Chief Programmes Officer

Get Further
Greater London
£55,000 - £65,000 Per Year, dependent on experience, including £3,000 London weighting
16 Mar 2023 09:16
10 Apr 2023 23:59
Further Education
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time, Part Time

Chief Programmes Officer

Get Further is an award-winning charity that offers specialised tuition to support students from disadvantaged backgrounds in further education to pass GCSEs in English or maths. We place highly qualified, specialist English and maths tutors in further education, who deliver a bespoke curriculum that builds confidence and skills in these core subjects.

Small group tuition is proven to be the most effective intervention for improving outcomes, fast. Students on our programme are more likely to move up at least 1 grade between the start and end of the course – with results twice the national average.

We are seeking a Chief Programmes Officer to lead our programme delivery and development. In this role, you will ensure that our programmes are of the highest quality and deliver maximum impact for the students we support and further education partners. You will also work with the CEO to grow the reach of the charity, through business development and building relationships with external stakeholders. You will be a core member of the charity’s Executive Leadership Team, steering the charity to ensure it achieves its strategic priorities and mission.

We are looking for a senior leader, with extensive experience in programme and/or project management, able to lead a fast-growing team within a mission-driven organisation.

Essential Criteria:

  • A deep interest and commitment to Get Further’s mission, including the drive to expand our work and the ability to articulate and pitch our programmes with authenticity.
  • An excellent track record of sales within the education sector (minimum two years’ experience of directly selling programmes within education) and skilled in designing and delivering business development plans and/or marketing strategies.
  • Extensive experience in leading and improving programme delivery, including the ability to galvanise colleagues to reach annual KPIs.
  • Organisational and project management skills, to plan ahead and make strategic decisions to prioritise and optimise time and budget.
  • Successful leadership and management of a diverse and growing team, supporting personal development of team members and developing colleagues to foster high performance.
  • A confident communicator who enjoys building networks, influencing, and promoting programmes passionately, with the ability to adapt content, tone and delivery of written and oral communications to the needs of the audience.
  • A proactive problem solver, able to spot inefficiencies and identify emerging risks early, and propose solutions as they arise.
  • Desire to learn, develop and advance personal career prospects.
  • IT skills – experience of MS Office, particularly Word and Excel.
  • Excellent spoken and written English language skills.