Programme Manager

Flexible as homeworking supported - office working available in London or Paisley
£35000 - £39000 Per Annum
21 Jul 2021
06 Aug 2021
Full Time
Contract Type

Programme Manager

We are looking for an experienced programme manager to lead programmes to implement nurturing education on a large scale.

The charity has been working with schools for many years, to improve the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people by removing barriers to learning by promoting nurture in education

Position: Programme Manager

Location: Flexible as homeworking supported - office working available in London or Paisley

Salary: £35 - £39k dependent on experience

Hours: Full-time

Duration: 3 year Fixed Term Contract

Benefits: 25 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays and 5% Employer pension contribution

Closing Date: 6th August

Interview Date: wk beginning of 2nd of August

About the Role

As Programme Manager you will be responsible for leading one or more large-scale programmes to develop nurturing education, leading on programme management (including budget management and reporting), maintaining strong relationships with funders and contract managers, coordinating engagement with schools, coordinating a delivery team, and assessing the impact of managed programmes.

Your main duties will include:


  • Programme management and budget management
  • Coordinating engagement and delivery
  • Leadership, people management and teamwork
  • Assessing programme impact


This new role is a great opportunity for someone looking to make an impact on the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people, while building on your previous experience.

About You

As Programme Manager you must be able to lead in a rapidly changing internal and external environment, you will have significant experience working in a management position in all or most of the areas of:


  • Managing large-scale projects or programmes
  • Working with schools or the education sector
  • Line management and managing contractors


Essential skills include:


  • Organised and reliable project manager, with the ability to structure a programme, plan delivery, and co-ordinate a team for high-quality service delivery
  • Excellent communicator with the ability to simplify complex problems and develop workable solutions
  • Proactive and innovative thinker with ability to develop ideas, set direction and then deliver
  • Networking and relationship building experience
  • Able to foster trust by delegating, empowering and coaching/mentoring as needed
  • Forward thinking and passionate about delivering change
  • Proficient information technology and communications skills to plan, organise and co-ordinate work
  • Ability to manage tight deadlines and changing priorities


Ideally you will also have an appreciation and understanding of the impact of mental health, emotional and wellbeing upon children and young people.

Applicants are asked to provide a current CV and 2-page covering letter outlining evidence against the essential criteria in the job description, clearly identifying the skills and experiences applicable to the role.

In Return…

Work for an organisation with excellent work life balance policies, where flexible working is promoted and the culture of the organisation is to nurture staff through effective leadership and excellent team working.

About the Organisation

With increasing numbers of children and young people affected by social, emotional and behavioural difficulties inhibiting their progress and limiting their life chances. The charity has developed a range of interventions and support to give vulnerable children and young people the opportunity to be the best they can be. Whether it is delivering certified training, supporting whole-school or authority-wide nurturing schools approach or promoting evidence-based research, the charity is providing quality support and resources to make nurturing provision a reality for pupils across the UK and beyond.

You may also have experience in areas such as: Project Administrator, Project Management, Programme Administration, Programme Coordinator, Training Programme Coordinator, Project Co-ordinator, Programme Assistant, Education Programmes Administrator, Senior Programme Administrator, Schools & Programme Coordinator, etc.

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