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DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMMES

OVERVIEW

Salary
£45,000 per annum

Location
London Office (currently working remotely due to Covid-19 restrictions) 

Contract
*updated 30/7/20* Initial 3 year contract (in line with funding) 

Hours
37.5 hours per week

Reporting to
CEO

Direct Reports
Head of Anti-Bullying, Award and Development Programme Manager, Mentoring Programme Manager, Impact and Evaluation Manager

Start Date
ASAP

Closing Date
24 August 2020 at 09:00am

OUR BENEFITS

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Free barista (london office only)

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An extra day off on your birthday!

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Pension contributions

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Annual training and development contribution

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Fun coworking office space

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Employee Assistance Programme providing confidential independent help and information service for staff, available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

ABOUT THE ROLE

Over the past 20 years The Diana Award has delivered services to thousands of young people across the UK and beyond, honing our expertise and skills to produce exceptional, high quality interventions that create long lasting change.

As we embark on the next phase of our strategy, we’re looking for a dynamic and driven Director of Programmes to join our senior leadership team, and head up our newly formed Programmes’ Directorate, leading on the strategic planning, development and delivery of The Diana Award’s three programmes: Award and Development, Anti-Bullying and Mentoring.

In addition to leading our programme delivery teams, you will also head up our new Impact and Evaluation Team, developing an organisational framework set against our new strategy.

This position is central and core to The Diana Award and will play a fundamental role in supporting our strategic development, growth and success. We are therefore seeking someone who will drive excellence in all that we do, will thrive in a fast-paced working environment, and be motivated by having a significant impact on the future success of the organisation.

AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY 

This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the job and the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this role. It is not exhaustive and staff may be required to undertake other reasonable duties commensurate with the role as requested by the line manager.

SENIOR LEADERSHIP

  • To be a key member of the Senior Leadership Team, with collective responsibility for driving forward the strategy and vision, taking key decisions in the best interest of the organisation, and role modelling our behaviours and values
  • Promote and support best practice across the organisation, including equal opportunities, management of risk, data protection, safeguarding, health and safety, continuous improvement and staff support and development.

PROGRAMME DELIVERY

  • Lead the strategic development and delivery of The Diana Award’s three programmes

IMPACT AND EVALUATION

  • Lead the development and delivery of an organisational impact and evaluation framework against the new strategy

MANAGEMENT

  • To recruit, lead, develop and motivate staff to perform at the highest level possible, ensuring that all work is of the highest standards, consistent with the organisation’s values, brand and key messaging

FINANCE

  • Hold budgetary responsibility for the programmes’ directorate, including creating and allocating budget, monitoring and reporting on expenditure

STAKEHOLDER MANAGEMENT

  • Maintain effective relationships with external stakeholders across the public, private and third sector at a national level to ensure high quality delivery of all The Diana Award’s programmes

OTHER

  • To represent The Diana Award at external events and act as a media spokesperson, as required
  • To participate in Board Meetings and prepare documentation for the Board, as required
  • To coordinate closely with the communications team to ensure a strong communications strategy is in place for our programmes and support the production of high-quality communications outputs

PERSON SPECIFICATION_

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Substantial experience in a similar leadership role with responsibility for a fast-paced programme portfolio
  • Experience of leading and delivering successful large scale services for young people
  • Highly developed skills in influencing and bringing about change at a senior level to address challenges and find solutions
  • Track record of ability to lead, organize and motivate a diverse team
  • A willingness and ability to speak in public and to network proactively
  • Excellent organisational, planning and management skills, with strong attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to work with a wide range of external and internal stakeholders
  • Experience of budgetary management, forecasting and reporting.
  • Knowledge of Safeguarding practices and processes

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • Commitment to and ability to inspire commitment to The Diana Award’s vision, values and mission
  • A self-starter with the drive, determination and commitment to get things done.
  • Personal integrity and credibility
  • Resilience
  • A ‘can do’ attitude
  • Commitment to self-development
  • Commitment to keeping up to date with key trends/developments in the sector
  • Good judgement
  • Driven to achieve great results
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Energetic, flexible, willingness to work outside of ‘normal’ office hours

© 2020 The Diana Award. The Diana Award is a registered charity (1117288 / SC041916) and a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales number 5739137.