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Recruiting a new Director of Leadership Programmes

We are looking to recruit an experienced, dynamic and high performing Director of Leadership Programmes to work with us to run our leadership programmes, while continually improving their quality and delivery.

Job purpose

To lead the effectiveness, sustainability and quality of Clore Social Leadership programmes which reflect the leadership needs of the social sector.

Main responsibilities

  • Manage the overall design, development and delivery of Clore Social’s suite of current programmes.
  • Oversee the selection and appointment of Clore Social Fellows & participants.
  • Preparation for, and some on-site facilitation of, courses, residentials and other events.
  • Build a team of diverse and high quality consultants to deliver our programmes.
  • Manage relationships and agreements with them and ensure they perform to Clore Social values and standards.
  • Drive continuous improvement, closely monitoring feedback and other data.
  • Manage the evaluation of the programme outcomes and impact.
  • Contribute to the communications of Clore Social and be a thought leader on social sector leadership issues.
  • Support relationships with key stakeholders including existing and potential funding partners.
  • Consistently demonstrate the values of the Clore Social Leadership.

Examples of key contacts

  • Clore Social Fellows/participants including members of the alumni network
  • CEOs and leaders in the Social Sector
  • Senior staff and governance of organisations in the social sector
  • Other stakeholders and partners
  • External suppliers and service providers (e.g. training consultants and providers, speakers, designers, academic supervisors, coaches, mentors)
  • Funding partners
  • Government departments and public bodies (including Cabinet Office, devolved administrations, Charity Commission, etc.)

Person specification

Qualifications and experience (E=essential, D=desirable)

  • Exceptional knowledge and understanding of learning and development and what makes it effective, including online options (E)
  • Knowledge of the social sector (E)
  • Experience of effective operational delivery of complex programmes, managing projects and people (E)
  • Direct experience of facilitation and speaking to a wide range of audiences (E)
  • Experience of designing and delivering leadership development programmes beyond conventional training (D)
  • Experience of innovations, growing and managing new projects (D)
  • Experience of fundraising and earned income (D)
  • Experience of financial management, budgets and strategy development (D)
  • Some experience of working in or collaborating with private and public sectors (D)

Salary and benefits: salary for this role will be £50,000 and the post holder is entitled to 25 working days holiday each year in addition to statutory holidays.

Application Process

Send covering letter and CV to

Application deadline: Thursday, April 25, 2019 at midnight

1st round interviews: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 between 2-6pm

2nd round interviews: Friday, May 3, 2019 between 3-6pm

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