Head of Education & Lifelong Learning – Association for Project Management

Head of Education & Lifelong Learning – Association for Project Management

Help inspire people to nurture, develop and sustain a brilliant career in project management

Role: Head of Education & Lifelong Learning
Location: Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire
Salary: c£75k, depending on experience, plus benefits

We are the Association for Project Management (APM), the chartered body for the project management profession and we are committed to developing and promoting project and programme management to every community and generation. We do this through a diverse offering of professional membership, qualifications, publications, resources, research and events.

We want project management to be recognised as a core skill for every individual and organisation. As an organisation we are ambitious, challenging and open to new ideas and approaches. You will be too as you lead your team to deliver on our ambitious strategy.

In 2017, we were awarded a Royal Charter as part of our strategy to raise awareness and standards in the profession. The receipt of a Royal Charter marks a significant achievement in the evolution of project management. We have over 27,000 individual members and 500 organisations participating in the Corporate Partnership Programme making it the largest professional body of its kind in Europe.

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Head of Education & Lifelong Learning will develop and deliver a robust, agile and ambitious education and lifelong learning strategy that inspires individuals and partners to invest in the growth and development of the project profession to meet future demand with project management becoming the career of choice.

This role is responsible for identifying and meeting the requirements of the Chartered body. This involves the strategic development and continuous improvement of APM standards, knowledge, CPD and engagement with education. You will have full responsibility for activities aligned and identified in the Inspiring Positive Change Strategy, and as a member of the senior management team, you’ll also ensure that it continues to reflect the needs of our members and the external environment.

The successful individual will be qualified to first degree level, with ideally experience in two or more of the following areas:

  1. Education management, including syllabus and content development for qualifications
  2. Management of the development and/or application of a competence framework
  3. Management of CPD and a knowledge management function

You will come with an exceptional track record in devising and implementing strategy across multiple workstreams and of managing of professional development teams. Experience of leading through change is key, as is a high level of expertise in at least one of the following areas and ideally two or more:

  1. Development of syllabus and content development for qualifications
  2. Development and application of competence frameworks
  3. Knowledge management

This is a new key position within our organisation which offers an excellent and exciting opportunity to make your mark.  If you feel you have the skills, experience and passion we are looking for, we look forward to hearing from you.

We are working with specialist executive search agency Peridot Partners on this exciting role. For more information and details of how to apply please visit their dedicated microsite:  www.peridotportal.co.uk/apmcampaign/  

Closing date for formal applications: 9am, Monday 18th February 2019

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