London, Greater London
c.£27,500 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Programme Coordinator
London c. £27,500


Named after the light-giving spell in Harry Potter, Lumos is an international children’s organisation founded by J.K. Rowling in 2005. We have a bold mission: to have a world without institutions and orphanages by 2050. Research shows the dramatic harm that institutional care causes to children and the proven benefits of the alternatives: community and family care. Lumos tackles the root causes of family separation – poverty, trafficking and discrimination – and transforms care systems around the world. We speak up on behalf of children trapped in institutions and reunite them with their families. And we change education, health and social care systems so every child can thrive. 

The Programme Coordinator will oversee the project management aspects of planning, monitoring, reporting and quality assurance related to Service Design and Technical Support work.

Main responsibilities:

  • Project coordination and management of Lumos’ service design and technical support, ensuring that they are managed to a high standard reflecting Lumos’ status as a leading organisation for care transformation.
  • Coordinate and support monitoring and evaluation process of SDTS led activities in coordination with the Evidence Unit.
  • Relationship building across the demonstration unit and coordination with other units.
  • Support the International Children’s Services Manager in the strategic development of the SDTS team, including capacity building of the core team, experts and associates, and the further development of SDTS resources.
  • To support and coordinate the tasking process for SDTS, and other communications with external stakeholders.

You will have:

  • Good communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills.
  • A good understanding of Lumos vision, mission, aims and objectives and an ability to ensure that technical support is aligned to organisation goals.
  • Intermediate or Advanced computer literacy is essential.
  • At least 3 years’ experience of providing project and event coordination support, including monitoring budgets and developing cost breakdowns.
  • Experience of working with overseas governments, NGOs, the voluntary sector and the faith sector.


Our newly refurbished office is based in the City core of London with underground and mainline stations Monument, Cannon Street, Bank and London Bridge all within a 5min walk. Bike storage is also available. The local area offers a diverse range of amenities, cafés and restaurants with Leadenhall market, Borough market and the Royal Exchange located nearby.


25 days of paid holidays
Enhanced maternity leave
Life Assurance and Pension Scheme
Cycle to Work Scheme, Season ticket loan scheme and Childcare Vouchers
Dynamic, interesting environment
Regular staff social events and activities

If you are committed to protecting and empowering the world’s most vulnerable children, join us. 

Right to Work:

If you do not already have the right to work in the UK, please think carefully before applying. This is because even if the role is sufficiently skilled to qualify for sponsorship, we will be unable to sponsor you if there is a suitably qualified settled worker available to fill the role (this is known as the ‘resident labour market test’) unless you are currently in the UK and your immigration status and qualifications mean that the resident labour market test will not apply in your case.

Lumos is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and criminal records checks where legally permitted.

To apply, please go to our website via the link and apply online. 

Closing date: 13th October 2019


Posted on: 30 September 2019
Closed date: 13 October 2019
Tags: Admin, Project Management