Program Associate Manager

Start Date

Jul '22


London (Partly Remote)

Reports to

Program Manager

Key Relationships

Marketing and Communications Manager


Full Time - Fixed Term Employment


£28,522 - £32,472 pa (depending on experience


Paused for Applications | Closing date: 22 May 2022 | UK Residents only

Role Purpose

At Foundervine, our program team is small so you have the opportunity to make a big impact on our 3,000+ strong community, and our unique culture drives our approach to innovation. We are looking for an experienced Program Associate Manager who brings creativity, structure and experience in supporting the setup and delivery of large scale and complex projects. This is a very attractive and challenging opportunity for an experienced and talented individual who is passionate about program management, building partnerships and helping team members grow. This is a great opportunity for someone who is keen to use their skills to inspire and engage diverse entrepreneurs across the UK and globally.

Your Responsibilities:

Program Project Management:
- Report directly to a Program Manager with oversight from the Senior Program Manager to deliver Foundervine's strategic objectives and implement program plans
- Support, setup and deliver Foundervine programs, projects and specific events as part of the wider programs team. This role will predominantly lead on the setup of start-ups and pre - accelerator programs across the UK.
- Develop, manage, and monitor a detailed project schedule and work plan
-When required, work in partnership with the Marketing and Communications team to market programs effectively and communicate brand value.
- Carry out any other duties as may reasonably be required by Foundervine

Sustaining Relationships:
- Support our facilitators, speakers and mentors according to the stage of delivery and the needs of the clients. This may include but isn't limited to support calls, advice and guidance on program planning, delivering briefings and training.
- Support resolution of program support requests on a day-to-day basis
- Lead on all communications with program partners and nurture excellent relationships with all external partners, sponsors and key stakeholders during programs. Including regular updates, communications and troubleshooting issues as required.

Program Development/Design:
- Think creatively to identify solutions that will maximise our impact on the lives of future and current founders
- Support the development of innovative programs that support Foundervine's key aims - Access, Acceleration and Advocacy
- Ensure compliance with Foundervine guidelines on the requirements on Data Protection, Safeguarding, -Health and Safety and other policies

Program Delivery:
- Support the company, where required, by representing Foundervine at events and meetings, and by advocating for the growth and development of the organisation’s portfolio of programs.
- Ensure program coordination and coherence across Foundervine’s growing portfolio of programs including participant communication and maintenance of program data
- Engage participants and support them throughout program delivery and beyond.

Key Competencies:

Delivering Results: Dynamic self-starter and able to work independently and achieve agreed aims and objectives whilst still being part of a dynamic team

Collaborative: Able to work closely within a small team

Cultural Sensitivity: Adaptable and sensitive to work in different cultural contexts

Time Management: Ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines

Communication: Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills

Facilitation: Experienced in program facilitation; ability to engage and focus a room to gain buy-in and consensus on various subjects while keeping program on time and ensure participants stay engaged and supported.

Community builder: Some experience growing digital communities and facilitating engagement and retention of communities.


- Flexible woarking 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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