Portfolio Manager – Home Learning Environment
UK Office (either Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester, London, Belfast or Cardiff)
12 months Fixed Term Contract
Do you want to play a key role in an organisation which stands up for children every single day? Then join us as Portfolio Manager. You will manage the continued development, implementation and improvement of programmes, working with partners and delivery sites and sustaining excellence in programmes and impacts.
In our UK and Global Programmes department, we fight for children every single day. We deliver humanitarian and development programmes. We build partnerships with institutional donors, including governments, multi-laterals and trusts. We drive lasting change. We go the extra mile - and we don’t rest until the work is done.
As Portfolio Manager you will focus on our UK bases programme - Building Blocks and support the development of programmes in innovation. In addition you will:
- Strengthen relationships and partnerships with key children’s services throughout early childhood and raise awareness of the importance of Home Learning Environment and Parental Engagement with services and families
- Lead designated Home Learning Environment programmes, with responsibility for ensuring that quality standards and intended outcomes are secured
- Develop and implement fundraising and fee-generation strategies in close collaboration with other teams, and to develop and support corporate engagement and to support reporting to funders
- Ensure monitoring and evaluation strategies are in place and to support evidencing the evaluation and outcomes, in order to develop the evidence base for Home Learning Environment programmes and share learning
- Support innovation of new programmes, working closely with the Innovation Team.
- Over time, you will be expected to work across other programmes in the Home Learning Environments theme and other theme teams in order to deliver our work.
To be successful you will have excellent knowledge of child development,early years and outcomes. You should also have substantial experience of designing, developing and implementing programmes that support children’s early years development and/or parental engagement. You will be confident in developing strategies for supporting the coordination of local services, capacity building for local partners and systems, and also wider influencing further work to support parents to support children’s early learning and development. In addition you will have:
- Resilient and positive, you will have excellent interpersonal, communication and representational skills. Strong project management skills, planning and organisational skills with the ability to manage own time flexibly
- experience in monitoring and evaluating the impact of programmes, distilling complex data into meaningful information.
- Experience of securing funding or supporting fundraising
- An understanding of the impact of poverty on children, families and neighbourhoods and the barriers that communities face in seeking to bring about positive changes in outcomes
- Well-developed IT skills and proficiency in using Microsoft Office.
At Save the Children we are committed to the safeguarding and protection of children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work with children are recruited to work for us. This post is subject to a range of vetting checks including a criminal records disclosure.
Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. If you share our mission, are passionate about making it happen and strongly believe you can contribute then join us and we'll give you every opportunity to succeed. We look forward to hearing from you.
Closing date: 3rd July 2019
Please note, applications will be considered on a rolling basis and interviews may commence before the closing date.