Program Associate

Start Date

Mid July 2021



Reports to

Programs Manager

Key Relationships

Senior Programs Manager & Senior Operations Manager


Full Time Fixed Term Employment (5 Days a Week)


£22,227 - £23,972 per annum, dependent on experience


Open for Applications

Role Purpose

Foundervine is seeking a driven Program Associate to support the delivery of a number of our key initiatives.

Is running innovative programs your passion?

If you’re comfortable working independently and excited by the challenge of shaping things from the ground up, you’ll be in your element here.

The ideal candidate for this position is someone who is self-motivated, takes ownership of their work, is eager to learn how to innovate and accelerate our strategic plans across the UK.

Your Responsibilities:

- Report directly to Program Manager with oversight from the senior Leadership Team to deliver Foundervine's strategic objectives and implement program plans
- Support Program Management:
- Responsible for all administrative tasks in line with the setup of pilot programs across the UK, including the development of detailed projects
- Support the development of innovative programs that support Foundervine's key aims - Access, Acceleration, Advocacy
- Support Program Managers to ensure effective program co-ordination across Foundervine’s growing portfolio of programs
- Support Program Manager with creation of participant communication, responding to program support requests on a day-to-day basis and maintenance of program data
- Support our Marketing and Communications team with the development of program-based communications, including designing promotional graphics for upcoming events, social media content and video content to support effective marketing of our programs.
- Providing content and resources to our Marketing and Communications team including blog writing, event summaries, resources, case studies, press releases etc.
- Carry out any other duties as may reasonably be required by Foundervine.

You Will Love This Role If...

You're super organised: - You love keeping track of everything, staying organised and can juggle many tasks at once.
You use your initiative: - An innovative thinker while supporting projects, providing feedback and offering fresh ideas on improvements.
You enjoy managing projects:- Some experience running and organising projects including planning, design, implementation and reporting back to stakeholders
You have experience in facilitation:- Can support in engaging stakeholders on various programs and projects
You're a great relationship builder:- Building and maintaining relationships with our team, external partners, supporters and consultants as needed.
You're a strong communicator: - Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to work with a wide range of external and internal customers and stakeholders from different countries and cultures
You're adaptable and flexible: - Ability to work in a fast-paced, high-intensity work environment. Flexibility to work outside of standard working hours which may include evenings and weekends as and when required. Able to proactively manage own wellbeing and the challenges of remote working.
You're not afraid of working hard to achieve a big vision: - You understand that working in a start-up organisation requires hard graft and teamwork. You're up for being part of a high-performing, productive and close-knit culture. You get stuck in and you're committed to exhibiting Foundervine's values every day.
You engage with the start-up ecosystem: - Desirable to have some experience working on projects within the start-up ecosystem, though not essential.


- Flexible working hours
- 3% match contribution to the NEST pension scheme
- A strong commitment to personal and professional development – with an individual annual training budget.
- Book and Resource Allowance
- Company discounts via benefit scheme
- International engagement opportunities - particularly Sub-Saharan Africa
- Access to dozens of events and training sessions delivered by some of world's leading experts.
- Peer Recognition Scheme

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