Managing Director - London

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Managing Director

Not For Profit Technology/Educational Organisation

Central London (Once restrictions are fully lifted)

Full Time, Permanent

Up to £90,000 commensurate with experience plus benefits including 25 days holiday pension scheme, private medical insurance, group life assurance, permanent health insurance, season ticket loan, cycle to work scheme, eye care scheme & benefits portal access


A stunning brand new role to take forward a not-for-profit employer-led organisation which brings together employers and Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) to strengthen the flow of talent into digital careers, as a new subsidiary of a leading and highly respected technology focussed Trade Association.


The new Managing Director will inspire employer collaboration, provide unique, highly valued services for HEIs, and grow the organisation’s reputation for creating the most employable graduates in the UK.


The MD will develop and implement the forward strategy, including maintaining and growing the customer base, exploiting new synergies, and making the most of opportunities for new products, services and projects.


About You


You will be an inspiring leader, able to quickly forge effective relationships with employers, academics and colleagues. You will be respected for your integrity and your focus on quality and customer satisfaction.


You will be innovative and entrepreneurial, able to identify market opportunity and create profitable products and services that deliver value for money.


You will be inspired by the potential of this role to make a real difference to the life chances of young people on a national scale.


Many varied backgrounds could be valuable for this role, including industry, education and / or the not-for-profit / charity sector.


Key Responsibilities


Oversee the successful transition of the existing NFP organisation into a subsidiary of a leading technology focussed trade association, including retaining university customers, Employer Board members and staff.


Deliver on 2020-21 key performance measures, including university satisfaction, employer engagement and financial performance.


Develop and deliver a business plan for substantial growth which has the commitment of the Boards and staff and maximises synergies with the wider Trade Association.


Establish widespread recognition for the UK’s industry accreditation for higher education relevant to the digital sector.


Ensure the organisation is consistently leading edge in responding to changing market dynamics, new opportunities and technological advances.


Skills Profile




Relationship management at the most senior levels.

Team leadership and people management.

Experience in the education and skills sector.

New market development.

Business management, including resources, finances and risk.

Service and / or project delivery.

Written and verbal communication.

Focused on quality, customer satisfaction and impact.

Practical and decisive.

Innovative and entrepreneurial.

Flexible, self-motivated and a team player.




Experience in industry and / or government. Understanding of degrees, apprenticeships and / or accreditation.

Experience in Higher Education, Further Education, awarding bodies and / or work-based learning.

Product / service development.

Bid writing, business plan development.

Online presence / digital strategies.


To apply to this role please send your CV and a short cover letter outlining your suitability for the role

Due to the volume of applications we are only able to contact successful applicants. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 10 working days please deem your application as unsuccessful on this occasion.

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