We're hiring – join Liverpool Cares as Head of Programmes

Liverpool Cares are seeking our very first full time Head of Programmes – to lead our team, to deepen our strategic partnerships, and to help take our programmes and our vision to the next level. 

This is an exciting opportunity to join our young organisation, and to make a big difference for the long term. We need someone who can inspire and motivate others, with the personality to bring older and younger neighbours together through our engaging programmes, with the experience and determination to manage a young and fast changing charity with everything that entails, and to lead our systems and processes to stay on top of the myriad opportunities you create.

We are looking for an exceptional Head of Programmes to anchor and drive Liverpool Cares – to quadruple the size of our network over the next two years; to bring in new partners; and to achieve our strategic vision.

We need someone full of ideas, with versatility, technical know-how, perseverance and strong leadership credentials and responsibility. And we need someone who knows Liverpool like the back of their hand – who has the networks, experience and passion to inspire more people to take Liverpool Cares to their hearts.
You will need to be a powerful communicator, in writing and in person, and someone who can talk to and relate to people from all backgrounds, no matter their circumstances – someone equally comfortable discussing illness and isolation with a housebound 95-year-old in Kensington as you are talking about work and weddings with a 25-year-old volunteer in the city centre. 

You will be outgoing and tenacious; a professional with an organised approach, a clear, authentic communication style and an intrinsic understanding of the power of networks and digital media. The stand-out candidate will also have knowledge of and a passion for the unique communities and culture of Liverpool's various neighbourhoods, alongside experience managing projects or programmes.

Crucially, we need a real people-person: someone who can build trusted partnerships including with corporations, Councils and long-established community groups. We also need a numbers person, someone methodical, target focused and strategic, who can work with our national Director of Programmes to drive a shared vision. And we need a self-starter: someone committed, tough, and focused working alone as well as collaboratively; who is passionate about developing Liverpool Cares over the coming years.

If that sounds like you, we'd love to hear from you.


  • Full time (40 hours per week)
  • Salary: £28,000 (plus travel)


To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter explaining why you are right for this role to Rosa Friend at [email protected].

  • Application deadline: February 11th 2019 at 5pm.
  • First round interviews will take place on February 21st and 22nd 2019.
  • Second round interviews will take place on February 27th and 28th 2019.
  • Starting date as soon as possible thereafter.

Liverpool Cares seeks to live our values in everything we do. We are committed to inclusion in our programmes and diversity in our teams.

Please read the full job description below for further information.

Alex Smith

Posted by Alex Smith on Friday 25th January 2019

Alex is Liverpool Cares' founder and CEO.

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