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Director for Wales

Director for Wales

Overview:

Learning and Work Institute (L&W) is an independent policy, research and development organisation dedicated to lifelong learning, full employment and inclusion. 

This is an executive role leading L&W’s work in Wales, reporting to and working with the CEO to set and drive an ambitious vision. We have made a real difference to lifelong learning and employment policy and practice and want to continue to do so, further increasing our impact.

 

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Employers Name: Learning and Work Institute
Salary: £55,000 – £70,000
Closing Date: 18/10/2022
Closing Time: 17:00:00
Contact Name: HR Department
Phone: 0116 204 4200
Location: Cardiff / Flexible
Description:

Learning and Work Institute (L&W) is an independent policy, research and development organisation dedicated to lifelong learning, full employment and inclusion. We are focused on the big questions such as, how can we help improve living standards and tackle the cost of living? How we help more people into good quality jobs? How do we help more people to develop their skills in a changing jobs market?
This is an executive role leading L&W’s work in Wales, reporting to and working with the CEO to set and drive an ambitious vision. We have made a real difference to lifelong learning and employment policy and practice and want to continue to do so, further increasing our impact.

The role holder will need to lead the process of identifying the priorities we should focus on in Wales, securing funding from a range of sources, ensuring we deliver high quality work, and making sure this has impact by holding relationships with key stakeholders including politicians, policymakers, media and practitioners. In doing so, you will be leading a small team based in Wales and working across the organisation as a whole.

This post is also an important member of our Senior Management Team, so leadership skills and a commitment to working collaboratively across the organisation are vital. This is likely to include leading on specific pan-organisation initiatives as well as helping to lead the organisation as a whole and working with our Board and Wales Strategy Group.

L&W is a proud Investor in People (silver) award holder. We are committed to staff development including internal and external training and support. We also have a range of ways to include and involve staff in decision making, as well as a number of staff-led initiatives focused on health and wellbeing at work.

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 part-time and flexible working arrangements, including homeworking.

L&W is passionate about equality and diversity, it drives our organisational values and mission, and we are particularly keen to receive applications from all under-represented groups in society.

L&W offers generous benefits including a Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) with 18% employer contributions, generous holiday entitlement of 25 days (rising to 27 after 5 years’ service), plus 8 bank holidays and 6 grace days (including Christmas shutdown) per year. We operate an annual pay review, including opportunities for pay progression and bonuses.

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