Head of Programmes
We are looking for an experienced Head of Programmes to drive the design and management of a portfolio of major programmes.
The charity has been working with schools for many years, to improve the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people by removing barriers to learning by promoting nurture in education.
Position: Head of Programmes
Location: Flexible as homeworking supported - office working available in London
Salary: £40 - £45k dependent on experience
Duration: 12 month Fixed Term Contract (becoming permanent if funding allows)
Benefits: 25 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays and 5% Employer pension contribution
Closing Date: 26th October 2021
About the Role
With increasing numbers of children and young people affected by social, emotional and behavioural difficulties inhibiting their progress and limiting their life chances, the charity has developed a range of interventions and support to give vulnerable children and young people the opportunity to be the best they can be. There is a great deal of untapped potential for a proactive leader to deliver large-scale programmes and develop new programmes, and the case for support has never been stronger.
Your main duties will include:
- Bid writing, presentation and business development
- Contract management and financial/risk management
- Programme design and delivery
- Stakeholder/account management
- Data, research, analysis and reporting
- Leadership, people management and teamwork
This new, senior role brings together contract management, programme delivery and income generation, and is a super opportunity for someone to build on a strong existing portfolio with an excellent team.
As Head of Programmes you must be able to lead in a rapidly changing internal and external environment, you will have direct experience of working across a broad range of the specialist areas of responsibility:
You will also have experience in all or most of the following areas:
- Proven ability to write submissions and secure funding from national and regional tenders (£300k+)
- Overseeing the transition from bidding to mobilising contracts, securing knowledge and buy-in during the bid process
- A track record of managing all elements of contracts, including designing funding criteria
- A track record of developing robust tools and processes to build budgets, manage risks and plan implementation
- Developing relationships, particularly in dispersed and multi-functional teams, and with external stakeholders
- Managing procurement, tendering, and managing contracts in line with external requirements
- Leading on negotiating with partners and in developing detailed proposals, costings and budgets
- Budget management including monthly reconciliations, in line with internal and external reporting requirements
- Proven ability to lead, coach, and inspire teams to deliver while driving through continuous improvement
- Experience of successfully working with trustees/senior partners and at Board level
- Experience of the education sector
Ideally you will also have an appreciation and understanding of the impact of mental health, emotional and wellbeing upon children and young people.
Applicants are asked to provide a current CV and 2-page covering letter outlining evidence against the essential criteria in the job description, clearly identifying the skills and experiences applicable to the role.
Work for an organisation with excellent work life balance policies, where flexible working is promoted and the culture of the organisation is to nurture staff through effective leadership and excellent team working.
About the Organisation
With increasing numbers of children and young people affected by social, emotional and behavioural difficulties inhibiting their progress and limiting their life chances. The charity has developed a range of interventions and support to give vulnerable children and young people the opportunity to be the best they can be. Whether it is delivering certified training, supporting whole-school or authority-wide nurturing schools approach or promoting evidence-based research, the charity is providing quality support and resources to make nurturing provision a reality for pupils across the UK and beyond.
You may also have experience in areas such as: Programme Manager, Director of Programmes, Change Management, Head of Programme Delivery, Programmes Director, Strategic Programme Manager, etc.