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JOB: Senior Programme Manager

  • Hours: Full time, flexible options available
  • Salary: £42,572 (including London Weighting)
  • Pension: 10% employer contribution
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Holiday: 25 days +Christmas break
  • Location: London office, but currently working remotely.

The Living Wage is an independent movement of businesses, organisations and people who believe that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay. The Living Wage campaign was launched by London Citizens in 2001 and aims to ensure low paid workers have enough money to get by and enough time for community and family life.

The Living Wage is an hourly rate calculated according to the basic cost of living in the UK that employers choose to pay on a voluntary basis. The Living Wage Foundation recognises and celebrates employers that pay the real Living Wage through an accreditation programme which awards the Living Wage Employer Mark.

The independently-calculated rates are announced during Living Wage Week each November when we celebrate our growing network of Living Wage employers. There are now over 6,500 accredited Living Wage employers across the UK which has secured pay rises for over 240,000 employees

The Living Wage Foundation is committed to being an inclusive employer. We value a diverse workforce and encourage anyone with an interest in this role to apply, regardless of whether you meet all the desirable criteria. We invest in our staff and will support you to develop the skills and knowledge required to deliver the role. We particularly welcome applications from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) candidates, who are underrepresented at the Foundation. Please contact us if you would like to discuss flexible working arrangements ahead of applying.

Main Responsibilities

Relationship Management

  • Identify and develop relationships with key senior stakeholders, policy makers, large employers and employer networks to promote and grow the Living Wage.
  • Identify opportunities and develop strategic partnerships with a range of stakeholders including project partners and funders to support the Foundation’s work.
  • Provide a high-quality client experience for large, strategic employers that are interested in the Living Wage and provide excellent advice and guidance on how to implement the Living Wage to support their accreditation.

Project Management

  • Oversee and support the development of UK-wide strategies with team to grow accreditations in all sectors and regions to deliver the Living Wage Foundation’s business plan objectives.
  • Lead on complex projects to promote and grow Living Wage accreditations and develop the quality of service offered.
  • Identify and build new opportunities to grow the income of the Foundation and manage bespoke budgets.
  • Identify opportunities to make our work more efficient and effective by improving our systems, processes and policies.
  • Monitor and evaluate the impact of our work, including oversight of data collection and producing reports for various stakeholders.

People Management

  • Line manage and support the development of multiple direct reports in different job roles to deliver business plan objectives.
  • Oversee and support the training and induction of team members; developing staff members to carry out their roles effectively.  
  • Coordinate staff within the LWF and across the organisation to ensure we are meeting the expectations of our network and stakeholders.
  • Work with Citizens UK community organisers, members and leaders to promote civic engagement with and ownership of the Living Wage campaign.

Communications and Events

  • Oversee the organisation of events to celebrate and grow our network of Living Wage employers, including supporting the team in the delivery of Living Wage Week every year
  • Identify and direct staff to effectively gather case studies and examples of best practice to develop materials and promote the Living Wage.
  • Keep up to date on latest Living Wage policy issues and support development and communication of Living Wage criteria to ensure that the Living Wage Foundation is responsive to the needs of employees and employers.
  • Represent the organisation effectively to external audiences in meetings, at events and in the public domain to promote and grow the work of the Living Wage Foundation.

APPLICATION INFORMATION

Please apply by reading the below job description and filling out the below application form.

There is also a voluntary and anonymous Diversity Monitoring Form which helps the Living Wage Foundation to monitor against the aims and commitments of our Equal Opportunities Policy. We appreciate your help and cooperation by filling in this form.

METHOD

Method: Fill out the application form which you can download at www.livingwage.org.uk/jobs. Please save file as ‘Name – Senior Programme Manager Application’

Submit to: recruitment@citizensuk.org
Please note: The subject heading of the email must contain the applicant's name and the words ‘Senior Programme Manager Application’

Submit to: recruitment@citizensuk.org.uk
Applications deadline:  17th September 2020 (Midnight)
Interview dates:  Friday 25th September 2020

For more about the Living Wage Foundation and Citizens UK please visit www.livingwage.org.uk and www.citizensuk.org.

The Living Wage Foundation is committed to being an inclusive employer. We value a diverse workforce and encourage anyone with an interest in this role to apply, regardless of whether you meet all the desirable criteria. We invest in our staff and will support you to develop the skills and knowledge required to deliver the role. We particularly welcome applications from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) candidates, who are underrepresented at the Foundation. Please contact us if you would like to discuss flexible working arrangements ahead of applying.

25th August 2020, 14:42
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