London, Greater London
£30,000 - £38,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

The Lord Mayor’s Appeal aims to have a transformational impact on people’s lives by bringing together businesses, neighbouring communities, employees and charities to find solutions to some of London’s most pressing societal issues. Our vision is to create A Better City for All, that is Inclusive, Healthy, Skilled and Fair, helping 1 million people thrive.

We do this by delivering programmes under our four key strategy areas; Inclusive, Healthy, Skilled and Fair, and through supporting inspirational charities who are delivering innovative solutions in these areas.

London is one of the most diverse cities in the world, yet many people face significant barriers to getting a job or progressing their careers in the City. Our Inclusive Pillar strategy aims to create a city that is inclusive and open to everyone. Inclusive workplaces are more productive, commercially successful and have a happier and more engaged workforce.

We are looking for an experienced, passionate and creative Programme Manager, committed to championing diversity & inclusion, to join our small and ambitious team to lead the delivery of our Inclusive Pillar programmes. This is a key role within our growing organisation, reporting into the Senior Programme Manager, and will play an instrumental role in the on-going success of our Programme work.

Role Purpose

Our current two-year strategy for our Inclusive Pillar aims to raise awareness and inspire action on Social Mobility in the City. The two-year strategy was developed in conjunction with our Senior Leadership Forum, which is made up of senior business leaders within the City of London and will run from 2019 – 2021.  

The strategy aims to raise awareness of social mobility and the challenges faced by those from lower-socio economic backgrounds in the City, and inspire businesses to act to support the recruitment, retention and growth of those individuals within their organisations.

The strategy will be delivered through three projects; our Power of Inclusion seminar series, an innovative film and storytelling campaign, and the development of a best practice toolkit.

As Programme Manager, you will be responsible for managing and delivering all aspects of the three projects to deliver the social mobility strategy effectively, on time and to budget.

This is an opportunity to work with senior business leaders in the City to deliver a strategy from its’ early stages through to completion, delivering exciting new projects to make a tangible impact on the City of London, creating a more inclusive and fair City.  

Please see full Job description and Person Specification attached. 

Further details

Salary: £30,000 - £38,000 (depending on experience) 

Contract: Full time, Permanent 


  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Flexible working 
  • Learning & development opportunities
  • Workplace pension scheme with 4% employer contribution
  • Season ticket loan
  • Wellbeing support 

Location: Guildhall, London

Closing date: Monday 27th January at 9.00am

Interviews: First round interviews will be held during the week of 3rd February in London

Refreshed on: 20 January 2020
Closed date: 27 January 2020
Tags: Project Management