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Recruiting – Head of Programmes and Impact

As we build towards our exciting next steps as an independent charity, we are seeking a talented Head of Programmes and Impact to oversee the delivery of Workwhile’s programme portfolio.

  • Head of Programmes and Impact
  • £55,000 p.a. (pro rata for the duration of the contract)
  • Fixed term contract to 31 December 2024, with the potential for extension
  • Full time 37.5 hours per week; requests for part-time or flexible working arrangements are welcomed
  • Closing date: Monday 10th June, 9am (interviews will be held w/c 17th June)

We are seeking a talented Head of Programmes and Impact, to oversee the delivery of Workwhile’s programme portfolio. You’ll work collaboratively across our team to ensure rigour and focus in our delivery work, making sure that our capacity and resources are managed to deliver the best possible impact and taking a lead on the monitoring and evaluation of our work. You’ll also work closely with Workwhile’s director to develop new programmes of work and secure the funding we need to deliver them, bringing ambition and an entrepreneurial approach to this work.

To achieve this, you’ll be a skilled communicator and influencer, able to lead continuous improvement across a talented team, and to work successfully with external stakeholders at a senior level. You’ll be motivated by delivering impact, including by supporting others to do a great job, and through the right systems and processes. With experience of successful project management and delivery and an aptitude for both, you’ll enjoy a varied workload.

This is a unique chance to contribute your expertise to an exciting early-stage not-for-profit, and to work with a talented and committed team. We bring a wide range of previous experience and diverse backgrounds to the team, and we’re all committed to diversity, inclusion and social mobility. As part of our commitment to flexible working we will consider a range of options for the successful applicant to fill the post. All options can be discussed at interview stage. Please note that, as our incubating organisation, IPPR will employ the successful candidate.

Download the job description here: Head of Programmes and Impact job description_vf

Find the full job pack on IPPR's website here (our incubating organisation)

For an informal chat to find out more about the job and Workwhile, contact Anna Ambrose, Workwhile’s Director, on 07966 666456 /

How to apply:

Please send a CV with a 2-page personal statement to The statement should address, under separate headings, each of the attributes in the person specification. The CV and statement should be combined into one PDF document and returned to In order to complete your application please also complete IPPR’s diversity monitoring form.

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