Head of Young People and Education, London

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The Mercers’ CompanyLondon

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

Head of Young People and Education


The Mercers’ Company is the Premier Livery Company of the City of London with a 700 year history. The Company’s core purpose is Philanthropy and making substantial grants each year, funded through investments, to support education, general welfare, church and faith, and arts and heritage.

The Company is seeking to appoint a Head of Young People and Education who will be the senior educationalist at the Company. The post holder will work with the Director of Philanthropy, Court and the Young People and Education Committee to shape the Company’s strategy relating to young people and will then take responsibility for implementing it. The Head of Young People and Education will also have responsibility for developing the relationship between the Mercers’ Company and the network of 17 Associated Schools and Colleges, acting as a trusted advisor on education policy and practice issues, school leadership, performance and governance.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone who has a strong grasp of the current educational landscape, including latest trends and innovation, to contribute to the vision of the value The Mercers’ Company can bring to the education sector. The successful candidate will be a strong relationship manager and will have experience of working with school leaders as well as a demonstrable track record of success in a relevant leadership role.

Further information on The Mercers’ Company can be found at www.mercers.co.uk

A candidate brief can be downloaded from www.odgers.com/63454

Letters of application and CVs should be sent by the closing date, Friday 8 December.

The Mercers’ Company is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

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More about The Mercers’ Company
Address: Mercers' Hall, Ironmonger Lane, London, EC2V 8HE, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 7726 4991