Head of Employability Programmes

Full-time, fixed term – Maternity cover

Salary: £53,000-£58,000 per annum (depending on experience)

Location: Hybrid (minimum 2 office days per week)

Hours: 09.00 – 17.00

Job type: Full time, fixed term (maternity cover, approximately 13-14 months)

Holidays: 29 days annual leave + public holidays

The Sutton Trust is the UK’s leading foundation dedicated to improving social mobility. Founded by Sir Peter Lampl in 1997, the Trust delivers programmes to 7,000 young people each year across the country, rigorous research into the issues of low social mobility and educational disadvantage, and policy advocacy to affect systemic change. The Trust gives opportunities to young people from low and moderate-income backgrounds to improve their chances of accessing top universities and the professions. It seeks to ensure young people reach their potential, regardless of their background, school or where they live.

The role will join our team and lead our Pathways to the Professions portfolio, including Pathways to Law, Pathways to Medicine, Pathways to Banking and Finance and others. The role involves overseeing the delivery of the programmes which include university outreach, apprenticeships, work experience placements and residential national conferences. The role will have a significant amount of responsibility in overseeing our corporate partner relationships and will work closely with our Development team to ensure partners and funders are stewarded effectively, as well as programmes being delivered to a high standard. The candidate will join a team, led by the Director of Programmes and Partnerships, and will play an important role in the leadership of the team and contributing to the ongoing success of our programme work.

Safeguarding statement

The Sutton Trust believes that a child, young person or vulnerable adult should never experience abuse of any kind. We all have a responsibility to promote the welfare of all children and young people and to keep them safe. Therefore all posts undergo a safer recruitment process, including but not limited to, disclosure of criminal records where necessary and eligibility to work in the UK. We have procedures in place to promote safeguarding and a safe culture at the Trust.

To apply

Please download the candidate application pack from our website, complete the application form, and submit it to [email protected].

The applicant pack includes:

Applications should reach us by midday on Wednesday 10th August, with first round interviews held over Zoom on Wednesday 17th August, and second round interviews held at our London offices on Monday 22nd August.

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