Permanent, Full-time (flexibility considered)
35 per week
Central London and remote
The post-holder would need to be based in the London office for at least 2 days per week but could choose to work from home and/or from our Guildford office for part of the week.
The Legal Education Foundation is an independent grantmaking foundation distributing around £6million a year through our own grants and programmes, alongside participating in funding partnerships.
Our vision is of a society that fosters the principles of justice and fairness, where people understand and use law to bring about positive change and to prevent harm and where public systems and structures uphold the rule of law. Our focus is on the law of everyday life - including peoples rights in housing, employment, community care, immigration and welfare benefits.
This is an exciting new role, which reflects a conscious move to prioritise learning in our relationship with grantees as part of our five-year strategy. It will involve developing internal systems for more systematic learning from our grants, capacity-building colleagues across the team and supporting grantee organisations to learn from their work and from each other. As we move to longer, more flexible grants, the post-holder will help colleagues and grantees think through appropriate medium-term planned outcomes and proportionate approaches to measuring progress against them.
We are looking for someone who can draw on their technical research skills to work sensitively with hard-pressed organisations to find practical solutions to improving their capacity to learn from their work. Equally, the post-holder will use a responsive and thoughtful approach to support the Foundation to help embed a culture of learning, reflection and adaptation into its work.
The Learning Manager will be part of the Grants Team alongside two Grants Officers, a Policy Manager, the Director of Strategy, the Director of Grants and the Chief Executive. They will also work closely with the Justice Lab team, as well as with colleagues in administration and IT.
People with lived experience of social welfare legal issues are underrepresented in our organisation, so we are actively recruiting and prioritising candidates who bring this understanding, alongside other skills and expertise. (We do not expect people to describe their personal experience at any stage during this recruitment process or during their work at the Foundation.)
How to apply
For an informal and confidential discussion about the role, please contact our recruitment partner:
Carroll Lloyd, Director, NFP Consulting T: 07765 001 033 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Your application should comprise a CV along with a supporting statement of around two sides of A4 indicating how you meet the person specifications of the role and your motivations for applying.
Closing date: Monday 11th October 2021
Following pre-qualification by NFP Consulting there will be a panel interview, which will be conducted remotely.
Please let us know if you have any special requirements which we might need to consider in relation to the selection process. Any requests will not be taken into account in the selection process.