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Programme Manager

Job Title: Programme Manager

Location: IARS Institute Office, Bermondsey, London

Salary: £32,234 FTE (£19,340 pro-rated)

Hours: 22.5 hours a week (3 days per week)

Contract type: Fixed-term contract until 31st March 2022

Closing Date: Sunday 9th May


  • Temporary contract
  • 24 days annual leave plus the Bank Holiday (pro-rated)
  • 5.5% pension contribution (after completion of probation)


The Role

We are looking for a part-time Programme Manager to provide high quality project management to support our work with marginalised communities, helping us to grow our impact nationally and internationally. We are looking for a flexible and highly motivated person with exceptional project management and problem-solving skills who relishes the opportunity to support our work.

The IARS International Institute is currently working on eight EU-funded projects (Erasmus+ and REC), for which we are Project Coordinators in six of these. The Programme Manager will support the CEO to ensure that these EU projects are delivered on time, in budget and to the required standard. They will provide task management to our Project Associates; be line managed by the CEO and will work closely with the Finance & Resources Manager, as well as working with our pan-European project partners.


About the IARS International Institute

The IARS International Institute has a charitable mission to give everyone a chance to forge a safer, fairer and more inclusive society. We achieve our charitable aims by producing evidence-based solutions to current social problems, sharing best practice and by supporting young people and the community to shape decision making. We aspire to be a leader in creating new knowledge and forming public and expert opinion internationally. Over 85% of the Institute’s work takes the form of world class academic inputs (e.g. peer reviewed articles, eBooks, reports, consultation responses, policy papers, conference presentations, conference papers). We deliver our charitable mission:

  • By empowering marginalised individuals of our society through accredited training, educational programmes, mentoring and one-to-one support;
  • By acting as an international network of NGOS bringing together people and ideas to share best practice and engage in debates on current social problems
  • By carrying out action research and evaluation that is independent, credible,  peer-reviewed, user-led, focused and current
  • By supporting individuals and grass roots organisations to carry out their own initiatives to shape decision-making and society, and by helping them to maximise their social impact
  • By being an authoritative, independent and evidence-based voice on current social policy matters.

Application Process

There are two stages in the application process.

Stage 1:

Please send: (a) your CV (b) a covering letter addressing the Person Specificationto Dr. Claire Bonham, IARS Director via .Also  please complete  IARS Diversity Form

The application deadline for this stage is Sunday 9th May 11.59pm.

Incomplete applications will not be considered. We regret not having the resources to respond to unsuccessful candidates.

Stage 2:

  • Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a face-to-face interview on 14th May

You can download the job description  here

For an informal chat about the role please contact Dr. Claire Bonham via