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Chief Executive Officer

Job description

The Association of Learning Technology is seeking an innovative, visionary and commercially acute leader to be the next part-time CEO of our remote-based professional membership organisation.


The Association of Learning Technology (ALT) is the leading professional body for Learning Technology in the UK. We support a collaborative community for individuals and organisations from all sectors including Further and Higher Education and industry and provide professional recognition and development. Membership is open to all with a professional interest in using digital technologies for learning, teaching and assessment.


Our overall charitable objective is "to advance education through increasing, exploring and disseminating knowledge in the field of Learning Technology for the benefit of the general public". Our core activities are focused on membership services that help us achieve our strategic aims and generate the majority of ALT’s income as an independent charity.


Established in 1993, today we have 3,500 Members as Learning Technology has become a fundamental part of learning, teaching and assessment. The pervasiveness of learning technology means that many working in education will be involved with it in some form, so therefore we embrace the diverse range of roles, titles and terminology in Learning Technology across sectors. We believe ‘you don’t have to be called ‘Learning Technologist’ to be one.


As our new CEO, you will develop and implement and new strategy suited for the innovative and fast-moving sector we work in, developing a suite of services and events that deliver real value to both retain existing and attract new members, and ensure financial sustainability for our long-term future. Leading our small but dedicated team and working with our engaged board of trustees, you will share our commitment to advancing learning technology, and build upon our collaborative, adapting and forward-thinking culture.


Key details:

Role: Chief Executive Officer – Association for Learning Technology (ALT)

Salary: £100,000 pro rata

Location: Remote working with occasional travel

Contract: Permanent OR 3-year secondment; part time (0.6 / 3 days per week)


As the successful candidate, you will demonstrate:

  • Leadership experience in Further Education or Higher Education

  • Collaborative leadership style

  • Understanding of virtual organisations

  • Strategic planning skills

  • Contextual understanding of learning technology

  • Business development experience

  • Financial acumen

  • Advocacy and representation skills

  • Innovative thinking

  • Communication skills

  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion

  • Membership engagement and growth

If you would like to receive an Information Pack for this CEO role with full details, including how to apply, please send an expression of interest and (optional but appreciated) a CV or professional profile in confidence to our consultant, Jenny Hills at Harris Hill, For an informal and confidential conversation about this position, please contact Jenny at the above address with suitable times to talk.


Closing date for applications: 9am Monday, 1st July 2024.


As leading charity recruitment specialists and a certified B Corp™, Harris Hill is committed to high and ever-improving standards of equitable and inclusive recruitment. We actively welcome applications from all sections of the community regardless of age, disability, gender, race, religion, sexuality and other protected characteristics