• Senior Programme Manager
  • Contract
  • Full Time
  • London
  • Up to £40000 per annum USD / Year
  • Salary: Up to £40000 per annum
  • Consultant: Jen D'Souza
  • Contact Number: 020 7939 7439
  • Expiry Date: 2024-05-04

Senior Programme Manager
Young Enterprise
London or Oxford/Hybrid with 4 days in the office per month
12-month fixed term contract (until May 2025)
Full time
Salary up to £40,000
Excellent benefits including generous holiday allowance of 7.2 weeks plus birthday leave, access to an Employee Assistance Programme, cycle-to-work scheme and access to NHS top-up scheme for money back on expenses such as dental and optical

Do you have operational programme management and line management experience, with strategic knowledge of the development and delivery of education programmes?

Are you an excellent communicator with strong stakeholder management skills looking for an impactful role in a national charity?

Charity People are delighted to be partnering with Young Enterprise, a charity which helps young people develop skills, knowledge and confidence for the changing world of work, to bring on board a Senior Programme Manager.

Young Enterprise believe that the potential of the UK’s young people is unlimited, and an academic education on its own is not enough. As a national charity, Young Enterprise motivate young people to succeed in the changing world of work by equipping them with the work skills, knowledge, and confidence they need.

The UK faces a serious skills gap. A high percentage of young people are not in education or employment, and many leave school without the skills they need to succeed in the real world. We work with schools, universities, businesses and influencers to help build a successful and sustainable future for all young people and society at large. Through our hands-on employability, enterprise and financial education programmes, resources and teacher training, we aim to reduce youth unemployment, help young people realise their potential beyond education and empower a generation to learn, to work and to live.

The Senior Programme Manager will lead a small team responsible for delivering a range of programmes designed to support educators with the delivery of financial and enterprise education to support young people to be able to learn to earn and manage their money.

Key responsibilities

  • Programme Management Oversight and Line Management: Directly manage three Programme Managers, ensuring efficient and effective day-to-day delivery of a range of national educator-facing programmes. Work closely with senior colleagues to maintain coherence in programme management and delivery.
  • Strategic Direction and Coordination: Coordinate strategic direction for educator-facing programmes, providing input on development and enhancement. Collaborate with various departments to provide educational and practical guidance, ensuring alignment with organisational objectives.
  • Educational Expertise and Support: As part of the Senior Strategy Group, provide a high level of education sector expertise to support the ongoing development of current programmes as well as new initiatives within financial and enterprise education and support for educators (teachers, parents, practitioners and others) working with children and young people.
  • Stakeholder Engagement and Representation: Build and maintain relationships with stakeholders such as colleagues, teachers, senior leaders, funders, and evaluators. Represent the organisation externally in education, political, and partnership networks.
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, and Budget Management: Develop and oversee processes for monitoring, evaluating, and reporting programme effectiveness. Manage programme budgets effectively in collaboration with the Head of Programmes and Services, ensuring compliance and alignment with funding requirements.

The Senior Programme Manager will have proven operational programme management experience and strategic knowledge of the development and delivery of education programmes focused on children and young people. The successful candidate will have excellent communication and stakeholder management skills, the ability to build and maintain strong relationships with a range of key individuals and partner organisations, manage expectations effectively, and the ability to respond to differing needs. You will be a strong team player and an effective delegator in order to oversee the successful outcome of projects. The successful candidate will be operationally, politically and commercially astute with operational and financial skills, and should be able to demonstrate their success in complex project management alongside an understanding of the challenges that face educational settings.

The role is hybrid with a minimum of 4 days a month in the Young Enterprise office in either London (Russell Square) or Oxford, which are flexible to suit your needs. The role is full time (37.5 hours) and the successful candidate will be available 5 days a week. The post will be subject to satisfactory references.

If you would like to support the work of Young Enterprise, have the skills to apply for this role and would like to join a passionate and dedicated team where you can make a real difference, we would be delighted to hear from you.

How to apply:

The application process is CV and Supporting Statement. In the first instance, please send your up-to-date CV to jen@charitypeople.co.uk for more information or contact Jen for an informal confidential chat about the role. The closing date for your CV and Supporting Statement is 9am on Thursday 18 April. The interview will take place via Teams on Wednesday 24 April or Thursday 25 April.

Charity People actively promotes equality, diversity and inclusion. We match charity needs with the skills and experience of candidates, irrespective of age, disability (including hidden disabilities), gender, gender identity or gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation. We do this because we know greater diversity will lead to even greater results for the charities we work with.

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