Programme Manager - Thriving Habitats and Species

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World Wide Fund for Nature

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Woking, United Kingdom

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3 days ago

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Programme Manager - Thriving Habitats and Species

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As the world’s largest independent conservation organisation, we are working to achieve the triple challenge of restoring nature, tackling dangerous climate change and supporting sustainable development. To succeed, it is important that we have effective plans and processes in place. This is where your skills are needed as the Programme Manager for our strategic goal to protect and restore Thriving Habits & Species.

This Programme Manager role sits in our Strategic Planning and Performance Unit which works with colleagues across the organisation to drive delivery of the five strategic goals that constitute our strategy.

As Programme Manager, you will collaborate with colleagues to create the annual plan for the Thriving Habitats & Species Goal, monitoring progress against it and working with grant managers to ensure projects meet objectives and achieve deliverables. You will ensure that effective risk and issue management is in place. We will look to you to ensure processes and governance are fit for purpose. You will oversee the budget for the Goal, lead on reporting and share best practice. You will also support capacity building and assist grant managers to deliver projects effectively.
To join the team bringing our world back to life, you will be an experienced project manager, ideally with a recognised qualification, such as PRINCE2. You will have an in-depth understanding of project and programme management methodologies and be able to demonstrate the ability to plan, manage and deliver complex projects. Comfortable managing a programme team, you will possess excellent interpersonal skills and be a confident communicator who is effective at managing stakeholders and enjoys supporting colleagues. Good at prioritising, you will be comfortable multi-tasking and meeting deadlines. You will also have lean and change management experience.

If you would like to be part of an organisation at the forefront of driving global change, we would love to hear from you. Please click on the link and apply via our website by submitting a copy of your up-to-date CV and Supporting Statement to highlight what makes you a good fit for us.

Every role at WWF is open to applications from all sections of society. We believe in the potential of everyone regardless of; sex, race, religion or belief, ethnic origin, different physical ability, family structure, socio-economics, age, nationality or citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other aspect that makes you, well you. Here at WWF, we are committed to conscious inclusion that helps cultivate an ethos of belonging, connection and shared purpose. We believe that the more diverse we are the better we become; this brings us together and empowers us to develop, engage and inspire; and critically to help build a future where people can live in harmony with nature.

Our policies and benefits reflect the importance of people being able to have a good work-life balance and being able to bring their ‘full self’ to work.

Our world needs you like never before. We are the first generation to know we are destroying the world and we could be the last that can do anything about it. We are looking for people who are passionate about making it politically, socially and economically unacceptable to destroy our planet’s natural resources. We need you to join us in the fight for our world.