LMK is looking for a dynamic and organised programme manager to drive forward the delivery and engagement aspects of LMK’s workshops programme. Running a team of 10-15 LMK Leaders (experienced youth workers facilitating relationship workshops in partner organisations), you would be responsible for their line management as well as the smooth delivery of LMK’s educational workshops to partner organisations. You would be expected to forge new relationships with potential partners, as well as managing existing relationships with schools, community groups, faith organisations and sports teams. Joining the team at a moment of expansion, the programme manager would provide valuable feedback to the charity’s leadership team, helping them expand into new areas and playing a pivotal role in determining the direction of LMK’s strategy and curriculum.
- 6 month contract, 3 days a week
- £30,000 pro rata
- Working from home, but with some limited travel to London boroughs especially Camden, Islington, Westminster and Haringey (when Covid allows)
Good relationships shape our health and happiness, yet we are taught so little about them. LMK is a registered education charity (1191149) on a mission to change that. We run workshops educating young people about healthy and unhealthy behaviours, so that they can avoid abuse and thrive in relationships.
Using film and guided discussions, our workshop leaders support teenagers in honest conversations about relationships, inspire them to learn about the issues surrounding abuse and leave them better equipped to enjoy healthy, fulfilling relationships. We explore the 10 signs of healthy and unhealthy relationships and include practical lessons young people want to learn about, practicing scenarios in a safe, supportive and non-judgemental environment.
- Develop partnerships with schools, faith groups, sports clubs and community organisations – pitching LMK to new organisations and managing their onboarding process.
- Oversee the booking process for workshops to ensure their smooth delivery (with admin support provided).
- Provide feedback on LMK’s curriculum and content offering to reflect programme evaluation quarterly, ensuring we are relatable and relevant to young, diverse Londoners.
- Work with the founders to develop aspects of LMK’s strategy, including the expansion into new boroughs, addressing new year-groups and co-designing new initiatives, including LMK’s Youth Mentor Programme and Parent Programme.
- Day-to-day management of a cohort of 10-15 LMK Leaders (with admin support provided):
- Induct Leaders into their roles, including overseeing their initial training, contract administration and quality assurance (making sure they are ready to start rolling out workshops with impact and in accordance with LMK principles).
- Collaborate with Leaders, overseeing progress towards their objectives.
- Co-ordinate and manage Leaders activities and ongoing training.
- Performance management - ensuring LMK Leaders are completing all aspects of our partnership journey with care (including preparatory talks with partners, safeguarding measures, workshop facilitation and administering evaluation).
- Manage their ongoing development needs in terms of training and mental health support.
Skills and Requirements
- A strong commitment to young people, and an appreciation of why relationship education is vital for health and happiness.
- Previous experience of managing diverse teams to achieve specified outcomes and targets.
- Strong interpersonal skills – including the ability to coach direct reports, motivate teams working remotely and get the best out of a group.
- Organizational skills – employing tactics to manage your own workload and ensure direct reports are meeting theirs.
- Ability to manage projects from scratch including drafting proposals and plans (objectives, timelines, budget management etc) through to completion.
- A strong network within some of the following: London based schools, youth groups, faith groups, sports clubs, children’s charities and community groups.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills including the ability to ‘sell / pitch’ to organizations to secure new partnership opportunities.
- A proven track record in relationship management, including the ability to maintain and grow existing relationships with partner organisations.
- Tech-savvy, has the ability to lead meetings virtually, create presentations and use CRM/databases to report on aspects of the programme delivery.
- Applicants must have a ‘start-up mentality’ – self-motivated, comfortable with change and collaborative.
- Able to build meaningful relationships with a variety of people both internally and externally.
- Motivated by working for an organisation with a strong social purpose.
- Able to work in a way that celebrates diversity, upholds LMK values and respects everyone LMK interacts with (including: volunteers, staff members, stakeholders and workshop participants).
CPD and Safeguarding
- Hold a DBS certificate or being willing to let us run a check.
- Undertake safeguarding training or have a recent qualification from a recognised provider.
- Be familiar with and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, confidentiality, data protection and reporting concerns to an appropriate person.
LMK is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applicants from BAME backgrounds and with lived experience of the issues we address in our work.
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