Head of Programmes for NHS Lothian Charity

Location:  Waverley Gate, Edinburgh (Flexible and you have the option to work at home, in the office or on NHS Lothian sites where appropriate)

Salary: Agenda for Change Band 8b (£61,325)

Hours of work: 37.5hrs p week

Reporting into: Charity Director

Employment Type: Full time / permanent post

Closing Date: Monday 18th July 2022

Interview Date: from week beginning 25th July

The recruitment for this position is managed by AWS Charity Jobs

To be responsible for the effective development and delivery of the Charity’s Grantmaking Strategy and the management, development and evaluation of the portfolio of funding programmes, including direct management of the Tonic Arts service, Greenspace in health service and dotted line to NHS Lothian’s Volunteering service and WorkWell, the staff wellbeing service.

Working closely with the Director and Senior Management Team (SMT), take a lead in forging strong working relationships with key stakeholders and ensuring the Charity’s funding priorities are closely aligned with the strategic priorities of NHS Lothian.

To oversee the effective management and control of Specific Funds in close liaison with the finance and fundraising teams, and NHS Lothian’s senior management and clinical leadership.

To develop and direct an appropriately skilled staff resource, and provide support and effective management of the funding and grants team to deliver funding objectives and impact measurement and reporting.

As we launch our new brand and move forward with our ambitious 5-year strategy, we are seeking to appoint a motivated and passionate individual to join our team. As the Head of Programmes, you will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for NHS Lothian Charity’s strategic programmes and grants. You will also play a crucial part in developing our impact and evaluation capacity, to ensure we can demonstrate current and future strategic objectives are successfully achieved.

You will be a proactive and strategic thinker who is solutions-focused and seeks to add value. Working as a part of the Senior Management Team, your strong track record will demonstrate significant expertise in developing and delivering strategic programmes and grants, and building successful teams.

You will have strong leadership and management skills and a talent for building effective working relationships at all levels and across organisational boundaries.

This is an outstanding opportunity to join the team at a significant moment in our journey. If you believe you have the skills and experience that meet the brief, our partners at AWS Charity Jobs would welcome a conversation with you.


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