Personal Development Lead (Permanent)

Job Reference: PDL-2017
Salary: £31,252 – £35,005 per annum
Location: Hackney, London
Hours: 37.5 hours per week (Full Time)
Contract: Permanent
DBS Check: Yes
Leave Entitlement: 26, rising to 30 days

Can you inspire people with entrenched issues to develop new skills and move closer to work?

Are you experienced in managing projects for people with multiple barriers to economic and social inclusion?

Are you committed to mutual support, participation and helping people turn their lives around?

Are you are bright, flexible and enthusiastic and want to lead the team to work in partnership to develop new ways of resolving long standing challenges?

PBHA is a housing association with charitable aims that creates positive change in people’s lives. As well as homes and support, we empower people to learn, access work and discover their creative talents. Based mainly in Hackney and Islington, we work with people who are homeless, have mental ill health, learning difficulties and multiple needs.

Our work enables people to move on and lead independent lives. A newly developed role, the Personal Development Lead helps excluded people realise their personal assets by developing and running basic education and vocational skills services and leading on peer support within PBHA.

We are looking for:

  • A manager with a proven track record of delivering either: post 16 education, volunteering or employment support (this could be your first management role)
  • The ability to engage different learners through a range of resources
  • Flexibility and creativity and ability to source funding for a range of services which develop a holistic programme of support
  • A demonstrable commitment to peer support
  • DTTLS qualified or working towards

Please note: to apply for this role the attached application must be completed and emailed to

Closing date for applications: Monday 6th March , 2017 by 12 noon.
Interviews will be held week commencing 13th March 2017.

Job Profile
Application Form
Equal Opportunities Form
Guaranteed Interview Scheme

Please note that due to the volume of applications we are unable to acknowledge receipt of application forms or write formally to those not shortlisted for an interview. CV’s will not be accepted.

If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks after the short-listing, you should assume that you have not been shortlisted.

Note for applicants with a disability:
We welcome applications from disabled people. If you wish to be considered under our guaranteed interview scheme, please complete the above form. If you wish to discuss any concerns about the job in relation to your disability, completing the application form or the guaranteed interview scheme, please contact us. You will be asked at a later stage about any special requirements in relation to an interview if appropriate.

If you have any questions please contact Human Resources at the above email address.

Peter Bedford Housing Association is committed to equality and diversity and want our Board and staff to reflect the diverse community we work in. We particularly welcome applications from young people.