Head of Adult Learning

Job Roles:
Head of Department, Head of School/Faculty, Manager
Organisation Type:
Other Workplaces
Government/Local Authority
Contract Type:
Full Time
Subject Area:
Contract Term:
Salary Description:
£60,480 - £64,656 pa (SMG2)
21st May 2020
Start Date:
Lewisham Borough Council
Job Ref:

Head of Adult Learning
Job Ref:
Job type: Full-time 35 hours
Closing date: Tuesday 9 June 2020, 11:59pm
Contract Type: Permanent
Salary: £60,480 - £64,656 pa (SMG2)

An exciting opportunity to lead this innovative, creative, and collaborative adult education provider

The role

The Head of Adult Learning Lewisham (ALL) will lead Lewisham Council’s adult community education service as it develops to become an outstanding provider. ALL is one of the largest providers of adult community education in London, and has developed a reputation for contributing to innovation across the sector and for its genuinely collaborative partnerships both within Lewisham and across the city.
ALL offers residents a kaleidoscopic variety of adult learning classes across Lewisham, delivering over 1,000 courses covering ten different curriculum departments, to thousands of adults and families within the borough.

As well as bespoke adult education centres ALL works with community venues and schools to ensure the widest reach possible. Our services are designed to welcome adults into learning, many of whom may not otherwise take part in education or training. Courses provide accessible entry points for new and returning learners, and good progression routes to help learners continue their journey.


Adult Learning Lewisham has three centres (in Brockley, Lewisham and Grove Park) as well as a small team at Laurence House, Catford. The Head of Adult Learning will be expected to regularly have meetings across all these sites, with the main office being at Brockley Rise centre in the first instance and with remote working during the Covid 19 lockdown.

What we’re looking for

We are seeking to appoint an ambitious and highly motivated, creative individual with significant leadership experience who shares our values and has a passion for the role that adult learning can play within diverse communities.

In return, we’ll offer excellent development opportunities, plus a range of benefits that includes a career average pension scheme, flexible working and the opportunity to make a real difference to our local community.

Salary details

£60,480 - £64,656 pa (SMG 2)

Further information

For an informal discussion, please contact Liz Dart on liz.dart@lewisham.gov.uk

Lewisham Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.

We value diversity and welcome applications from all backgrounds.

The post is subject to a DBS.

To find out more, including a full job description and person specification, and to apply, please visit https://lewisham.gov.uk/mayorandcouncil/counciljobs and search council jobs

Closing date

Tuesday 9 June 2020, 11:59pm
The Council reserves the right to close adverts early if there is a large response.

Closing Date:
Contact Details:
Lewisham Borough Council
Tel: 0208 314 8426
Contact: Recruitment Team

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