Programme Director

Closing date

26th September, 12 noon


Hybrid (London/Home – 1 to 2 days p/w in office with some national travel)

Job Type

Full-time (0.8 FTE part-time considered) with flexible working options available; Fixed-Term 3 Year Contract


£63,750k FTE

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced or aspiring Programme Director to lead Power to Prosper, a 3-year funded project focused on toxic debt and poverty. The programme is being jointly delivered by the Runnymede Trust – the UK’s leading race equality think tank, and New Economics Foundation –  an organisation working to create a new economy incorporating social, environmental, and democratic aims. Much of the direct project delivery will be carried out across both organisations, but the project as a whole will be strategically co-developed and steered by a wider coalition of organisations which represent members of impacted groups. The 3-year programme will be national, regional and local in scale.

As Programme Director your role will consist of the following duties:

  • Provide inspirational leadership, strategic direction and be the overall lead representative of the project and campaign, acting as a champion/spokesperson for the project in public, media and policy influencing spaces.
  • Build and maintain positive and impactful relationships across the coalition members – being attentive to issues of power and positionality and ensuring a safe, equitable and inclusive space for coalition working.
  • Take overall accountability for successful achievement of programme objectives and management of programme risks, budget, governance and advisory structures.
  • Provide oversight of programme delivery, ensuring each work stream is effectively planned, delivered and evaluated, developing appropriate project infrastructure to ensure coherent and cohesive working across the projects work streams and place-based work.
  • Manage relationships between a complex range of local, national, expert and impacted groups and ensure fair and equitable representation in the programme.
  • Oversee a participatory re-granting process to community and grassroots organisations, delivered by a third party, ensuring compatibility and coherence with the core work.

To succeed in the role:

You will have significant experience delivering complex and high-impact programmes or campaigns that incorporate multiple workstreams, including demonstrable experience of managing and building effective relationships with, and managing, a diverse range of stakeholders. You’ll also have an understanding or lived experience of the impact of debt and poverty and the intersectional nature of those experiences, from a racialised, gendered and disabilities perspective.

Find out more and apply using the link below, or email Kate Headford at

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