People (HR) Programme Manager

Location: Flexible working
Salary: £ 60,000
Reference: A000402
Duration: 2 year fixed-term contract
Deadline: Closed

About the role

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Programme Manager to support our People (HR) team, to provide the governance and leadership across a wide range of exciting projects and initiatives as we redesign and rebuild our organisation through improvements to our employee experience.

Through effective programme leadership you will provide the governance and structure needed to oversee each project and initiative, using a range of tools including issue logs, risk registers and engagement plans, to ensure alignment across initiatives, and delivery, on time and within budget.

Working closely with a range of teams across the Charity, you will engage with stakeholders at all levels and also act as mentor within the People (HR) Team, ensuring a thorough understanding of all programmes and a sharing of experiences in the process. 

About us

For almost 75 years we have worked directly with disabled people to give freedom to live their lives the way they choose. Today over 4,000 staff provide social care to help over 2,000 disabled people across the UK.

Offering high-quality care and community support, we also lead campaigns to influence the government to implement legislation. Working with a range of partners to deliver support and life-changing programmes, we help people with a disability to access quality learning and work, and to live as they choose.

About you

As an experienced Programme Manager within a People (HR) environment, you will need to demonstrate good governance, development and application of programme tools and approach oversight which drives the successful implementation and delivery through colleagues and partners across a range of People (HR) projects.

Well organised and able to work on your own initiative, you will be able to deliver well-constructed implementation plans, tracking all stages, assessing progress and working to shifting proprieties. Experience in working across multiple projects is essential, as well as strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

If you think you match the requirements and have the desire to make a difference then we very much look forward to receiving your application. 

Leonard Cheshire welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We actively encourage applications from people with a disability, supporting where possible, your requirements for reasonable adjustments.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults at risk. A satisfactory disclosure check is required for this post. References will be obtained for all roles.

Indicative Timetable

Closing date for applications: Thursday 31 August 2023

Assessment Centre and Final Interviews: w/c 11 September 2023


For a confidential discussion about the role please contact our retained consultant at Faerfield:

Dawn Faulkner
Tel: 0121 312 3755


To apply for this job please submit your CV, a Supporting Statement (no more than four sides of A4), a completed Candidate Application Form and a completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form to quoting: ‘Vacancy: People (HR) Programme Manager, Reference: A000402’.

Your supporting statement should express why you are interested in this role and what experience you can bring to the organisation. The statement should tackle the specific requirements of the role; outlining examples and outcomes showing how you meet those requirements.

Please also provide the names and contact details of two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your prior permission, then you should state this clearly.

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