UK Regional Director: London & South London/West & SURREY


We are looking for an exceptional individual to work with our South East Team to take forward the work that we do with young people.

Key Responsibilites

The key role of the Regional Director is to maintain and develop IF services in existing member schools and to deliver those services as required. It is to develop and manage strong working relationships with school decision makers and users of IF’s services.

Our organisation

Inspiring Futures (IF) has been providing careers services to young people for the last seventy five years. With its headquarters in Wallingford, IF has a long track record of providing careers information, advice and guidance and skills development to young people in the UK and internationally. A regional network exists throughout the UK with teams of guidance professionals in Scotland, the North, the South West and Wales, the East of England and in London and the South East. IF is part of Group GTI, Europe’s leading provider of graduate careers information and services to graduate recruiters and universities.

As a longstanding and leading provider of school-based support across the UK and internationally (under the Futurewise brand to independent schools and to publicly funded institutions) the mission of Inspiring Futures is to deliver effective and high quality guidance to all young people. IF holds the matrix standard for quality guidance and advice.

Every year IF helps to support some 50,000 young people making decisions about their future. This is through our flagship Futurewise programme as well as through our events, interactive challenges, publications, websites and helpline services. We are now on an ambitious growth curve; take up of our services is poised to grow and the role of the Regional Director is to enable this to happen. Over the next three years, the Company aims to build on our strong market position and, through innovative new services, be able to help in excess of 250,000 young people every year in the UK and abroad.

Purpose of the Job

Regional Directors are guidance professionals who manage and develop a portfolio of schools. They work closely with school heads of careers and are responsible for ensuring that schools receive first class information, advice and guidance provision. This includes psychometric profiling, group sessions, one-to-one guidance discussions, attending parents’ evenings and careers/higher education information events, talks and running workshops. The role will involve regular travel within the area with occasional weekends.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate first-class guidance and management skills and be qualified to a QCF Level 6/SCQF Level 11. Knowledge of other education systems apart from the UK would be advantageous.

We require a self-motivated, experienced and committed individual who can work flexibly and develop good team-working skills with other members of the regional team. The job provides great variety and the opportunity to develop services for schools. The candidate will be experienced in working with young people in the 14-19 age range and evidence of careers and higher education work in an academic school or college is highly advantageous, as is knowledge of psychometric profiling.

Salary £36,740 plus following benefits:

  • Travel expenses (generous mileage allowance)
  • Annual leave
  • Pension contributions
  • Comprehensive training and CPD provided

How to apply

To apply please complete the online application form (available to download at the top of the page) including the equal opportunities monitoring section. Completed application forms should be sent to Natalie Kaplanski at

Closing date for applications is the 22nd December

Thank you very much indeed for the full and varied information. It's the first time I have used the careers helpline team and I must say, I'm impressed. 

DLD College, London

Without a doubt, the best thing about Inspiring Futures membership is the support I receive from my Regional Director.

Notting Hill and Ealing High School

The depth and breadth of knowledge that the Inspiring Futures Team possesses is second to none.

Jumeirah College, Dubai