Head of Business Strategy and Programme Management

NFP People
£65000 - £65000 Per Annum
25 Mar 2019
27 Mar 2019
Animal, Community
Full Time
Contract Type

We have a superb opportunity for a Head of Business Strategy and Programme Management to join our client's Resources department. You will make a significant contribution to the success of their aim to radically improve the welfare and elevate the status of donkeys and mules across the world

Our client is one of the UK’s largest international animal welfare charities, currently supporting projects that transform the quality of life for donkeys, mules and people in over 35 countries worldwide.

Position: Head of Business Strategy and Programme Management

Location: Sidmouth, Devon – “an area of outstanding natural beauty”

Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum, depending upon relevant skills and experience.

Duration: Permanent full-time, working 35 hours per week

Hours: Monday – Friday, 08.30 – 16.30

Benefits: Generous annual leave, pension scheme, Healthshield plan, confidential counselling service, subsidised restaurant, free parking, enhanced maternity/paternity benefits, Life Assurance Scheme, 31 days holiday per year, inclusive of the 8 statutory public holidays. This increases by one day each year until a maximum of 34 days is reached.

Closing date: 12.30pm on 8th April 2019

Interviews: Week commencing Monday 29th April 2019

The Role

These are exciting times for the charity. Continual improvement of their information, its accuracy and collection and applying the most appropriate methodologies for managing programmes is key to the delivery of their 5-year strategy. The Head of Business Strategy and Programme Management will work closely with the Executive Team ensuring decisions lead to the fulfilment of strategic objectives, priorities and business outcomes through the delivery of programmes and projects.

You will be responsible for ensuring that programme sponsors report effectively to management and the board of trustees and that the efficacy and impact of their day to day activity, is adequately reflected in a suite of performance dashboards that effectively and accurately monitor progress and performance. You will ensure that programmes of work are measured in terms of value for money, time and quality, but most of all that they are delivered successfully.

About You

As Head of Business Strategy and Programme Management you will:


  • Have experience of successfully managing and delivering a range of concurrent projects.
  • Have excellent relationship building, collaborative and mediation skills.
  • Be able to demonstrate well developed leadership and management skills and experience.
  • Be a positive ambassador for change, promoting the generation of new ideas and opportunities to improve structures and processes across the charity, actively inspiring and influencing others through your example.
  • Have experience of successfully delivering a range of complex business initiatives, change programmes and implementing performance measurement systems.
  • Experience of programme and project level financial management.
  • Have excellent organisational, communication, influencing and motivational skills.


Experience of working in the not for profit sector and of working on global projects and programmes is desirable, but not essential.

“The Sanctuary is a positive place to work with friendly staff and a wonderful charity. With amazing work throughout the world, once you join you never want to leave!”

Our client is a Disability Confident Employer. Applicants will be subject to safer recruitment processes, including an application for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check where required for the post.

Other areas of experience may include Head of Strategy, Head of Programmes, Head of Programme Management, Strategy Director, Programmes and Development Director.