Movement building lead

Hiring Organisation: 
Parkinson's UK

We're looking for an experienced, creative and strategic programme manager to launch and further develop our new movement-building membership proposition. We need someone who can transform strategy into meaningful work plans, provide effective creative oversight and take a lead in delivering key activities for one of our most important initiatives. About the programme As a charity we work alongside a huge range of people affected by Parkinson's - but our current approach to membership doesn't reflect the inclusive and energetic organisation that we are. We want to get everyone who's been touched by Parkinson’s to join a growing movement dedicated to positive change.  About the role You will lead one of the charity's most important programmes of work. In this role you'll be helping teams deliver fantastic work to a clear strategic vision. This includes:

  • Embedding and upholding the strategic and creative vision for our new movement-building membership proposition 
  • Developing an appropriate and lean approach to the management and delivery of this programme of work
  • Collaborating with colleagues across the organisation to launch the programme and plan next steps
  • Monitoring and reporting performance against programme targets 
  • Inspiring others to work in a participatory way with our members.
  • Stakeholder management and collaboration with key groups within the growing movement - from local groups in the community to senior management staff
  • Ongoing communications to our staff, volunteers and wider network about this work

Skills, knowledge and experience

  • Able to manage and plan across multiple workstreams and teams
  • Experienced in strategic programme leadership
  • Confident working with communications teams to deliver external communication campaigns - ideally you have some communications experience
  • Takes an agile approach to delivery - in particular being able to iterate the programme approach in response to feedback and learnings during implementation
  • Self-organising with a pro-active approach 
  • Aware and engaged with data protection issues and GDPR requirements
  • Previous experience of programme management desirable, but evidence of effective leadership and project management is what we're really after

About Parkinson's Imagine not being able to move, sleep, or smile. Feeling anxious or depressed and struggling to think or remember. Your body not feeling like your own. This is what Parkinson's can feel like. Every hour, two people in the UK are told they have Parkinson's – a brain condition that turns lives upside down, leaving a future full of uncertainty. Parkinson’s UK is an ambitious and dynamic charity, passionate about improving the lives of everyone affected by Parkinson’s. We will stop Parkinson’s, for good.

manager (head of / managing a few teams)
Job type: 
paid job within an organisation
Contract type: 
full time
Org Type: 
Job Location: 
London, England, UK
Location type: 
Closing date for applications: 
Monday, December 3, 2018 - 12:00

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