Community Programmes Manager

£35,818 p/annum rising to £40,439 p/annum with length of service

Blackburn | Home Working


Closing Date: Sunday 7th November 2021

Newground Together is a registered Charity and a member of Together Housing Group.  At Newground Together (NGT) we work with communities to build better futures together. Commercial profits, social investment and external grant funding are invested into projects that bring people together and change lives. The team is committed to supporting people into jobs and training opportunities, connecting with young people and families, creating memorable outdoor experiences and providing health and wellbeing activities delivering professional community programmes to support individuals with volunteering, training and skills development

We have an excellent opportunity for someone to lead Newground Together’s youth, community and great outdoors initiatives across East Lancashire, leading and motivating the team to deliver a range of fantastic projects and contributing to the development of innovative projects, programmes, and services.

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate: 

  • Effective leadership and management to the service delivery staff, motivating staff to provide a high quality, inclusive, safe and cost effective customer focused service.
  • Proven ability to work with Managers, coordinators and cross functional teams to ensure that there is a consistent, integrated offer developed and maintained
  • Experience in managing service delivery performance to ensure that programme plans are on target, contractual obligations are being achieved and corrective actions are taken where necessary
  • Strong relationships with partner agencies and contractors, with a view to developing joint activities and securing additional income for Newgrounds activities
  • Partnership working with local agencies
  • Working in the third sector

Your current experience, skills and knowledge should consist of:

  •  Experience of managing and motivating staff, promoting a culture that meets the needs of funding bodies, service participants and staff.
  • Knowledge and experience of managing and developing community projects
  • Experience in managing budgets and income generation
  • Experience in negotiating and influencing in work areas of highly complex and diverse nature, requiring high levels of skills in a range of specialist disciplines
  • Ability to demonstrate business acumen, completing work in new and challenging situations, affecting extensive policy or service delivery implications

This role is subject to a full enhanced DBS check, which Together Housing will support the ideal candidate through

A full driving licence is required with access to a car, as travel across West Yorkshire is an essential part of the role.

What you get in return

Together Housing recognises we are all different and that diversity is a strength. To further strengthen our organisation, we are seeking different voices and we will ensure all applicants will receive fair treatment, regardless of their personal characteristics, background or personal circumstances. Your difference makes us stronger and better. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment practices, flexible working arrangements, staff engagement forums and other services to support staff from different backgrounds.

In return we can offer you a great set of benefits which includes;

  • 27 days holiday (rising to 32 over 5 years’ service) + bank holidays.
  • A great flexible working environment, with a range of family friendly policies
  • Great new comfortable and modern offices & opportunities to work from home
  • A huge scope of personal development opportunities
  • A very attractive pension scheme & healthcare benefit as well
  • For the more active minded we also offer a “cycle to work” scheme

To hear what our team say about working at Newground & read more about the role please see

Deadline for applications is midnight on Sunday 7th November 2021

Interviews will be held on week commencing 15th November 2021

To apply, please click here, or email a copy of both your CV & Cover letter (which will need pasting into the application page) no more than 3 pages, outlining how you meet the Person Specification & Competencies for this role.

For further information contact:

Community Programmes Director: Nic McGrath 07912 255512

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