Job Opportunity: UK Programmes Manager

Join our exceptional UK team and play an integral role in delivering and developing Spring Impact's programmes to support of our ambitious goals.

Our UK team is looking for a Programmes Manager to play an integral role in delivering and developing Spring Impact’s programmes to support our ambitious goals.

About the Role

Delivering complex, multi-year programmes are at the heart of Spring Impact’s model for supporting mission-led organisations to scale their impact. With several transformative programme opportunities on the horizon, we are looking for a Programmes Manager to play an integral role in delivering and developing Spring Impact’s programmes to support our ambitious strategic goals.

The Programmes Manager will work closely with the current Programmes Manager and Head of Programmes to deliver and innovate our programmes, taking our work with non-profits and foundations to the next level.

The core responsibilities of this role are:

1) Leading strands of Spring Impact’s programme delivery. This is likely to involve:

  • Leading relationships with foundations and funder partners
  • Managing the evaluation across our programmes
  • Ensuring the consultancy team have the right information, tools, mindsets and motivations to deliver on the programmes; and supporting the team’s ongoing
  • Designing and implementing an approach to communicating about our programmes in partnership with Marketing Manager. This includes considering how to share success stories through events and/or written materials and how to explain our programme work externally
  • Reporting to foundation partners, Spring Impact Board, and any other relevant stakeholders
  • Designing and facilitating cohort sessions to happen across our programme network and facilitating action learning sets across our programme network
  • Leading the recruitment and selection of programme cohorts or supporting project teams to do this in a way that builds on previous programme learning
  • Conducting systems mapping and research activities at the start of programme relationships

2) Designing, developing and securing new programmes. This is likely to involve:

  • Designing and pitching new programmes in collaboration with the current Programmes Manager and Head of Programmes, including responsibility for the development of materials for funders and identifying strategies to involve the consultancy team in programme design
  • Leading the design and development of funder-facing communications materials to secure future programmes
  • Identifying and implementing creative ways to build the pipeline for future programmes. (This might include building partnerships with other intermediaries, delivering training and lunch & learns to potential future funders, and identifying other ways of building Spring Impact’s brand amongst foundations)

3) Influence behaviours, norms and mindsets within the sector to facilitate successful scale within the issue areas that programmes operate

  • Gaining an in-depth understanding of the sectors in which our programmes operate, learning about which norms, practices and incentives support NGOs to scale successfully, and which inhibit successful scale within the sectors the programmes focus on
  • Building and managing strong partnerships with charitable foundations and other key stakeholders to become our allies in influencing the sector to better facilitate successful scale
  • In partnerships, devising and implementing strategies to shift behaviours, norms and mindsets (for example, convening funders, hosting webinars, presenting at or attending conferences)

The Programmes Manager will also contribute to internal work within the organisation, fitting with the individual’s interests and organisational needs.

Your first six months and beyond

Within the first two to four weeks, you will learn about our methodology for creating impact at scale through team-led training, project shadowing and self-directed study.

You’ll quickly begin supporting the current Programmes Manager and Head of Programmes to set up the upcoming programmes across various sectors and geographies, including recruiting and selecting high-potential NGOs, sourcing external expertise, and working with foundations on programme design. You will also support the coordination and management of Spring Impact’s Scale Accelerator: Women’s Empowerment, based in Southern Africa.

Over the first few months, you will take responsibility for certain strands within the programme team’s remit. This will include leading our programmes’ influencing and advocacy strand alongside others based on experience and preferences.

Staff benefits

Like everyone else on the team, you’ll benefit from:

  • A flexible approach to working and home-working, with team members being asked to come in once a week to our London office
  • Three-months fully-paid maternity leave on successful completion of probation, increasing by one month for every year of service, up to a maximum of six months
  • Three-months fully-paid parental leave (i.e. for partners of birth parents), with the option to take a further nine months unpaid leave. Parental leave is also available for the new matching/placement of an adopted child
  • 25 days holiday, increasing to 27 after two years
  • A personal training budget of £2000
  • Mental health support, including access to therapy and counselling, via Spill

Key details:

  • Salary: £40,228 – £43,445
  • Full-Time
  • Location: London (Southwark) – The post holder will be expected to spend a minimum of one day per week in the London office. There may be opportunities to travel outside of the UK for work purposes, though this is optional. We actively support flexible and home working.


  • March 5th, 2023 at 23:59

Spring Impact’s Commitment to Inclusion

Spring Impact is an equal opportunity employer. The impact of our work is strongest when our team has a variety of experience, expertise, and insights to draw from. We are committed to building an inclusive team and strongly encourage BIPOC, women, nonbinary people, LGBTQIA+ people, persons with disabilities, veterans, and persons from other underrepresented groups to apply. We take our responsibility to cultivate a culture of inclusion and justice at Spring Impact very seriously, and implement practices like our flexible working schedule (for those who may have caring responsibilities), de-biased hiring platform, and organization-wide involvement in DEIJ (diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice) workshops.

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