Programme Manager

Start Date

March 15 2021


London, Temporarily Remote

Reports to

Key Relationships

Senior Programme Manager

Programme Managers; Operations Manager


Fixed Term Contract (PT - 3 Days a Week)

Day Rate

£124 - £138 day rate dependent on experience


Role Purpose

Is running innovative programs your passion? Foundervine is seeking an experienced Program Manager to support the delivery of a number of key initiatives. If you’re comfortable with ambiguity 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 sees themselves as ready to take on new learning and challenges, able to think strategically but execute tactically, and eager to innovate and accelerate our learning efforts across the region. Key Objectives:

- Achieve agreed programme delivery targets through the design and delivery of Foundervine strategic initiatives including universities programs, Vine Community and Vine Fellowship programs.
- Drive content and opportunities that enhance Foundervine’s visibility to boost our community’s ability to make an impact.
- Engage communities that can benefit from Foundervine programs.
- Increase the diversity and quality of Foundervine programs.

Tasks and Responsibilities

- Report directly to the Senior Programme Manager and Key Directors to deliver Foundervine's strategic objectives and implement programme priorities for 2021/22.
- Oversee and deliver Foundervine programs, supporting our Vine Fellows and volunteers where required (according to the stage of delivery and the needs of the client/s), which may include support calls, advice and guidance on programme planning, delivering briefings and trainings, and producing relevant toolkits and resources.
- Grow our digital communities across the UK and demonstrate engagement against agreed short and long-term targets.
- Create new programs for local government, higher education and corporates, supporting the team to meet agreed targets, and reporting on progress to both internal and external stakeholders.
- Facilitate discussions on ambiguous or challenging topics. Unifying and focusing a room to gain buy-in and consensus on various subjects while keeping program participants engaged and supported.
- Identify new opportunities to grow the business with existing and new clients whilst operating as the point of contact for assigned stakeholders.
- Support communications and relationships with external partners and sponsors of Foundervine programmes, other national partners and key stakeholders during programs.
- Support the wider team, where required, by representing Foundervine at events and meetings, and by advocating for the growth and development of the organisation’s portfolio of programmes.
- Partner closely with the Marketing and Communications team to communicate brand value.
- Carry out any other duties as may reasonably be required by Foundervine.
- Resolve support requests on a day-to-day basis.


- Some experience facilitating discussions on ambiguous or challenging topics. Can engage and focus a room to gain buy-in and consensus on various subjects while keeping program participants engaged and supported.
- Experience designing, developing and facilitating multi-platform content to support targeted learning and behavioural change using best practices in learning theory, learning technology, change management and communication (e.g. micro-learning, peer learning, action learning, blended solutions, toolkits, and marketing campaigns).
- Strong experience building relationships, cultivating and maintaining relationships with external partners, supporters and consultants as needed.
- Some experience growing digital communities and facilitating engagement and retention of community.

Knowledge and Skills

- Leadership and Management: Leading by example, setting direction and supporting colleagues.
- Project Management: Strong project and program management capability demonstrated through extensive previous and current industry roles.
- Strategic Thinking and Planning: Demonstrable experience of organisational strategic planning and programme design.
- Communicating and Influencing: 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.
- Delivering Results: Dynamic self-starter and able to work independently, with own initiative to achieve agreed aims and objectives and find creative solutions to problems.
- Collaborative: Able to work closely within a small team in the UK and overseas.
- Cultural Sensitivity: Adaptable and sensitive to work in different cultural contexts.
- Time Management: Ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines.

Our Values & Behaviours

Our Values

- Impact Driven
- Action Oriented
- Inclusive
- Driven by innovation
- Courageous
- In everything we do, we act with integrity

Behaviours we're looking for

- Entrepreneurial and selfless collaborator who goes beyond roles and titles to get great work done.
- Capable of being impactful without the support of a large team of direct reports.
- Curious and creatively-minded in every way.
- Able to give and receive feedback positively, and see the value of different perspectives.
- Demonstrates strong judgment in the face of ambiguity.
- Flexible and adaptive to evolve the role based on our business needs.
- Able to think and act with agility.
- A deep commitment to impact, diversity and inclusion in business.


- Flexibility to work evenings and weekends as required;
- Ability to commit to and demonstrate Foundervine's values as outlined here;
- Able to proactively manage own well-being and the challenges of remote working.


- Exposure to amazing people and great thinkers globally;
- Opportunity to be part of a founding team of a forward-thinking, community-led brand;
- Continuous investment in your well-being and career growth;
- International engagement opportunities - particularly sub-Saharan Africa;
- Learning and Development opportunities;
- Travel and Resource Allowances;
- Peer-Led Reward Scheme.
- Company discounts via benefit scheme

To Apply


Job Applicant Privacy Notice 

As part of any recruitment process, Foundervine collects and processes personal data relating to job applicants. We are committed to being transparent about how we collect and use that data and to meet our data protection obligations.

What information does Foundervine collect?

Foundervine collects a range of information about you. This includes:

- your name, address and contact details, including email address and telephone number;
- details of your qualifications, skills, experience and employment history;
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Why does the organisation process personal data?

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Who has access to data?

Your information will be shared internally for the purposes of the recruitment exercise. This includes members of the recruiting team and interviewers involved in the recruitment process. We will not share your data with third parties, unless your application for employment is successful and we make you an offer of employment. Foundervine will then share your data with former employers to obtain references for you. Foundervine will not transfer your data outside the European Economic Area.

*How does Foundervine protect data?*

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*For how long does Foundervine keep data?*

If your application for employment is unsuccessful, Foundervine will hold your data on file for 12 months after the end of the relevant recruitment process. At the end of that period your data is deleted or destroyed. If your application for employment is successful, personal data gathered during the recruitment process will be transferred to your personnel file and retained during your employment. The periods for which your data will be held will be provided to you in a new privacy notice.