We are hiring a Programme Manager

We are hiring a Programme Manager

We are seeking a dynamic and adaptable Programme Manager to join our small but growing team. The role will be responsible for delivering the annual selection process for new Fellows and will help shape new elements of support to maximise the individual and collective impact of Churchill Fellows.

Carlene Firmin
Carlene Firmin (CF 2014) explored the impact of gender-sensitive approaches to youth offending on her Fellowship to Australia, Brazil and New Zealand. Download image

About the role

As Programme Manager, you will be delivering the annual selection process for Churchill Fellows and supporting applicants and Fellows throughout their journey. You will be responsible for:

  • delivering an end-to-end application, award and induction process for new Fellows, paying close attention to the detail of individual projects and ensuring each phase of the Fellowship cycle is delivered as planned;
  • designing and delivering high quality, person-centred support to individual applicants and Fellows, responding and adapting to their specific needs in line with our Fellow-led approach and commitment to EDI;
  • reflecting on feedback from applicants and Fellows, and drawing on best practice from learning, professional development and grantmaking to improve the accessibility of our processes and the effectiveness of our support.

You will be joining the Churchill Fellowship at an exciting time as we embark on the implementation of our new 3-year strategy which seeks to maximise the individual and collective impact of Fellows on UK society and to ensure that our support is effective and targeted to those who would benefit from it most. You will have the opportunity to shape new elements of support for Fellows at every stage of their journey.

You will be part of a small and growing team, supported by a Programme Officer and working closely with colleagues in the Operations & Data team, and Engagement & Knowledge team.

About the successful candidate

If you are passionate about the potential of individuals from all backgrounds to achieve change and you are excited by the challenge of improving what we do, while keeping the annual show on the road, we would like to hear from you. To be successful in this role, you will need:

  • Experience of designing and delivering tailored programmes of support for individuals in a learning and/or grantmaking context;
  • Excellent communication and engagement skills, ability to collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to deliver new initiatives to support the individual and collective impact of Fellows;
  • Demonstrable experience of translating commitment to EDI into practical processes to deliver equitable outcomes for individuals from underserved communities and demographic groups;
  • Ability to respond empathetically to individuals’ changing circumstances while upholding fair and consistent processes;
  • An open and flexible approach to working in a period of organisational change to which you will be an active and enthusiastic contributor.

You do not need to be an experienced grantmaker, but you do need to be comfortable with assessing a high volume of applications and making fair and consistent decisions.

The practicalities

Salary £40,000-£42,000 p.a. depending on experience; a generous benefits and wellbeing package:

  • Hybrid working: Westminster and home based (a minimum of 4-6 days a month in the office and more at peak times in our Fellowship cycle)
  • 25 days holiday a year plus additional days during our office closure at Christmas, increasing with length of service to 30 days
  • Bike purchase discounts
  • 6 days a year paid leave for volunteering
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave and pay
  • Employee Assistance programme
  • Life assurance
  • Non-contributory pension scheme with 10% employer contribution

Equity, diversity and inclusion are core to the values and ethos of the charity’s work across all activities. The Churchill Fellowship is committed to being an inclusive employer with a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from people from the widest possible diversity of backgrounds, cultures and experiences. Our office accommodation is fully accessible throughout.

To apply

Please send your CV together with a covering letter outlining how you meet our requirements to jobs@churchillfellowship.org by Monday 29th May at 5pm.

Shortlisted candidates will be notified the week commencing Monday 5th June.

First interviews will be held in our offices in Westminster on Wednesday 14th June.

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