Portfolio Officer – Early Learning Services

Posted by Save the Children

Portfolio Officer – Early Learning Services

Edinburgh Cardiff Farringdon, Greater London Manchester, Greater Manchester

£27,000 - £31,000

Permanent

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Job Description

Based in any UK office (Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London or Manchester).

Do you want to be part of an organisation that fights for children every single day? Then join us as Portfolio Officer, supporting the continued development, implementation and improvement of programmes, working with partners and delivery sites and sustaining excellence in programmes and impacts.

In our Advocacy and Policy department, we fight for children every single day. We drive political agendas at national and global levels. We integrate lobbying, policy, research and campaigning into one agile, powerful engine for change. We go the extra mile - and we don’t rest until the work is done.

As Portfolio Officer you will be responsible and hold others accountable for delivering our ambitious goals for children, continually improving own performance of that of the team/organisation in developing embedding of the Families Connect programme. In addition you will oversee monitoring and information systems for Early Learning Services programmes and contribute to their design and improvement. In addition you will:

  • Work collaboratively on  supporting development of programmes for children and families
  • Monitor, analyse and share information about the delivery of Early Learning Services programmes, liaising with country teams and providing regular reports to the Early Learning Services team, leadership team, country teams, delivery partners and funders
  • Be the primary point of contact for internal and external audiences on designated programmes
  • Support Fundraising and fee-generation for Early Learning Services programmes
  • Design and carry out evaluation and research to build and share the evidence base for Early Learning Services Programmes
  • Support budget management and financial planning.

To be successful you will have an understanding of the impact of poverty on children, families and neighbourhoods and the barriers that communities face in seeking to bring about positive changes in outcomes as well as an understanding of early years programmes, and ideally experience of supporting delivery. Solutions focussed and proactive with a ‘can do’ attitude, you should have strong skills in working with internal and external partners. In addition you will have:

  • Experience of project management, good planning and organizational skills and the ability to manage own time flexibly
  • An understanding of the children’s services sector relevant to the theme area, including existing provisions, policy, families’ needs and evidence about effective approaches
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and representational skills in order to work with a wide range of people both internally and externally
  • Experience of supporting development or management of programmes in the theme area or similar programmes
  • Experience of setting up and managing administrative information systems.

At Save the Children we are committed to the safeguarding and protection of children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work with children are recruited to work for us. This post is subject to a range of vetting checks including a criminal records disclosure.

If you share our belief in the power of children, join the fight. It takes relentless determination, creativity and a real commitment to real change. Because every child should be able to make their mark on their world, and help to build a better future. We look forward to hearing from you.

To apply please visit our website.

Closing date: 23rd January 2019

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