Prospectus is delighted to be partnering with The Social Mobility Foundation (SMF) to appoint their new Senior Programme Development Coordinator, who can support their evolving team during a period of maternity leave. SMF aims to level the playing field for high potential young people who have the ability and ambition to flourish in professional careers, but lack the opportunities and networks to enable them to thrive. The pandemic has been disastrous for the young people SMF supports, but it has also inspired businesses to respond and invest in social mobility.

The Senior Programme Development Coordinator is a pivotal leadership role in the SMF, working as part of the Programme Development team and the wider Programme Team to play a key role in helping build a strong team and development culture. You will be a skilled project manager and be able to keep multiple development projects, at different stages and in different areas of the programme, progressing simultaneously. You will be confident in making evidence based decisions, both when designing projects and reviewing them and also in representing the SMF externally with funders, partners and other stakeholders, seeking opportunities to increase the organisation’s network and build our influence and reputation as an effective charity partner.

This senior role is an exciting opportunity for someone who thrives in a dynamic environment and enjoys creative problem solving. You will have strong experience in Programme Development, or related disciplines like Programme Management, Delivery and/or Evaluation. Possessing the energy and skillset, to continue the development and improvement of their programme, to ultimately improve the experience and outcomes of the young people The SMF work with. The role also requires line management of delivery staff, so experience of delivery and or people management would be valuable. The ideal candidate would be passionate about the work of The SMF and share their values: they are at the heart of all they do.

To apply, please register your interest and submit your CV by clicking ‘apply now’ below. Covering letters are not required at this stage. Candidates who demonstrate relevant experience will then be contacted by Prospectus for an informal discussion and may be asked to provide further information to assist with the recruitment process.

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