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Hybrid working (with a baseline 2 days a week working from our office in London)
We are seeking four talented Programme Managers to work in the Research team. This will be a one-year fixed term contract. We welcome applications for part-time appointments too.
As Programme Manager, you will help develop and deliver our rapidly growing portfolio of research programmes.
This is an exciting opportunity to join our Research team and make a real difference. The Academy’s Research programmes support excellent engineering and technology researchers, based in UK universities and institutions, working in partnership with the UK industry to drive innovation.
Your main role will be on a particular research grant scheme, but you will contribute to other programme activities as appropriate. We are looking for someone who can run both efficient application and selection processes for grant schemes and help build and maintain engagement with a community of awardees and experts. You will play an important role in making sure that grant recipients have a strong, beneficial relationship with the Academy, and each other.
Who are we looking for?
We are looking for someone with broad knowledge of administration systems, procedures and processes, who is highly organised with excellent time management skills with the ability to work on your own initiative. You will have a commitment to diversity and inclusion as well as a conviction that listening to a diverse range of voices and stakeholders results in improved outcomes.
Who are we?
The Royal Academy of Engineering is harnessing the power of engineering to build a sustainable society and an inclusive economy that works for everyone. In collaboration with our Fellows and partners, we’re growing talent and developing skills for the future, driving innovation and building global partnerships, and influencing policy and engaging the public. Together we’re working to tackle the greatest challenges of our age.
With a diverse workforce and an inclusive and supportive culture, we look to attract candidates from wide and different backgrounds who have a passion for the role engineering plays in society. Our aim is to make the Academy the best place to work for the staff we have and those we seek to attract.
Why work for the Royal Academy of Engineering?
We’re looking for people who are driven to make the world a better place. If you’re passionate about what you do and want to work collaboratively with talented colleagues to make change happen now and for future generations, we want you to get in touch.
This is the perfect time to join us. We have a dynamic, visionary CEO, a strong leadership team and an ambitious and exciting strategy. The value we bring as experts in our field and change agents is highly recognised and makes the Academy a motivating place to be. Our work today builds on a long, proud history with a focused and ambitious future which we’d love you to be part of.
We are looking for talented people who want to make a difference, to join our team – is this you?
The Academy offers a fantastic package of additional benefits including:
- BUPA cash plan
- Private medical insurance
- Regular social activities
- Independent Financial Advice
- Generous holiday allowance
- Non-contributory pension scheme
- Health and wellbeing programmes
- Wellbeing days and office wide Christmas leave
- Significant investment into your personal and professional development.
Our light, spacious offices are based in a fantastic location in central London with views over St James’s Park and close to the West End. We operate hybrid, flexible working practices with a baseline 2 days a week in the office for full-time employees, reduced for part-time.
For more information and to apply, please visit our careers portal.
Closing date: 2 September 2022.
Interviews will be held virtually on 14 and 15 September 2022.
About On Purpose
On Purpose is a unique community of people who are using their careers to create positive social and environmental impact.
We develop people who put purpose before profit, and who will help bring about an economy that works for all – an economy that is equitable and sustainable for the long-term.
Our Associate Programme will celebrate its twelfth year in 2022. Running twice a year, the year-long programme works with a select group of high-potential career changers from a range of professional backgrounds, matching them to work with purpose led organisations, and supporting them through inspiring learning and development.
On Purpose operates as a social enterprise. We are a member of Social Enterprise UK, a founding UK B Corp, and a London Living Wage employer. We are based in London, near London Bridge, with offices in Paris and Berlin.
Working here puts you at the heart of an inspiring mix of people and organisations working to create positive change.
Scope of role
The Programme Delivery Manager will support the running of our year long programme that develops people to become leaders in the impact economy. As a member of the team, the Programme Delivery Manager will have the rare and exciting opportunity to gain access to the training and development we provide our Associates (programme participants), helping them to grow as leaders.
Most of the time in this role will focus on two key areas:
Ensuring that On Purpose delivers a world-class learning & development programme
- Supporting the Head of Programme Delivery to design and sequence the year-long training syllabus
- Timetabling and planning the training programme
- Finding and briefing trainers for sessions
- Helping to evaluate and improve the training year with each iteration
- Hosting and working towards delivering training sessions
- Supporting on the logistics of training sessions
Creating a positive programme experience for Associates
- Being the main point of contact for Associates on week to week matters
- Having oversight of the organisation and logistics of all Associate events (including induction and residential trips)
- Sending monthly evaluations to associates, reviewing the results and checking in with associates where necessary
The role will also include the following:
Managing On Purpose’s pro bono coaching network
- Recruiting coaches and matching them with On Purpose Associates
- Managing coach relationships through the year
- Debriefing with coaches at the end of each year and evaluating the coaching element of the programme
Developing the wider On Purpose community
- Working with Marketing Coordinator to run and manage community events.
- Work with On Purpose International on the strategy for On Purpose community building
- Generating and implementing ideas around engaging On Purpose Fellows (alumni who have previously completed the programme) over the long run
Supporting on the recruitment of new Associates
- Screening applications and helping to lead interviews for potential Associates
Like all members of the On Purpose team, you will contribute to wider strategic initiatives, and have the opportunity to work in collaboration with On Purpose team members in our other cities. We are a very inclusive organisation and people at all stages of their career and length of service at On Purpose are asked their opinions and encouraged to share ideas.
This role will work with the whole team but will work most closely with and be managed by the Head of Programme Delivery. The role will also work closely with the Programme Coordinator and may include some management of their work depending on skill set and preference.
- Genuine passion for social and environmental impact, using business for good and the mission of On Purpose.
- Strong organisational skills, with ability to keep multiple workstreams on track while also adapting to the changing needs of Associates
- Practical problem solver with a pragmatic approach and an eye for detail
- Excellent verbal and written communicator with the ability to build strong relationships and connections within and beyond On Purpose’s community
- Comfortable delivering training and facilitating groups
- Experience of or interest in training and developing others
- A strong desire to learn, improve and grow through working in this role
We are a community that welcomes diversity in all forms, through different professional and personal backgrounds, and encourages applications from anyone who’s passionate about purpose-led work irrespective of previous experience - this could suit someone right at the beginning of their career, or someone with a few years of work experience in the sector.
Remuneration, benefits and holidays
We care about everyone we work with and thus have high aspirations for what we’ll each get out of working at On Purpose. We want our time working together to be challenging and rewarding as well as fun and enjoyable.
This is a full-time position with a salary in the region of £27,000-£29,000, dependent on experience.
Other benefits include:
- The chance to work at a genuinely purpose-first organisation, that strives to drive a fundamental shift from profit to purpose, creating an economy that serves the wellbeing of all
- A trusting, collaborative and flexible working environment
- A pension scheme with a 5% employer’s contribution
- A £750 personalised learning budget to help you grow and develop, access to the rolling-programme of top-quality events and training we offer to our Associates and wider community
- The opportunity to volunteer with causes you care about
- Organisation-wide offsites with team members from across our London, Paris and Berlin offices
- A 25-day holiday allowance, plus UK bank holidays and your birthday!
To apply, please click the link below where you will be asked to answer questions about your interest in and fit for the role, upload your CV, and share your contact details.
The deadline for applications is midday on Thursday 25th of August.
If you are successful, the next stage will be a video interview early in the week commencing 5th September. We would like the successful candidate to start by the beginning of October, but there is some flexibility on this.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Full time, Fixed-term to June 2025
Salary: £36,946 - £44,335 – dependent on experience
Flexible working, with regular attendance at the London office and occasional nationwide travel
Closing date for applications: 9am Monday 22nd August
Interviews will take place online via video conference on Tuesday 30 August 2022
Founded in 1997, GamCare is the leading provider of information, advice and support for anyone affected by gambling harms. We operate the National Gambling Helpline, provide treatment for anyone who is harmed by gambling, create awareness about safer gambling and treatment, and encourage an effective approach to safer gambling within the gambling industry.
This is a great time to join GamCare as we’re recruiting a Programme Manager for our Gambling Awareness and Prevention Programme, which is a new opportunity for someone who is a strong project manager, a collaborative problem solver and an effective communicator, working with staff and delivery partners to maximise the programme's reach and impact.
The GAP Programme Manager is a new role designed to launch and run the new Gambling Awareness and Prevention Programme, which is funded by GambleAware to deliver quality, consistent and relevant gambling education to professionals and other stakeholders working with those at risk of gambling harm across England, Scotland and Wales.
The role involves leading a medium-sized team of trainers and engagement leads who will deliver the programme at local and regional level to stakeholders in a range of sectors including health, social care and housing/homelessness.
As the successful candidate you’ll form an integral part of the Programmes Team, leading your programme through precise planning and stakeholder engagement. This will involve working with both the staff team and delivery partners to ensure the programme thrives.
With demonstrable experience of managing projects in a dynamic environment, you will have honed your skills in project planning, risk management, and motivating staff in order to help the programme thrive.
- Manage the GAP Programme; planning and monitoring the work and meeting goals set by the Senior Manager and funder
- Set up and chair a Project Board to govern the Programme
- Line manage a Training and Development Coordinator, and provide oversight to a team of regional Engagement Leads
- Develop collaborative relationships with delivery partners to maximise regional engagement
Benefits You Can Enjoy
- 33 days basic annual leave entitlement per annum (pro-rated for part-time colleagues) including bank holidays which increases with service
- A generous Pension Scheme - we contribute 6% and you contribute 2%.
- Discretionary company sick pay from day one of service.
- Employee Assistance Programme – 24-hour support
- Cycle to Work Scheme
GamCare are committed to offering the best support to people affected by gambling harms, as such we welcome applications from candidates with lived experience.
To apply, please go onto the GamCare website and complete an application form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Survey.
For any further information on the role or if you require any reasonable adjustments at any stage of the application or recruitment process, please contact Recruitment Inbox and the team will be happy to help.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
About our role
We have a commitment to improving care for people with Crohn’s and Colitis and to help us in our goal we are looking for an experienced and effective Interim Health Services Programme Manager on a 12 month contract. You will provide programme management support to several strands of work currently being led by different partners in IBD UK and will support the charity’s work with IBD UK partners and stakeholders.
This role will have particular responsibility for working with external partners and agencies to reach and engage seldom heard groups to ensure that the 2023 IBD UK patient survey against the standards is representative of the whole community of people affected by Crohn’s and Colitis.
You will have experience in supporting the delivery of projects and programmes for health services in a UK wide context. Your knowledge and use of project management methodology, and evidence of establishing and maintaining effective relationships with external stakeholders is a must. You’ll need excellent communication and written skills and be proactive at identifying, developing and delivering new initiatives.
If you like the sound of this position, and think you have what we are looking for then we would very much like to hear from you.
We are based in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, so we are easily accessible by road and rail. We are able to work very effectively from home or the office so there is plenty of scope for flexible working in this role and you can be home based if you prefer. We may very occasionally require you to attend face to face meetings however if you’re worried about location, do talk to us and we’ll make it work.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Do you have a passion for supporting communities?
Are you experienced at bringing people together and developing relationships with others to help bring about change?
Are you passionate about making a difference and understand that young people, families and communities must be the forefront of solutions to tackle violence?
There is an exciting opportunity for a Programme Manager for Parenting to join London’s Violence Reduction Unit (VRU).London’s VRU is focused on stopping violence before it happens through an approach that is rooted in prevention and early intervention.
We use research, data and intelligence to better understand why violence occurs and we take action to prevent it now, and in the long-term.
We are a team of specialists who use our expertise to work in partnership with communities, councils, the NHS, public health, the police, schools and colleges and charities, to co-ordinate efforts and bring about change.
The VRU is a voice and champion for young people, families and communities.
The VRU is looking for someone who has:
- Significant management experience of commissioning, programme management, working in partnership and service delivery within a violence reduction or children and families environment.
- A proven track record of successful commissioning and involvement throughout the commissioning cycle.
- A strong understanding and knowledge of violence reduction/prevention opportunities and best practice, particularly in respect of work with parents and carers
- The ability to manage and lead staff holding them to account through performance management and deliver outcomes.
- A collaborative and solution focused manager, working across teams, directorates, Greater London Authority group of organisations and partner organisations to achieve VRU priorities.
- Strong ability to build relationships, influence and negotiate with prospective providers of commissioned services, stakeholders and partners.
- Skilled at working across organisational boundaries, building rapport and motivating others to succeed.
2 Year Fixed Term Contract
Political Restriction; under the Local Government and Housing Act 1989 (as amended by the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011) all members of staff working with the VRU will be politically restricted without the right to apply for an exemption.
Security Vetting Clearance
The successful candidates will be expected to undergo the necessary security vetting (DBS) which may take around eight weeks to be completed. Applicants will also need to have resided in the UK continuously for at least the last three years.
Reward and Benefits
In addition to a good salary package, we offer an attractive range of benefits including 32.5 days’ annual leave, interest free season ticket loan, civil service pension scheme and flexible working arrangements.
Applying for the role
This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate. If this sounds like you, please click on the apply button. Please ensure your Supporting Statement clearly addresses the essential criteria and competency framework.
Where are we based?
We have moved to a hybrid working model with office hubs at Union Street (near London Bridge) and Newlands Park (postcode SE26). On average staff will work 1-2 days a week from an Office Hub, but this may differ depending on the role requirements.
To apply, please visit our website.
Application closing date: Sunday 21 August 2022 at 23:59 GMT.
Interview date: w/c 29 August 2022.
London's diversity is its biggest asset and we strive to ensure our workforce reflects London's diversity at all levels. We welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith or disability.
You will play a key role in developing and managing an innovative family support service in custody and in the community that treats children, families and prisoners with dignity and respect and puts them at the heart of the service. As a programme manager you will ensure the project takes a “Family First”/relational approach to service delivery on rehabilitation by maintaining or re-establishing positive relationships between prisoners and their loved ones, thereby providing a future blueprint for resettlement prisons.
What we offer:
Pact offers a range of benefits including a free advice, information and counselling service, contributory pension, corporate eye care scheme, cycle to work scheme and generous holiday entitlement. You will have the opportunity to attend training events to further develop yourself as a professional training and interventions worker. You will undergo a thorough induction process and be supported by a friendly and enthusiastic team.
How to apply:
If you feel that you meet the requirements of this exciting new role, please complete an application form by clicking the `apply now` button.
Pact is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all applications including those with a criminal conviction (appointment to post is subject to a risk assessment).
This post is subject to a 6-month probationary period, verification of identity and proven right to work in the UK, satisfactory references from previous employers covering a 3-year period, declaration of any unspent criminal convictions (and where appropriate a satisfactory risk assessment), Prison Vetting and a Disclosure and Barring Service check. Please note that being bankrupt or having County Court Judgements may affect your ability to be successfully vetted to work in a prison.
Pact (the Prison Advice & Care Trust) is a pioneering national charity that provides caring and life changing services to men and women in prison, to people with convictions on release and in the community, and to their children and families.
Pact’s vision is of a society in which justice is understood as a process of restoration and healing, in which prisons are used sparingly and as places of learning and rehabilitation, and in which the innate dignity and worth of every human being is valued. We work for the common good of Society, taking a public health-based approach. We work at the intersection of criminal justice, child and family welfare, mental health, wellbeing provision and health & social care.
Our volunteers and staff can be found in courts, prisons, probation services, and in communities across England & Wales. We are a diverse, inclusive, modern, and collaborative charity. We build effective partnerships and sustainable solutions based on our well-established understanding of the systems in which we work, and on our historic values and ethos developed through our 120+ years of service delivery.
Location: HMP Belmarsh and HMYOI Isis
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours: Full time, 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday (occasional weekends)
Salary: FTE £30,000 per annum + £3,000 market supplement
Benefits: Cycle to Work Scheme Life Assurance Season Ticket Loan EAP Scheme
Closing date: 25-08-2022
Interview date: TBC
You may also have experience in the following: Family Services Programme Manager, Services Programme Manager, Senior Programme Manager, Programme Management, Senior Project Manager, Project Management, Charity, Charities, Third Sector, NFP, Not for Profit, Process Improvement, Service Delivery Manager, Delivery Manager, Social Work, etc.
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Job Title: Programme Manager
- Team: Alternatives Investment Team
- Location: London (Hybrid)
- Reports to: Senior Programme Manager on AIP
- Term:Permanent Role
- Ideal start date: ASAP
- Salary: £35K - £52K annually depending on experience
- Annual leave 28 days + bank holidays
OUR VISION: A society where everyone, regardless of background has equal opportunity to achieve long-term professional and personal success
OUR MISSION: To prepare talented students from underserved and underrepresented backgrounds for career success.
There are talented young people from ethnic minority or low socioeconomic backgrounds with the potential to thrive in top industries. And firms are looking for them.
We identify, inspire, and train our candidates to connect them with our sponsor firms where they can launch successful careers.
At the start of their careers, our candidates join our professional network of alumni both tapping into and contributing to this community of knowledge, experience, and contacts.
SEO London was launched in 2000 and has subsequently delivered two decades of transformative leadership in the UK workplace diversity and inclusion segment. Today, over 14,000 diverse students and professionals are registered with SEO London, benefiting from sponsorship and engagement opportunities with over 120 blue chip firms across financial services, corporate law, consulting, technology, corporates, insurance, alternative investments, and real estate.
SEO London Alternatives Investment Programme
The SEO Alternative Investments Programme (AIP) was launched in February 2021 alongside leading European and global private equity and asset management firms to raise awareness of the industry challenges and opportunities and help increase diversity of its workforce. We work with students from school level to university through a series of industry events designed to develop their knowledge and skills, therefore increasing their chances of getting a role into alternative investment in the future. In addition, we collaborate with our alumni and other professionals through AIP’s flagship Fellowship programme to open up opportunities for career progression at the associate level. The Fellowship builds on the outstanding success of a similar programme established in 2009 by SEO London’s predecessor entity in the United States. The US programme has developed into an industry-wide community and has successfully placed over 90% of its Fellowship programme participants into permanent positions within private equity and alternative asset managers.
The role of a Programme Manager is to maintain effective and long-lasting relationships with several sponsor firms and to represent SEO-London's vision and mission, along with looking at opportunities on how to build these along with building new client opportunities.
Through an excellent knowledge of the relevant client industries and SEO London programmes, this role will ensure all programmes are delivered in line with the strategic direction of SEO. This will be delivered using impact reporting, identifying any new strategies or changes that need to be made and escalating any new strategic ideas to the Senior Programme Manager.
- University degree (any discipline)
Programme Delivery, Execution & Insight
- Responsible for managing, delivering, and creating an end-to-end programme in line with partner expectations and linked to the SEO-London strategy. Responsible for completing an end of cycle review, using impact analysis with a view to continuously improve outcomes.
- Responsible for the full project management relating to all relevant events for the programme. Including delegation of key tasks to the wider team, volunteer management, ensuring appropriate resources, promotional materials (including website) and communications are aligned to the SEO-London strategy.
- This role will also ensure that proactive reporting, including KPI’s, is shared with colleagues and partners to help further influence the direction taken to deliver successful outcomes for students and partner firms.
- Accountable for ensuring the quality of assessment and candidate recommendations for junior talent opportunities, including the summer and off-cycle internships or university level students at sponsor firms. Oversee SEO alumni relations to ensure mentoring and training provision for responsible programmes.
Stakeholder Management & Promotion
- Ensure strong partner relationships, including effective communication, providing advice and insight to help deliver their outcomes. This will be done by ensuring you have a full understanding of their needs, as well as ensuring you are promoting and representing the full suite of SEO-London programmes and providing data and insights on a regular basis.
- Responsible for any bespoke partner queries for both new and existing partnerships.
- Responsible for providing tailored marketing materials to support the queries.
- Accountable to further strengthen the process, data integrity, governance and approach taken to delivering successful SEO-London programmes
- Ensuring all student, partner and volunteer data is captured accurately and timely in the CRM system
- Where applicable, line management of a team member(s) This will include ensuring that each member of staff has been inducted, trained and is effective at completing their role. This will be done through on the job training, coaching by yourself, and identifying further training requirements. This will also include being able to provide constructive feedback to further develop staff to ensure that their contribution, performance, and development is at the necessary level. This will also require you to promote and encourage the engagement and wellbeing of your team.
Key skills and experience: we are looking for applicants who have some demonstrable experience in the following skills and will be willing to learn and develop others:
- Project management and delivery expertise
- Business development experience, including strategizing, pitching and presenting of new ideas
- Strategic Management & Impact Analysis
- Stakeholder management – the ability to manage sponsor firm and student relationships effectively
- Marketing and Communication experience regarding event management
- Analytical capability
- Line management experience
- Industry and student lifecycle knowledge
- Exposure to training and development techniques and coaching others on employability skills
- The ability to communicate, empathise and listen effectively with a range of internal and external stakeholders
- The ability to collaborate and work effectively within a team
- The ability to be creative and continuously look for improving the offerings of SEO-London
- Microsoft (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) - ability to create & edit documents in word, creating spreadsheets, tables & running and analysing pivot tables in excel; along with the ability to manage outlook and create PowerPoint slideshows
- Knowledge of Salesforce desirable but not essential
- Knowledge about the Alternative Investments industry desirable but not essential
Closing date for applications: 9/9/2022
If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply as soon as possible. We are reviewing applications on a rolling basis.
Equal opportunities Statement
As part of its recruitment policy, SEO London intends to ensure that no prospective or actual employee is discriminated against based on race, sex, nationality, marital status, sexual orientation, employment status, class, disability, age, religious belief or political persuasion or is disadvantaged by any condition or requirement which is not demonstrably justifiable.
Groundwork London is seeking an established Programme Manager to lead our varied portfolio of community projects in Barnet.
Programme Manager – Barnet
Location: Office base in East Barnet, travel across the borough of Barnet and Groundwork London offices, as required
Salary: £35,000 - £40,000
Hours: 22.5 hours per week
Groundwork London works with communities across the capital to transform their lives and the places they live. We have been at the forefront of social and environmental regeneration in London for over 25 years, and today we have a simple mission: to create better places, improve people’s prospects, and promote greener living and working. We are passionate about creating a future where every neighbourhood is vibrant and green, every community is strong and able to shape its own destiny, and no one is held back by their background or circumstances.
Groundwork London delivers a range of projects and programmes across the London Borough of Barnet, including Volunteering Barnet – the Borough Volunteer Service, Barnet Food Distribution Hub, Barnet Health Champions and the LOOP (Upcycling Centre).
In Barnet, Groundwork London is a proud partner of Barnet Together, an award-winning Partnership between Inclusion Barnet, Volunteering Barnet and the Young Barnet Foundation. Together we provide quality training, and volunteering support and provide vital resources and advice for Barnet’s Voluntary, Community, Faith and Social Enterprise (VCFSE) sector.
Groundwork is seeking a strong Programme Manager who will oversee the delivery, financial management and quality of Barnet projects delivered by Groundwork London. The post-holder will lead Groundwork London operations within the Barnet Together partnership. They will work closely with colleagues in Inclusion Barnet and Young Barnet Foundation, to align our delivery plans and work programmes, to ensure what we collectively deliver meets the needs of the VCFSE sector and Barnet Communities. The role will have an active role in working with Barnet Council and play an important part in the strategic development of current and future project work in the borough.
The Barnet Programme Manager will have both team and line management responsibilities.
Please contact us if you have:
- Extensive experience in mobilising, delivering and managing the community, volunteering, health or environmental projects
- Knowledge and/or experience working with voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise sector. Experience working in Barnet is desirable
- Excellent networking and liaison skills, including developing and maintaining a range of high-level partnerships
- Ability to design and embed monitoring and evaluation processes into a project life cycle
- Strong team management and leadership qualities
Closing date for applications: 9 am Thursday, 9th September 2022
Interview Date: 1st stage interview- Online Thursday, 15th September 2022
2nd stage Interview- Wednesday, 21st September 2022 in East Barnet
If you would like to find out more, please click the apply button. You will be directed to our website to complete your application for this position.
Appointment to this role is subject to a basic records check through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
Groundwork London is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all members of the community.
No agencies please.
Financial Wellbeing Programmes Manager – Workplace & Community Team (W&C)
Location: Clapham / Hybrid working (minimum 2 days in the office)
Hours: Part-time (30 hours per week / 0.8 of a full-time equivalent)
Duration: 1 year fixed-term contract, with the potential to become permanent
For over 25 years, The Money Charity has been helping people from all walks of life to take
control of their finances, become financially capable and achieve Financial Wellbeing. The charity is fully independent and impartial, meaning it never endorses or promotes financial products.
A core strand of the charity’s offering works to help adults build the skills, knowledge,
confidence and behaviours to manage their money well. And our work has never been more needed: with only 32% of UK adults feeling they have high knowledge about financial matters (FCA, October 2020); 29 million UK adults (52%) feeling uncomfortable talking about money (MaPS, 2020); and 63% of UK adults feeling they are not able to determine what happens in their lives when it comes to money (MaPS 2018). We do this by delivering Financial Wellbeing Workshops, Webinars, Consultancy and distribution of our Money Manual. The charity works with both community (charities/social enterprises) and commercial organisations. Due to the current cost of living crisis, we are experiencing exceptional demand for our services and are looking to expand our team and evolve our approach in response.
The successful candidate for this brand new role will report to the Head of Workplace & Community Programmes and work alongside the two existing Training Officers in the team. The role involves acting as a subject matter expert in “what works” for adult Financial Capability in order to drive continuous improvement of our non-profit and commercial Financial Wellbeing Workshops and Webinars; lead the refresh of our Money Manual for 2023; and deliver and oversee a small portfolio of bespoke Consultancy Financial Wellbeing projects.
The Workplace & Community team has a strong focus on personal and professional development and operates an empowering, learning culture so that individuals may thrive in their roles. This is a varied role which provides an exciting opportunity to work within a small, innovative charity and the chance to really make an impact at a time of unprecedented demand and interest in our work.
Closing Date – 11:59pm, Tuesday 6 September 2022
Interviews – week commencing 12 & 19 September 2022
- Pro-rata equivalent to full-time allowance of 36 days holiday (including bank holidays and 3 further days between Christmas and New Year).
- Flexible annual leave available.
- Flexible working hours policy (with company core office hours.)
- Generous 10% employer pension contribution after probationary period.
GoodWork is a social impact business, bridging the gap between young people facing multiple barriers to work and organisations who want to access diverse entry-level talent. We’re mission focused and not-for-profit, putting the young people we work with at the heart of what we do.
Our focus is on supporting those aged 18-25 who are unemployed or underemployed and from less privileged socioeconomic backgrounds – making work fair, inclusive and meaningful for marginalised young people.
Our first Programme launches in January 2023 and we’re looking for a Programme Manager to join us and lead on its delivery. This is an exciting opportunity to join an ambitious, innovative start-up social enterprise and help shape our future.
We’re looking for someone who is a strong communicator, super organised, a great problem solver and committed to our mission. Experience of working with young people is a must.
Founded in 2011, Kaleidoscope Trust works to uphold the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT+) people in countries around the world where they are discriminated against or marginalised due to their sexual orientation, gender identity and/or gender expression. We work with British and international institutions and partners to support the work of LGBT+ activists to bring about positive legislative, policy and social change for LGBT+ people everywhere. We do this principally through our research- and evidence-based advocacy and our high-impact programmes. A significant result of our work was our contribution to influencing former Prime Minister Theresa May to express her deep regret for the legacy of discrimination and violence that colonial-era legislation continues to inflict on people across the Commonwealth at the 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM).
Kaleidoscope Trust helped found the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Global LGBT+ Rights, in 2015. We are also a founding member and hosts the Secretariat of The Commonwealth Equality Network (TCEN), the first civil society network to sustainably advocate on behalf of LGBT+ people in the Commonwealth. Since its foundation in 2013, TCEN has actively participated in Commonwealth spaces to raise the profile and mainstream the discussion of LGBT+ people and their rights and concerns, and to engage with national-level decision-makers and policymakers on these topics. The network currently comprises over 65 member organisations representing 47 Commonwealth countries drawn from all regions, and was accredited to the Commonwealth in 2017.
Our partnerships with LGBT+ communities across the Commonwealth have informed our approach to inclusion and equality, in the workplace and beyond. We are an open organisation, committed to having great working practices that centre wellbeing, allow us to be agile and enable all team members to have ownership over their work. We are committed to employing and nurturing a diverse range of people, and especially encourage applications from women, the vast and varied members of the LGBT+ communities, the multiply-marginalised, and Black and minority ethnic people.
We are a charity working to uphold the human rights of LGBT+ people, so a commitment to the freedom, safety and equality of marginalised communities is essential for this role.
This is an exciting opportunity for a committed and dynamic programmer with international experience to join a small, creative, and influential queer NGO, as we deliver our activities championing the equality and human rights of LGBT+ persons and other disadvantaged groups using an intersectional lens across the Commonwealth.
The Programme Manager’s work will focus on the effective monitoring and delivery of two concurrent programmes that Kaleidoscope Trust is implementing between now and the 31st of March 2023:
1. Global Equality Project (GEP) II: towards an equal world for women, girls, and LGBT+ persons (approx. 65%)
A ten-month intervention built on the success achieved by previous programmes implemented in collaboration with the Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WfD) in selected countries of Africa, Asia and the Eastern Caribbean. The project’s overall goal is to ensure that decision-makers and civic actors make progress towards advancing gender equality and LGBT+ inclusion in their constituencies. The project aims to achieve this by:
- create greater evidence and understanding among decision-makers and other stakeholders on the social and economic costs of discriminatory regulations and practices,
- strengthen collaborative relationships between CSOs and political decision-makers, as well as the flow of reliable information and evidence between them through dialogues, facilitated discussions, consultations, and roundtables, and
- deepen civil society’s policy development and policy advocacy capacities with a view to creating a more conducive environment for positive change in laws, policies and their implementation, as well as shifts in social norms through a series of targeted capacity building initiatives in focus countries.
2. GAC: Support to The Commonwealth Equality Network (approx.35%)
This multiyear international programme aims at contributing towards the progressive realisation of LGBT+ rights within national laws and policies by influencing key stakeholders in Commonwealth spaces and undertaking national-level advocacy efforts in a selection of countries. The programme aims to do this by:
- Enhancing the visibility and reference to LGBT+ rights and issues in Commonwealth spaces and policy documents,
- Increasing the mainstreaming of LGBT+ rights and issues within stakeholder spaces and movements (e.g. women's movement, climate change movement, youth, traditional and faith leaders, etc.) in Commonwealth countries, and
- Enhancing adoption and/or amendments of laws and policies which protect and promote the rights of LGBTQ2I people in Commonwealth countries.
The Programme Manager will join the team at a critical time to ensure impactful and effective delivery of these two ground-breaking programmes. The post-holder will work in close collaboration with a variety of stakeholders during their implementation, including Kaleidoscope Trust’s executive leadership and those leading on other programme streams, research/policy, monitoring and evaluation, communications, and finance/compliance at the organisation; implementing partners, TCEN’s membership and its leadership committee; other civil society partners and actors; donor representatives; and others.
The Programme Manager will report to Kaleidoscope Trust’s Head of Programmes and manage a Programme Officer.
- Lead the effective, timely and on-budget implementation of the programmes, following donor requirements and organisational rules and regulations
- Manage high-value budgets in line with principles of proper financial oversight and in compliance with contractual and legal obligations
- In close communication with Kaleidoscope Trust’s Finance and Compliance Manager and the Head of Programmes, prepare and update budgets, track and monitor spend, and lead the development of monthly and/or quarterly financial reports (including forecasts) that meet both Kaleidoscope Trust’s internal requirements and the programmes’ requirements
- Serve as a focal point within Kaleidoscope Trust to co-implementing partners (such as the Westminster Foundation for Democracy) and each respective programme’s donor
- Prepare and update monthly and quarterly plans and track programme deliverables against objectives and outcomes
- Ensure the timely delivery of monthly and/or quarterly narrative and financial reports in line with standards agreed and to meet overall programme monitoring and evaluation needs
- Conduct regular risk assessments and reviews and appropriately escalate critical issues, suggesting mitigation strategies to remedy risks
- Work closely with other programme staff across Kaleidoscope Trust, implementing partners and The Commonwealth Equality Network’s partner organisations to ensure cohesion, consistency, and the successful delivery of the programmes
- Support sub-grantees with the proper management of sub-grants, in accordance with established Kaleidoscope Trist’s sub-granting procedures and mechanisms
- Develop and review sub-grantee contracts and due diligence assessments when required
- Commission and work closely with consultants as relevant and oversee the delivery of their work, in line with Kaleidoscope Trust’s procurement obligations and procedures and to ensure high-quality output and value for money
- Ensure relevant, detailed documents and communications for various stakeholders are issued in a timely fashion and in alignment with Kaleidoscope Trust’s public affairs and communications work
- Ensure effective monitoring and evaluation arrangements are in place and carry out continuous programme cycle monitoring, facilitating internal and/or external evaluations as deemed necessary
- Liaise regularly with and maintain feedback from stakeholders in a variety of countries
Programmatic Delivery and Strategy
- Provide overall leadership, strategic direction, and technical oversight to the delivery of the programmes under their responsibility, in close collaboration with the implementing partners
- Support the Head of Programmes, and KT’s senior management, on the ideation and development of programmatic strategy in response to changes in global context and in line with KT’s principles and objectives
- Establish and manage relationships with an international group of civil society partners, co-creating country-level projects to deliver on key aspects of the programmes and ensuring partners’ feedback is included in project management and delivery
- Lead and monitor the gathering of evidence to inform research and improve programme implementation through monitoring and evaluation, in close collaboration with implementing partners
- Line manage and guide the professional development of a Programme Officer
- Contribute to upholding a positive, supportive and productive culture and working environment within the team and across the organisation
- Ensure all HR processes are adhered to and that all members of the team feel supported, through 1-2-1s and annual appraisals
- Undertake any other duties which reasonably fall within the purpose of the role
- Willingness to travel, within reasonable expectations, to attend external conferences, events and meetings
We are looking for a candidate with relevant experience who can demonstrate the following:
- Planning and successfully delivering complex, high-value projects, programmes or campaigns relating to human rights, international development, humanitarian response or social change
- Working in cross-cultural environments with a range of partners with different backgrounds and at different levels. Experience in different Commonwealth contexts is desirable
- Grant-making – development and/or management – and the processes of due diligence and monitoring associated with grant-making is highly desirable
- Activity-based budget development, management and reporting
- Commissioning and managing the work of consultants/technical assistance components
- Delivering multi-stakeholder meetings/convenings in a strategic and meaningfully consultative/co-creative manner
- Developing results frameworks/log frames or other reporting frameworks and supporting the identification and gathering of appropriate evidence
- Successful management of safeguarding considerations, especially as relating to vulnerable adults
Knowledge and understanding of:
- How a human rights and/or development organisation operates in an international context
- Appropriate approaches to working in partnership with organisations and activists—and carrying out interventions in countries in the Global South, for an organisation based in the Global North
- The root causes of exclusion, especially with regard to LGBT+ people, from a development and/or human rights perspective
- Intersectionality and how intersecting identities impact the lives of, and social issues faced by LGBT+ people
- Programme/project management methodologies
- Managing grant funding to a high standard and in line with contractual obligations
- Analysing data/inputs and writing detailed and evidence-based narrative and financial documents (including reports) to a high quality
- Risk management and mitigation, relating to both activities and finances
The candidate should be able to demonstrate the following personal qualities:
- Commitment to Kaleidoscope Trust’s mission to advance the human rights of LGBT+ people
- An open, adaptable and detail-oriented approach to delivering high quality programmes in collaboration with others
- Excellent written and oral communication skills, and able to convey complex issues to audiences with differing levels of knowledge
- Strong interpersonal skills, confidence working as part of a team and a proven track record of effective stakeholder relationship management
- Good time management and problem-solving skills
- Willingness to “pitch in” and support colleagues outside the parameters of the job description where necessary
Terms and Conditions:
- This role is full time, on a fixed-term basis until 31 March 2023 (with possibility of extension contingent on funding)
- The salary is £41,000 p.a. plus pension contributions
- The post-holder is entitled to standard annual leave plus bank holidays
- The post-holder will be managed by Kaleidoscope Trust’s Head of Programmes
- The post-holder will be based out of Kaleidoscope Trust’s offices in Cambridge Heath, London
- Staff may be permitted (with the agreement of their Line Manager) to work from home predominantly, with the occasional requirement to travel to the office for appraisals and key meetings or events
- Standard core hours of work are 9:00am - 5:30pm with possible requirement to work very occasionally at evenings and weekends (which will accrue Time Off In Lieu)
- The post-holder must possess the right to live and work in the United Kingdom for the period of the contract
- Start date: As soon as possible
How to apply:
Please submit your CV and a two-page maximum covering letter explaining:
- your interest in joining Kaleidoscope Trust, and
- your relevant experience as per the person specification outlined above.
If you have any queries relating to your application, please email recruitment[at]kaleidoscopetrust[dot]com, titling your communication: “Vacancy: Programme Manager (GEP II / GAC)”.
Closing date: 29 August 2022 at 23:59pm (London time)
Interviews: via Zoom, week commencing 5 September 2022
Please note that applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and this vacancy may close before the specified deadline.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
About the opportunity
We are looking for a dynamic individual who enjoys working with technology, thrives on managing projects, and is keen to grow and learn alongside our charity. As an approved National Tutoring Programme Tuition Provider, Action Tutoring has been able to scale our school partnerships significantly since 2020. In 2021/22 we worked with more than 6000 pupils in 150 schools and wish to grow to reach up to 300 schools over the next few years.
Prior to 2020, all our tutoring was delivered in person but we have swiftly adapted to the demands of virtual learning and now support the delivery of thousands of online tutoring sessions every single week. Our evidence-based model means that we are passionate that our volunteer tutors, Programme Coordinators, and schools have the systems and skills that enable them to deliver effective tutoring for the most disadvantaged pupils in the country.
The Online Programmes Manager plays a key role in ensuring that our online classroom technology and Learning Management System are fit for purpose and maintained for appropriate use by our volunteer tutors.
You will ideally have experience with e-learning and are confident in troubleshooting technical issues. You will need to be independently motivated and have an eye for innovation and incremental improvements. The successful candidate should be able to manage their own workload to an exceptionally high standard as well as support others, have excellent attention to detail and be able to work well with a range of stakeholders.
The organisation is at an exciting stage of ongoing growth and development and this is an opportunity to be part of that, ensuring our systems adapt alongside our needs. Comprehensive induction and training will be provided.
Place of work: Hybrid / flexible. The role could be done remotely from England but will require some regular travel to Action Tutoring’s London office and to our operating cities to support regional staff where required. Travel costs will be paid in accordance to our policy.
Contract and working hours: Full time, Permanent (37.5 hours per week) permanent contract. We offer flexible hours with 9.30-4 as core hours. A full working week is 37.5 hours. We would consider 30 hours/4 days a week for the right candidate.
Start date: Monday, 26th September 2022 or sooner, if possible.
Closing date: Thursday, 1st September 2022 at 5pm
Interviews: W/c 5th September
All Action Tutoring staff must have a DBS check. Should you be aware of any incidents, cautions or convictions that would appear on your DBS check, you should notify us with your application.
Duties and responsibilities
· Manage the relationship with Vedamo (our online platform) and lead on any contract negotiations, customisation requests, providing and requesting regular feedback.
· Be the representative of Action Tutoring online programmes externally, contributing to external meetings and policy discussions.
· Ensure staff are well trained to deliver online programmes and schools have all they need for set up.
· Responsibility to ensure the on-demand training system (Looop) is fit for purpose and working well.
· Line manage the Online Programmes & Systems Administrator to ensure their workload is well-managed and that staff and tutors have the support they need during and between tutoring sessions.
· Work with the Curriculum and Training Manager to develop a series of on-demand online specific training courses, live and on-demand, for online programmes and monitor the training requirements of online tutors.
· Support the work of the Curriculum and Training Manager to ensure the online curriculum resources are fit for purpose.
· Work with the Online Programmes & Systems Administrator to ensure the LMS is fit for purpose, managing the customisation of the system over time.
· Lead on staff training on how to manage online programmes including upskilling them in technology troubleshooting.
· Work with the Deputy CEO to ensure that costs for online delivery and online growth are well managed and planned for.
· Manage the hardware inventory and replacement process for online programmes.
· Where required, visit schools in person to troubleshoot major technology issues that are preventing online programmes from running well.
· Sit on the Systems Working Group, acting as a systems asset manager for our online classroom and online training platforms.
· Contribute to communication and policy updates where relevant, compiling an 'end of year' report about online programme developments
· Create reports for the Board of Trustees or funders when required.
· Any ad hoc responsibilities as determined by the Interim CEO.
· Right to work in the UK
We are looking for some of the following attributes, though you might be more experienced in some areas than others:
· Strong project management skills with proven ability to manage complex projects over long timelines.
· Skilful at collaborating with multiple staff roles and anticipating their needs so that change is managed successfully.
· Confident in own use of new technology and able to translate technology use into clear training guides for staff and volunteers.
· Confident in networking and relationship building with external stakeholders.
· Able to design new processes that are scalable and impactful.
· Confident in communicating change to stakeholders at all levels.
· Creative and inquisitive about how technology and automation can improve efficiencies.
· Computer literate, competent using word, excel, PowerPoint, and G-suite.
· Adaptable and open to learning. Action Tutoring is a relatively young organisation and is constantly changing – this is a relatively new role and you will need to be willing to adapt to grow and develop with the organisation.
· Committed to equality, diversity, and inclusion.
· Committed to the mission and values of Action Tutoring.
· Committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children.
You will likely be more successful in this role if you have:
· Experience managing a team.
· Experience reporting to a Senior Management Team (or equivalent).
· Experience developing software over time.
· Keen understanding of volunteer tutor experience and what impactful tutoring looks like.
As a charity that values and celebrates diversity and champions opportunities for all young people, we are keen to receive applications from those who have experienced disadvantage and from those who are of Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities who are currently underrepresented in our organisation. If you are dedicated to ensuring young people from all backgrounds reach a meaningful level of academic attainment and are passionate about bringing about this change, please apply or get in touch for more information.
- Hybrid working
- We offer a flexible combination of office and home based working.
- 25 days holiday a year (plus UK public holidays), increasing by a day for each complete year of service (up to three extra days). 3 extra days during Christmas and New Year.
- Flexitime and TOIL
- We have a flexible policy for working hours, and offer TOIL where staff have to work particularly early in the day or late in the evening, so that they can reclaim those hours at another time.
- Team away days
- The whole team across the UK gets together three times a year.
- We have a workplace pension scheme with a 3% employer contribution.
- Culture of celebrating
- Regular thanks and praise and monthly recognition of ’heroes’ to celebrate employees going above and beyond.
- Lots of opportunities to learn from others in the organisation, including policy briefings, shadowing colleagues and peer-to-peer development.
- Team socials around team days, regular bring-and-share team lunches and other activities.
- Proofreading Team
- As well as checking the accuracy of all content Action Tutoring shares with external audiences, our proofreading team supports individuals who would value an extra pair of eyes on their writing.
- Ad hoc projects
- Interested in other exciting topics relevant to our charity? Then join one of our working groups (including policy, diversity and inclusion, curriculum and training, socials, data and insights) and support with ongoing projects.
How to apply
Please submit here a CV and outline in a letter (max one page of A4):
1) Your experience of e-learning, including clear examples of past experiences.
2) Your experience of managing projects, including clear examples of past experiences.
3) Tell us about how our organisational values are in line with your values.
Applications that fail to meet these criteria will automatically be discounted. We want you to have every opportunity to shine and to show us your talents—please let us know if there is anything we can do to make sure the assessment process works for you.
The job of a Save the Children UK's Senior Programme Manager is impactful and varied.
- Do you have extensive experience in project cycle and grant/contract management, with knowledge of institutional donor compliance requirements?
- Do you have extensive experience working with institutional donors such as FCDO, UN and multilateral agencies particularly on proposal development and report writing
- Do you have significant experience of working in the international aid sector, including in overseas roles, with practical experience and understanding of related contextual and operational issues?
- Are you motivated by our vision of creating a world where every child doesn't just survive, but thrives, and can go on to change the world?
If the answers to these questions are yes, we would love to hear from you!
Save the Children UK believes every child deserves a future. In the UK and around the world, we work every day to give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. When crisis strikes, and children are most vulnerable, we are always among the first to respond and the last to leave. We ensure children's unique needs are met and their voices are heard. We deliver lasting results for millions of children, including those hardest to reach.
The Senior Programme Manager's(SPM) primary focus is to oversee the quality management of programmes and related awards (grants & contracts) that are part of a portfolio covering several COs or donors. The portfolio under the SPM's overall responsibility is a sub-set within a wider portfolio covering a geographical region (‘regional portfolio') or programmes funded by particular corporate and philanthropy donors (‘partnerships portfolio'). The composition of the portfolio under the SPM's remit will vary over time, in line with changes and demands in SCUK's overall international programmes funding portfolio.
This role involves both direct management of programmes and related awards implemented in specific country programmes or supported by particular corporate & philanthropy donor(s); and providing direction, support and technical advice to Programme Managers (PMs) working in the same portfolio sub-set. The SPM works with wide autonomy and decision-making capacity, both within their directly management portfolio as well as the portfolio sub-set, with regards to portfolio's risks, issues, and workload management.
Being responsible for several COs or corporate & philanthropy donor(s), the SPM plays a key role, and works very closely with the Programme Management Lead in the effective development and implementation of regional and partnership strategies; in identifying and addressing systemic risks and issues; in improving and creating new internal processes; and in ensuring the capacity building and professional development of PMs.
Please Note: There are 3 x Senior Programme Manager roles available (1 x 18 months, 1 for 12 months and 1 for 11 months)
The Senior Programme Manager's key duties will be to:
Support to quality programming in Country Offices
- Drive the COAC (Country Offices as Agent of Change) agenda across relevant teams in SCUK, by making the COs' priorities, analysis and decision-making the centre of SCUK support to Save the Children programming.
- Develop strong a knowledge of in-country context and current issues, as well as of Save the Children's key programmatic themes and priorities, for the countries or programmes under their directly managed portfolio. Provide input to the Programme Management Lead and influencing SCUK funding strategies for the countries or programmes under their portfolio.
- Act as the focal point within SCUK for any matter or question regarding the countries or programmes under their responsibility.
- Contribute to the growth of Country Office's funding portfolio and facilitate this is in line with their Country Strategic Plans (CSPs), Strengthen and build capacities of CO staff, particularly around quality programming and funding management and donor compliance.
- Develop a strong knowledge of donor's priorities and interests in the country(ies) under their responsibility.
- Develop and maintain relevant donor relationships, serving as the focal point for HQ-level donor staff, for the countries or programmes under their directly managed portfolio.
- Travel to Country Office's as required, in order to provide higher level strategic support.
Lead business development, award management and donor compliance assurance
- Monitor and oversight of all SCUK-supported programmes for the countries or programmes under their directly managed portfolio, including identifying related risks and managing issues.
- Grant and contract management, from point of contract negotiation and signature, to quality assurance during implementation, and working with other SCUK departments to support reporting. Ensure awards in the portfolio are compliant with donor requirements and SC quality standards
- Provide support to COs in meeting key programme deliverables, as well as other donor expectations.
- Act as key liaison point between programmes in their portfolio and Programme Management Team and PP senior management, ensuring they are fully briefed in order to make key major strategic decisions.
- Ensure relevant quality assurance processes are completed so that programmes are running effectively and on time.
- Identify new funding opportunities, as follow-on from existing awards and/or as part of the day-to-day interaction with donors. Provide input in or lead on bid management for SCUK institutional and non-institutional proposals
Funding portfolio sub-set oversight
- Provide oversight, support and prioritisation for the management of the portfolio sub-set under their responsibility, acting as first point of senior advice and decision-making on complex issues, involving medium to low risk, brought forward by the PMs working in the same portfolio sub-set.
- Monitor risks and issues developments within the portfolio sub-set, making sure that the Programme Management Lead and PP senior management are aware and fully briefed of issues requiring major strategic decisions.
- Approve and sign-off opportunities and documents, as per delegated authority, within the portfolio sub-set.
- Provide input to the Programme Management Lead and ROs in resource mobilisation strategies for COs and donors within the portfolio sub-set, making sure that agreed priorities are implemented by PMs, as well as other teams, working in the portfolio sub-set.
- Monitor KPIs and other data related to programme and funding management, providing analysis to relevant stakeholders based on information extracted from the databases and information systems managed by the team
- Ensure that input into risk management tools provide sufficient and accurate information to drive evidence-based and effective decision-making by senior leadership.
- Lead on monitoring internal processes and procedures, identifying areas of improvement and recommending changes
- Provide effective support and manage workload for PMs working in the portfolio sub-set under the SPM's responsibility (‘work management'), as part of matrix management with the Programme Management
- Train, coach and strengthen the capacities and competencies of Programme Management Team members
- Ensure there is learning and sharing of experiences within the portfolio sub-set, as well as across the Programme Management Team
- Deputise for the Programme Management Lead as necessary
- To carry out the responsibilities of the role in a way which reflects Save the Children's commitment to safeguarding children in accordance with the Child Safeguarding Policy.
- A commitment to Save the Children's vision, mission, values and approach.
Experience and Knowledge
- Extensive experience in project and grant/contract management, with knowledge of institutional donor compliance requirements
- Extensive experience working with institutional donors such as FCDO, UN and multilateral agencies (e.g. UNICEF, OCHA, World Bank), particularly on proposal development and report writing
- Significant experience of working in the international aid sector, including in overseas roles, with practical experience and understanding of related contextual and operational issues. Good working knowledge of one or more countries supported by SCUK
- Strong working knowledge of international development/humanitarian issues.
- Significant financial processes and reporting skills
- Experience of establishing strong working relationships with colleagues from different organisations, functions, and cultures, often remotely.
- A commitment to safeguarding, anti-racism, eradicating inequality and child rights in all aspects of your work.
- Ability to manage a complex and varied workload, in order to organise and prioritise multiple tasks efficiently, manage reactive and proactive work, and deliver tasks to tight deadlines.
- Proven analytical and problem-solving skills. Ability to identify and implement effective processes for achieving outcomes.
- A high degree of flexibility and adaptability to respond to changing needs and effectively address issueProven attention for detail and ability to effectively manage a high volume of data and information.
- Very strong team skills, with the ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships and collaborate both within and outside the team
- Strong communication skills, with good written and spoken English
- Willingness to travel
Ways of Working:
Remote First – The majority of our roles can be performed remotely, however you may work from the office as often as you wish. Whilst you will be predominantly working from home, we may require you to come to your contracted office up to 2-4 days per month or 6-8 days per quarter (Note: This will be agreed with your Line Manager and team) This is intended to be time spent on collaborating with colleagues and relationship building.
On-site – There are certain roles that cannot be performed remotely and so your role will be based in an office location and you may occasionally be able to work from home.
Flexible Working - We are happy to discuss flexible working options at interview.
Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:
Save the Children UK believes in a world that is fair, inclusive and equitable where all children have the opportunity to change their world. We apply this to our workforce and we are committed to developing and supporting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive organisation where all employees have a sense of belonging and feel that they can be "Free to Be Me". We are mot looking for just one type of person - we want to recruit people who can add fresh perspectives, innovative ideas or challenge that disrupts the risk of group think.
We are especially interested in people whose childhood experiences - of life on a low income, of migration, of being in a racialised community, of the care system, of being LGBT+ or in an LGBT+ family or living with (or with someone with) a disability - help us to see things we might otherwise miss. Whatever your story is we want to hear it because we know that different voices, ideas, perspectives and knowledge, working together will enable us to better the lives of children around the world. This is the reason why we are all here.
To see our full statement please visit our website.
Location: Nairobi, Accra, Cape Town, London, Lusaka, Abidjan, or Freetown, with international travel
Salary: Competitive, localised
Contract: Dependent on programme need (12 months up to permanent); candidates must have the right to work in the location in which they wish to be based
Hours: Full-time (37.5 hours per week)
Reporting to: Senior Programme Manager
About the Education Partnerships Group (EPG):
Incubated within UK education charity, Ark, the Education Partnerships Group (EPG) is an international not-for-profit consultancy that partners with governments to shape and strengthen their education systems. Our vision is that governments in low and middle-income countries are equipped to ensure that every child goes to school and learns. We believe that supporting government to design and implement contextually relevant and evidence-based public policy is the best way to drive sustainable progress towards achieving quality education for all.
We assist governments across three critical stages of the policy process:
- Generating and using research to inform policy
- Supporting the design and development of policy
- Supporting the piloting and scaling of policy reform initiatives
Today, EPG works in five countries in Sub-Saharan Africa: South Africa, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Cote d’Ivoire, and Zambia.
In our work, we prioritise a genuine understanding of context rather than assuming ideas can simply be transplanted from one country to another. We also focus on the system – the roles, responsibilities, and relationships of all the different actors – rather than working on one policy area in isolation.
COVID has demonstrated more than ever the importance of effective education systems capable of coordinating and targeting limited resources through evidence-based approaches for impactful education service delivery. With growing demand for our services, EPG is currently focused on seizing those opportunities to expand our footprint in current programme countries and new geographies.
About the role:
The Programme Manager is a critical role at EPG, driving the planning, execution and monitoring of our projects in partnership with governments across sub-Saharan Africa. Programme Managers drive the establishment of new projects, in some cases in new geographies for EPG, lead strategic engagement with Ministry officials and other stakeholders and play an important role in the design and delivery of technical assistance to Ministries of Education. These roles may be based within the relevant Ministry of Education or in an office with EPG’s other programme staff. In some instances, these roles may be home-based, depending on location. The role may require significant remote working and thus personal initiative and time management will be critical.
The right candidate will be passionate about the role education plays in transforming lives and see this role as an opportunity to support the expansion of EPG’s system-wide approach to supporting governments to plan for and implement reform to improve learning outcomes globally. They will find EPG an exciting and entrepreneurial environment and see this role as an opportunity to have a positive impact on improving children’s learning in low- and middle-income countries.
- Cultivate and maintain trusted relationships with Ministry officials, maintaining regular contact and check-ins through in-person visits, meetings, workshops, and electronic communication;
- Cultivate and maintain trusted relationships with key stakeholders and development partners, including but not limited to major bilateral and multilateral donors, UN agencies, donor implementing partners and consultancies, national NGOs, advocacy groups;
- Work directly with senior officials in ministries of education and/or related agencies to design and deliver policy-related technical assistance aimed at shaping and strengthening the education system;
- Where required, support the establishment and/or refinement of policy development, delivery and/or monitoring systems within ministries of education, including the creation of coordination structures, decision-making and project monitoring systems and problem-solving interventions;
- Where required, contribute to the design, delivery or commissioning of a range of policy-related work including the revision of existing policies, drafting of new policies, policy guidelines and standard operating procedures, including effective stakeholder management;
- Where required, oversee qualitative research projects and coordinate commissioned quantitative research, support associated analysis, development of policy recommendations and devise strategies to support government partners to ensure such evidence is used to inform policy change and education service delivery;
- Where required, oversee the design and delivery of policy pilots, collaborating with ministry officials and other partners such as evaluation partners who may be commissioned by EPG or by other development partners;
- Work in close partnership with the wider EPG global team to ensure efficient and high-quality delivery of all technical assistance projects and the exchange of insights and learning across projects;
- Participate in regular project and programme team meetings;
- Regularly review and update the project workplans and monitoring frameworks, to ensure projects stay on track and on budget;
- Support the financial management of project delivery and contribute to funder reporting;
- Collaborate with colleagues to nurture new funding partnerships and deepen existing partnerships interested in EPG’s work;
- Participate in the development of EPG through regular team meetings, knowledge exchange, strategic internal projects and professional development;
- Where required, manage a small team up of up to three Associates.
- A Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences (Law, Public Administration, Economics, Education or related field)
- 5+ years of professional experience
- A commitment to improving education quality for all children
- Considerable professional experience in the public policy process in low- and middle-income countries, including policy analysis, review, design and implementation
- A track record of building relationships with leaders in government and non-government institutions
- Attention to detail and considerable professional experience in the design and delivery of policy-related projects
- Strong written communications and presentation skills in English
- Experience with the professional use of the Microsoft Office Suite (i.e. Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook)
- Experience in analysing and interpreting data, including familiarity with research and evaluation methodologies
- Experience with project management tools and approaches
- Strong interpersonal skills with a sense of humility and willingness to work with diverse team members, often remotely
- Commitment to EPG’s core values
- Responsive | we start from a place of “yes”
- Accountable | we accept ownership and healthy conflict
- Rigorous | we create and meet high expectations
- Inclusive | we seek diversity of perspectives and experiences
- Respectful | we are quick to listen and empathize
- Candidates with French language skills are also encouraged to apply, though this is not required of all roles.
How to Apply:
Applicants should submit in a single document a cover letter (maximum 1 page) and CV (maximum 3 pages)
The deadline for applications is Friday 19th August 2022, although we will review applications and interview candidates on a rolling basis.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted on next steps.
Our client is a pioneering national charity providing caring and life-changing services to men and women in prison, people with convictions on release and in the community, and to their children and families. They are now recruiting for a Family Services Programme Manager, to oversee their innovative, grant-funded family support service across HMP ISIS and HMP Belmarsh, as well as in the community.
As Programme Manager you will play a key role in developing and managing an innovative wrap-around family support service in custody and in the community that treats children, families and prisoners with dignity and respect and puts them at the heart of the service. As Programme Manager you will ensure the service takes a “Family First”/relational approach to service delivery on rehabilitation by maintaining or re-establishing positive relationships between prisoners and their loved ones, thereby providing a future blueprint for resettlement prisons. You will oversee a team of specialist frontline workers, ensuring the service delivers against contractual requirements, and will have oversight of all monitoring and reporting for the service. You will build relationships with departments across the prison, with probation and key agencies that support prisoners and their families.
To apply for this role, you will have experience of managing a team of frontline workers, and will have previous experience of managing a service and delivering against contractual requirements, ideally in the criminal justice sector. You will have excellent organisational skills and the ability to manage a demanding workload and use initiative. You will have excellent experience in multi-agency work, building partnerships ideally with prisons but also other agencies, promoting positive relationships between different agencies, and developing new approaches to service delivery.
Please apply with a word-formatted version of your CV initially. More information will be provided to suitable candidates.
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