£38,930 per annum
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Programme Manager – Employment

Building Better Opportunities projects are Co-financed by the European Social Fund and the National Lottery Community fund.

At Leonard Cheshire we do Everything Humanly Possible to support individuals to live, learn and work independently, whatever their ability, and in this role you will lead the delivery of our employment programmes that do just that.

This is an exciting opportunity to shape the employment support strategy for the largest pan disability charity in the UK, as well as leading on the delivery of our current programme activities.  We want to change the employment landscape for disabled people in the UK, and currently deliver a range of employment contracts, supporting disabled people into, and nearer to, work.

About You

You will have an understanding of disability and employment, as well as experience of developing and delivering highly impactful and effective employment support contracts and programmes, with a particular understanding of DWP and ESF funding streams.  You will have strong leadership and communication skills to support and lead an experienced team to deliver a range of contracts to an excellent standard.  

You will be passionate and focussed with the ability to work proactively.

• Substantial annual leave.
• A generous employer contribution to a company pension scheme with additional life cover.
• Access to a cash health plan at favourable rates.
• Flexible working and lot’s more.

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.

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.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults at risk. A satisfactory disclosure check (PVG membership in Scotland) is required for this post. References will be obtained for all roles.

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 *     

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Refreshed on: 27 September 2021
Closed date: 03 October 2021
Job ref: 07998
Tags: Senior Management, Project Management