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IRISi, an award-winning social enterprise established in 2017 to promote and improve the healthcare response to gender-based violence, is looking to recruit a new Contracts & Programme Manager. We are a second-tier organisation, usually providing services and support to other organisations, rather than delivering front-line services.

About the role

This post is the opportunity for an individual to programme manage and ensure delivery of our flagship intervention, the IRIS programme, in four new London areas and the ADViSE programme for sexual health services in two areas of London. The programme will build on the successful delivery of the IRIS in seven boroughs programme and integrates the responsibility of contract management with various violence against women and girls (VAWG) service providers and partners as well as programme management at a strategic level. This is a great opportunity to be part of improving the healthcare response to domestic abuse and to join a small, ambitious, and dedicated team at IRISi.

Salary: £37,261 pa

Hours: Full-time (35 per week)

Location: Home based with occasional travel to meetings in London and IRISi Bristol office

Annual Leave: 25 days p.a. plus 8 bank holidays

Pension: 3% pension contribution (after successful completion of a four-month probationary period)

Probationary period: Four months

Tenure: Fixed term to 31-3-24 with the potential for extension

Employer: IRISi

Reporting to: CEO, IRISi

About you

You should apply if you have a proven track record of delivering successful programmes of varying value across the public sector which are innovative and meet financial and time commitments. Experience of developing, leading and managing successful programme delivery within the sector. Possessing a good knowledge around VAWG and of the health sector. Strong negotiation, influencing, communication, strategic and analytical skills. Demonstrable skill to build constructive relationships with a variety of stakeholders. Experience of leading, motivating and inspiring teams and holding them to account to deliver strategic outcomes. Demonstrable skills to work across organisational boundaries, build rapport and motivate others to succeed.

Required Competencies

  • Programme management experience, with particular experience of delivering complex projects involving multiple partners.
  • Understanding and experience of working with health and the VAWG sector.
  • Experience in managing contracts within a public sector setting, with 3rd party suppliers and other service providers.
  • Good financial acumen and ability to work closely with financial team colleagues.
  • Excellent ability to build relationships with a variety of providers across all sectors and at all levels.
  • Demonstrable skills to influence, negotiate and resolve disputes with providers and key partners.
  • Recognised programme management qualifications (e.g. PRINCE2, Agile, Change Management).
  • A commitment to quality and achieving key performance indicators.
  • Ability to work in a pressured environment and deliver priorities at pace.
  • Significant experience in leading teams to deliver outcomes, influence and hold them to account.
  • Ability to define and integrate clear structures, systems and resources to deliver an efficient and effective service.
  • Excellent communicator with the ability to influence other organisations to achieve priorities.
  • Ability to work across teams to achieve priorities.
  • Ability to self-start and work autonomously, including where the context and outcomes are fluid or complex.
  • Ability to deliver high-quality work to tight deadlines.
  • Ability to make effective decisions.
  • Ability to identify and evaluate risks and options and develop strategies to manage and mitigate.

How to apply

We are an inclusive organisation, committed to ensuring our Board and staff team reflect the diversity of the people we serve. We warmly encourage applications from individuals from a wide range of backgrounds and across all the protected characteristics.

To apply, please send your CV and a letter outlining why you would like the role, explaining how your skills and experience match the required competencies, to: Sally Harrison, IRISi: sally.harrison@irisi.org.

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Closing date for applications: 9 am, Monday 6th February 2023
Interviews via TEAMS: Monday 13th February 2023


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AVA
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AVA is an expert, groundbreaking and independent charity working across the UK.

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developing a range of toolkits, e-learning and other material that supports professionals to provide effective and appropriate support to survivors of violence and abuse

using our influence and networks to ensure survivors voices are heard. We work closely with AVA in many areas including the Pathfinder project

https://avaproject.org.uk

SafeLives
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IMKAAN
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The Health Foundation
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