London, Greater London
£35,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

The opportunity

The Worshipful Company of Salters is currently seeking to appoint a Programme Manager (KS3-KS5 or equivalent and Universities) to lead and oversee a portfolio of key programmes for its flagship charity, the Institute for Industrial Chemistry, as well as contribute to other Company educational activities.

Company and Institute overview

First licensed in 1394, The Salters’ Company has its origins in the salt trade of medieval London. This later developed to a commitment to chemistry and, more broadly, science education. The Salters’ Institute of Industrial Chemistry, a charitable organisation within the Company, was founded as a response to the education of soldiers returning from WW1. Since 1918 the Institute has established a reputation for excellence, working with a range of partners including the Royal Society of Chemistry and the University of York. The Institute’s influence stretches across the world. Its aims are clear: to promote the appreciation of, and interest in, chemistry and the related sciences amongst young people and to encourage chemistry-based careers. The Salters’ Institute delivers numerous initiatives including its Festivals of Chemistry, Awards Programme, and Curriculum Development. In 2020, the Institute launches its new Education Strategy in which the Programme Manager will have a key role.

The role

The Programme Manager, reporting to the Head of Education, has responsibility for the day-to-day management of the Institute’s KS3-KS5 or equivalent and Universities programmes, developing new strategies and content to engage students in secondary schools and universities across the UK, building and managing internal and external stakeholder relationships. These programmes offer the opportunity to combine face-to-face and digital outreach. The role of Programme Manager sits in the Education Team, which has five members in total.


  • £35,000 plus (depending on experience)
  • 25 days holiday per annum plus Bank Holidays
  • Pension – matched with employer contribution
  • Private medical insurance
  • Critical illness cover
  • Life insurance cover
  • Interest free season ticket loan



  1. Develop the implementation/ delivery plan for new and existing programmes in line with the Institute’s Education Strategy.

Programme Management

  1. Lead on the Festivals of Chemistry, Chemistry Club and Salters’ Ambassadors Programme, overseeing the full programme cycle from design to delivery of this portfolio of existing and new programming, with a particular focus on digital outputs and assets.
  2. Implement and develop project plans to ensuring that time specific milestones for the delivery of programmes are met.
  3. Manage the work of volunteers, freelancers and interns contributing to the programmes, including training and recruitment cycles.
  4. Develop and maintain a reporting framework, providing monthly, quarterly and ad-hoc reports to fit specific needs of internal and external stakeholders.
  5. Coordinate and liaise with colleagues and partners to ensure the effective implementation of the programmes including compliance in relation to Safeguarding, health and safety, legal, GDPR, and programme-related consent forms.
  6. Develop programme policies and procedures in line with the Institute guidelines and Company’s aims and objectives.
  7. Identify, review, and manage risks, providing mitigation actions and regular updates.
  8. Develop and maintain KPIs and KPMs to capture and measure the impact and outcomes of the programmes.
  9. Create and maintain effective review, monitoring and evaluation frameworks and processes throughout the full programme cycle, facilitating internal and external evaluation of impact of all programmes in line with annual reporting requirements.


  1. Manage the budgets for the KS3-KS5 or equivalent and Universities programmes, ensuring accurate and detailed reporting of income and expenditure.
  2. Investigate and explore potential new funding streams, developing funding proposals in conjunction with the Head of Education.

Stakeholder Management and Networking

  1. Build effective working relationships with internal and external programme stakeholders including students, teachers, parents/ guardians, senior leaders, university teaching and outreach staff, funders and Company members.
  2. Coordinate with internal stakeholders to ensure the internal visibility of the KS3-KS5 and Universities Programmes.


  1. Develop key messaging and content of all programme-related communications, with appropriate language and tone for each programmes’ target audience.
  2. Collaborate with Communications Officer to develop Comms Plans that engage and build relevant, appropriate and engaging content for social media channels and our websites.
  3. Support and be an active presence in networks and fora that promote innovative practice in science education and outreach.
  4. Undertake any reasonable responsibilities from time to time as required by the Head of Education to reflect the changing needs of the Company and Institute.

Additional security pre-employment checks

A satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check due to regulated activity involving children.

Refreshed on: 16 December 2020
Closed date: 31 December 2020
Tags: Admin, Operations

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