Programme Manager

Recruiter
CHURCH ACTION ON POVERTY
Location
Salford
Salary
£31,601 - £36,379 pro rata plus 10% pension contribution
Posted
07 Oct 2017
Closes
05 Nov 2017
Sector
Charity
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Job title: Programme Manager

Responsible to: Director

Hours: 21 hours per week

About the role

You will be responsible for the management and delivery of Church Action on Poverty’s programme activity and core organisational functions. The role will line manage the organisation’s staff team; work with staff to promote high programme quality and delivery; develop programmes in line with the organisation’s strategic vision and aims; support the Director with setting organisational strategy and reporting to trustees; and ensure the efficient use of organisational and programme-related funding and resources.

Key responsibilities

Managing staff

  • Provide management, support and supervision to staff, including conducting annual appraisals and promoting professional and career development.
  • Promote effective team-working to ensure a high-functioning and supportive team is in place where every member is valued for the contribution they make.
  • Ensure efficient management of workload, including promoting cross-organisational working, and reviewing job roles as appropriate.
  • Take overall responsibility for organisational HR policies and procedures including updating Church Action on Poverty’s Staff Handbook.

Managing resources

  • Manage Church Action on Poverty’s core and programme expenditure in line with the agreed programme and project budgets.
  • Work closely with Church Action on Poverty’s Finance Manager to ensure quarterly financial management accounts are produced, and that project budgets are regularly monitored and reported on both internally and to donors
  • Ensure that programme income targets are met, and that core pieces of programme work are funded from external restricted income sources as appropriate.
  • Take a lead in ensuring that efficient office systems are in place.
  • Be reactive in resolving problems which arise on a day to day basis

Programme quality and delivery

  • Oversee the delivery of programmes, including ensuring agreed outputs, targets and timescales are met, and ensure all reporting on programme activities are carried out in an appropriate and timely fashion.
  • Ensure overall programme quality and a culture of learning and reflection across the organisation.
  • Work with the Director in developing programmes, in accordance with the organisation’s strategic vision, aims and strategic plan, including overseeing the negotiation and establishment of new programme activities and partnerships as appropriate.

Organisational management

  • Serve as a member of the management team, contributing to discussion of relevant issues and problem resolution.
  • Play a key role in ensuring that the internal organisational culture and behaviours reflect the values of Church Action on Poverty.
  • Work closely with Church Action on Poverty’s Director to share responsibility for organisation-wide issues, and contribute to strategic and year planning for the organisation, including setting, monitoring and delivering the annual budget.

Accountability and relationships

  • Employed by Church Action on Poverty Ltd
  • Accountable to and offered line management/support by the Director
  • Working closely with the Finance Manager and programme delivery staff, including programme coordinators and officers, campaigns and public affairs staff, research and information, and administrative staff.

Terms and conditions

Duration: Permanent contract, with six-month probationary period.

Hours: Employed 21 hours per week.

Salary: Church Action on Poverty Salary Grade F £31,601 - £36,379 (SCP points 36-41), pro rata, depending on previous pay and experience, paid monthly on the 14th day of each month.

Pension: A pension contribution of up to 10% is payable to a mutually agreed pension scheme provided the employee makes a contribution of 5%.

Holidays: 25 days holiday per annum (plus statutory bank holidays) pro rata.

Location: Church Action on Poverty office, Salford.

Background information

To find out more about Church Action on Poverty ‘s programmes, please see our latest annual review and accounts, which can be downloaded from our website via the button below.

Person specification

Skills/knowledge

  • A proven ability to effectively manage, support and supervise staff
  • An understanding of and commitment to empowering ways of addressing poverty and exclusion
  • An understanding of team dynamics and proven ability to promote effective collaboration and teamworking
  • Persuasive communication and negotiation skills
  • Proven skills in ensuring the smooth running of core organisational systems including HR, office management, and finance
  • High levels of problem solving in a flexible way - both complex long-term organisational, and day-to-day practical
  • Proven skills in budgeting and financial management

Experience

  • At least five years’ experience of managing a staff team who cover a range of functions
  • Proven experience of managing a range of complex work programmes to achieve agreed outcomes on time and to budget

Work-related circumstances

  • Willingness to work some evenings and weekends
  • To work from and articulate a clear personal value base