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Programmes Manager

Programmes Manager

  • Location:

    Chesham, Buckinghamshire

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  • Salary:

    Up to £30000.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Gemma Hannington

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  • Published:

    almost 2 years ago

  • Duration:

    12 Month

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TPP are working with an incredible charity. This charity is an independent UK charity. They help deserving young people to realise their potential.

Due to a period of growth they have an exciting opportunity for a Programmes Manager to join them.

This role can be based in there Chesham, Buckinghamshire office or home based with 1-2 days a week in the office.

Fixed initial 1-year contract (with the possibility of becoming permanent). The hours are 28 hours per week (equivalent 4 days)

This charity is looking for someone that is Passionate about making a real difference to the lives of children with a serious illness or disability. Experienced working with the NHS, or with young people, and/or managing a grants scheme.

As the Programmes Manager, you will have a pivotal role in the charity, with responsibility for developing and managing the newly expanded scheme. This will involve developing and maintaining existing relationships with Group Leaders, key trip volunteers and nominators across the UK and developing new partnerships, particularly within the NHS.

You will help to identify children that would benefit from further support to help achieve a goal in their lives. You will attend pre-trip meetings and reunions where possible to help embed the scheme and maintain contact with nominators and supporters throughout the year. You will also be responsible for developing and promoting the schemes work in general to medical professionals, to encourage children's nominations for both scheme's. Collecting impact and evaluation data from the young people and their families will also be part of the role.

Areas of responsibility
The postholder will be responsible for the overall management and growth of the grant scheme including to:
Develop and shape the scheme to be effective, meeting the charity's objectives
Develop a successful strategy for the growth, development and improved impact
Identify key stakeholders, nurturing existing and developing new relationships
Promote and communicate the scheme internally to key supporters
Work with the Communications Assistant to promote the charity to medical professionals, to encourage nominations for both scheme's
Seek opportunities for leveraging external funding for the scheme, including the Lottery, CiN or through T&Fs, working with the Fundraising and Communications Manager
Source and manage applications
Support individuals with applications
Assess applications within set timescales and present recommendations to Trustees
Establish a system of regular progress reporting and evaluation

A minimum of two years' experience in a related role, including experience either of working with the NHS, young people and/or of managing or working with grant or outreach schemes
Ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders at all levels with a particular emphasis on volunteers, families and medical professionals, plus influencing skills
Appreciation of the reasons for collecting and managing participant evaluation data, particularly related to demonstrating impact to funders, and helping to improve impact.
Good interpersonal and team working skills, with an ability to work independently and seize opportunities
Exceptional organisational skills with experience of managing multiple tasks and prioritizing effectively
Computer literate with experience of managing / maintaining databases (preferably Salesforce) and confident in using all MS Office programmes.
Understanding of, and commitment to, the objectives of the charity.
Flexible, and willing to work in a busy small office environment
Willingness to undertake occasional evening/weekend duties and travel outside of the region

Experience of grant-making and working with databases
Experience of working in the charity or youth sector
Experience of working with or knowledge of the NHS or health sector
Experience of working in a fundraising environment
Access to a car with a clean driving licence