circa. £35,000 per annum depending on experience 

London Office

Initial 1 year fixed term contract

37.5 hours per week 

Reporting to
Deputy CEO

Closing Date
28 July 2019 at 23:59


Free barista (london office only)

An extra day off on your birthday!

Pension contributions

Annual training and development contribution

Fun coworking office space

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


Who we are looking for...

The Diana Award is looking to recruit a Head of Programmes, overseeing our anti bullying and online safety initiatives. This is an important role in the organisation for a candidate who is strategic, creative and hands-on.

As a member of the Senior Management Team you will play a crucial role in motivating and inspiring staff and volunteers across the organisation. You should also possess strong influencing and relationship building skills, developing and managing relationships with a range of funders, corporates and businesses to support the growth of the programme.

We are looking for a candidate that has senior experience of managing complex partnerships and projects with proven results of impact and high performance, as well as someone who can demonstrate their ability to manage a high performing team.

You will work across the organisation as a member of the senior management team who contributes to wider organisation strategy and represents the organisation at external meeting and events.

With experience of policy, research, partnerships and driven by clear strategic thinking you will drive us forward in our mission to prevent bullying behaviour in schools.


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.

Management of Anti-Bullying Programmes

  • Effective line management of Anti-Bullying department, project managers and teams within it
  • Manage the scheduling of activity across programme work-streams
  • Working closely with the Deputy CEO to manage relationships with programme stakeholders including delivery partners DfE, Facebook and others
  • Oversight of data collection, monitoring and evaluation processes and ensure programmes achieve their outputs and outcomes on time and to budget, and report this progress internally and externally via meetings, written reports and presentations. Ensuring that effective evaluation systems are established as appropriate.
  • Provide monthly reports on the progress of the projects to the Deputy CEO and wider SMT, trustees and funders
  • Support team in delivery of programme activity where required

Campaigns, Comms and Policy Support

  • High level support and wider team support of formats/campaigns such as Anti-Bullying showcases, Anti-Bullying Week, #BackToSchool, and Stand Up to Bullying Day
  • Work closely with core marketing/support team to oversee anti-bullying online campaigning activity, including all e-campaign communications, website and e-newsletters
  • Actively identify opportunities in national and local media to provide thought leadership and contribute to important online and offline conversations surrounding policy and issues relating to bullying
  • Working with the CEO/Deputy CEO to lead on contributions to government consultations, debates and round tables
  • Work with the communications team to ensure programmes are communicated to relevant audiences to realise the profile of The Diana Award and Anti-Bullying Programme and promote the programmes
  • Assist the communications team in the development of press releases, website, social media, marketing materials and campaigns
  • Work with teams to provide opportunities for politicians and policy makers to engage with campaigns and programmes

Budget and Line Management

  • Work with the Deputy CEO, accounts team and project managers to set annual budgets and targets for all projects, and provide up to date financial data and spend
  • Conduct regular reviews of projects with particular focus on risk register for specific programmes of work
  • Attend one to one meetings and annual appraisals with those that the role line manages
  • Effectively build a cohesive team including through regular monthly team meetings that encourage accountability, progress and impact
  • Support the recruitment of new members of staff in line with agreed development plans
  • Line management of Projects Managers and associated workload, projects and programmes
  • Line managing newly formed Research, Impact and Aftercare team to ensure it is an important aspect of all work streams, projects and campaigns across organisation
  • Regularly review own practice, set personal targets and take responsibility for own professional development
  • Encourage direct reports to be continually active in their personal and continuous professional development

Senior Management

  • Support on responses to media requests, ensuring that the organisation can provide prompt and accurate representation.
  • Working closely with Deputy CEO where appropriate to develop new business and partnerships
  • Contribute to the wider leadership of The Diana Award including inputting into SMT meets, and into our 5 year strategy

Any other duties as agreed by the Deputy CEO



  • Significant experience of leading programmes and project management – including planning, development, implementation, evaluation and reporting
  • Ability and experience of leading, motivating and developing a cohesive high performing team
  • Ability and experience of working under pressure with multiple competing deadlines and priorities
  • Experience of working with multiple stakeholders and funders with high KPIS
  • Experience of working with or within the charity sector and with children and young people
  • Experience of budget and financial management (including setting, monitoring and reporting)
  • Knowledge and interest in child behaviour, technology and safety online and offline
  • Ability to motivate others, both internally and externally
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills with strong writing and personal presentational skills; and an ability to communicate often complex ideas in an accessible and persuasive style, under tight deadlines
  • Excellent decision making and the ability to exercise effective judgement


  • Commitment to and ability to inspire commitment to The Diana Award’s vision, values and mission
  • Personal integrity and credibility
  • 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

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