Programme Manager

The Wildlife Trusts

Newark, Nottinghamshire
£30,526 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Reference: NTXPB212936

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, environmental education

Closing date: Tuesday, 01 August 2017

Programme Manager (Red Squirrels Project)
Fixed Term Contract to December 2019

The Wildlife Trusts have a vision of people close to nature, with land and seas rich in wildlife. We believe that people are part of nature; everything we value ultimately comes from it and everything we do has an impact on it. So, we want to bring the natural world firmly into the centre of everyone’s lives.

Our movement includes 37 Trusts in England, six in Wales and a Trust for each of Scotland and Northern Ireland.

We have more than 20 years of experience in managing social and environmental grant programmes totalling over £250 million, and proven successes working with and empowering people to make significant environmental and societal impacts across the UK.

We are looking for a talented Programme Manager to lead a unique UK and EU funded national project to conserve an iconic British native species. Reporting to the Head of Grants, this post focuses on managing the day to day operation of the programme, including leading a partnership of 8 organisations to deliver objectives on time and in a compliant way, overseeing the management of grants ensuring that all systems and procedures for assessment, grant administration and monitoring / evaluation are effective and efficient and developing, establishing, maintaining and managing procedures for grant-making and monitoring systems. As the figurehead of the Red Squirrels United programme you will build key relationships and liaise with all relevant stakeholders whilst coordinating and promoting communications related to the programme.

The successful candidate will have experience of managing projects, budgets and reporting to funders. You will have excellent knowledge of methods for monitoring grant recipients and reviewing effectiveness. Good knowledge of EU LIFE14 and HLF fund’s compliance requirements and financial management would be ideal. Professional and efficient, you will be able to prioritise your workload and that of others and you will have a thorough understanding of the importance of negotiation, managing customer relationships and motivating and inspiring others. Good presentation and public speaking skills are a must.

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