SE1, London
£45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Director of Programmes

£45,000 to £50,000 per annum


Based in Southwark office in Central London with some travel across England

Annual leave: 25 days per annum plus public holidays  

About Us

Too many young people lack the confidence, skills and opportunity to share their ideas.  More than 40% of the young people we meet say they don’t have the confidence to speak in front of a group of peers.  Our mission is to change this.

We amplify young voices, by managing programmes which develop young people’s confidence & communication skills and provide opportunities to share their ideas and perspectives.  We do this by delivering workshops that develop young people’s confidence and their communication skills. We then provide opportunities for young people to share their ideas and perspectives, firstly at school and then to a wider audience.

Over the last 12 months we delivered training to almost 30 thousand young people and worked directly in over 1 in every 5 state secondary schools in England. 

The Role

The purpose of this role is to maximise the impact we have on young people through the effective delivery of our major programme work. 

Reporting to the Chief Executive you will have lead responsibility for the high quality delivery of our programmes, including the flagship Jack Petchey’s Speak Out Challenge and managing key stakeholder relationships.  This will involve designing and developing programme activities within the funder’s guidelines and leading the team delivering the major programmes.  This consists of a small central team (which manages the projects and co-ordinates with about 600 schools), as well as a team of approximately 30 freelance trainers and event managers.  You will have budget responsibility for the programmes you manage, which will be the majority of our £1.2million turnover. 

How to Apply

Please apply before 5pm on Monday 28th October by sending your CV (maximum 3 pages) and a personal statement (maximum 2 pages) on why you believe you would help Speakers Trust succeed in this role, by relating to the job description and personal specification. 


Interviews are currently scheduled for 7th and 12th November in central London.  For the second interview you will be asked to prepare a presentation.  The interview panels will include staff, trustees and representatives of our major funder, Jack Petchey Foundation. 


We value and respect all differences in all people (seen and unseen) at Speakers Trust. We aspire to inclusive working experiences and an environment that reflects the beneficiaries we serve, where our people have equal access to career development opportunities, their voices are heard and can contribute to our future. Speakers Trust actively encourages applications from BAME candidates. 

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Refreshed on: 16 October 2019
Closed date: 28 October 2019
Tags: Project Management, Business Development