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Senior Programme Manager

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Date: 06-Mar-2019

Location: London, GB

Company: Lloyds Register

Job ID:28103
Location:London : 71 Fenchurch Street (LR_L000111) 
Position Category:Administration/Business Support
Department:GB109002 : LRF-GRANT SUPPORT TEAM (GB109002)
Position Type:Employee Regular
Education Required:See Job Description
Experience Required:See Job Description
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Role Purpose

This role supports the management of grants and direct charitable activities in pursuit of the Foundation’s charitable purpose of enhancing safety of life and property and advancing public education. The role is responsible for shaping and delivering on a range of complex portfolios of programmes and projects. Working closely with grant holders, ensuring that proposals are clearly written, setting clear outputs and routes to impact and that project plans and budgets are acceptable and achievable.

Acting as an ambassador for the Foundation, the Senior Programme Manager will build strong working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders, representing the Foundation externally including presenting the Foundation’s purpose, strategy, activities and impact.


Your duties will include

  • Responsible for the successful delivery of a range of complex portfolios of programmes and projects delivered within budget, to time and consistent with commitments to funders and agreed targets
  • Responsible for managing the financial aspects of programmes and projects which include funding applications, fore-casting, reporting of actuals against budget, cross charging, and escalation of any potential issues or risks
  • Creation and oversight of complex and strategic project plans with appropriate contingency to assure deliverability and ongoing management and communication of these plans to relevant stakeholders
  • Aid in the development of proposals with support from the Foundation Directors as and when required
  • Develops funding plans to ensure the program's ongoing delivery and success.
  • Coordinate with experts within Lloyd’s Register Group to maximise impact of funded activity
  • To contribute, as required, to the development of evidence-based positions on research and innovation policy issues linked to the scheme
  • Ensure relevant databases are kept up to date, reports are submitted on time, assess the reports for compliance with the contract and funded proposal, arrange peer review
  • Review and acceptance of reports ensuring that all contractual requirements are met in full
  • Build relationships with community in receipt of Foundation support and wider stakeholders
  • Assess proposed changes in contract and recommend appropriate action
  • Providing updates and content for newsletters, website, press releases and social media
  • Organising meetings, workshops and conferences, developing agendas and presentations, taking minutes and producing reports
  • Identify opportunities that arise from grant and direct charitable activities and develop partnerships with other funders
  • Raise awareness and actively educate the public about the work of the Foundation


To be considered

  • Experience of grant management in a research and/or educational context
  • Experience of working with technical and engineering communities of practice (desirable)
  • Demonstrable experience of adhering to principles, methods, techniques and tools for the effective management and administration of programmes and project lifecycles
  • Able to demonstrate a good grounding in training and development in Project Management e.g. PRINCE2 or equivalent
  • Educated to degree level or above
  • Knowledge of the charity sector (desirable)
  • Strong analytical skills, be highly organised with excellent time management skills
  • Experience of working across international partnerships (desirable)


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The Lloyd's Register Group comprises charities and non-charitable companies, with the latter supporting the charities in their main goal of enhancing the safety of life and property, at sea, on land and in the air - for the benefit of the public and the environment. (Group entities)

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