Community Programmes Director

Blackburn, Lancashire
£51,175 p/annum
13 Jul 2018
30 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Community Programmes Director


Blackburn or Halifax

£51,175 p/annum

37 hrs p/week | Permanent 


Deadline for applications is 30th July 2018. We are holding an assessment centre on the 15th August, with a final interview on the 30th August.


The Client

Newground is a Community Interest Company and a member of Together Housing Group, delivering professional business and landscape services, whilst also supporting communities in Lancashire, Yorkshire and Humberside

We have an excellent opportunity for an ambitious individual looking to further their career within a successful social enterprise.


Role and Responsibilities 

We are currently looking for an innovative and inspiring individual to lead our teams delivering a diverse range of community programmes, tackling issues such as youth engagement, unemployment, deprivation, health & wellbeing, training and environmental education. The postholder will report directly to the Newground Managing Director and be a member of the Newground CIC Board and Senior Management Team.

The ideal candidate will have the ability to:

  • Develop and oversee the delivery of the community programmes business plan, ensuring appropriate performance standards and targets are met;
  • Engage with stakeholders to seek out new opportunities and develop innovative projects and services which meet stakeholder needs;
  • Operate within the framework of a quality management system;
  • Provide focus and clear direction to your teams.

Your current experience should consist of:

  • Experience of managing and developing projects to improve community resilience;
  • Knowledge and understanding of community resilience;
  • Experience of managing significant budgets with and understanding of funding processes;
  • Good communication and presentation skills and the ability to produce clear and concise written reports;
  • Experience of managing and motivating staff, inspiring a culture which reflects our vision and values;
  • A quality driven approach.


Additional Information

A full driving licence is required with access to a car, as travel across the North of England is an essential part of the role.

In return, we offer a competitive salary, excellent career opportunities, a great place to work and all the benefits associated with working for a growing company including 27 days holiday plus bank holidays (rising to 32 over 5 years’ service), attractive pension scheme, essential car user allowance and health care package.


How to Apply

There are two ways to apply for this role.

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  2. OR email a copy of your CV & covering letter to