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Programme Director (maternity cover)

Salary: £75,000 FTE p.a plus pension and other benefits

Contract: 12 month fixed term contract

Role closes: 9am, Monday 7 June

Interviews: 24 and 25 June (first round); 1 July (second round)

We are a flexible employer and are open to applicants who are seeking alternative working patterns.

About the role

At Impact on Urban Health we have a team of Programme Directors, each responsible for one of our programmes. The Programme Director (Childhood Obesity) oversees the overall strategy, portfolio of projects, spend, and impact of our work on childhood obesity.

They report to the Executive Director of Programmes, manage a small team of Portfolio Managers, and collaborate with colleagues that support the programme’s communications and impact management activity. They also build relationships with external partners who can support and amplify the programme’s mission.

Our team come from a wide range of backgrounds. While making grants and investments is a big part of what we do, building partnerships is just as important. Our multidisciplinary team means we don’t expect applicants to be experienced in grantmaking to apply for this role. What we are looking for is a dynamic leader who can steer and support the work of a high-performing team.

Main responsibilities

  • Oversee a portfolio of projects and tasks that maintains the programme’s strategic focus and relationships. Success will be the effective growth of successful projects
  • Implement effective systems and processes with other Impact on Urban Health teams to make sure that impact management (evaluation, data and learning), communications and influencing activities connect and contribute to decision-making. Success would be a common understanding across teams on our childhood obesity hypotheses and goals, with work from across teams regularly feeding into childhood obesity-related decision making
  • Grow the external influence of the childhood obesity programme, including initiating activities with global partners
  • Build greater focus in the team’s operations on the projects in the programme portfolio that are showing the greatest potential for wider impact scale (either through replication or through influencing wider industry and policy).