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The Kids Network
Finsbury Park 4 miles
£36,000 per year
The Kids Network is looking for the next go getter to lead our programmes team to transform the lives of little Londoners
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£50,000 - £55,000 per year (FTE)
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General Optical Council
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£50184 - £59040 per annum
The Diana Award
London 0.51 miles
£36,000 per year
We are looking for someone passionate about youth-led social action to join our Programmes Directorate
The Diana Award
London 0.51 miles
£36,000 per year
We are looking for someone passionate about mentoring & supporting young people to reach their potential to join our Programmes Directorate
NFP People
London 0.43 miles
£40 - £45k dependent on experience
The Girls' Network
London 5.05 miles
£45,000 - £49,000 per year
London 1.52 miles
£25,000 per year (plus a up to 10% performance bonus paid annually upon achievements of targets)
New Programme Manager needed to manage and deliver our snowsports and wellbeing programmes, providing positive pathways for young people.
The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families
London 1.74 miles
£23,000 to £25,000 FTE per annum, plus 6% contributory pension scheme
The Access Project
London 2.83 miles
£47,000 - £55,000 per year (depending on location and experience)
The Programme Director oversees delivery of The Access Project’s programme in 35 schools across 4 regions, through a team of 33 people.
The Sutton Trust
Greater London 0.87 miles
£26,000 per year
We are looking for a Digital Programmes Officer to work on our Sutton Trust Online programme.
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Finsbury Park, Greater London 4 miles
£36,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
This recruiter is scheduling interviews as the applications come in. So apply now!
Job description

As our Head of Programmes you will be responsible for leading our programmes across multiple London boroughs, leading a team of Programme Managers and Officers to help children live the lives they deserve.

  • Accountable to COO
  • Some weekend and evening work required
  • London-based
  • Mostly home working 

We can be flexible for the right candidate

Leadership Responsibilities

  • Provide strong leadership, representing The Kids Network’s values,
  • Effective team management – coordinating, motivating and supporting a growing team of Project Managers and Project Officers,
  • Lead biannual reviews, promote personal and professional development, and oversee performance management,
  • Uphold, develop and implement programmes policies ensuring processes are effectively followed throughout the team,
  • Lead on strategic external relationships, staying on top of industry and community trends which impact our communities
  • Champion our children’s voices and act as an ambassador for the organisation
  • Work with the COO to support the development of the organisational strategy.

Management Responsibilities

  • Be accountable for the programmes KPIs and set up of new projects, ensuring Programme Managers are keeping clear records of project plans, progress and impact data,
  • Understand funder commitments for each Programme area, ensuring commitments are met, with regular engaging funder reports against progress,
  • Keep track of programme budgets, income and expenditure for each project,
  • Ensure high quality, child-led programmes are delivered, including embedding new processes and learning to strengthen delivery,
  • Review programme processes ensuring our CRM Salesforce system is being maximised and systems and data are being used effectively to work efficiently,
  • Oversee and manage the schools income contribution per project, bringing in a school contribution for a minimum of 50% of new children on the programme (approx. £50k),
  • Implement and lead on developing tools to strengthen The Kids Network’s relationship with schools, such as our impact reports, new school pitches and processes.


  • Uphold our safeguarding principles and processes to the highest standard as our Designated Safeguarding Officer,
  • Ensure all stakeholders are aware of our processes, including children,
  • Be part of Safer recruitment panels,
  • Lead an annual risk review, and design a year-long work plan to progress our work in the area of safeguarding,
  • Act in compliance with our policies and processes at all times, ensuring our data is stored and managed in line with GDPR

About you

We are looking for an empathetic leader with strong interpersonal skills combined with an action-oriented, strategic, data-driven lens. You love motivating teams and are target driven.

Experience of developing project plans, motivating a team, and delivering programmes from a charity perspective is essential.

Personal Specification

  • Experience of managing a fast paced team for at least one year,
  • A strategic thinker who is able to hold on to the big picture whilst designing and delivering activity plans,
  • Experience leading teams meeting KPIs,
  • Prior experience working with children and/or recruiting, managing and overseeing volunteers,
  • Experience in following safeguarding processes,
  • Experience working with schools and referral partners,
  • Non-judgemental, self-motivated, pro-active, compassionate and solution focused.


  • Previous DSO experience,
  • Experience of managing and developing a CRM database (preferably Salesforce),
  • Understanding of the UK education and charity sector.
Application Instructions

To apply please send your CV and a cover letter, no more than two pages about why you are right for this role and why you want to join The Kids Network.

Send to Amy Campo McEvoy by 5pm on 23rd November. We will be interviewing from w/c 29th November for a January 2022 start.

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Posted on: 28 October 2021
Closing date: 23 November 2021
Job ref: Head of Programmes
Tags: Management,Project Management
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