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Programme Director

Michael Page Technology
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30 Jul 2021

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We are looking for a Programme Director to strategically oversee and manage a 12 month discovery process in Norfolk. Working in partnership with and funded by the Youth Endowment Foundation, the Discovery process will focus on co-designing collective solutions with the community to address issues that are negatively impacting on young people's outcomes within their local area.

Client Details

Right to Succeed are a charity with a collective approach to creating positive change for children. Everyone who works with and for the charity is dedicated to trying to solve the challenges and overcoming the barriers. They bring local and national partners together to overcome the barriers that are preventing children living in poverty doing well at school and beyond.


? Oversee the successful implementation of Right to Succeed's Discovery phase

? Lead and manage a small team

? Building positive, sustainable partnerships, by effectively managing all key external stakeholders and funders that form part of this initiative.

? Represent the programme externally, including engaging with local and national commissioners to consider new approaches to commissioning Right to Succeed's programmes.

? Deliver final report to Right to Succeed Board and any funders/commissioners on conclusions on whether the conditions for a full scale programme are met and recommendations of the discovery process.

? Proactively support and facilitate cross programme collaboration and learning

? Provide key programmatic insight to the wider Senior Executive team as part of a management group shaping organisational strategy and decision-making.

  • Experience (Essential)

? Proven track record of building, delivering and developing impactful programmes and interventions.

? Experience in building and maintaining relationships with a wide range of stakeholders including senior strategic local leaders, young people, families and services within a community

? Experience in financial management and budget development.

? Experience of representing organisations externally

? Experience of education, community development and/or voluntary sector space focusing on improving outcomes for vulnerable young people

? Experience of working closely with disadvantaged communities as defined by IMD to bring about locally-led positive social change

? Experience in evaluating programmes and reporting on outcomes
  • Experience (Desirable)

? Experience of working directly with or for services focusing on asset-based approaches to reducing youth violence

? Experience with young people at risk of exclusion and or becoming NEET

? Understanding of special educational needs and track record of working with social-emotional issues
  • Skills

? Commitment to the aims and ethos of Right to Succeed and a desire to bring about positive change in relation to societal inequity

? Strong leadership skills and the ability to enthuse, motivate and develop a team and partnerships that deliver results.

? Able to drive key learning and insight from quantitative and qualitative data

? Ability to think strategically and to communicate a compelling strategic vision.

? Excellent all round communication skills and relationship management abilities.

? Strong organisational and people management skills.

? Professional and resourceful, with the ability to work independently and as part of a team.

? Ability to work in a small, but highly ambitious, growing organisation.

? Ability to model and instil the Right to Succeed values as outlined below.
  • Knowledge (Essential)

? Knowledge of the youth justice system and experience of effectively tackling issues that result in young people becoming involved in offending behaviour
  • Knowledge (Desirable)

? Collective impact and place-based change

? In-depth knowledge of education improvement (e.g. education policy and strategic planning, system reform, capacity building, teacher professional development, curriculum development, school evaluation and accountability, school leadership, assessment, education economics, etc.)

Job Offer

* Salary circa £50,000
* 5% pension
* cycle to work
* group life assurance
* 27 days holiday
* commitment to learning and development
  • Right to Succeed is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to ensuring no candidate or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief, gender or sexual orientation.
  • Diversity and Inclusion is critical to their success and they actively seek to recruit, develop and retain talented people from a diverse candidate pool. They particularly encourage applications from those candidates with lived experience of the issues our programmes seek to address as they recognise the value this adds to the delivery of their services.
  • As a Disability Confident employer they would encourage any applicants who need assistance or alternative versions of our recruitment pack to get in touch.
  • Right to Succeed are proud to be an organisation that is aligned to the 'happy to talk flexible working' campaign and will positively consider all applicants who wish to discuss flexible working arrangements.
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