Programme Manager (Grants)

Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust & JRSST-Charitable Trust

Location York and London

Position Full time 37.5 hours per week

Salary £41,000-£48,000

Application deadline 30 April 2018
The application deadline for this role has passed

The Programme Manager will work with the CEO and Board to develop and manage the contribution of the Trust's grants programme to the overall strategy, including Trust’s democracy priorities, rapid response, ‘legacy’ and capacity building work.  This will primarily involve assessing a wide range of grant applications and managing a portfolio of active grants.

The role will also provide support for the Trust initiated activities including research, polling, events, party conference fringes and convening.

The Person

The successful candidate will demonstrate ability to design, implement and manage an ambitious grant-making programme.  S/he will have a track record achieving change through campaigning or policy change, as part of a campaigning organisation or grant-making Trust. Excellent writing and analytical skills are essential as is a sound grasp of the UK political context and system, and a collaborative approach with experience of building partnerships.

For more information please see the job description and personal specification

Flexible working patterns would be considered for the right candidate.

To apply

Please complete and email to, the following:

  • completed application details cover sheet with details of current role, salary and 2 referees
  • up-to-date CV (no more than 2 sides of A4)
  • covering letter (no more than 2 sides of A4) outlining why you want this role and what you would bring to it with reference to the Person Spec (see the Application Pack);
  • completed Diversity Monitoring Questionnaire

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