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Head of Sector Skills and Development

  • Company: Money and Pensions Service
  • Location: London
  • Salary: c£90,000
  • Closing Date: 1 March 2021
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Big Job – Bigger Opportunity – Lasting Legacy
Salary c£90,000

Here at the Money and Pensions Service (MaPS), we believe a financially healthy nation is good for individuals, communities, businesses and the economy. As the largest single funder of free debt advice in England we helped almost 1.26 million people with debt advice, money guidance and pension guidance in the 2019/20 financial year. We're looking for people who have the right skills, knowledge and behaviours for the job, but equally as important is a strong commitment to our objectives, values and vision.

Money touches every aspect of our lives. Money guidance is often given as part of wider services provided by thousands of diverse organisations and practitioners.

As Head of Sector Skills and Development, you will be accountable for developing and delivering a strategy that upskills and develops those responsible for improving the financial wellbeing of people across the UK through our innovative and unique 'Money Guiders' pilot programme. Through this programme we are helping to equip those on the front line of money guidance with the skills they need to make a difference and help their customers with money matters. You will be coordinating across a range of internal and external stakeholders, helping to the programme obtain formal accreditation, and embed it as widely as possible across the UK.

This is an unprecedented opportunity to help improve the money guidance, and therefore the understanding of money and pensions on a national scale. To succeed you will need a  proven track record of developing and delivering skills initiatives, complex project management and delivery experience and the capability of influencing at Board and Director level. Because of the nature of some of our partner relations in this space, you will also have a good commercial understanding and ability to manage contractual relationships with key stakeholders. Knowledge of money guidance itself would be very useful.

To find out more please contact our retained consultants Andrew Timlin on 03330105207 or Nick Irow on 0333 010 5210

Closing date: 1st March 2021

MaPS is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion in employment and we welcome applications from all members of the community. We would particularly like to encourage applications from women and from people who are from a BAME background, who are currently under-represented at a senior level within our organisation. MaPS is a committed Disability Confident employer. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.