Programme Manager – Arts and Health

Nesta role — Salary circa £36k plus excellent benefits

Closing date 23 May 2019, 8 a.m. Fixed term contract 37.5 hours

Cardiff, Wales

Are you an energetic, proactive and experienced Programme Manager with a proven track record within the arts and/or health sector? Do you have the ability to design and deliver programmes of support for people who are both experienced in and new to innovation processes?

If so, Nesta has an exciting opportunity for an ambitious individual to join our dynamic team at Y Lab, where you will take the lead on the design and implementation of a new programme that supports innovation in the fields of both arts and health.

About Nesta

Nesta is an innovation foundation. For us, innovation means turning bold ideas into reality and changing lives for the better. We use our expertise, skills and funding in areas where there are big challenges facing society. Nesta is based in the UK and supported by a financial endowment. We work with partners around the globe to bring bold ideas to life to change the world for good.

About this key role

A collaboration between Nesta and Cardiff University, Y Lab is the public service innovation lab for Wales and, working closely with the Y Lab team and academic researchers from Cardiff University, our successful candidate will focus on helping Nesta define where there is a need for innovation by leading the design and delivery of an impactful programme that significantly moves the field forward. This will involve overseeing all Research and Programme Design, including supporting teams to prototype new products and services aided by small grants and quality advice, while you will also be expected to:

  • Deliver a range of communications materials and activities and act as a spokesperson for the project
  • Manage grant application processes and contracts, plus continue to support and monitor projects that are awarded funding
  • Design and deliver processes that measure and monitor the ongoing impact of the programme
  • Design workshops and provide other support that builds innovation skills in participants

What we are looking for

You will have extensive knowledge of the arts and /or health sector in Wales, with strong networks in both or either sectors. An outstanding communicator, verbal and written, you will also have demonstrable innovation, networking and interpersonal skills, with the ability to support and coach senior stakeholders and front-line staff through the challenges that innovation can bring.

The ability to monitor and report on impact, plus design programmes of support, including workshops, grant funding and procuring bespoke consultant advice, is essential, as is a proven track record of managing significant budgets, including forecasting and reporting on a monthly basis.

How to apply

For further details about this post, and to apply, please visit our website.

Closing date: 23 May 2019, 8:00am

First interviews will be held w/c June 3rd, 2019.

Second interviews will be held w/c June 10, 2019.