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Senior Programme Manager

Posted on Jan 15, 2019 by The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association

Not Specified United Kingdom
Leisure & Sport
1 Jan 2019
Annual Salary
Please note: we reserve the right to close any of our vacancies early.

Vacancy Details

Contract Type: Fixed-term contract for 12 months

Location: London (Thanet Street) or Bughfield Common, Reading with atleast 50% of the week to be spent in Reading.

Hours: 35 hours per week

Working pattern: 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday

Interview dates: 18th January.

We cannot provide sponsorship for the role.

We are looking for a qualified, experienced and enthusiastic Programme Manager to support Guide Dogs deliver its exciting Transformational Change Programme. As a Programme Manager you will lead on the delivery of key projects within our Brand Programme.

Our Brand Programme spans a wide range of activities and its complexity requires a high level of stakeholder management, an appreciation of different cultures plus relentless grip on individual projects. The level of change required and the pace with which it needs to be delivered requires the ability to steer all parties through unprecedented challenges.

In your application, you will need to evidence, using specific examples, how your skills and experience meet the criteria laid out in the person specification, within the Job Description below.

Requirements include:

Considerable experience in the practical application of programme/project methodologies
Considerable experience of managing Brand Programmes and Brand Planning.
Accredited in MSP and practitioner level Prince2, AMP, Agile, ITIL or equivalent qualifications
Ability to absorb and evaluate complex information quickly and use this to construct and manage robust plans which deliver the required outcomes
Able to forward plan strategically across a timeline horizon of a number of years and using strong attention to detail to manage day to day activity
Able to develop and manage highly effective relationships and co-ordinate a range of partners and stakeholders both internally and externally, at the highest level including executive boards to successfully deliver objectives
Able to influence, negotiate and persuade the action of others
Commercial skills in managing suppliers and contracts

Experience of ensuring issues, dependencies and risks are identified, assessed and mitigated and ensuring delivery is in line with organisational objectives
Ability to challenge status quo barriers to change.

For more information on this role, the requirements and our benefits package, please see the documents attached below.

How to apply: Applications can be made using the online application form.

Working at Guide Dogs

Working at Guide Dogs is much more than just a job. Through the values that guide our work, we make a real difference, and change lives.

We believe that wellbeing at work is about creating an environment to promote a state of contentment which allows all employees to flourish and achieve their full potential for the benefit of themselves and for Guide Dogs.

As a member of staff, we offer you a wide range of benefits to suit your individual needs. These include; 26 days' holiday plus bank holidays (rising to 28 days after 3 years' service), flexible benefits package and a defined contribution group personal pension plan.


Guide Dogs welcomes applications from all sections of the community and actively encourages diversity to maximise achievements, creativity and good practice. We positively welcome, and seek to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce and that all job applicants and employees receive equal and fair treatment, regardless of age, race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, disability or nationality. We encourage applications from disabled people as they are currently under-represented in the organisation and guarantee an interview to all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the job.


Guide Dogs is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children, young people and adults at risk of harm with whom we work. We expect all our employees and volunteers to fully share this commitment.

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