Programme Manager - Part time  3 - 4 days/wk - 2 Year FTC

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Location
Blackfriars, Central London
Salary
£40, 000 - £50,000, (pro-rata for part-time position), plus benefits
Posted
24 Aug 2017
Closes
17 Sep 2017

Programme Manager - Part time  3 - 4 days/wk - 2 Year FTC

Nesta is looking for two exceptional individuals to lead programmes that solve big social challenges by harnessing citizens’ energy and capabilities alongside public services.  We have a permanent, full-time role, and a two-year fixed term contract on a part-time basis (three to four days per week).

In the Government Innovation team, we focus on helping governments and the public sector to innovate by using people, data and technology. Much of what we do is centred around social action, with great previous success in our Centre for Social Action Innovation Fund, but we want to go further. Having already launched £6.9m worth of new funds in partnerships with the Office of Civil Society, we are underway and will keep growing our support for innovators in the near future.

So where do you fit into this?

We are in need of two Programme Managers who can oversee the new fund and can help create, manage and direct the thematic area in the new fund and the pipeline of opportunities over the next 3 years. We need our Programme Managers to look after either the Early Year Social Action Innovation Fund or the Second Half Fund. We need you to develop non-programme materials to promote the transformative power of social action in public services.

What are we looking for in you?

  • Entrepreneurial, with a track record of getting things done and achieving impact in your previous roles.
  • Very strong practical programme management skills.
  • Direct experience supporting social enterprises and social ventures, or supporting innovation in charities or the public sector - either providing advice and consultancy or growing a startup yourself or managing an innovative project.
  • Knowledge of the voluntary sector and social action (and ideally experience of supporting social action / volunteer dependant projects). Knowledge of the public sector, and how change happens in it, is also desirable.
  • Ability to work across a number of policy areas. An understanding of the early years (interventions for 0-4 year olds), digital innovation, ageing, recycling and waste or community resilience would be an advantage, but is not essential.  
  • Experience of carrying out high quality research/insight work, and/or commissioning research in new emerging fields.
  • A natural collaborator, with a history of developing partnerships across a wide range of organisations.
  • Good knowledge of evaluation, both in terms of methodologies and practically designing good evaluations, is desirable.

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