are Leonard Cheshire – supporting individuals to live, learn and work as independently as they choose, whatever their ability. We are at the heart of local life – opening doors to opportunity, choice and support in communities around the globe. Through pioneering research and innovation, we are building a fairer, more inclusive society, one that recognises the positive contributions we all make, and where we are all proud to play our part. Our international development programmes support children in school and disabled adults into employment across Africa and Asia.

What we Offer

  • Fair and competitive pay rates
  • A generous employer contribution to a company pension scheme with additional life cover
  • Substantial annual leave, with the option to buy or sell leave
  • Access to a cash health plan at favourable rates
  • A Comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme

We seek candidates with a genuine commitment to the values and ethos of Leonard Cheshire who are excited by this opportunity to make a difference to the lives of people with a disability.

Leonard Cheshire welcomes applications from all sections of the community and we strongly encourage applications from persons with lived experience of disability.

A satisfactory disclosure check may be required for this post.

Shortlisting for this role may take place as applications are received. We therefore reserve the right to close this vacancy once a suitable candidate has been appointed.

Closing date: Sunday 2 June 2019