Salary: £35,000 – £50,000

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Programme Specialist to join the Central DFN Project SEARCH Team based in the London area.

You will support our existing programmes to ensure they have all that they need to deliver excellent outcomes for young people, and you will help us to grow new strong partnerships to fulfil our ambition and ensure that everyone who needs a DFN Project SEARCH programme has access to one wherever they live!

You will have experience of DFN Project SEARCH and will have worked as a host business liaison or in the Education, Local Government or the Supported Employment Sector. You will have a firsthand understanding of partnership working, be a great presenter and have an ability to manage projects and keep everyone engaged and on task. You will be knowledgeable about the SEND sector in England and understand the regulations and funding in this area. You will be a great networker and a team player who is determined to make a real difference.

This job will be based in London but you must be prepared to work in other areas across the UK as required. There will be significant travel and planning demands and you will need to be a self-starter. You will effectively manage your own diary, ensuring that you deliver a great service that also offers great value for money. Your starting salary will be dependent on your experience. All reasonable expenses incurred in connection with the job will be paid. We are committed to continuous professional development and you will be well trained and supported in the UK as well as attending the International Project SEARCH Conference in the US each year.

DFN Project SEARCH supports students and young adults with special needs to receive effective preparation for employment training in a real work setting, leading to improved access to long-term paid employment. DFN Project SEARCH is the Franchise holder for the leading supported internship program in the world, Project SEARCH, and we operate in the UK, Ireland and Iberia.

If you are interested and want an informal discussion about the role than please contact Anne O’Bryan on 07718 746 588

If you want to apply, then please complete the attached application form and return it to sue.sharma@dfnfoundation.org by 5.00 PM on the 4th April

Job Description and Person Specification

Application Form

Important Dates

Application Form Closing Date: 4th April
Shortlisting Date: 5th April
Interview Date: 10th April in London