Apprenticeship and Development Manager

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Home Worker (England, Wales and NI)

Salary: £32,622 - £35,624 actual per annum (depending on skills and experience) ( + London Allowance of £3,600 if applicable)

Working Hours: 35 per week

Closing Date: 14 October 2021

Interview Date: TBC

Contact: Kate Appleby -

Apprenticeship and Development Manager

Reference number: VAC2218

Please note the deadline for submitting applications for this vacancy is 23.00 on the closing date. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and we reserve the right to close this advertisement early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications.

Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading dementia charity. We provide information and support, improve

Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading dementia charity. We provide information and support, improve care, fund research, and create lasting change for people affected by dementia.

About the role

As the Apprenticeship and Development Manager, you will lead the Society in creating and developing its Apprenticeship and Kickstart programmes. We are excited to be creating new opportunities for people to work with us and for our existing employees to develop, increasing our diversity and inclusion and enabling our people to further contribute to the vital work that we do to supporting people affected by dementia.  This is a new role for a great communicator and leader to share their passion for developing people and working with young people. You will be the trusted expert in this area, leading the approach to ensure it is fair and accessible across the three nations in which we work.

Leading a small team, this role will work with colleagues in POD (People and Organisational Development) and across the Society to identify opportunities to develop apprenticeships for new posts, existing vacant posts and as career development for existing employees.  Working at a strategic level, you will be tasked with creating programmes of work which will include setting up evaluation and monitoring processes to ensure objectives are met, as well as identifying further opportunities.

Through building collaborative relationships and a structured project management approach, you will help build greater understanding of and confidence amongst our people in utilising the Apprenticeships and Kickstart programmes and being proactive in identifying other employment initiatives to widen access to the Society.

About you

This is an exciting opportunity for someone with a wealth of experience and knowledge of apprenticeships and employability programmes to shape this area of work at Alzheimer’s Society.

You will have an excellent understanding of apprenticeship programmes and the function of the levy. You will ideally be experienced in developing programmes to support young people into employment. Good communication is essential to enable you to lead and influence across the organisation and to provide updates to senior management and directors. You will have the ability to inspire and bring on board colleagues at all levels. As a leader in this area, you will be passionate about developing our people and the opportunities these programmes provide to enhance diversity and inclusion at the Society.

Our employees work hard every day to make a true difference in people's lives. We are proud to support them with a range of benefits, recognition and many options for working agilely, all contributing to a strong work life balance. We also have various learning programmes to support you in your development and help you grow to realise your potential and shape a career with Alzheimer's Society. 

You can also visit our Working for Us pages, which give you more information about what it’s like to be an employee at the Society.

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Please note, that for home-working roles, we require a reliable WiFi connection and a minimum 10Mb/s broadband. For our home-working employees, we currently offer a home-working allowance of £16 pounds a month (full-time).

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Alzheimer’s Society embraces diversity, inclusion and accessibility for all of our people. We are committed to building a diverse organisation that represents the communities we serve and ensuring inclusion in everything we do. This means ensuring our recruitment processes are barrier-free and inclusive as possible to everyone. We will make adjustments for people who have a disability or long-term condition. If you would like us to do anything differently during the application process, please contact us at

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