Programme Manager

Green Schools Project

Dalston, London
£32,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent 07760381493 Henry Greenwood

Sectors: environmental education

Closing date: Sunday, 5th April 2020   6 days left

Green Schools Project is looking for a new Programme Manager to drive us forward at an exciting stage of our growth. This is an opportunity for someone to be at the heart of an early stage social enterprise that is helping schools to tackle the climate crisis and get young people involved in protecting the living planet.

We believe that tackling the climate and ecological crises is the most urgent issue facing society and that schools need to educate young people about the situation they face and involve them in addressing it. Young people have the greatest stake in protecting our living planet yet they bear no responsibility for causing the problems that they will have to live through. We believe that, given the opportunity, they have the energy, enthusiasm, and determination to change attitudes and behaviour on a local and global scale.

Our values that we do our best to embody at all times are to be enthusiastic, innovative, environmentally responsible, ethical and fun.

We exist to help young people to learn about and get actively involved with the natural world. We support schools to provide opportunities for their students to learn about the individual actions and systemic responses required to address the climate and ecological crises.

We do this by supporting them to run a student-led Eco-Team which takes on projects such as energy saving, food growing and encouraging wildlife. We also provide staff training to include these issues in the curriculum to enrich and give purpose to the learning experience of the students. Our education system is woefully inadequate in addressing the climate and ecological crisis, but individual schools can take action. We will help them to become learning hubs for the local community and lead the way in creating a zero carbon future with thriving, resilient communities.

What you’ll do:

  • Manage the implementation of our programmes and ensure high quality outcomes.
  • Coordinate the monitoring and evaluation and impact measurement of the programmes.
  • Manage the reporting process to funders and external stakeholders.
  • Recruit new schools. This will involve keeping up to date records, emailing and calling.
  • Research corporate sponsorship opportunities and contact potential partners.
  • Research grant funding opportunities and write applications.
  • Create half termly newsletters that showcase the outcomes of the programme.
  • Occasionally assist with delivery of the programmes to young people and school staff.
  • Assist with the management of budgets and accounts.
  • Support with the overall strategy of the organisation.
  • Manage freelance delivery partners.

We need you to have:

  • A passion for environmental issues and a commitment to helping to tackle the climate and ecological crises.
  • An attention to detail and an ability to keep accurate and up to date records.
  • Strong organisational skills with an ability to prioritise while working on a variety of tasks.
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to motivate and enthuse adults and young people.
  • Experience of managing people.
  • A growth mindset and a willingness to learn.
  • A resilient attitude that sees setbacks as a chance to learn and thrives in challenging situations.

It would be useful if you have:

  • Experience of monitoring and evaluation and the impact measurement process involved in charities and social enterprises.
  • Experience working in or with schools, working with young people and a strong belief in their potential.
  • A clear understanding of how teachers work and how school decision-making works.
  • Experience of and an enthusiasm for selling; communicating the benefits of the programme to schools, to potential sponsors and to grant funders.
  • A full current DBS check, though we will arrange one if you don’t.

What you’ll get from us:

  • An opportunity to lead within an award-winning social enterprise that aims to transform the education system so that it works for rather than against the natural world.
  • A chance to have a significant say in shaping the role and developing your career as the organisation grows.
  • A supportive and encouraging environment in which to grow your skills and knowledge.
  • £32,000 per year.
  • Flexible working hours and arrangements.
  • 25 days annual leave per year plus one long weekend (in addition to usual bank holidays) per half term.


Unit 307, Colourworks, Abbot Street, London, E8 3DL

To apply, please download this application form, complete it, and email to


Deadline for applications: 12th April

First interview (over the phone): Week beginning 13th April

Second interview (video call): Week beginning 20th April

Notification of decision: 27th April

Job start date: June or September

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