Strategic Programme Manager

Zoek Pin London, Greater London, England

£47000 - £50000/annum

Contract (Full time)

Posted 7 days ago

The Strategic Programme Manager will support the Strategy and Strategic Projects function of the Office of the Director. You will oversee, plan, organise and communicate ongoing activities and functions of Institute-wide activity of strategic importance,eg: facilitating the consultation on the development of the Institute's strategy; overseeing cross-Institute programmes of activity in the range of millions of pounds

Client Details

A large research institute in central London


− Oversee the pitch for and/or facilitate/coordinate/support (as appropriate) the delivery of strategic activity, including the Institute's future funding, across the Institute and its wider network, ensuring it is subsequently set up to deliver and then managed, as appropriate, to business requirements, specification, time and budget
− Work with the Turing Management Team and other colleagues, shape the strategy for the programme of activities;
and set, implement, and regularly review objectives and activities, in alignment with the Institute's overarching strategic objectives
− Design, facilitate and deliver workshops, roundtables, sprints and consultation activities that ensures that both internal and external stakeholders are appropriately engaged, as the activity in and of itself or in service of the programme of activity
− Monitor all activities, budgets, review risks, issues and progress, taking actions or escalating as necessary to ensure minimum impact on any activity, ensuring activites comply with the Institute policies and governance
− Collate across Business Team Directorates and Research Programmes to deliver regular updates and communications of the activity, highlighting risks, opportunities and impact to stakeholders, internally and externally
− Cultivate strong relationships with stakeholders and delivery partners across the Institute, its wider network and beyond


Experience in working in a multi-disciplinary strategy, policy and/or research environment

Workshop facilitation with a diverse range of stakeholders

Good understanding of UK Government strategy and policy, especially in research, development and innovation

Ability to multitask and prioritise workloads, and operate effectively independently and show initiative, and also within a team or project environment

Experience of working in a data science and/or AI environment

Experience working with stakeholders across multiple sectors and managing complex intersectoral relationships

Experience of the higher education sector

Proficient in use of IT systems (. Microsoft Office)


Communicates more complex, specialist or conceptual information clearly and persuasively, presenting compelling arguments to influence and/or negotiate satisfactory outcomes.

Ability to adapt the style of communication to the audience to ensure understanding.

Service Delivery (or for research roles Project Management & Project Delivery)

Adapts services and systems to meet stakeholders' needs and identifies ways of improving standards. Learns from feedback and takes action to resolve them.

Job Offer

1 year FTC (minimum) paying up to £50,000 per annum

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