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Director of Programmes

The Director of Programmes is a new and critical role for the Centre for Youth Impact, and brings with it the opportunity to significantly support and influence evaluation practice - and therefore, quality - in informal and non-formal youth provision in the UK. The Director of Programmes will lead the design, development, and delivery of the Centre’s portfolio of programmes, securing new sources of income and supporting effective project delivery. Reporting to the CEO, the Director of Programmes will be a member of the Senior Leadership Team, and will line manage and coordinate the work of three thematic Leads across the Centre’s 20+ strong portfolio of projects, and work alongside the Resources Manager to play a high-level project management role across the portfolio. 

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Research and Evaluation Lead

We are seeking a thoughtful and experienced applied researcher and evaluator, with strong project management and people skills. Reporting to the Director of Programmes, the Research and Evaluation Lead will work alongside two other Leads, focused on data and organisational development, and manages a portfolio of research and evaluation projects. This includes project scoping and design, direct delivery of research and evaluation activity, coordinating and supporting project teams (including staff and Fellows), collating and sharing learning from projects to influence the Centre’s work and strategy, and working closely with the senior leadership team to secure funding for new activities.

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The deadline for receipt of your application for the above vacancies is 9am, Monday 13 December 2021. Applications received after this time will not be considered.

"We work hard at the Centre. We have high expectations, and an ambitious plan about what we want to achieve. New strands of work come in regularly, and we have to flex and adapt to embed them into our existing portfolio. We’re a small charity, seeking to raise funding from trusts and foundations rather than pursuing a new business model that ‘sells products’ to ‘clients’. Everyone needs to play a part in nurturing our relationships, and refining our offer to practitioners, commissioners and the funding community. Every choice we make, matters. Every word we use, counts. Everybody counts or nobody counts" - Bethia McNeil, CEO