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Due to our continued growth and evolution, we are often looking for new talent to join our team.  All available roles will be posted below; please click on a title to see further details and how to apply. If you are interested in joining our growing team you can also proactively drop an email to including your CV and an overview of the areas of interest so that you can be considered for available or upcoming roles.

Available roles
  • Chief Operating Officer - Full Time (WFH – with work in the Hungerford offices as needed)

    Location:                    WFH – with work in Hungerford offices as needed.
    Working pattern:     Full time
    Start date:                 Immediate start

    We are seeking an inspirational leader and expert in work-based learning to maintain and develop our outstanding quality apprenticeship provision. You will have a proven track record of successful strategic management within apprenticeship delivery together with a solid understanding of ESFA’s and Ofsted’s requirements.


    The Role

    Haddon Training is the largest single provider of equine apprenticeships in the country with rapidly growing animal care and business qualification programmes. We are seeking an inspiring and visionary leader with substantial experience at a senior level within the work-based learning apprenticeship sector.

    With excellent interpersonal skills you will have the ability to inspire our dedicated team of staff and lead them through the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead in the work-based learning sector.

    You will have strategic responsibility for the delivery of all apprenticeship and vocational programmes. In this role, you will be responsible for creating and delivering a responsive and flexible strategy, that maintains our outstanding reputation for delivering high-quality apprenticeships within the sector.

    You will be required to align the need for a high-quality curriculum with strong commercial planning and management of ESFA and commercial funding streams. You will maintain and grow our partnerships with Local Authorities and therapeutic centres that support our provision for high needs learners. The Chief Operating Officer will take the lead on ensuring that the organisational structure of the company is fit for purpose; that it is commercially agile to be able to respond to new opportunities and to the changing FE sector landscape. You will be the strategic lead for developing our provision across the company’s curriculum areas in line with apprentices’ and employers’ needs.


    Who are we looking for?

    We are seeking a values-driven leader and expert in work-based learning to maintain and develop our high-quality apprenticeship provision.

    With a proven track record of successful management within apprenticeship provision, you will demonstrate a strong operational knowledge of ESFA budgets, Awarding Organisation compliance and curriculum development. You will have an up-to-date and excellent understanding of curriculum development, the Educational Inspection Framework and Ofsted’s requirements.

    You must be able to demonstrate your maturity as a senior leader, with the expertise, authority and experience to work with autonomy when required. You will demonstrate a mature and strategic level of thinking together with a collaborative style that will enable you to develop strong working relationships with colleagues and stakeholders.


    How to Apply

    To arrange an informal discussion about this position (prior to 12 Oct 21), please contact Sara Hunter, Interim Director of Learning:

    Please send your CV, together with a covering letter explaining your motivation for applying for this post and how you meet the requirements set out in the job and person specification, to

We are an award-winning training provider delivering high-quality traineeships and apprenticeships in England and Wales since 1997. Click below for more information on the specialist sectors that we work in.


Equine (England)
Animal Care (England)
Welsh Equine and Animal Care