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The Progressive Policy Think Tank

Senior Account Manager - London Progression Collaboration

IPPR is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community, and from applicants with a range of professional and lived experiences. As an organisation engaging in critical debate about a wide range of progressive policy issues, we value the creativity and range of perspectives that a diverse team can provide

IPPR is looking for a Senior Account Manager to join the London Progression Collaboration (LPC) as it enters an exciting new phase in its development. The LPC is on a mission to make sure low-paid Londoners can secure better-quality, higher-paying work, and to make sure London’s businesses can develop the skills they need to thrive and grow. We offer fully-funded support to help businesses create great apprenticeships which meet both these needs, improving the way the apprenticeship levy works for the capital’s residents and businesses.

As a Senior Account Manager, you will work collaboratively across our small matrix team to manage relationships with a wide range of stakeholders. You’ll be confident cultivating new relationships, selling the concept of Apprenticeship Levy Transfer as a driver of social value and a valuable Corporate Social Responsibility tool, promoting progression and social mobility. You’ll skillfully steward existing relationships, and you’ll be equally at home supporting small businesses through their apprenticeship journey.

To do this successfully, you’ll need outstanding relationship-building, influencing and communication skills, and will bring an ambitious and entrepreneurial approach to this work. You’ll need to be comfortable working at pace and navigating uncertainty as we build the LPC’s future. And of course, you’ll be driven by our mission to improve the working lives of Londoners.

This is a unique chance to contribute your expertise to an exciting not-for-profit start-up, and work with a talented team. We bring a wide range of previous experience to the team, but we’re all committed to diversity, inclusion and social mobility, aiming to create new opportunities for workers in London.

As part of our commitment to flexible working we will consider a range of options for the successful applicant to fill the post, including part-time working and secondment opportunities. All options can be discussed at interview stage.

For an informal chat to find out more about the job and IPPR, contact Anna Ambrose, Director LPC, on 07503 627295 Monday to Thursday.

Before applying, please click on the document to your left to read the information pack that includes the job description and person specification. Or email [email protected] quoting the job title or REF: LPC/SEP.  

Please provide a CV with a 2-page personal statement. The statement should  address, under separate headings, each of the attributes in the person specification. 

The CV and statement should be combined into one PDF document and returned to [email protected]  In order to complete your application please also complete IPPR’s equal opportunities monitoring form   

Closing date for receipt of completed applications is 9 am Monday 27 September 2021

Interviews will be held Monday 4 October 2021