Programme Specialist (Project Search)

We are hiring! We are delighted to share that we are looking for a Programme Specialist for Northern England.

The exciting role will involve identifying opportunities to develop and grow DFN Project SEARCH programmes across Northern England whilst supporting existing sites in this region, this is with the aim of expanding the programme and growing access to DFN Project SEARCH programmes.

The Programme Specialist will be required to develop strategies to support their operational programmes to be high aiming and high achieving in terms of job outcomes for this talent pool of young adults, whilst also developing strong partnerships with colleagues throughout their area.

The ideal candidate will be educated to a degree level or relevant professional qualification, and have held a senior position in a business, the education sector, the supported employment sector or the local authority sector.

They will also bring knowledge of English regulation and funding arrangements as they relate to education, supported employment and Access to Work, and an understanding of the jobs market and employability challenges faced by young people with SEND.


To apply

Keen to find out more? Visit the link below for more info or email questions to

If you also wish to have an informal discussion about the opportunity, please contact Claire Cookson by email to set-up a call.

Deadline for applications is Friday 23rd April 2021.