Improvement leader

Improvement leader

Develop strategy, provide leadership and coach and support colleagues in advanced analysis

An improvement leader is responsible for developing strategy, providing leadership and coaching and supporting colleagues in advanced analysis, all with a view to achieving improvement within an organisation. In this role, you’ll report to board members or heads of department, and manage a team of improvement specialists, who will carry out your strategy. You’ll work closely with all parts of the organisation to support the setting and achievement of goals, often accountable for improvement activities within the largest-scale and highest priority programmes of work. For example, you may develop top-level value stream maps to identify improvement opportunities that are then given to improvement specialists, or you may design new products, processes or services. The role is typically office-based but involves working wherever your efforts are focused.


Duration: 18 months

Relevant school subjects: Business studies

Entry requirements: Improvement level 5 qualification or equivalent

Achievement upon completion: Level 6 (Higher)—equivalent to a foundation degree

Potential salary upon completion: £35,000 per annum

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