Programme Manager – 12 Month FTC (Dreams Come True Charity)

Recruiter
Dreams Come True
Location
Birmingham, West Midlands
Salary
£45,000 per annum (day rate can be considered)
Posted
03 Jan 2019
Closes
31 Jan 2019
Ref
WAOAC1402/CC-SE
Contract Type
Contract
Hours
Full Time

Programme Manager – 12 Month FTC (Dreams Come True Charity) 
Home/Field Based (covering the Midlands and North of England) 
£45,000 per annum (day rate can be considered) 
Reporting to: Chief Executive 
Contract: 12 months fixed term (starting March/April 2019) 

Established in 1988, Dreams Come True is a UK charity whose mission is to enrich the lives of children and young people (aged two to 21) with serious and life-limiting conditions. They do this by fulfilling their dreams – whether this be to visit a special place, to have a piece of specialist equipment, to meet their hero, or to have an amazing adventure. And in the last 30 years they have fulfilled over 6,000 dreams. 

Following a successful £1 million grant application secured to ensure the charity can extend their reach to children and young people in areas of deprivation, we are now looking for a Programme Manager. You will take ownership and drive forward the design, implementation and embedding of a dreams referral methodology and regional volunteering model in four areas of the United Kingdom. The role will work closely with the CEO and other key stakeholders, Director of Resources, Head of Dreams, Head of Events & Volunteers and marketing and fundraising teams. The postholder will impact all areas of the charity. 

This is a pivotal role offering the opportunity to shape a new programme from inception to implementation and will: 

- Identify which communities the programme will operate in 
- Recruit and train a regional structure of paid employees and a network of volunteers 
- Create the overall working methodology for the paid regional co-ordinators & volunteers 
- Deliver a fundraising & marcoms plan that explains how best to engage with local communities 
- Create and implement a methodology of dream referral that ensures that those in the most need are identified and engaged with 

To shape the success of this programme, you’ll play an indispensable role as Dreams Comes True develops further to be able to bring its magic and touch the lives of more young people living in some of the most deprived areas of the UK. 

This is a role which requires someone who will take ownership of this programme and we are looking for an individual who has a track record of successfully launching projects from concept to implementation. Highly organised and a self-starter, you’ll be able to produce clear and persuasive action plans and effectively manage and monitor project budgets. You will be experienced in the delivery and operation of regional volunteering programmes and have a collegiate and collaborative style. Due to the width with which this role extends across the charity and externally, strong relationship building skills are vital to nurture and manage stakeholder relationships. 

Candidates will need to be available to attend meetings at our head office in Liphook, Hampshire around once per week or fortnight. 

Closing date for formal applications: 9am Monday 4th February 2019 

Dreams Come True values equality and diversity, and welcomes applications from candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, gender identity, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. 

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