Programme Director

Wilton Park
Flexible with requirement to travel to Steyning, West Sussex, London and the South East.
£49,365 - £60,078. This post is a Grade D6 under the Civil Service Pay Grade
Closing date
17 Jan 2022
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  • Identify, develop and deliver a portfolio of topical, timely and policy relevant Wilton Park dialogues whether in-person, hybrid or virtual, (and including overseas as required) that achieve an annual financial target
  • Work with colleagues in the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), other UK and international government departments (including BEIS and the Cabinet Office), partners in national and international organisations and the corporate sector to develop and deliver a series of events; contribute to strategic thinking on themes in a collegial way with Chief Executive (CE), other Programme Directors, Business Development Manager and the wider policy team
  • Design policy and outcome focused programmes for events in collaboration with partners and manage ongoing programme evolution; identify and engage with potential speakers and participants to ensure a high-quality event which meets objectives, delivers outcomes for partners and achieves citizenship, gender and multidisciplinary participation as required
  • Convene and chair Wilton Park discussions and events in a neutral fashion to ensure that all participants and speakers have an opportunity to engage in meaningful, discreet and constructive dialogue using appropriate, relevant and outcome focused facilitation techniques; ensure issuance of a short report that captures key findings and policy recommendations post-event
  • Identify and pursue revenue generating and partnership opportunities to meet your financial income target, to be agreed each financial year, with the support of the wider policy team
  • Develop and maintain stakeholder relationships with key partnerships and networks; establish and agree on desired objectives for each partnership; plan and measure outcomes
  • Work with Project Managers (PMs) and the Delivery Team to ensure effective and efficient management of event administration, including regular planning meetings
  • Financial oversight for event budgets, working in collaboration with PMs to ensure the monitoring of income and expenditure throughout event life and accountability for financial outcomes
  • Plan, agree and assist with implementation of digital and traditional media for each event’s communications strategy
  • Monitor, evaluate, understand and report transparently on outcomes and impacts to partners and sponsors to ensure aims and objectives are met within prescribed timelines; apply lessons learned and outputs to inform future quality events
  • Comply with Wilton Park’s standard operating procedures and database requirements to centrally set timelines and deadlines
  • Comply with local health and safety requirements
  • Carry out other duties as may reasonably be required from time to time

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