Senior Programme Manager

Salix Finance Ltd

London, Monument
£46,000 - £58,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent 020 3102 6900 HR

Sectors: carbon, climate & energy

Closing date: Friday, 28th December 2018  

About Salix

Salix Finance is an independent not for profit company established to accelerate public sector investment in energy efficiency technologies. Salix is publicly funded by the government departments BEIS, DfE, and the Welsh and Scottish Governments, and is working with public sector bodies throughout the UK, helping them make progress towards achieving their carbon reduction target. The existing client base includes Local Authorities, NHS Trusts and Foundation Trusts, Higher and Further Education institutions, Schools and Academies, Central Government and Emergency Services.

Since 2004, Salix has worked with over 1,900 clients and more than 16,100 individual projects. The Salix office is based near Monument Tube station. Currently there are 50 staff working for Salix, and the company is growing. Salix has recently been awarded Investors In People Silver accreditation.

Job Purpose

As a Senior Programme Manager, you will line manage a team of 3-4 Programme Managers, overseeing the strategy and delivery plans for their teams. You will be responsible for managing multiple Salix Loan Programmes across these teams and strategically developing the future pipeline of projects across funding programmes. On a regular basis, you will prepare performance reviews for the Chief Executive, Head of Finance and Head of Programmes and the Board of Salix.

Salix is going through a period of significant financial growth. A substantial aspect of this role is to support the growth of the company and concentrate on building the customer base with a sustainable pipeline of project opportunities across all programmes in England, Scotland and Wales. You will also be an active member of the Corporate Management Team, contributing to strategic decision making across the company.

Your supporting team of Programme Managers are jointly responsible for managing the delivery of ~£100+mn annual turnover. The successful candidate will also develop and maintain key stakeholder relationships with funders, clients and partners and to ensure that all risks in the lifecycle of the Loan Programme and with individual projects are managed effectively.

Key Responsibilities

Reporting and Budgeting

  • Reporting on the performance of programmes to the Head of Programmes, Head of Finance and Chief Executive
  • Managing the reporting of key indicators across programme teams, including: projections of monthly and end of year project commitments and completions; end of year cash position; budgeting of claims for new funding
  • Quarterly performance reporting to funders on programme delivery and administration costs
  • Deliver monthly written reports on programme activities to the Salix Board
  • Managing programme risk registers and providing input on the Board’s strategic company-wide risk register

Project Management

  • Develop good working relationships with delivery partners, for this position it includes BEIS, DfE, EFSA, DoH, OFS, SFC, Welsh Government and Scottish Government
  • Build new and maintain existing client and stakeholder relationships to increase the pipeline of projects to deliver the annual outputs our funders require
  • Develop relationships with new potential funders and obtain additional investment to allow us to undertake more projects and attract new clients
  • Managing completions including: accurate forecasting and budgeting of claims, managing risks of abandonments, ensuring timely payments are made to clients
  • Establish and maintain systems and processes for when funds are awarded and ensuring the effective delivery of key projects
  • Develop, implement and review both strategy and activity plans for your programme teams
  • Ensure teams maintain a risk register and effectively manage risks


  • Manage and motivate direct reports, who lead small teams of staff delivering Salix programmes using the Salix performance management framework
  • Adhere to and promote Salix working procedures; working consistently across all programmes and input into the improvement of processes
  • Take part in strategic planning and budget setting to ensure effective funding implementation
  • Actively contribute to Salix becoming a modern company with a national reputation for excellence and a company that puts into practice lowering our carbon footprint
  • Active member of the Corporate Management Team
  • Manage the induction programme for new staff

Marketing & Communications

  • Promote and market the work of Salix across the public sector to reach a position where we are regarded the market leaders in energy efficiency
  • Undertake market sizing and research into new opportunities, where necessary
  • Responsible for business development, supporting the growth of the company by building the customer base and project pipeline across all sectors
  • To work with the Salix PR & Marketing team to identify beneficial marketing opportunities
  • Responsible for representing Salix and presenting at various promotional events
  • Arrange and attend funder meetings and client visits as appropriate
  • Out of hours work when required and regular travel around the UK


  • Ensure team staff are trained and developed according to job requirements to ensure Salix has the skills and experience to expand its business over the period of its current strategy
  • Develop strengths and skills of team members; undertake performance management and appraisals, supporting team members in their personal development and training plans
  • Responsible for individual and team health and safety
  • Recruitment and induction of new staff and conducting end of probation interviews
  • Ensure the values of the company are demonstrated in all aspects of people management

Also to include any other duties and responsibilities within the range of the salary grade.


  • £46,000 - £58,000 is the salary scale
  • Level 7 (or equivalent) management qualification bar at £52,000
  • Ability to progress on the incremental scale is dependent on performance
  • The scale increases in increments of £2,000

Employee Benefits

  • 28 days annual leave
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Contributory Pension scheme
  • Employee support with public transport costs
  • Training

Appointment Process

Salix operates a probationary period for all new staff. This ensures people joining Salix can find out that the job meets their expectations and that Salix can support each member of staff in their role. The successful candidate will be appointed on a fixed term 3-month probationary contract. Successful completion of the probationary period will lead to an offer of employment contract. If the successful candidate is already employed by Salix there is no requirement to complete a second probationary period.

Candidates must demonstrate that they meet the qualifications, experience, skills and abilities listed in the Person Specification. The Person Specification can be downloaded from the Salix website at

Appointment Timetable

The position has been advertised on Monday 26 November 2018.

Applications for the position will be closed on Friday 28 December 2018 at 23:59.

Shortlisting will take place week commencing Monday 2 January 2019.

If you are shortlisted interviews will take place on Friday 18 January and Monday 21 January 2019.

If you wish to apply for this role please submit the following to

  1. An up to date CV
  2. All candidates are asked to submit a personal statement of no more than 2,500 words stating why they are suitable for the post of Senior Programme Manager. You are asked specifically to address the person specification criteria that have been highlighted in green (available at
  3. Equality monitoring form (available on the Salix website at

Please mention when responding to this ad.