Sheffield, South Yorkshire
£34,000 per year
Contract, Full-time
Job description

About the role 


Working to the Head of Business Development and closely with the wider Senior Management Team and the Partnerships Manager, our new Programmes Manager will support activity to take new projects and programmes from design phase into operational delivery, and to  ensure projects and programmes remain effective throughout. 


The Programmes Manager will lead on developing monitoring and reporting processes, and collating and reporting on externally funded projects and programmes in accordance with funders’ and client requirements. 


The role will work across a diverse portfolio of projects reflecting the breadth of activities delivered for and by NAVCA’s members.


Specifically, the role will be responsible for the effective delivery of a complex grant distribution programme as part of NAVCA’s work for the VCS Emergencies Partnership, as well as the management of reporting systems, monitoring and reporting for other projects and programmes related to our work as part of the Health & Wellbeing Alliance.


Projects and programmes recently delivered have included a focus on health and social care, cybersecurity, safeguarding and social investment. The post holder is not expected to be an expert in all fields of programme focus but must demonstrate the ability to grasp new ideas quickly in order to effectively support design and implementation. 


Salary:  £34,000 with 8% employer’s contribution to pension


Contracted hours:  Full time


Holiday:  25 days holiday pa pro rata (1st April to 31st March), plus Bank Holidays and three days close-down between Christmas and New Year


This role will initially be a fixed term contract to 31st March 2021, with the potential to become a permanent role in the future.


An immediate start is essential.


About you


The ideal candidate will have in-depth knowledge of project management techniques, and experience of working within a project environment to fulfil project tasks and to manage small projects. 


You will be an excellent communicator, and able to mix analytical skills and ability to work with data, with creativity and problem solving. 


You will enjoy ensuring effective delivery of complex programmes and projects through the development and management of robust systems, and you’ll be hands on with an acute attention to detail in ensuring those systems are appropriately applied.


In common with the rest of the NAVCA team, you’ll be deeply collaborative in your approach, with a flexible, agile focus on delivering meaningful outcomes for our members, our partners, our funders and ultimately the communities we serve.


We actively practice a flexible and supportive working culture; you will be contractually home based so you will need to be comfortable working remotely and without close supervision.  We will support you to work effectively in the non-office based environment of your choice, whether that be at home or in a hot desking environment.  


You should be outcomes-focused, and seeking to make the most effective use of your time and energies for the benefit of our members and the communities they serve.  


You’ll need to be within easy access of our small office hub in Sheffield – probably within an hour’s travel time - with the ability to travel across the country if required.


About us


We are the only national membership body in England that specifically and solely supports place-based local VCSE infrastructure organisations across the country.  We have around 180 members who between them offer (at last estimate) around 160,000 local charities and voluntary organisations the support they need to thrive.


As the hub of this network of locally focused organisations we are heavily member focused – without our members we are nothing, and we are passionate advocates of the crucial role our members play in the ecosystem of the VCSE sector.


We are a small, highly collaborative, outcome focused and dynamic team.  Our culture is one of mutual support, and we are committed to ‘excellence, everywhere.’  We work at pace, responding to the needs of our members and to the opportunities that arise to act on their behalf – and that can mean that sometimes things can feel complex and challenging.  Sometimes we get things wrong! And we aim to learn from what doesn’t go well, and we share our learning openly and authentically.


We have a small office hub in Sheffield, but everyone on the team is contractually home based and primarily works remotely.  We gather regularly (when not in the midst of a global pandemic) to meet face to face, and we use technology to ensure high levels of communication and collaboration throughout the working week.


We are not currently a racially diverse organisation, but we are committed to making the necessary changes to ensure that Black, Asian and Minoritised Ethnic candidates and potential colleagues will feel welcomed and supported to succeed and thrive in our organisation. 


We are committed to the ‘Open to All’ campaign and do not currently require any specific qualifications for any of our roles.  We are currently reviewing all our policies through an actively anti-racist lens, and we have for the past eighteen months practised blind recruitment supported by active diversity monitoring.



How to apply


Please follow the application instructions carefully to support our blind recruitment process:


To apply for this role, we would like you to send us your CV and a short covering letter – no more than two sides of A4. 


You should remove any references to your name, email address, home address, date of birth or dates of education, but please ensure both documents are headed with  your phone number – this will be your unique identifier throughout the process (and means that we can contact you!)


Your covering letter should evidence, with examples, how you meet the core competencies described in the role profile.


You should also confirm your immediate availability for the role and your location (town or city).


When you apply you will be asked to complete an anonymised diversity monitoring survey.  We would appreciate your support in enabling us to track the diversity of our applicants as part of our commitment to improving the diversity of our organisation.


Key dates


Deadline for applications: Sunday 19th July 2020.


Shortlisting:  Monday 20th/Tuesday 21st July 2020


Interviews: Thursday 30th July 2020

Posted on: 09 July 2020
Closed date: 19 July 2020
Tags: Project Management, Business Development