We’re delighted that you’re considering joining our team

Careers at Ahead Partnership

Founded and headquartered in Leeds in 2004, but operating with leading organisations nationally, our vision, mission and values define what we do and how we work.

We are always looking for people who want to use their skills to improve young people’s life chances and use business as a force for good.


Our design-led approach is flexible, creative and dynamic to allow the development of experimental programmes and partnership solutions to address specific societal needs. We operate in a highly dynamic environment that offers unparalleled opportunity to learn, contribute and progress. Our supportive and talented team is our greatest strength. Our structure is flat so every member of our team is a self-starter.


We’re hiring. If you see something you like, let us know.

Alternatively if can’t see anything that is for you but you are interested in joining the Ahead Partnership team, please send your CV with a covering letter to recruitment@aheadpartnership.org.uk. Your cover letter should explain why you are interested in working with us as well as outlining the skills you could bring.

We’re open to applications from all individuals who share our passion for building partnerships with purpose. Whether as a permanent employee, on a freelance basis, or pro bono, we have flexibility built into our organisation and would love to hear from anyone who wants to help further our work.



Programme Manager

LEEDS / BIRMINGHAM Full Time, Permanent
Overseeing the design, development and delivery of our complex bespoke programmes.
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Freelance Education Events Coordinators - West Midlands

Working with our team of Project Managers, you will support the development and delivery of our external projects.
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Reasons to join us

Our team are empowered to make a difference. As a purpose-led organisation, we celebrate each other’s differences but all share the passion to build partnerships that support social mobility and empower young people.



  • 01. Inspiring Work - Our programmes prioritise those that face barriers, disadvantage and under-representation so when you work for Ahead Partnership you can really see the difference you are making
  • 02. Professional Development - Every member of our team gets their own personal budget to invest in their learning and development, as well as an internal coach if they choose
  • 03. Flexible Working - We have flexible start and finish times, and we’ve adopted hybrid working to allow as much flexibility as possible for the whole team
  • 04. Employee Assistance Programme - Access to online information and support as well as a 24/7 helpline for you and your immediate family
  • 05. Generous Holiday Allowance - 25 days per year plus bank holidays, rising 1 day for each full year worked to 28 days plus bank holidays + carry over up to 2 days per year into the next year
  • 06. Volunteering Days - Support the causes that mean the most to you with volunteering days set aside each year

I’ve been at Ahead Partnership for six years now and have progressed from a Project Associate to Project Manager and now to Programme Manager which means I manage our larger programmes on a national scale. I love the culture at Ahead Partnership as we’re all different but we all share a passion for supporting young people. I feel empowered to take ownership of my work and love that no two days are the same here. One day I could be delivering an event in London, the next I could be at a client meeting in Leeds, or I could be working from home with my dog, Tofu, by my side.

Leonie Matthews, Programme Manager