Hackney, London, Greater London

£30,000 - £32,000 (pro rata, 21 hours per week)



About the organisation

At Social Action for Health we are passionate to unlock the potential in people because communities hold the power to their own health and well... Read more

Job Description

Fantastic opportunity to grow the strategic, financial and delivery capacity of an east end charity, which makes a real difference in empowering communities to actively to reduce health inequalities.

Are you passionate about making a practical difference towards reducing health inequalities – working alongside and empowering diverse communities? Do you have the skills to grow, manage, develop and deliver multiple projects across several boroughs? Are you able to lead and inspire project delivery teams across London?

We are looking for someone to be part of our senior management team, support with the strategic leadership of the charity and develop new business and fundraising opportunities to strengthen our work. We particularly welcome applications from people from ethnic minority backgrounds, women and people with disabilities.

Role Profile

Job title:Programme Manager 

Salary range:£30,000 - £32,000 pro rata per annum depending on experience 

Hours:21hours a week (pay is pro rata)


Accountable to:Kye Lockwood, CEO

Role Summary

We are looking for an experienced Programme Manager with business development and fundraising experience. The post-holder will be responsible for providing operational, financial and leadership accountability for the Peoples Health and Community Partners programmes. The Programme Manager will manage the delivery and development of multiple projects across several boroughs, groups and areas of practice. Key factors for success in this role are 

·Ensuring contracted outcomes are delivered with professionalism, meet contracted quality and resource requirements, and are aligned with Social Action for Health’s values 

·The opportunity for participant and staff engagement is maximized

·Developing successful grant funding relationships and applications

·Identifying and securing new revenue streams

·Managing a small team of dedicated project managers and delivery staff

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

Key responsibilities:

  •  Ensure all projects within the People’s Health and Community Partners programme themes are delivered on time, in budget, and to the requisite quality 
  • Build new partnerships and ensure relationships with funders, partners and all other stakeholders are effectively developed and managed 
  • Create opportunities for reflective practice development with staff, sessional workers and volunteers
  • Participate in supervision and performance reviews and identify insights to inform and influence Social Action for Health’s strategy
  • Manage business and financial aspects of People’s Health and Community Partners themes
  • Model Social Action for Health’s values of inspiring, empowering and learning through effective strengths-based management of direct line reports. Supporting teams to deliver projects successfully and develop professionally. 
  • Identify and secure new funding and business opportunities. 
  • Strategically contribute as a senior manager to the overall direction and running of the charity. 

Technical Knowledge and Experience


  1. A minimum of 3 years’ line management of teams and people including remote working staff/volunteers/consultants. 
  2. A minimum of 3 years’ project and budget management including managing multiple projects and resources for different clients.
  3. Experience in designing, delivering and monitoring community health projects including: co-creation methods, asset based community methods and effective ways to impact measure complex social activity.
  4. IT proficiency (outlook, spreadsheets, excel, publisher, social media)
  5. Understanding of the appreciation of the relationship between health, inequalities and people in communities.
  6. Demonstrable track record of fundraising and securing new business. 
  7. Experience of working effectively with a range of different communities in inner-city areas of high deprivation – including working with community groups holding a variety of language, culture and faith norms and across other self-identifying statuses such as: gender, age, sexuality, health condition and ability.


  1. Project management qualifications (e.g. Prince 2, Six Sigma, PMI)
  2. Safeguarding qualifications (e.g. Designated Safeguarding Officer Level 3)

How to apply

Please apply online through Charity Job and include:

·Your up to date C.V. This should include contact details of two referees. Please also include any social media details that you are happy for us to review. 

·A supporting statement that explains how your skills, experience and personal qualities make you suitable for the role, using specific examples where appropriate. Your supporting statement should be between 500 – 1000 words. Also, please confirm that you are entitled to work in the UK.

We will not take up references ahead of interview. 

Deadline for receipt of applications is 12 noon on Thursday 13th December 2018. Interviews will be held at our Hackney office on Thursday 20th December 2018. 

We will contact you by 5pm on Friday 14th December to let you know if you have been called for interview. 

For an informal chat about the role please telephone Kye Lockwood.