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Programme Head - Education

Contract: Fixed Term Maternity Cover – 12- months
Location: Bedford Square, Central London
Reports to: Director of Education
Salary: circa £50,000 per annum

The Nuffield Foundation is seeking a maternity cover for a Programme Head to shape and manage a portfolio of research grants in education. This is an exciting opportunity to help improve the understanding of how policy and practice can improve the life chances of children and young people.

There are two Programme Heads in the Directorate, working closely with the Director of Education to manage and articulate the funding priorities for the Foundation’s work in Education and Opportunity in line with the wider strategic purpose of the organisation. This will include the management of a portfolio of live grants, advising Trustees on consideration of applications and award of new grants, and ultimately improving the impact of the Foundation’s work.

The ideal candidate will be an excellent people and project manager with strong analytic skills. They should have knowledge of education and other developmental aspects of the lives of children, starting from provision and interventions for infancy and the early years period, through primary schooling, and in the transition into secondary education.

For full details, please download the job description and person specification. 

To apply, please send your CV together with a covering letter addressing the criteria in the Person Specification to to reach us by Monday 17 April 2017.