We're hiring – join Manchester Cares as Head of Programmes

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Manchester Cares are seeking a dynamic, passionate people-person to lead our team, to deepen our partnerships across the city of Manchester, and to oversee our programmes.

As Head of Programmes, you'll be outgoing and tenacious; a professional with an organised approach, a clear, authentic communication style and an intrinsic understanding of the power of networks and digital media.

We're looking for a self-starter: someone committed, tough, and focused able to work alone as well as collaboratively; who is passionate about developing Manchester Cares over the coming years.

The stand-out candidate will have knowledge of and a passion for the unique communities and culture of Manchester’s various neighbourhoods, alongside experience building and managing teams, budgets and complex projects and programmes.

We need someone who understands and is motivated by the demographics and social challenges of our city and the issues we work on – and in particular who is passionate about and can clearly promote our vision for building close community networks in order to tackle isolation and loneliness in Manchester. 

In achieving this vision and lasting success, you will be trusted to work dynamically and independently in this exciting young organisation, with a growing profile and backing from major local and national supporters. 

If that sounds like you, we'd love to hear from you.


  • Full time (40 hours per week)
  • Salary: £30,000-£32,000 (plus travel)


To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter explaining why you are right for this role to Charlie at [email protected].

  • Application deadline: 9am Wednesday 5th February 2020. 
  • First round interviews will take place on 10th February 2020. 
  • Second round interviews will take place on 17th February 2020. 
  • Starting date would ideally be 26th March 2020. 

Manchester Cares seeks to live our values in everything we do. We are committed to inclusion in our programmes and actively seeking diversity in our teams.

Please read the full job description below for further information.

Lauren Banks

Posted by Lauren Banks on Tuesday 21st January 2020

Lauren is the Head of Programmes at Manchester Cares.

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