Director of Programmes
Legendary campaigner, Sheila McKechnie, believed in the importance of people being able to shape their world. This is the founding principle of The Sheila McKechnie Foundation (SMK) today.
They are in the business of helping people and organisations effect positive and lasting social change - whether in their local community or right across the globe. They teach and support all these campaigners, from those who are just starting out to experienced campaigners in large organisations.
They also bring the campaign community together to share new ideas, knowledge and resources, and celebrate campaigning, demonstrating its' value and acknowledging success.
This is an ambitious role, working closely with the CEO and the SMK team, with overall responsibility for developing and delivering their programme of support. You will also contribute centrally to whole organisation strategy, deputise for the CEO as needed, as well as get stuck into other areas of organisation's work.
You are someone with a passion for social change and the curiosity and entrepreneurial zeal to want to provide the best possible support to help others make this happen. You will thrive in a small, busy and ambitious team and have the flexibility to handle a broad and change-able workload. You'll be able to jump right in, working closely with the CEO to deliver at an exciting phase of our strategic development and organisational growth. You bring experience and expertise developing strategy, the organisational systems and programmes to deliver that strategy, and you'll be skilled at building the partnerships that can sustain and grow the organisation and its impact.
To register your interest, please submit your CV via the Prospectus website by clicking the "Apply Now" button below. Please upload your CV in Word format and include a supporting statement in support of your application; this should describe how your experience and skills meet the requirements of the job description. This should be no longer than two sides of A4. The full Job Description is available to download from the Prospectus website.
A Prospectus consultant will review and assess all submitted CVs in order to determine each applicant's suitability and aptitude for the role. Selected candidates will be contacted to discuss the role in more detail. As part of the selection process, candidates may be invited to meet with a consultant at our offices.