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Deputy Director (Part-time)

The Work Foundation
Salary:   £51,630 to £58,089 pro rata
Closing Date:   Thursday 20 September 2018
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  A2421

Please note this post will be based at the Work Foundation, 21 Palmer Street, London, SW1H 0AD.


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Deputy Director, ideally with a background in understanding developments in the world of work, to join the Work Foundation’s senior leadership team. We are looking for an out-standing, enthusiastic, proactive and self-motivated professional to join our team and help deliver our mission to progress Good Work.

The Work Foundation is part of Lancaster University and works closely with wider university colleagues to undertake high-quality analysis of the challenges in the labour market. Our goal is to explore what’s needed to advance employment opportunities for people, delivering benefits not only for individuals, but businesses, communities and the wider economy. The Work Foundation has championed good practice at work for almost 100 years. Building on a strong heritage and deep expertise, we develop actionable solutions and practical tools to change policy and business practices for the better. We use our extensive networks, to share ideas and learning with leading experts, thinkers and practitioners who have first-hand experience of what works.
You will have: an outstanding track record of leadership; experience of delivering complex projects involving multiple stakeholders at the highest levels; strong communication skills; excellent people management skills; strong commercial acumen and entrepreneurial flair with an exceptional track record in business development and project management and delivery with a focus on high impact.

You will be skilled in building effective relationships with a wide range of stakeholders, from senior politicians and business leaders to members of the public, and able to provide high quality, impartial, and solution-focused advice. We are recognised internationally, amongst senior business leaders, Ministers as well as wider global experts and thought leaders including the OECD and the ILO for securing impacts to drive better management practices, and support healthy and productive workplaces that enhance inclusive growth.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer and would welcome applications from candidates seeking flexible working and are open to job share. In addition to a good salary package, we offer an attractive range of benefits.  Please note that the role is part time 26 hours per week working over 3.5.

We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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