We our looking for a dynamic, ambitious and experienced individual to join us as a Programme Development Officer. The right candidate will have a good record in income generation through grants, contracts and services, and a commitment to partnership and relationship building. The post is offered part-time (3d/w) on an employee basis but other ideas on how to make the job work are welcome. The contract is extendable and renewable depending on funding. There will be opportunities for travel abroad to represent the organisation at meetings and conferences. We accept applications only from applicants with the right to work in the UK. Deadline 9:00 Monday 5th March.

About the role

The Programme Development Officer will implement the Institute’s income generation strategy. You will work directly with the Director and the project team to develop and deliver high quality bids and proposals to a range of prospective clients including local, national, European and international funders including the corporate sector.

Who we are looking for

The ideal candidate will be an excellent communicator with passion for innovation and social change. We are looking for someone who can translate our strategic objectives and mission into high quality, innovative and impactful project ideas, and then communicate them to potential funders orally and in writing. 

What makes the IARS team special is personal commitment, drive, flexibility and teamwork. We are looking for someone who can reflect those same qualities. We also want someone who is committed to the values of dialogue, transparency, non-adversarial methods of conflict resolution and restorative justice. Please review our three founding values before applying. Fitting within our organisational culture will be a key factor of success.

Who we are

We are a dynamic International Institute with charitable status and mission to give everyone a chance to forge a safer, fairer and more inclusive society. We have established ourselves as a world-class leader in creating new knowledge around issues of social justice, equality, human rights and young people. We are focused on empowering the most marginalised communities through direct service delivery, while enabling organisations to achieve, measure and improve their social impact.

Benefits & Working hours

We view this post as being office-based (London, UK), but other ideas are welcome. It is offered as a part-time (three days per week), two-year fixed term employment contract at £25,951 - £30,153 (SO1-SO2/pro rata). Other models of engagement will also be considered. The initial salary will depend on experience and there will be a six-month probationary period. The contract is renewable and extendable depending on funding. Other benefits include 24 days paid annual leave, plus bank holidays and 5.5% pension upon successful completion of the probationary period (pro-rated).

How to apply

If you are interested in applying please submit your:

  1. CV
  2. Cover letter addressing the Role Description and Person Specification. If applying to join the team not as an employee then explain how you propose to meet the JD and vision for the post.
  3. Diversity Monitoring Form.

to contact@iars.org.uk by 9:00 Monday 5th March.

Make sure that in the subject line of your email you include "Application for PDO". If you have not heard from us by the 8th March please assume that you have not been successful.

Shortlisting and interviews

Shortlisted candidates will be notified on Tuesday, 6th March to attend a face to face interview at IARS offices on Thursday 8th March. 

For an informal conversation about the role contact Theo Gavrielides on 020 7064 4380 director@iars.org.uk