Programme Manager (Internships Work)

Salary circa £54,000 on commencement

Post Full-time, fixed-term (until April 2025) with the potential to become permanent

Location Based from home with some UK-wide travel

Looking for a truly exciting opportunity to be part of shaping and delivering life changing opportunities for young people?

Internships Work is a brand new collaboration between the National Development Team for Inclusion (NDTi), British Association of Supported Employment (BASE) and DFN Project SEARCH. Funded by the Department for Education, the programme is designed to support more young people with additional needs to have greater choice and control over their future, opening up opportunities that prepare them for adult life and independent living. You can find out more about the programme on our website here.

We’re looking for an experienced Programme Manager to provide operational and strategic oversight to the programme. A skilled communicator with the ability to work effectively with partners, local authorities and stakeholders, you’ll be comfortable negotiating with government departments and be a confident leader who’s able to motivate and engage a wide range of people. Working with our talented and welcoming team, you will:

  • Oversee the successful management, co-ordination, planning and execution of the programme, ensuring delivery is on time, within budget and to a high standard
  • Be the programme’s key liaison with the Department for Education and partners
  • Lead and support programme teams and develop excellent relationships with wider partners and suppliers
  • Ensure effective project-wide communication and that learning and impact from the programme are captured and shared
  • Develop and control deadlines, budgets and activities applying effective change, risk and resource management
  • Monitor and assess overall programme performance

If you have proven experience of programme or project management, have exceptional communication, organisational and planning skills, can demonstrate outstanding leadership and have well-honed problem-solving skills, we would love to hear from you.

Why NDTi?

NDTi is a great organisation to work for, where we value well-being and a good work-life balance. We offer a welcoming, innovative and supportive environment where you’ll get to work with like-minded people. We will value your contribution and offer you opportunities to learn, grow and develop.

The rewards are good - a competitive salary, generous pension scheme, a flexible 35-hour week, home working, wellbeing benefits - and we’ll invest in your skills and development. We offer everyone on our team the same great benefits, irrespective of salary, length of tenure, contract type or position. For further guidance on completing your application, and to find out more about what makes NDTi a great place to work, check out our Guide for Applicants.

We value diversity and are passionate about ensuring our people reflect the communities we work with. We are taking positive action to address a current under-representation within our workforce and are offering disabled applicants and applicants from Black and Minority Ethnic backgrounds a guaranteed interview if they meet the minimum criteria for each role.

How to Apply

This is an opportunity to use your skills and experience, really make a difference, and be part of delivering an innovative and high-profile programme that will lead to positive and life changing outcomes for young people with additional needs.

Please follow the links from this page to download:

• A Role Description and Person Specification

• An Application Form

The closing date for completed applications is 10am on Monday 24 October 2022Short-listed candidates will be invited to take part in our selection days scheduled to take place online on 7 and 8 November 2022.