We’re Hiring! – Director of UKLA

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The UKLA are looking to appoint a Director to take our charity into the future – could this be you? This is a very exciting time for UKLA as not only are we looking to expand our activities and membership, but we are investing in new systems and staff in order to support our future development. Part of our new chapter is the appointment of a Director, who will provide day-to-day leadership of our long-established and highly respected national subject association. The role of the Director of UKLA is to lead and develop the business operations of the Association and to be responsible for the management of the Association’s activities and strategic objectives, as set by the Trustees.

The Director of UKLA will lead UKLA’s small staff team, liaise with its trustee volunteers and will work effectively with all relevant agencies and partners. They will cultivate positive relationships with executives of similar associations and colleagues across the sector, plus represent and promote the Association in external meetings, including at a high level, to ensure that UKLA activities are recognised and enhanced. The Director will provide leadership and co-ordination of the implementation of the three-year strategic plan for UKLA and will have responsibility for the day-to-day management of the financial operations of the Association.

This is a senior role and we are looking for someone with a track record of excellence, including in leadership. Ideally, the preferred candidate will have a background in the educational sector, particularly in literacy education; however, we recognise that excellence can be generated from experience in a variety of fields so we will accept applications from candidates from various fields.

We are looking for someone who is positive-minded, solution focused, and able to work independently and reflectively. They must be comfortable in values-driven organisations and to only make decisions based on strong ethical standards. They must also be highly reliable, systematic, proactive and an outstanding communicator. They should work well during times of more intense activity, while also paying due attention to detail and upholding the values of the Association at all times.

For more information, including on how to apply, please see the attached below.

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