What Works for Children’s Social Care (WWCSC) is looking to recruit a Senior Programmes Manager to work as part of a growing team, to support the delivery of existing programmes and the competitive funding of new research focused on improving outcomes for families and young people with a social worker.
At WWCSC, the Programmes team is responsible for funding the delivery of promising programmes or interventions (typically through Open Funding Rounds, or occasionally through direct awards) - as well as their accompanying evaluations.
Reporting to either the Director of Programmes or the Head of Education Programmes, this role will lead on the development and delivery of a number of priority programmes for the Centre.
- Leading on the development and delivery of programmes, including working closely with external stakeholders to monitor performance against milestones and deliverables; this includes both programme delivery and evaluation activities.
- Potential for a particular focus on our education and schools programme, including Social Workers in Schools, Designated Safeguarding Leads Supervision, and a number of other projects that aim to increase the attainment of young people with a social worker.
- Managing programme specific budgets, risks and issues.
- Ensuring that evaluation methodology is adequately reviewed by the Research team and methodological issues addressed.
- Reviewing interim and final reports produced by delivery organisations and evaluators.
- Advising internal project teams on programme management including planning, partner management, monitoring, and reporting.
- Consulting with Practice, Policy and Communications teams to maximise dissemination and impact of our findings.
- Contributing to regular progress reporting for the Department for Education
- Managing assessment of applications and peer review
- Ensuring that decision-makers have all the information required in order to be able to make decisions about which projects to fund, and which evaluators to appoint.
- Contributing to the continuous improvement of WWCSC guidance, decision-making and grant management processes.
- Line managing up to 1-2 Programme Managers
- Representing the organisation at external meetings and events.
- Managing Advisory Groups as needed; this could include determining membership, setting agendas and leading specific discussions in meetings.
- Other ad-hoc duties, as required.
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