Owned by our employees and a foundation, Ecorys is a world-class research-based consultancy that helps our clients make a positive impact on society. From research and evaluation, through to project management and communications, we are leaders in providing the evidence and advice that our clients need to tackle the issues that affect communities around the world. Our 500 strong staff are justifiably proud of our innovative and thought-provoking contributions to policy and programme delivery.
We aim to achieve our business objectives in an environmentally sustainable and socially responsible way, giving 1% of our profits to charity each year. Our working culture promotes personal and career development. Ecorys operates a hybrid working policy; flexible and part-time working is fully supported. We are an equal opportunities employer. We are welcoming and inclusive, and we want the diversity of our backgrounds and experiences to benefit our work and our team. We value our collaborative and entrepreneurial team culture. We have a great benefits package with 25 days holiday, company bonus scheme, wellbeing support and opportunities to get involved in team events and company away days.
About the role:
The Programme Management Unit(PMU) is a team of 70 based in our London and Birmingham offices. Staff hold a breadth of skills in programme management, grant administration, assurance services and capacity building. We have expertise managing grants to large national charities and public institutions through to small grassroots community groups and individuals, including activities and organisations representing high financial risk. Together with colleagues in Policy and Research division, we maintain policy knowledge encompassing careers and employment, education and training, children and young, sports and health, and civil society.
As a Senior Programme Manager (Business Development) within our Programme Management Unit (PMU), you will play an important role in securing , developing and delivering new grant management contracts for Ecorys on behalf of UK funders. Senior Programme Managers take day-to-day responsibility for grant programmes or elements of programmes, including design and development of systems, processes and procedures during start-up, planning and co-ordination of inputs, and reporting on progress and risks. They support and manage teams of people to ensure high quality delivery and compliance with client requirements. They often work alongside external partners/ specialists and associates, as well as staff and experts from other parts of the business.
This role will focus on development of our UK grant management services, bringing commercial and market awareness, contacts, and knowledge of trends in UK funding practices to help PMU to expand our portfolio of contracts.
Occasional working outside normal office hours, travel within the UK, and occasional nights away from home may be required.