Date Added: 27 June 2018
: 15 July 2018
Job Title: Programme Manager – Centre for Challenge Prizes
Working For: Nesta
Salary: £38,000-£50,000 plus excellent benefits
Are you influential, proactive and analytical with a proven ability to generate new business and cultivate strong relationships? If so, Nesta is looking for a driven Programme Manager help lead the development of challenge prizes that encourage radical thinkers to develop new solutions to improve people’s lives.
Nesta’s mission is to stimulate and shape new enterprise that will enhance how the world works for everyone and the Challenge Prize Centre plays a key part in this. Many of the most vulnerable communities around the world continue to face huge challenges, but in some instances creativity and innovation can make a major impression on solving particular problems and improving the wellbeing of people in these communities.
About the role
The successful candidate will be responsible for prize planning and implementation from launch and beyond, including the formation, development and line management of an effective team and close attention to budgeting. You will analyse and identify fields and emerging areas where challenge prizes could more rapidly advance innovation for societal benefit, plus manage the design of multiple challenge prizes by working with a broad range of partners and stakeholders.
You will develop key relationships with relevant government agencies and charitable foundations to raise funding for new and existing prizes, plus lead consultancy work for clients interested in challenge-driven innovation and develop compelling communications and marketing campaigns and strong impact evaluation strategies.
To secure this exciting opportunity
Passionate about social change, you will have impressive programme and client management experience, including scenario planning, managing budgets, staff and suppliers, plus possess a first-class track record of effective line management and generating new clients with experience working with the European Commission or on EU-Funded programmes.
You will also have demonstrable experience of leading the design and delivery of programmes, with an appreciation for deadlines, cost and delivery focus. Educated to degree level, you will be an outstanding communicator, both verbal and written, with an enquiring mind and excellent relationship-building skills.
Closing Date: 15 July 2018
The closing date for completed applications is 11.45pm
1st Interviews will be held on Thursday 26th July 2018.
2nd Interviews will be held on Thursday 2nd August 2018.
For further details and to apply, please visit our website via the link below: https://www.nesta.org.uk/jobs/programme-manager-challenge-prize-centre-0/