Programme Coordinator position vacant
The Beacon Collaborative is seeking a programme coordinator to oversee and coordinate the activities of 11 small projects that form part of the broader Beacon Collaborative campaign to grow philanthropy across the UK. The post holder will be vital to the work of Beacon over the coming 18 months, holding together a range of different partner projects and ensuring they all stay on track and achieve the broader mission.
The role will involve a mix of project management work (such as overseeing multiple working groups to guide each project), stakeholder relationship management (such as making sure all internal communications for each project are adequate and responsive), project and central administrative work (such as minuting meetings, updating shared document stores etc.).
The Beacon Collaborative is an exciting charitable organisation, designed to promote and grow philanthropy across the UK. It works on a collaborative partnership based model, and works with a number of different charities across the sector, individual philanthropists, trusts and foundations and advisors, within a ‘collective impact’ model. The Collaborative ambitiously aims to double the amount of funding available for the charitable sector over a decade, unlocking more private assets for public benefit purposes. This post holder will have the opportunity to be involved in the early days of the Beacon Collaborative initiative , and really grow and shape the organisation from the ground floor.
Key terms and conditions:
- Full time employee, flexible working arrangements considered (such as working from home, compressed weeks if necessary)
- £35k pa
- 18 month contract, with the possibility of extension
- Based in co working spaces in central London, but the possibility of home working part of the week is available
- Reports directly to Campaign Director and Chair of Trustees
- 28 days holiday entitlement (plus bank holidays)
- 3% pension contribution
- 2 years post graduation experience in a role requiring either project management, stakeholder coordination or significant administrative roles – Desirable
- A proven track record of being able to multi task and organise and balance competing demands – Essential
- Self-starter and internally motivated. You will often be working alone and need to maintain enthusiasm — Essential
- The ability to prioritise multiple demands and self manage – Essential
- Sophisticated organisational and administrative skills – Essential
- Ability to deal with senior people in time-poor settings
- Willingness to attend meetings and take minutes
- Excellent document management skills (or wiliness to learn)
- Ability to use Word/Excel as well as Slack and OneDrive
- Willingness to learn how to update simple WordPress website
- Some project management experience
- Strong communicator, both written and in person — Essential
- Ability to develop positive working relationships with people across all levels of organisations, from CEOs to junior researchers – Essential
- While no experience is necessary, an interest in the philanthropic sector is essential
Information on applying
Deadline for applications Friday 24th May 2019, 5.00pm.
We encourage people from any background to apply. We are committed to being representative of our society and to bringing together those with a variety of skills and experiences, to help shape what we do and how we work. All disabled candidates who demonstrate that they meet the essential criteria will be invited for an interview.
To apply please send a cover letter, a completed Equality and diversity monitoring form and a CV by email to email@example.com. The cover letter should include a brief description of your current and previous work, how you meet the person specification and your availability for start date