Job Title: Senior Programmes Manager
Reports to: Head of Programmes
Salary level: £31,000- £33,000
Hours: 35 hours per week (full time)
Contract level: 1 Year Fixed-Term
Background to the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust
The Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust runs high impact programmes that inspire and enable young people from under-represented backgrounds to succeed. We work with young people and communities to broaden their view of what is possible and help them gain the knowledge, skills, and qualifications they need.
The Trust seeks to be a fitting memorial to Stephen by striving to develop a cohesive society that values and supports young people from diverse backgrounds and is dedicated to creating a more equal society. The Trust also works with government, business, and communities to create a society in which everyone, regardless of their background, has the opportunity and support to flourish.
Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust Programmes
The SLCT programmes span three main areas:
Built Environment: Our built environment programmes work to make architecture as a profession and the built environment that surrounds it, diverse, accessible, and representative celebrating and giving voice to the rich and diverse cultural heritage of people from every background. We run alumni, bursary and social value projects and programmes and diverse built environment recruitment to work towards achieving this.
Communities: Our communities programmes empower community groups and the people who lead them to share what is important to them, influence how decisions are made, and make positive changes to improve things for local people. At the core of all our programmes is a commitment to social action and capacity building. We support people and groups to solve the real-life problems that are important in their communities. We also help them to develop their infrastructure and ways of working that maximise their impact. And we help them to develop the knowledge, skills, and confidence they need to drive positive change.
Schools: Our schools programme is focused on aiding school-aged young people with skills, opportunities, and knowledge to build their career aspirations. The vast majority of students we work with are from BAME, minority or disadvantaged backgrounds and we work with schools in London, Manchester, and Birmingham.
Our programmes are diverse and growing aligned with the needs of the breadth of our beneficiaries, partners, funders, and organisational strategic aims. This role is a key role to creatively and confidently manage the existing programme strands and new programmes and projects that we have.
Purpose of this post is:
The role of the Programmes Manager is focused on the delivery on the full range of SLCT programmes. This role will deputise for the Head of Programmes and line manage some of the programmes team. SLCT’s programmes, at time of appointment, are in a very exciting phase of diversification and growth. This post has a special focus on managing cross-programme work, bringing greater collaboration between our existing and growing programmes in the main programme strands. The Programmes Manager will be responsive to programmes growth and diversification, implementing the co-developing the programmes strategy with the Head of Programmes; they will also, manage key programmes partner and stakeholder relationships and oversee programme evaluations and continuous improvement.
Main Duties: (subject to update with organisational and funder priorities)
Outputs: to manage programmes to achieve all outcomes and outputs
Data management: to manage delivery partner, beneficiary, volunteer etc contact data on the S Drive/SharePoint
Strategy: to feed into and develop cross-programme strategy with other programme manager(s) as guided by the Head of programmes and the rest of organisational management
Work Record: to ensure records of programme working are retained for posterity
Continuous improvement: to analyse programme data and work to suggest continuous improvement for each programme and project in your portfolio to the Head of programmes, and act upon approved suggestions
Line management: to line manage any officer(s) or assistants that are assigned to you
Reporting: to complete internal and external reports for your portfolio of work and arrange feed in from delivery members of the team
Fundraising: to grow the funding and funding pipeline for programmes by completing funding applications and submitting
Media and Comms etc: to manage the external communications of your portfolio of work
Relationship Management: to hold key relationships with partners and other key programmes stakeholders
Evaluation: to develop high quality evaluations
Programme Delivery and Admin: to deliver aspects of programmes and projects and manage programme admin and logistics associated
*this list is non-exhaustive and is subject to updates following funding or organisation priority changes
· Keep abreast of developments, changes and best practice in the fields related to our programmes (schools, built environment and communities)
· Knowledge of programme management where beneficiaries are BAME and/or underprivileged
· Undertake any other duties which may arise from time to time, commensurate with the scope of the post and within the capabilities of the post holder
· This post is subject to a Disclosure and Baring Service (DBS) check
Knowledge and role requirements
· Strong communication skills both written and oral
· Programme management experience
· Line management experience
· IT skills including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
· Knowledge of programmes and continuous improvement
Additional job requirements
· Willingness and ability to work outside of normal office hours
· Willingness to work flexibly in response to changing organisational requirements
Based at the Stephen Lawrence Centre, Deptford.
The Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust is keen to encourage applications from people from all backgrounds including race, disability, gender, faith, and sexual orientation.
The post will be subject to a DBS check.
Please complete a covering letter statement, of a maximum of 2-pages, accompanied by your CV demonstrating your capabilities in relation to each of the essential and personal qualities listed above, addressing each point in the order shown.
Where relevant use your answers to illustrate how your competences have helped you achieve positive results. This will give you the best possible chance of being short listed. Please email completed application to email@example.com
Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted, and a successful candidate will be appointed if found ahead of the advertised deadline, so we encourage you to apply early.