Leaderships Programme Manager

The Rank Foundation

Location London/ Penrith

Position Full time 35 hours per week

Salary £45000

Application deadline 14 August 2020
The application deadline for this role has passed

The Leadership Programmes Manager is responsible for the oversight, delivery, and expansion of the Time to Shine and Rank Aspire Programmes. 

Key responsibilities:

  • Co-ordinate the recruitment and selection of organisations and Time to Shine Leaders/ Rank Aspire Programme (RAP) participants.
  • Recruit, train and support a pool of freelance action learning facilitators.
  • Attend and contribute to programme events.
  • Build and execute marketing strategy for RAP and Time to Shine, with a view to securing additional funding from external partners in order to scale up the programmes.
  • Produce quarterly progress reports, to be shared with relevant funding partners/ at RFL Board Level.
  • In collaboration with colleagues, set and collate performance monitoring metrics.
  • Act as the escalation point for any issues raised by programme participants.

Knowledge Qualifications & Experience:

  • Knowledge of the design and delivery of Leadership Programmes
  • Knowledge of the capacity needs and challenges of the U.K. social sector
  • Programme management experience
  • Business Development experience
  • Successful fundraising and relationship management skills
  • Experience of working with multiple funders

Essential Skills/ Capabilities:

  • Strong analytical ability
  • Ability to deliver action learning set facilitation
  • Ability to design and implement mentoring programmes
  • Ability to work positively with a wide range of individuals and organisations
  • Ability to work independently, and to tight deadlines
  • Ability to use initiative and anticipate requirements
  • Ability to train and provide on-going learning support to facilitators
  • Excellent self-administrative and organisational abilities
  • Highly numerate
  • A team player, willing to support colleagues in a small staff team
  • Consistently reliable, with a ‘can-do attitude’
  • Ability to manage diverse activities and sometimes conflicting priorities
  • Ability to work flexibly, with significant periods away from home
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to communicate with confidence, tact, and clarity with a range of individuals and groups in a variety of settings, including phone, video call, face to face, and email.
  • Competence and confidence in public speaking with a wide range of audiences

The role is based at either our central London or Penrith office.  Full time preferred with significant periods of working away from home, within the U.K.  We will consider requests to work on a part-time (minimum 3 days) or job-share basis. 2 Years, Fixed Term Contract.

For further details on how to apply and the recruitment timetable, please see the attached recruitment pack.

To apply

If you would like to apply, please send your CV together with a supporting statement that clearly demonstrates how you meet the knowledge, skills, and experience requirements of the role.  In addition, please submit a proposal on how, where and why you would scale one of our Leadership Programmes (maximum 2 sides of A4) to:

The important dates for you to note in the recruitment timetable are highlighted below for your diary:

Closing date for applications                   14th August 12.00pm                               

Possible long list interviews via Zoom         20th/ 21st August              

Interviews (preferably in person/Lake District)   3rd September       


Leadership Programmes Manager recruitment pack Download

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