Head of Partnerships
36 hours per week
Westminster City Council is committed to creating a City for All where people are born into a supportive and safe environment, grow and learn throughout their lives, build fantastic careers in world-leading industries. Westminster Adult Education Service is the City Council’s adult education service and the largest local authority adult education service in London and one of the largest nationally.
We provide life-changing learning opportunities for our learners through our qualification courses, apprenticeship programmes and extensive community based provision. We work to adapt to the changing needs of our communities – resulting in a dynamic atmosphere where ambition, diversity and creativity are celebrated. We are on our journey to outstanding and want someone who shares our vision of attaining excellence to join our passionate and highly skilled leadership team.
If you want to join an organisation that makes a difference in people’s lives, we want to hear from you.
To provide outstanding strategic leadership, working cross-service and with a range of stakeholders to collaboratively identify income growth opportunities and develop the Service’s bid management activities.
To ensure funding opportunities are successfully tendered for within a clear and consistent bid management framework and secure funds from alternative funding sources to meet service income targets.
To develop key employer partnerships that enables the service to create a responsive and innovative curriculum offer to meet the needs of the local and wider economy.
You will have a demonstrable track record of bidding for and securing funding from a variety of sources and experience of meeting the requirements of external funding agencies and other key stakeholders in delivering a service.
Experience of project, contract and financial management is key, as well as being an excellent communicator, adept at building strong working relationships and partnerships with a range of stakeholders.
What we Offer:
We are passionate about our aim to be an inclusive workplace for all that reflects the communities we serve, and we believe everyone is valued. We particularly welcome applicants from underrepresented backgrounds, including BAME, LGBTQ+ and those with hidden or visible disabilities.
The Service offers a competitive salary, employment benefits including a public sector pension scheme, generous holiday allowance and opportunities for Continuous Professional Development.
Closing Date 9am Monday 12 April 2021
Interviews will be held w/c 19 or 26 April 2021
Please quote ED/WAES/985 in all correspondence for this role
CV’s will not be accepted for this vacancy
A Basic DBS is required for this post
Please apply via the link