Programmes Manager

Title: Programmes Manager 

Reporting to: Head of Programmes

Salary level: £33,000 – £35,000

Location: Blueprint for All | Your Space, 39 Brookmill Road, London, SE8 4HU

Background to Blueprint for All

At Blueprint for All we believe in a future where talent is respected and nurtured irrespective of where it comes from, where organisations recognise and realise the benefits of a diverse workforce and where our communities can come together and thrive. This is our blueprint to set the foundations for a more inclusive society to grow. Our high impact programmes work with disadvantaged young people and communities, providing tangible opportunities and support that enables them to thrive, whilst driving systemic change in organisations and society.

Blueprint for All Programmes

Our programmes span three main areas:

Careers: We work with schools, universities, community groups and employers to inspire and enable young people from diverse ethnic backgrounds, aged 13-30 to pursue the career of their choice. From career advice to support gaining skills, qualifications and the critical foundations required to ensure professional success, we aid young people on their journey to a fulfilling and successful career.

Communities: We run programmes that support community groups working with people from diverse ethnic backgrounds to maximise their impact and make positive changes for local people. Our BME Network supports over 120 small voluntary and community groups, and our Community Leadership Academy provides learning and development tailored to the needs of small and micro charities that are led by or serve people from diverse ethnic backgrounds. In partnership with other national and local charities, our Love Sex Life project challenges inequalities in access to and provision of sexual health services for diverse ethnic communities in Lambeth, Southwark, and Lewisham.

Society: We are working to create a society where talent is respected and nurtured irrespective of where it comes from, where organisations recognise and realise the benefits of a diverse workforce, and where our communities can come together and thrive. All our work is designed not only to support our participants, but to drive systemic change in organisations and society as a whole. 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 working with existing programmes strands and new programmes and projects that we have.

Main Responsibilities (subject to update with organisational and funder priorities)

  • Managing the delivery of a portfolio of programmes.
  • Holding day to day programmes partner relationships.
  • Line managing Senior Programmes Coordinators, Programme Coordinators and/or Officers.
  • Budget management, spending and tracking programmes spend.
  • Creating and implementing programme trackers.
  • Contributing to programmes continuous improvement.
  • Drafting and overseeing the preparation and submission of reports for funded programmes portfolio.
  • Task allocation.

Person Specification

  • Programme/project management experience [Essential]
  • Experience leading a team [Essential]
  • Line management experience [Essential]
  • Facilitation and programmes delivery skills [Essential]
  • Good communication within a team, both to junior and senior colleagues [Essential]
  • Ability to problem solve and work well with organisation growth [Essential]
  • Ability to work across multiple programmes simultaneously [Essential]
  • Alignment with charity mission and purpose [Essential]
  • A range of IT skills including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint [Essential]
  • Ability to think innovatively and remain solution focussed [Essential]
  • Experience working with external stakeholders/partners [Desirable]
  • Budget management and CRM system experience [Desirable]

General Matters

  • Keep abreast of developments, changes and best practice in the fields related to assigned programme portfolio, and wider inclusion as it relates to the charity’s mission.
  • Knowledge of programme support where participants are from diverse heritage backgrounds.
  • Undertake any other duties which may arise from time to time, corresponding with he 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

  • Ability to perform all main duties outlined above.
  • Strong communication skills both written and oral.
  • IT skills including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • Knowledge of programmes and continuous development of processes.
  • Willingness and ability to work outside of normal office hours.
  • Willingness to work flexibility in response to changing organisational requirements.
  • Supporting with the organisation’s digital transformation by providing feedback and research to influence the platform build and undertake portal admin responsibilities.


  • 26 days annual leave + bank holidays.
  • 3 days to be taken between Christmas and New Years Eve.
  • 3% employer pension contribution Enrolment in employee perk scheme upon completion of probation including access to a discounts platform, online GP and counselling service, ability to claim money back from dental, optical, and other expenses.

Diversity policy

Blueprint for All is keen to encourage applications from people from all backgrounds including race, disability, gender, faith and sexual orientation.

Please complete a covering letter statement (1 side, A4) attached to your CV demonstrating your capabilities in relation to each of the essential and personal qualities listed above, addressing each point in the order shown and send to