09 July 2018

Newground No Background (4)

Community Programmes Director

Location : Blackburn or Halifax

Salary: £51,175 p/annum

Benefits: 27 days holiday +8 bank holidays. Contributory pension scheme. Health care package. Essential car user allowance.

Closing Date:   Monday 30th July 2018

Interview dates:  Assessment on 15th August and final interviews 30th August 2018.

Newground is a Community Interest Company and a member of Together Housing Group, delivering professional business and landscape services, whilst also supporting communities in Lancashire, Yorkshire and Humberside. We have an excellent opportunity for an ambitious individual looking to further their career within a successful social enterprise.

We are currently looking for an innovative and inspiring individual to lead our teams delivering a diverse range of community programmes, tackling issues such as youth engagement, unemployment, deprivation, health & wellbeing, training and environmental education. The postholder will report directly to the Newground Managing Director and be a member of the Newground CIC Board and Senior Management Team.  

The ideal candidate will have the ability to:  

  • Develop and oversee the delivery of the community programmes business plan, ensuring appropriate performance standards and targets are met;
  • Engage with stakeholders to seek out new opportunities and develop innovative projects and services which meet stakeholder needs;
  • Operate within the framework of a quality management system;
  • Provide focus and clear direction to your teams.  

Your current experience should consist of:  

  • Experience of managing and developing projects to improve community resilience;
  • Knowledge and understanding of community resilience;
  • Experience of managing significant budgets with an understanding of funding processes;
  • Good communication and presentation skills and the ability to produce clear and concise written reports;
  • Experience of managing and motivating staff, inspiring a culture which reflects our vision and values;
  • A quality driven approach.  

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


In return, we offer a competitive salary, excellent career opportunities, a great place to work and all the benefits associated with working for a growing company including 27 days holiday plus bank holidays (rising to 32 over 5 years service), attractive pension scheme, essential car user allowance and health care package.  


To download a copy of the job description and person specification please click here.

To apply for the role, please click here. You will need to submit a CV and covering letter outlining why you are the ideal candidate for the role (please submit your application via the green 'apply' button at top of the page). For further information please call us on 01254 669003.    


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