Programme Lead (Fundraising and Creative) - 12 month FTC

Comic Relief

  • Team: Fundraising and Creative
  • Grade: Senior Manager / Manager
  • Salary: £42,100 - £47,500
  • Location: London and Currently Remote
  • Closing: 12:00pm, 1st Dec 2021 GMT

Perks and benefits

Flexible working hours
Work from home option
Wellness programs
Employee Assistance Programme
Enhanced maternity and paternity leave
Paid emergency leave
Sabbatical Opportunities
Professional development
Mentoring/coaching
Paid volunteer days
Payroll giving
Team social events
Extracurricular clubs
Cycle to work scheme

Candidate happiness

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Job Description

As Fundraising and Creative Programme Lead you will act as a business enabling function, responsible for the overarching programme management and delivery of Comic Relief’s annual income generation and brand activity, including the annual Red Nose Day campaign.

You will ensure project governance is embedded into planning and delivery to monitor and report on programme progress. You will also work closely with internal teams and project leads to ensure proposed activity aligns to strategic objectives at programme and directorate level.

Key responsibilities:

Planning and Enabling

  • Working with the Head of Campaign Management and Events to develop and embed a roadmap of activity including mapping out milestones for future campaigns and activity to help us move to a 2-year planning cycle

  • Develop and report on programme plans that reflect and bring to life our strategic objectives and ensure each project within is working to those common goals

  • Work closely with cross-org teams to tie projects together within a programme to ensure coherence, maximising opportunities and identifying cost efficiencies

Monitoring and Communication

  • Ensure appropriate tracking and reporting tools are in place to enable you to identify, monitor and hold people to account to key project components and deadlines

  • Monitor, track and report against the programme plans and KPI’s within

  • Through a range of methods ensure appropriate forums are in place to communicate the progress of all programmes of activity, changing the nature and focus of these as campaigns and activity develops

  • Identify and mange dependencies and risk of varying complexity across the full programme, working with project leads to take corrective action or highlighting issues for escalation as required

  • Work closely with activity owners, data and audience teams to measure performance and to assess and communicate results

Continuous Improvement

  • Embed a learning and improvement culture within F&C’s activity, ensuring retrospectives are completed at a project level to surface and aid continuous improvement

  • Monitor and evaluate performance and use the knowledge gained to bring significant improvements to the next programme cycle

  • Identify and introduce tools and processes that create efficient ways of working and promote project management best practice

Within this role you maybe required to lead on the delivery of individual projects from time to time

Person specification

Essential criteria

  • Proven experience of managing cross-organisational campaigns or projects, coordinating multiple workstreams to deliver something that is greater than the sum of its parts

  • Deep understanding of project management methodologies and use of project management tools such as Gantt charts, RACI and risk registers

  • Experience of developing, monitoring and evaluation of programme performance, including objective setting, developing toolkits and reporting and driving the learning process with stakeholders to achieve ongoing effectiveness

  • Ability to understand risks, issues and dependencies of a programme and synthesise this information to provide accurate and timely advice to drive decision making

  • An excellent communicator with good influencing and negotiation skills who prides themself on a highly collaborative, flexible, diplomatic, and assertive approach

Desirable criteria

  • Experience of training teams and individuals in simple project management techniques and tools

  • Good understanding of project budget development and analysis

We recognise diversity and inclusion are a source of strength in achieving our mission. We therefore welcome everyone, trusting what makes us different brings creativity, styles and experiences to help us collectively do our best work. That’s regardless of your gender, age, ethnicity, disability, religion, sexual orientation, and cultural identity. We especially welcome those from under-represented groups in modern grant-making and fundraising. We are on a journey, but if you join our team you will be part of a community that is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment where we want you to:

  • Be valued for being yourself

  • Do your best work, and be supported to break down barriers so you can succeed

  • Be heard, respected, and treated as an equal, whatever your level, experience or background

  • Be part of a team that is committed to making this happen – with our colleagues, partners, and contributors.

Comic Relief is committed to preventing and protecting all people from harm in their interactions with us. We expect all those that act in our name to uphold our approach to doing no harm.

Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Applications closed Wed 1st Dec 2021

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  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

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