Programme Manager – Universal Programmes

The Participation People Ltd
Home Based, with travel across the UK
£32,500 - £38,500 pro rata
Closing date
10 Oct 2021
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Programme Manager – Universal Programmes

Part time • £32,500 - £38,500 pro rata • Home based, with travel across the UK

Are you a kind, curious and courageous youth programme manager?

Do you have a passion for improving services WITH young people?

Are you a successful leader, motivating teams by being playful in practice and serious about the solutions.

Sound like you? Then we’d LOVE to hear from you.

Participation People believe services work better with young people. We’re looking for a new Programme Manager (Universal Programmes) to help us, help services do that.

Our Universal Programmes provide spaces and opportunities for any young person who chooses to participate. This post will specialise in youth led participatory action research and young inspector programmes.

Participation People’s #YouthVoice programmes provide open, safe and inclusive spaces for young people to form and express their voice. They support decision makers to listen; creating solutions with young people to improve services and communities, together.

We expect a GREAT Programme Manager to be a superb communicator, an excellent relationship and network builder as well as a supportive, empathetic colleague.

You’ll be proactive, confident and have a drive for #YouthVoice excellence.

We welcome applicants with strong experience of managing youth programmes with young people. Candidates with a commitment to Participation People’s values and experience of project monitoring and impact reporting will thrive in this role.

In return for your hard work, we offer a generous holiday entitlement, a competitive salary, a highly flexible working arrangement and the opportunity to work in a team of like minded people.

We particularly welcome and encourage applications from applicants from black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds and from those with disabilities, as we have identified that these groups are currently underrepresented in the organisation, particularly in management roles.

The 'small print'

Start date: Ideally, we’d like the successful applicant in post no later than early December 2021.

Term: This post is fixed term, to end on 31 December 2022 (possible extension, subject to funding)

Office base: Home based, with travel across the UK.

Please note - this post involves working directly with children and young people on a regular basis and so is subject to an Enhanced DBS Check. We will not accept CVs.

To apply please download the application form at the bottom of this advert.

Before you submit your application, please ensure you have completed this application form fully, as accurately as you can.

Once you’re happy, please email your application to before the deadline; midnight 10 October 2021.

We anticipate interviews will be held virtually on Saturday 23 October 2021.


Feel free to get in touch with us - call 07921 907210, to speak to Antonia Dixey, our Chief Executive, for a chat.

Supporting Documents for Programme Manager – Universal Programmes


Services work better with young people

Participation People deliver award-winning projects and programmes that help decision-makers deliver better services.

A youth participation specialist company, we are playful in practice, serious about solutions.

Our vision is of a world where every child and young person has the knowledge, skills and belief to have a positive impact in their community.

Our values are at the heart of what we do:

  • ENGAGE communities – young people and adults
  • INFORM decision-making
  • CHALLENGE inequality and promote inclusion
  • CELEBRATE diversity, difference and achievement
  • Have FUN!


Working for Participation People

We care about our staff, and we want our staff to care about their work. We aim to recruit the BEST staff, who share our vision, values, passion and commitment.

What we know about working for us:

  • 100% of our staff told us they “feel happy at work
  • 100% of our staff told us that “there is good, clear & constructive communication between all staff, including managers.
  • 100% of our staff told us they “find the work expected of [them] is stimulating and challenging.
  • 100% of our staff told us that they felt “managers promote a positive atmosphere of respect and teamwork.
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King's Road
Market Lavington
SN10 4QB
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