Full Time

Programme Manager

Posted 2 months ago
Application deadline closed.
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    Bachelor Degree
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Job Description

Application closing date: 19/02/2023

Location: Edinburgh

Salary: £45,000

Package: Hybrid Working

Contractual hours: 35Basis

Attachment: JD – Programme Manager (Scotland).pdf

Programme Manager

This is a UK based contract and as such, you are required to have the Right to Work in the UK. Evidence of your Right to Work will be checked prior to interview. 

If you are an effective project manager who excels at ensuring programmes are planned, managed and delivered effectively, this is an incredible opportunity to use your expertise to save the planet. 

WWF is a global environmental organisation working to protect some of the world’s most vulnerable wildlife, places, and people, tackle climate change and address the unsustainable consumption of precious natural resources. Our work in Scotland has a well-deserved reputation for effectiveness and innovation and has impact across the UK and internationally. Now you can join the team in this new role as Programme Manager and lead on the delivery of WWF Scotland’s strategy, steering annual planning and ensuring we are meeting our objectives. 

As Programme Manager, you will drive excellent project management and planning as well as ensure good processes and governance to effectively enable cross-team and cross-organisational working. This will involve ensuring clear accountabilities against activities and holding workstream owners and project managers to account to guarantee delivery against workplans. Your remit will include leading on risk management, working directly with the Director and senior management team to mitigate risks and to provide effective budget management too. You will manage compliance with external policies and regulations as well as embed a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion approach in all our activities. You will also assist colleagues with project management and planning. You will build capacity and understanding of Project Management principles and practices, such that PM excellence becomes the norm too. 

You must have experience of managing programmes in a matrix/multi-team environment and a track record of making sure programmes are planned, managed, and delivered effectively. You will also possess sound knowledge of project and programme management methodology. In addition, you will be highly organised and possess strong communication, problem solving and interpersonal skills. 

A good understanding of Scotland, its institutions, political structures, stakeholders and environment would be desirable but not essential. 

If you are excited by building a movement for nature in an organisation at the forefront of driving global change, we would love to hear from you. Please click on the link and apply via our website by submitting a copy of your up-to-date CV and Supporting Statement to highlight what makes you a good fit for us. 

Every role at WWF is open to applications from all backgrounds. We believe in the potential of everyone regardless of; sex, race, religion or belief, ethnic origin, different physical ability, family structure, socioeconomics, age, nationality or citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other aspect that makes you, well you.  Here at WWF, we’re committed to conscious inclusion that helps cultivate an ethos of belonging, connection, and shared purpose.  We believe that the more diverse we are the better we become; this brings us together and empowers us to develop, engage and inspire; and critically to help build a future where people can live in harmony with nature.  We operate with a strong human rights and social justice ethos and actively work to embody our values of: courage, integrity, respect and collaboration in the way we work and how we treat our people. Our policies and benefits reflect the importance of people being able to have a good work-life balance and creating an environment that allows people to be their ‘authentic self’ at work. 

Our world needs you like never before. We are the first generation to know we are destroying the world and we could be the last that can do anything about it. We are looking for people who are passionate about making it politically, socially and economically unacceptable to destroy our planet’s natural resources. We need you to join us in the fight for our world