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Programme Manager

London, Greater London (Hybrid)
£40000 - £45000 per annum
Contract (12 months)
Job description

Age UK is offering an exciting opportunity for a Programme Manager to develop and deliver funded programmes. This 12 month fixed term contract role will work across a variety of projects aimed at improving older people's wellbeing and will partner with teams from across the organisation to develop new programmes responding to the changing needs of older people.

Working closely with Age UK's Network of 130+ local and independent Network Partners, this role will work across the life cycle of projects, ranging from the development of new concepts through to the implementation and delivery of funded projects. The focus of the role will change according to the needs of the department and the needs of older people in the future.

The successful candidate would enjoy taking the initiative in challenging circumstances and working in a fast-paced environment. The candidate will demonstrate a high level of expertise in communication and an understanding of complex stakeholder relationship management with challenges that need to be understood and addressed in a timely manner.

This is an exciting hybrid opportunity, offering flexible working between home and a central London co-working hub.

Closing date for applications 14th May, 2024

Must haves:

  • Experience of developing new funded programmes, from inception to delivery, including consultation with stakeholders and bid development.
  • A substantial and successful track record of programme and project management delivering at all stages.
  • Experience of working in a fast paced, complex environment, working collaboratively with a diverse range of stakeholders and project managing cross-divisional work.
  • Experience of working with and reporting to a diverse range of funders including corporate, health and local authority commissioners, government departments and grant-making bodies.
  • Experience of preparing and managing a budget and financial processes.
  • Developing and managing successful multi-sector partnerships and relationships.
  • Demonstrable people management.
  • Ability to communicate with a wide range of people, including external representation of Age UK.

Great to haves:

  • Experience of designing and delivering multi-faceted programme evaluations.
  • Experience of managing consultants and external agencies.
  • Experience of working in charitable sector, and with older people.

What we offer in return

  • Competitive salary, 26 days annual leave + bank holidays
  • Excellent pension scheme, life assurance, health cashback plan and EAP
  • Car Benefit Scheme, Cycle to Work Scheme and Season Ticket Loan
  • You Did It Awards - recognition awards from £100-250.
  • Blue Light Card Scheme

Additional Information

All CVs will be anonymised by our recruitment system when you apply for a role at Age UK. Please note that our system is unable to anonymise cover letters, and we would therefore ask that to support the work we are doing on making our recruitment selection process fairer and more unbiased, that you remove any personal information from your cover letter/supporting statement, including your name before uploading this. All equalities monitoring information is also anonymised and not shared with the hiring panel. Your name and address will only be known to us once you are invited for an interview.

Age UK is an Equal Opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates, regardless of age, sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital/civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity. We guarantee an interview to disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria under the Disability Confident Scheme. Please note that on occasion, due to high numbers of applications, Age UK reserves the right to limit the overall number of interviews offered, and therefore, it may not always be practicable or appropriate to interview all disabled people that meet the minimum criteria for the job.

Age UK is committed to safeguarding adults at risk, and children, from abuse and neglect. We expect everyone who works with us to share this commitment.

Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert at any time.

Age UK politely requests no contact from recruitment agencies or media sales. We do not accept speculative CVs from recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.

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Age UK View profile Company size Size: More than 1000
Posted on: 02 May 2024
Closed date: 14 May 2024 at 23:59
Job ref: Grp01297
Tags: Management, Project Management

The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.