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Director of Programmes

Reference
VAC-25669
Contract Type
Permanent
Sector
Charity
Location
London office, or flexible working with significant travel to London
Salary
Circa £60,000 - £75,000
Expiry Date
09/10/2020
The Director of Programmes will work with institutions and communities to create inclusive cultures, and equip institutions as advocates and agents of positive change, whilst delivering income to support our vision.

Job Description

 

Stonewall exists to bring about equality and acceptance for LGBT people in the UK and worldwide. Our vision is a world where everyone, everywhere is free to be themselves. We believe we're stronger united and we partner with organisations that help us create real change for the better. We have laid deep foundations across Britain - in some of our greatest institutions - so our communities can continue to find ways to flourish, and individuals can reach their full potential. We’re here to support those who can’t yet be themselves.

But our work is not finished yet. Not until everyone feels free to be who they are, wherever they are.

With a new Chief Executive and Chair, this is a very exciting time to join us as we undertake an ambitious work programme with a new vision, mission and new business priorities.  Our aim is to deepen our work with different communities internationally, nationally, regionally and locally to achieve real change in the daily lives of lesbian, gay, bi and trans people.

 

Stonewall, Martha Awojobi (of #CharitySoWhite), and Prospectus are delighted to be working together to recruit Stonewall’s Director of Programmes, a crucial part of the top team, reporting to the Chief Executive.  The Programmes team includes Stonewall’s Workplace, Empowerment and Community Engagement teams. These teams manage everything from our transformative series of empowerment events, to the Diversity Champions programme, as well as our Sport and Trans Inclusion work. Ultimately, we support LGBT people and their allies to be empowered, active and visible, with the ultimate goal of creating a more equal, inclusive society.

The Director of Programmes will work with institutions (including workplaces, schools, healthcare providers, sports organisations and religious institutions) and communities to create inclusive cultures, and equip institutions as advocates and agents of positive change, whilst delivering income to support our vision.  

We are looking for a commercially minded and creative individual, with a demonstrable track record of delivering multiple programmes at scale across communities, institutions and corporates to inspire, engage and affect change.  You will have experience working in a complex environment with multiple stakeholders, using high-quality and proactive approaches, both on-line and off-line.  You will be an experienced and highly inclusive leader and manager, with experience of coaching, supporting change and developing staff to reach their full potential.  Crucially, you will proactively drive forward Stonewall’s race equity and trans inclusion journey as we continue to embrace an intersectional approach.

At Stonewall we want you to feel involved in all aspects of our work and to have amazing opportunities during your time with us.  Everyone is accepted for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, marital status, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and whether you’re pregnant or on family leave. In line with our commitments to race equity and trans inclusion, we are particularly seeking applications from trans people and/or People of Colour/BAME people. We have a number of staff network groups which provide peer support and safe spaces for staff who hold these and other identities.

 

Please download the appointment brief below for more information at www.prospect-us.co.uk/jobs/details/HQ00177704. For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Linda Griffiths or Roberta Giubilini at Prospectus on 020 7691 1920, or e-mail linda.griffiths@prospect-us.co.uk or Roberta.Giubilini@prospect-us.co.uk  

Deadline for applications: Friday 9th October 2020

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