Chief Executive Officer

 (Salary: negotiable for the right candidate)

 Previous applicants may apply

 The Learning Partnership for Cornwall and the Islesof Scilly Ltd (LPCo) is looking for an energetic and dynamic leader to fulfil the post of CEO, following the retirement of the current (and only) incumbent.

 The company was formed in 2001 to maximise the impact of European Social Fund (ESF) funding through developing and  supporting the delivery of services to young people, employed and unemployed adults and businesses through partnership working.  Since that time it has successfully delivered services funded by the ESF to the value of £60M supporting nearly 40,000 individuals helping them to improve life chances. A diversification of funding   streams is happening through Education Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) Apprenticeships and Adult Education Budget (AEB)] and Cornwall Council (youth  and care services). 

 Now is a very exciting time for the company as it continues its development and the merger with two smaller partner organisations.  Over the past year, the staff team has been expanded and strengthened, significant new contracts have been secured and further tendering is in progress.

 We are looking for an individual with leadership experience and sound knowledge of a number of the following: commissioning; EU funding; not for profit organisations; the voluntary and community sector; the  training/education sector; the wellbeing or social care sector; the youth sector.  The CEO will  need to operate in an environment of extensive and open partnership and have the experience and ability to run a diverse, complex multi-million pound organisation. The desire to have beneficial impact on partnership working in Cornwall and The Isles of Scilly is essential.  

For an information pack, application form and details on how to apply please contact:

Helen Wilson-Prowse, Corporate Services Manager:   hwprowse@cornwall-learning-partnership.org

The Learning Partnership for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly

Supporting young people, unemployed adults, the workforce and employers in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly and delivering in partnership with:

  • Business Sectors
  • Voluntary and Community sector
  • Private training providers
  • Colleges


European Social Fund Provision 2014 to 2020. Building Better Opportunities.

The Building Better Opportunities Working Together project is jointly funded by the Big Lottery Fund and European Social Fund (ESF).

The project aims to support 750 economically inactive and unemployed adults from the Atlantic and Moor area of Cornwall into education, training, job search or employment.  It will work in partnership with 8 end to end delivery partners and 45 specialist spot purchase partners that have been selected to offer specialist services to address the multiple and complex participant needs.

Atlantic and Moor

Cor/2/3 - Pathways to Employment - Atlantic and Moor



Upskilling the VCSE Sector - SFA


Future Peninsula


Living Well

SMART Tenants


Adult Education Budget consists of: 19+ Apprenticeships; Classroom Based provision; Work Based provision and Advanced  Learning Loans. Apprenticeships range from Business Administration and Law through to Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies. Our work with unemployed learners is effective in moving individuals into employment.

      Apprenticeships and Adult Education


Information, Advice and Guidance

Emotional Resilience

Community Development

Your Way services are delivered in partnership with Young People Cornwall, Xenzone-KOOTH, Penwith Community Development Trust and Volunteer Cornwall and most importantly young people who were involved in the design of the services and continue to play a key role in the shape of the services through delivery, peer review and research.

Find/ Mind/ Create Your Way


The Learning Partnership for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly holds a contract with Cornwall Council to deliver the Community Facilitators part of the Big Lottery Headstart Kernow Project. Our aim is to enable young people and local communities to support 10 - 16 year olds showing early signs of emotional problems and prevent development into more serious mental ill health by building sustainable links between young people, families, local community organisations, schools and public services.

This project is delivered in partnership with Young People Cornwall, Penwith Community Development Trust, Pentreath and Xenzone-KOOTH.

Headstart Community Facilitators



European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014 to 2020: Sustainable Integration of Young People into the Labour Market.

The Ambitions project will support inactive and unemployed 15 to 24-year olds in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly to explore their skills and career aspirations through a number of activities enabling them to progress into education, employment or training.




Nature Workshops uses the natural world for fun, health, well-being and learning and provide training for leaders working on land and by or in water.     


Forest School Level 3


EU Growth Programme 2014 – 2020

The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Growth  Programme is the European economic regeneration programme for the region.  Running from 2014-2020 it will contribute to the EU ambition to deliver smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.  The CIoS Growth programme is made up of two main funding streams, one of which is European Social Fund (ESF), which is about supporting people and is the fund into which the Learning Partnership has and will continue to bid.  It is worth £166m, which is 25% of the whole programme for CIoS. There will be a mixture of co-funded and open calls. 

The co-funding organisations, this time called ‘Opt Ins’,  are The Big Lottery, DWP and the SFA.  The first calls have now gone out and the call timetable is shown here, although it should be noted that this is a working document which is constantly being revised, so is indicative only. 

Attached are the Growth Prog Call Timetable Dec 2015 and the LEP Employment and Skills Strategy 2012-2020

For more information visit the CIoS Growth Programme website www.erdfconvergence.org.uk/growthprogramme/esf                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          


Merger Section