Epsom, Surrey
£40,000 - £45,000 per year plus benefits
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

We are looking for a Programme Manager to join our Prisons & Justice Service Team. As Programme Manager, you will lead the design, development, and implementation of Samaritans partnerships with the justice sector. You will strengthen and ensure the long-term sustainability of Samaritans prisons programme, whilst identifying and maximising opportunities to diversify Samaritans’ work and income streams in the justice sector. 

  • Permanent
  • £40,000-£45,000 per annum plus benefits
  • Full time (35 hours per week)
  • A mix of home working and in the office in Ewell, Surrey a few days per week
  • Occasional out of hours/weekend work required for volunteer engagement
  • We are passionate about flexible working, talk to us about your requirements

Key Responsibilities

  • Prepare and implement the strategy for Samaritans’ work and manage a range of grants in the justice sector
  • Ensure congruence of Prison objectives with Samaritans overall strategy and alignment of planning with other parts of the organisation
  • Ensure full cost recovery in the delivery of new grant agreements in the justice sector
  • Manage the relationship with the prison services and other justice partners in England & Wales, Scotland, Ireland and Northern Ireland
  • Collaborate with external stakeholders and forge new partnerships to deliver innovative solutions to reduce suicide by those in contact with the justice system
  • Deliver and continuously improve the Listener Scheme in over 100 prisons
  • Oversee the roll out and delivery of the prisons postvention scheme
  • Lead a high-performing cross-departmental team that designs, develops, and implements a range of projects aimed at improving emotional health and reducing suicide in prisons and the wider justice sector

The Person

  • Previous experience of managing multi-dimensional programmes and simultaneous work streams
  • Experience of working at a senior level to implement cultural and organisational changes
  • Excellent strategic planning and change control skills
  • Experience in developing and managing a geographically dispersed team of people across functions, including volunteers and staff
  • Experience of delivering successful high value partnerships
  • Experience of managing multi-annual budgets and managing relationships with funders
  • Experience of managing risks, and delivering objectives within financial and other constraints
  • Effective communication and diplomacy skills; ability to interact at all levels within the sector and organisation
  • Influencing and negotiation skills; proven ability to secure ‘win/win’ outcomes with donors, partners, volunteers and staff
  • Knowledge of the prisons environment and policy context in the UK and RoI (desirable)
  • Understanding of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention in a criminal justice setting (desirable)

Samaritans is wholly committed to inclusion and diversity and to building a culture and environment where everyone is appreciated for the unique person they are. We warmly welcome applications from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences.

If this sounds like a great role for you, apply through our careers website today. This role will close for applications on 23/04/2021. 

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Posted on: 09 April 2021
Closed date: 23 April 2021
Tags: Project Management, Operations