Head of Programmes
Our client is looking to recruit a Head of Programmes to lead their high profile portfolio of parent-led programmes.
Our client, a Children's and Family Charity is at an exciting phase of growth and change. They have recently launched an ambitious and innovative suite of parent-led, local community programmes aiming to significantly improve family life, parenting and the early years. These complement the organisation's decade old, flagship national programme Parent Champions.
Head of Programmes
Starting salary in the region of £42,000
Location: Southwark, London
Full-time, 35 hours per week
Possible part-time working 28 hours per week or similar will be considered along with all flexible working requests.
(There may be occasions when the post holder will be asked to work outside office hours).
You will be leading a high performing team to develop and broaden the existing programmes and to add to the portfolio, identifying innovative approaches to empower parents in their communities.
You will receive input and guidance from the Chief Executive and a strong and effective Leadership Team, of which this post is a key member.
This is a high profile post, involving liaison with government, partner organisations, funders and practitioners and including a representational role. The post-holder will be responsible for funding, developing and delivering the charity's programmes, ensuring that the organisation continues to be and be seen to be the leading voice of parents and families.
The successful candidate will have substantial experience in programme delivery and experience of dealing with senior decision makers in government and funding bodies. Excellent communication, leadership and influencing skills will be essential, as well as proven ability in income generation and budget management.
About the Organisation
Our client is the leading national charity in the field of policy, research and advocacy on parenting, childcare and family issues, working closely with government, local authorities, businesses and charities to achieve positive and long lasting change for families across the UK.
There are hundreds of children’s and family charities. What sets this organisation apart is their strong commitment to finding parent-led solutions to the challenges faced by families today. Their approach is to listen, innovate, enable and advocate, to achieve long lasting change for all families, particularly those most at risk. Their main beneficiaries are families who face multiple disadvantage including social exclusion, precarious work conditions or poverty.
Their aim is for a society where all families can thrive and have real choices about working and caring, supported by services that meet their needs and are affordable, flexible, accessible and of high-quality. Through an effective cycle of research-policy-practice they change national policies and improve practice on the ground. Their strength lies in empowering local families to achieve long term, sustainable change within their own communities.
The benefits of working with our client include generous annual leave, pension contributions, flexible working, employee assistance programme and membership of Better Bankside offering discounts and promotions in the local area.
The employee benefits package includes:
- 27 days annual leave, plus bank holidays and three additional days between Christmas and New Year.
- Contributory pension scheme, with up to 8% employer contribution.
- Flexible working where appropriate.
Closing date for applications: 5pm, 25 August 2017
Interviews: Friday 8 September 2017
Start date: ASAP
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No agencies please.