Programme Director

Engage Britain
Anywhere in the UK with some travel to London
Highly competitive
Engage Britain has been set up to bring together people from across the country to find ways forward on the biggest challenges we face; challenges that affect everyone. We know that things like access to health and care services, how we recover from the effects of Covid-19 and ensuring opportunities for families living in poverty are hugely important, and that issues like immigration may split opinions. 

The Role

This is an exciting time for our organisation, as we plan over the next five-to-ten-year period. We have been building up a formidable team and have already made appointments in key areas including communications, digital, projects and operations. We are now looking for an exceptional Programme Director to join us and be responsible for setting up and running Engage Britain’s second major project, focusing on providing opportunities to people living in poverty. The role also oversees our work with our network of grassroots leaders who are running a host of inspiring community initiatives across the country. You will support this network as it co-creates initiatives that give a voice to their communities.

We’re looking for someone with a strong track record of developing initiatives involving the public and practitioners within the charitable sector, local or national government, think tanks or consultancy. You will already have demonstrated your ability to be part of a leadership team and will ideally have experience of working within another maturing organisation. Crucially, you will be passionate about Engage Britain’s goal of demonstrating a new approach, putting people at the heart of policy making. 

Engage Britain will bring people together to share their views, knowledge and experiences, and find answers to these challenges. But we won’t stop there. We’ll then work with people – communities, citizens, practitioners, politicians – to make these ideas happen. Ultimately, our ambition is to make Britain work better for us all.

We are a flexible employer and welcome applications from candidates who might want to work flexibly. We are particularly interested in hearing from candidates who are based across the UK, as you will be able to work remotely. 

Download the candidate brief to find out about the role.
How to apply

To make an application, please click on the apply now button below, with the following prepared:

  • Your CV (no more than three sides)
  • A supporting statement that sets out why you are interested in the role and how you match the criteria set out under Knowledge and Experience
  • We would be grateful if you would also tell us about any dates when you are not available to attend interview.

Closing date
Friday 29th October 2021

Longlist interviews for selected candidates
w/c 8th November 2021

Notification to shortlisted candidates
w/c 15th November 2021

References taken up for shortlisted candidates and a chance to meet stakeholders
With candidate permission

Final interviews
w/c 1st December 2021

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