Senior Programme Managers

Senior Programme Managers

Job Description

  • Contract
  • Sandy, UK
  • £47,303 - £50,781 per annum UK / Year

Senior Programme Managers
Reference: JAN20240926
Location: Flexible in UK
Salary: £47,303.00 – £50,781.00 Pro Rata
Benefits: Pension, Life Assurance and Annual Leave
Contract: 1 year
Hours: 1x Part Time, 1x Full Time with some flexibility.

We are looking for 2 talented individuals to lead a major strategic change programme, focused on transforming the way the RSPB raises its income. You will be working closely with senior stakeholders and Management Board members on some of our most critical initiatives and opportunities.

These are excellent opportunities for individuals with a strong programme management and commercial background to make a real difference by supporting the RSPB to access and grow new sources of income, ensuring we can do even more to save nature.

Job Description
Nature is in Crisis, and here at the RSPB we are working across the UK and overseas to save it. As the UK’s largest nature conservation charity, with a workforce of over 14,000 employees and volunteers, we have an ambitious programme of work to transform our approach and deepen our impact.

We are looking for talented individuals to lead the development and delivery of major strategic initiatives focused on transforming the way we raise income, and how we deploy it across the organisation. We know there is significant opportunity for the RSPB to access new funding and commercial opportunities, enabling us to do even more for nature, and we know we’ll need to implement new ways of working to make that happen.

You will be working closely with senior stakeholders and Management Board members on some of our most critical commercial and fundraising initiatives and opportunities. The work will be fast paced, commercial, far reaching and innovative, covering many of our operations.

If you are an experienced programme or project manager, with a strong track record of delivering complex initiatives, managing risks, budgets and quality, and a desire to make a lasting difference for nature, we’d love to speak to you.

You can be based anywhere in the UK, and we are very supportive of flexible and remote or hybrid working. We value and understand the importance of different voices, experiences, perspectives and backgrounds within our workforce and strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community.

What are the roles about?

You’ll be responsible for the development, management and delivery of critical organisational programmes to transform the way the RSPB raises income, in order to sustain and deepen our ability to save nature.

Key activities will include:

  • Supporting the Programme Executive in developing and promoting the programme and ensuring it is helping us to deliver our strategy.
  • Putting in place the appropriate vision, objectives and governance structures to keep the programme on track and focused on outcomes.
  • Ensuring that stakeholders are identified and kept fully engaged and informed as appropriate.
  • Leading project and programme teams to collaborate effectively, and to deliver work to meet quality, budget and time objectives.
  • Identifying, recording and managing risks and issues, putting in place appropriate contingency actions.
  • Working across the Transformation function, as well as the wider organisation, to identify opportunities and dependencies in related pieces of work, for the benefit of the RSPB and our mission.

Essential skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Ability to manage complex programmes.
  • Ability to lead virtual teams, including without line management responsibility.
  • Demonstrable ability to manage change within programmes.
  • Excellent problem solving skills and ability to find creative solutions.
  • An ability to persuade and influence a wide range of people, both internally and externally.
  • Able to work under pressure and adapt to changing circumstances.
  • Proven time management and organisational skills.

Desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Experience of leading commercial initiatives or projects.
  • Relevant professional Project and/or Programme management qualifications.

Additional Information:

  • There is a 12 month fixed term contract, Full-Time role for 37.5 hours per week. Whilst the role is offered full time we are open to applications from anyone able to work at least 30 hours per week.
  • We are also offering a part time position minimum of 23 hours on a fixed term contract for 12 months.
  • We reserve the right to make these roles permanent.

Closing date: 23:59, Sunday 4th February 2024
We are looking at conducting Interviews in mid February.


If you would like to find out more, please click the apply button. You will be directed to our website to complete your application for this position.

We are committed to developing an inclusive and diverse RSPB, in which everyone feels supported, valued, and able to be their full selves. To achieve our vision of creating a world richer in nature, we need more people, and more diverse people, on nature’s side. For this reason, we encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

The RSPB is an equal opportunities employer. These roles are covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

No agencies please.

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