SHINE was first established in 1999 by a group of committed philanthropists who wanted to help improve education for the most disadvantaged children. Since then, SHINE has invested more than £27 million in programmes which have benefited almost a million children from 15,000 schools. Our vision is for all children to leave school with real choices in their future lives.
SHINE’s mission is to raise the attainment of children from disadvantaged backgrounds across the North of England. They do this by supporting innovations in education which have the potential to transform education outcomes for the most disadvantaged children.
Reporting to the Senior Programme Manager, the Programme Manager will play a key role in helping to develop and implement SHINE’s new strategy, building relationships across the North of England, and helping to ensure that SHINE’s activities deliver maximum impact within the context of a small central team.
We are looking for someone with strong project management experience and excellent IT skills, who is able to manage their own workload effectively and flexibly. Candidates should be able to demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of the barriers facing children from economically deprived backgrounds, and a strong commitment to the values and mission of SHINE.
If you are ambitious individual who has experience managing Grant programmes, we are look forward to hearing from you.
- To work with the Senior Programme Manager and colleagues on SHINE's grants team to ensure that SHINE awards grants in keeping with its funding criteria and priorities, and does this efficiently and effectively
- To assist with SHINE's mission of helping economically disadvantaged children and young people to raise their aspirations and attainment.
- To contribute to SHINE's aspiration to be a model of excellence in its grant-making and relationships with grantees
This role is line managed by SHINE’s Senior Programme Manager.
The Programme Manager (North Grants) will play a key role in helping to develop and implement SHINE's new strategy, build relationships across the North of England, and help to ensure that SHINE’s activities deliver maximum impact within the context of a small central team.
- Acting as first point of contact, and providing clear and accurate information in response to enquiries from organisations or individuals who are seeking funding
- Reviewing organisations’ management and financial status and assessing applications for funding, including interviewing applicants over the telephone and/or visiting projects, across the North of England
- Helping applicants to work up funding proposals
- Ensuring that grant records are kept up to date, with support from SHINE’s Office Assistant
- Making representations about grant applications to trustees over the telephone, by email, in written reports and in trustee meetings
- Monitoring and evaluating grants, working alongside grantees to support them in this
- Managing an extensive and varied caseload of applications and grants, juggling priorities to ensure that reporting and payment deadlines are met
- Building and maintaining relationships with organisations through the proposal process and the duration of consequent funding periods
- Assist in the writing of impact reports to donors
- Working with the Senior Programme Manager to review and adapt SHINE's funding priorities and procedures as the trust evolves
- Contributing to ad hoc projects either alone or as part of a team, as requested by the CEO
How to apply
Please email a full CV plus a covering letter (of no more than 2 sides of A4), clearly evidencing your skills and experience against the job description and person specification, by midnight on Thursday 1 August.
Please note, applications which are submitted without a comprehensive cover letter will not be considered.
Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by Wednesday, 7 August with interviews being held on Tuesday, 13 August.
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