About the Role
This is an exciting opportunity to lead the implementation of an innovative employment programme being implemented in urban areas. The premise is to create learning and innovative evidence-based approaches for disability inclusion and best practice.
You will head up the consortium of leading INGOs, institutions and national partners ensuring the effective design and implementation of activities and impact to ensure delivery of commitments in a timely, efficient, and cost-effective manner. You will coordinate between the agencies, liaise with funders as well as the Consortium Steering Committee and you will be accountable for contract management, compliance, and reporting.
The role will also be responsible for Leonard Cheshire’s Technical Inclusion Unit including economic inclusion, sexual and reproductive health, capacity building and youth development. The position will provide strategic leadership globally to ensure growth and recognition of our EI programmes.
You will have a relevant post graduate qualification along with significant experience at senior level in programme management and leadership, working in consortia, partnerships, or equivalent complex structures.
You will be experienced at working with the funding mechanisms of bilateral donors and bring strong financial management skills. You will have designed and used monitoring and evaluation systems, have strong communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills and be able to spend approximately 25% of your time travelling internationally to visit programme sites – only once that is possible following safety measures.
We seek candidates with a genuine commitment to the values and ethos of Leonard Cheshire who are excited by this opportunity to make a difference to the lives of people with a disability and we strongly encourage applications from persons with lived experience of disability.
About Leonard Cheshire
As one of the world’s leading charities for disabled people, we believe disabled people should have the freedom to live their lives the way they choose – with the opportunity and support to live independently, to contribute economically and to participate fully in society.
With 5,000 staff and 10,000 volunteers supporting nearly 70,000 people in the UK and around the world, we provide support to 2,500 people in a variety of UK living services including supported living, nursing, and day centre facilities. We also support 12,000 young people in the UK with skills, confidence, and employment programmes. Internationally, we are a specialist development NGO delivering inclusive education, youth leadership and access to livelihoods programmes to more than 50,000 people in 15 countries across Asia and Africa.
What we Offer
- Fair and competitive pay rates within the sector
- A generous employer contribution to a company pension scheme with additional life cover
- Substantial annual leave, with the option to buy or sell leave
- Access to a cash health plan at favourable rates
- A Comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme
Leonard Cheshire welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We actively encourage applications from people with a disability, supporting where possible, your requirements for reasonable adjustments.
A satisfactory disclosure check (PVG membership in Scotland) is required for this post.
Shortlisting for this role may take place as applications are received. We therefore reserve the right to close this vacancy once suitable candidates have been appointed.
* No agencies please *