Farringdon, Greater London
£52,000 - £62,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Head of Programmes

Full-time at 35 hours (Office Based, London, UK)

Salary: £52,000 - £62,000  


GamCare is the UK’s leading provider of advice and support to problem gamblers and their loved ones.

We are looking to recruit a highly motivated and experienced Head of Programmes to strategically develop and lead on GamCare’s programme of engagement and awareness-raising projects.

After a number of successful fundraising initiatives in 2018/19, GamCare has developed several large-scale projects and significantly grown its engagement and awareness-raising activities in the past year. This growth has resulted in the formation of a Programmes Team, whose function is to deliver these varied projects coherently and consistently in line with GamCare’s mission and strategy. 

Programmes currently include two national programmes (focused on women and young people), seeking to raise awareness of gambling issues and provide outreach into communities, as well as several more developmental areas of work such as activity in the criminal justice system and with the armed forces community.  Funding is from a mixture of corporates, trusts and foundations and statutory sources.

As Head of Programmes you will lead this team with passion and energy, building commitment and driving a learning culture across it with a focus on knowledge sharing and evaluation.  You will have significant experience of project operations and oversight, including budgeting and risk management.  You will be able to think and engage strategically – ensuring projects fit into wider organisational goals, but with an operational focus, having a clear view across the projects and an eye for detail.

As the issue climbs the social, political and media agendas, it is an exciting time to join both GamCare and the gambling support sector as a whole. As Head of Programmes you will work closely with the Head of Development and Director of Development to identify and prioritise opportunities for further growth within this context. The successful candidate will be a senior leader able to communicate a clear vision and with a passion for supporting those affected by gambling harm.

To apply, please go onto the GamCare website and complete an application form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Survey.

Please note we do not accept CVs

If you would like acknowledgement that your application has been received, please ensure the application is attached and put the following subject in your email:

Job application: <name of vacancy>

Please note that if the subject is not correct, you may not receive a confirmation.

Previous applicants need not apply

To discuss the role further please email Mike Kenward (Development Director). Application forms forwarded to this email will not be accepted.

Closing date for applications is 23 March 2020

Interview dates: Week commencing 02 April 2020

Interviews are scheduled to take place in London

Posted on: 14 February 2020
Closed date: 11 March 2020
Tags: Management, Governance

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