Location: London, Sheffield or Bristol (remote working considered)
Reporting to: Director of Strategy and Programmes
Contract: Permanent 35 hours/week (would consider 28 hours/week)
Salary: £48,484 (£51,984 if resident in Greater London)
Date closes:Tuesday, 30th November 10am
The main responsibility for this role is to oversee the Power To Change Leadership programme, ‘Leading the Way’, which supports and empowers community enterprise leaders in the North East of England who have not had the opportunity to access mainstream leadership training. ‘Leading the Way’ is a 16-month programme that balances tailored one-to-one development with group learning. It aims to support community leaders to build their confidence, resilience, skills and networks to progress their leadership and their organisations to the next stage. You will also work closely with Virgin Money Foundation to deepen the impact, increase the sustainability, and broaden the engagement in the community business sector.
This role sits in the Strategy and Programmes Team, and you will have the opportunity to work across some other exciting programmes. You will also line manager the Programme Delivery Officer and provide support and development.
Power to Change is an independent charitable trust that supports community businesses in England, endowed by the National Lottery Community Fund (previously the Big Lottery Fund). Our vision is ‘powerful communities, better places’. We want to back people to build successful community businesses for the benefit of their local places.
- Oversee the delivery of the Leadership programme, ‘Leading the Way’, including the day-to-day relationship with our partner (Virgin Money Foundation) to deepen the impact, increase the sustainability, and broaden the engagement in the community business sector.
- Work with the Community Leader Advisors and the ‘Leading the Way’ delivery organisation to ensure the quality of the programme.
- Contribute to the ‘Leading the Way’ programme sessions to share learning and vision from Power to Change, especially around the role of community business.
- Work with other managers to support the development of activities and programmes to ensure our grant making framework and policies are complied with.
- Work with the Strategy and Programmes Officer and the Director of Strategy and Programmes to look at our grant making approach with the aim of making it more responsive to the needs of Community Business and others looking to access our funding and support.
- Line manage, support, and develop a Programme Delivery Officer.
- Lead on commissioning and managing contracted partners as required.
- Ensure relevant data is maintained on Salesforce (working with the Data team).
- Manage the budget for all activities in your remit including planning, monitoring, reporting, and authorizing spend within agreed parameters, with the support of the Finance team.
Skills and Experience
- Experience of successfully managing complex, multi-stakeholder projects with high level of autonomy.
- Experience of designing and delivering innovative and sector leading programmes.
- Ability to manage ambiguity, analyse strategic opportunities and apply judgement to present well substantiated recommendations in writing and in person.
- Ability to collaborate with others to produce well structured, robust analysis and solutions.
- Budget holding experience including reporting internally and to key stakeholders.
- Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to negotiate and influence successfully.
- Ability to work independently with minimal oversight in a dynamic, quick-changing environment.
- Ability to see strategic opportunities and connections with other activities.
- Good understanding of and experience of working in the social enterprise and/or community business sectors.
- Confident and competent in using IT systems, particularly databases, and Microsoft Office, especially Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all candidates irrespective of race, age, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion or belief, or marital or civil partnership status. We will assess all applications against the requirements for this post as detailed in the job description and person specification and ask for names and education history to be removed from applications.
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