Development Director

We are looking for a talented and ambitious leader to create and maintain revenue generation in two distinct areas: public sector commissioning and philanthropic fund raising. As an integral member of the high-performance senior management team (comprising Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer), the Development Director will play a leading role in developing and implementing a revenue generation strategy that supports WLZ’s plans for growth, and will work with a range of stakeholders to achieve this, including WLZ’s existing social investors and blue-chip funders.

The WLZ team has a culture of high performance and we are seeking a dynamic individual who will work well in a fast-paced and high-growth environment. The ideal candidate will have leadership experience in successful revenue generation; new contract development, bidding and negotiation as well as contract maintenance and renewal; project planning and implementation. They may bring this experience from any sector. They must possess the high levels of energy, integrity and creativity that this exciting role demands.

To details on how to apply for this position, please download the Appointment Brief.

Closing date: Sunday 12 November

Preliminary interviews with Oxford HR: week commencing 20 November

Final Panel Interviews: week commencing 4 December

These dates may be subject to change and applicants will be advised in advance should this happen.

If you have any queries on any aspect of the appointment process, need additional information or would like to have an informal discussion, please contact Philip Nelson on 0207 939 7430 or via email at

Link Workers

We are looking for three Link Workers – two for primary school settings, and one to work across our Early Years settings.

We are looking for highly motivated individuals with experience in and a passion for providing children and families with the opportunities and relationships to enable them to flourish in life. Applicants will be highly professional, understand the boundaries required for this work, meticulous in their attention to detail and able to recognise the rigour required in reporting and data collection so as to evidence their own and other organisations’ work. WLZ Link Workers are individuals who are creative, constantly looking for new situations and solutions to improve the lives of children and families, and who have great energy and enthusiasm for this work.

Click here for a full application pack, andhere to download an application form. More information on the role is also provided below.

To apply, please send a completed application form to  

Applications received before 11.30pm on Wednesday 8th November will be considered. Shortlisted candidates will be notified by 5pm on Friday 10th November.

WLZ Link Worker role

The main purpose of this role is to engage with children, young people and families in the support we offer them through our social sector partners in West London. There are five key components to the Link Worker role. These are:

  • Work mostly from the school settings to engage children, young people and families; build a trusted adult relationship that enables understanding, including each child, young person and their family’s strengths and needs;
  • Co-ordinate support for the children, young people and their families, that is delivered by WLZ social sector partners, mostly in the school setting; ensure it complements what is on offer in the school and runs smoothly;
  • Further widen the network of support for the whole family by linking them to existing organisations and opportunities in the community• Further widen the network of support for the whole family by linking them to existing organisations and opportunities in the community;
  • Support the children, young people and families to sustain their efforts with their support so that they progress, according to the terms of WLZ’s outcomes contract; rigorously report on their efforts and progress; provide observations on the community;
  • Think creatively to find solutions to problems and overcome challenges so that the best support possible is available to the children, young people and their families and they stick with it.