London, Greater London (On-site)
£42,000 - £50,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

The Lord Mayor’s Appeal aims to have a transformational impact on people’s lives by bringing together businesses, neighbouring communities, employees, and charities to find solutions to some of London’s most pressing societal issues. Our vision is to create A Better City for All, that is Inclusive, Healthy, Skilled and Fair, helping 1 million people thrive. We do this by delivering programmes under our four key strategy areas; Inclusive, Healthy, Skilled and Fair, and through supporting inspirational charities who are delivering innovative solutions in these areas.

As we enter the second phase of our organisational ‘A Better City for All’ strategy, we have developed our new Programme strategy for 2022-2024 to outline how our programme work supports our wider organizational vision. We are looking for an inclusive and empowering Head of Programmes to lead the delivery of our new programme strategy to achieve our ambitious vision for an Inclusive, Healthy, Skilled and Fair City.

Role Purpose

This is an exciting role within our growing organisation, reporting into the CEO. The Head of Programmes will be responsible for delivery our 2022-2024 strategy and be accountable for the delivery, development and evaluation of our programmes across 3 strategy areas; mental health, diversity & inclusion, and skills, as well as scoping new programmes and partnerships to expand our reach and impact, with a focus on ED&I, sustainability and climate action.

This role will be responsible for recruiting, developing, and leading the Programme team to achieve transformational impact, as well as supporting the CEO on wider organisational strategy, governance, and HR.

Our current programmes

Inclusive Pillar | Power of Inclusion programme

We want to create a city where everyone feels they belong. London is one of the most diverse cities in the world, yet many people face significant barriers to getting a job, progressing their careers or even feeling like they belong within their workplace. These issues have been highlighted throughout the pandemic, which has only served to create a larger divide around social mobility, diversity, and inclusion. As part of our Programme strategy, we are developing our social mobility programmes and activities for 2022-2024. This will include developing our ‘Change Starts Together’ framework, workshops, and tools to support businesses take an intersectional approach to social mobility in their organisation.

Healthy Pillar | This is Me programme

This is Me is an award-winning mental health programme that supports organisations to end the stigma around mental, creating healthier more inclusive workplace cultures to improve employee wellbeing. We do this by supporting organisations to; raise awareness around mental health through our Green Ribbon campaign, open up the conversation and end the stigma through This is Me storytelling and build the skills of managers and employees to have conversations around mental health confidently through the Wellbeing in the Workplace e-learning tool, developed in partnership with Samaritans. Since 2016, over 1000 organisations have signed up to This is Me and we have an ambitious target to increase our engagement with organisations across the UK and internationally.

Skilled Pillar | She Can Be programme

In a society where young women believe they do not have the same chances in business as their male counterparts, She Can Be aims to change this perception and empower young women, and those that identify as non-binary, to see the City as not only a viable, but an exciting career option for them. It aims to boost young people’s confidence in their abilities by equipping them with the tools to consider careers in the City, if they want one. She Can Be is delivered in partnership with business, schools and our charity partners to connect young women to City businesses through a one-day event each year. 

Further details

Salary: £42,000 - £50,000 (depending on experience)

Contract: Permanent, full time (35 hours a week)


  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays and Christmas closure
  • Flexible and agile working, including working from home days
  • Learning & development opportunities
  • Workplace pension scheme with 4% employer contribution
  • Season ticket loan
  • Wellbeing support

Location: Guildhall, London/remote

Closing date: Monday 31st January 2022 at 9.00am. We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis.

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

The Lord Mayor’s Appeal is committed to diversity and equality of opportunity in all aspects of our work both external and internal. We strive to be an inclusive employer and particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups such as returning parents or carers who are re-entering work after a career break, people who are LGBT+, from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, with a disability, impairment, learning difference or long-term condition, with caring responsibilities, and from less advantaged socioeconomic backgrounds. 

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Refreshed on: 22 January 2022
Closed date: 31 January 2022 at 09:00
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