Programme Manager

  • The Foyer Federation
  • Remote
  • Jun 22, 2022
Project Management

Job Description

Salary/Rate: £34,000 pa


Hours: 35hrs


Status: Permanent


Holidays: 25 days + bank holidays (pro rata)

Location: Home-based with access to co-work spaces in Manchester, Reading or London and regular travel to events.


Reporting to: Head of Programmes and Network


Role Purpose


To create and develop effective new programmes that answer a need or ambition of the network and/or young people.




To effectively manage and deliver large national programmes and smaller initiatives to a high standard, on time, within budget, and maximising the positive impact on staff and young people.


Utilise your professional knowledge/experience of mental health and complex needs to create new materials, resources and training that build capacity and resilience of staff to meet the needs of young people who have faced the most challenging circumstances.

Duties & Accountabilities

Programmes and Innovation:


  • Design and delivery

  • Relationship building

  • Project management

  • Learning and impact




  1. Contribute to building and maintaining key relationships with service level staff and young people in the network, as well as other relevant stakeholders.
  2. Use your local-level relationships to spot opportunities for growth and product sales, liaising with our Director of Development and Partnerships to follow up leads.
  3. Foster a culture of high aspiration within and beyond the Foyer network, and support the development of staff working with young people.
  4. From time to time, attend and support the delivery of network events, training and visits to deepen your working knowledge and relationships with young people across the entirety of our network.
  5. Influence the organisation’s strategic direction using the learning from day-to-day interactions with our network.




Experience and Skills:


Experience in building, nurturing and managing complex relationships both with youth work and/or housing professionals and young people.


Demonstrable expertise in all of the following areas:

  1. Project management
  2. Programme delivery including training and facilitation
  3. Building positive relationships
  4. Learning and outcome management.


Recent professional experience and knowledge of the mental health issues that impact young people.


Experience of securing buy-in and engagement in programmes and events involving young people and practitioners.


Evidence of using an Advantaged Thinking or another asset based approach to innovate in a professional, voluntary or personal capacity.


Experience of communicating with and influencing practitioners, managers, commissioners, statutory agencies and other stakeholders involved in developing and delivering young people’s services.


Demonstrable insight into the future potential and needs of different groups of young people who are unable to live at home, the services that work with them, and the opportunities to create Advantaged Thinking solutions.


Capable of using various technology platforms (e.g. Microsoft, Apple products, Zoom, Google suite) and other communications tools and approaches including Social Media platforms.

Attitudes and Behaviours:


A proactive and determined team player with a can-do attitude who enjoys working collaboratively, drawing on, facilitating and supporting the talents of others across different functions.


Exceptional planning and organisational skills, able to work under pressure and prioritise competing tasks to meet deadlines, with a flexible approach to meeting the changing demands of project activity.