We are an independent foundation working in partnership with people across the UK to change the systems that perpetuate severe and multiple disadvantage. We are now seeking a new Programme Manager to join the team.
This vital role will involve working closely with the Director of Systems Change and the wider team to build the field of people capable of thinking and acting systemically. This will take the form of an ongoing action inquiry designed to understand the opportunities, motivations, methodologies and resources required to build the field. It will entail working collaboratively with partners and others in the sector to promote a holistic approach to this work, avoiding the usual confusion of unconnected projects. It will therefore be critical to support existing and grow new networks to share and spread learning from the action inquiry, and to help grow the skills of people both internally and externally.
We view ourselves as part of the field that needs to be built, so our own practice is within the scope of this role.
To succeed in this role, you will be intellectually curious, capable of absorbing and analysing large amounts of information and of coming up with considered and informed solutions. The ability to assist us in asking the right questions of ourselves and others to effect fundamental and long term systems change is essential. You will be self-aware and capable of radical thought and will have the subtle ability to push boundaries without alienating people. Experience of managing projects and organising workshops and seminars would be advantageous.
There is a shared purpose and vision at Lankelly Chase, both in terms of goals and decision making and you will be encouraged to work collaboratively with colleagues and contribute to the strategic direction of the organisation whilst being given all the guidance, support and training you need to succeed.
The closing date is 4th September 2017.
We strongly encourage applications from those with lived experience.