Senior Programme Manager

London, UK
Contract type: 
Full time, permanent
£40-45,000 commensurate with experience
Closing date: 
Sunday, 30 October, 2016
We are seeking a Senior Programme Manager to join our programme management team which is comprised of around 20 staff in our London office. The position has responsibility for the effective and efficient management of Options’ long-term programmes and short-term assignments that fall within their portfolio.

The main responsibility of the Senior Programme Manager (SPM) is to manage the successful delivery of a portfolio of programmes with a budget of up to £20 million a year that improve the health of women and children in around a dozen countries in Africa and Asia. 

Whilst managing a team of two to three Programme Managers and Programme Assistants, the SPM will oversee and ensure high quality outputs from their team members who manage the programmes on a day-to-day basis. The SPM is responsible for overseeing programme finances, whilst collaborating with other teams and senior staff on financial management and bid development. The SPM is also responsible for budget management which needs to be completed to a high level of detail, timeliness and accuracy. Client relationship management is a crucial element of the SPM role.

Person specification: 

The successful candidate will be confident and able to manage their own workload. They will be collaborative but independent, as well as accurate, productive, willing and flexible. Experience in international development, in the health sector, in financial and people management and in team-work are all requirements of this job. Experience with USAID is desirable. The person will need to travel to country programmes several times a year.


We offer a comprehensive benefits package including generous annual leave allowance, season ticket loan, childcare vouchers, cycle to work scheme and a performance related bonus scheme

Application process: 

To apply, please email your CV with a covering letter detailing how you meet the requirements of the role to Varsha Venugopal at

Closing date for applications is: 30 October 2016

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview

Other information: 

Options is an equal opportunities employer

Overseas candidates require a valid UK work permit

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