Programme Manager (Systems Change)
Lankelly Chase is an independent foundation working in partnership with people across the UK to change the systems that perpetuate severe and multiple disadvantage.
We are delighted to be representing Lankelly Chase in the recruitment of a new Programme Manager to join the team.
This vital role will involve working closely with the Director of Systems Change and the wider team to build the field of people capable of thinking and acting systemically. This will take the form of an ongoing action inquiry designed to understand the opportunities, motivations, methodologies and resources required to build the field. It will entail working collaboratively with partners and others in the sector to promote a holistic approach to this work, avoiding the usual confusion of unconnected projects. It will therefore be critical to support existing and grow new networks to share and spread learning from the action inquiry, and to help grow the skills of people both internally and externally. Lankelly Chase views itself as part of the field that needs to be built, so our own practice is within the scope of this role.
The successful candidate will be intellectually curious, capable of absorbing and analysing large amounts of information and coming up with considered and informed solutions. The ability to assist the organisation in asking the right questions of itself and others to effect fundamental and long term systems change is essential. This person will be self-aware and capable of radical thought and will have the subtle ability to push boundaries without alienating people. A team player with an eye for detail and a taste for the unconventional will work well in this organisation.
Experience of managing projects and organising workshops and seminars would be advantageous. We encourage applications from those with lived experience. You might have experienced it personally or through the experiences of friends or family.
There is a shared purpose and vision at Lankelly Chase, both in terms of goals and decision making and this person will be encouraged to work collaboratively with colleagues and contribute to the strategic direction of the organisation whilst being given all the guidance, support and training they need to develop themselves and the role itself.