Interim Director of Programmes

Social Research Charity
The Role

We are seeking an Interim Director of Programmes for a period of 6-9 months to work within a social research charity.


  • Leading and managing the Programmes Team as part of the senior management team.
  • Setting and enforcing practices and processes around our funding of research.
  • Fostering partnerships with other funders and identifying/developing co-funding opportunities.
  • Leading on the development and delivery of our programmes, including overseeing numerous grants to local authorities and delivery partners around England.
  • Working closely with the Director of Research to ensure that evaluations are commissioned well and that a high standard of work is produced.

You will have…

  • Understanding of education or children’s social care, either as a researcher or a funder, or both.
  • Proven project management skills including project planning and managing multiple stakeholders.
  • Experience of working at senior level within an organisation, and helping to shape and deliver organisational strategy.
  • Experience in leading a team managing complex projects including a large number of stakeholders, both evaluators, local authorities, and charities.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.