We are recruiting for an Assistant Programme & Operations Manager to join the Centre for Collective Intelligence Design
The Centre for Collective Intelligence Design at Nesta is looking for a highly-motivated self-starter, with exceptional organisational and time-management skills to support the roll out of a project focusing on public engagement in local climate policy.
You’ll lead the action planning and delivery of our ambitious plans to support councils around England to use the Strategy Room over the next 12-18 months. You’ll be the first point of contact for councils, coordinating Strategy Room sessions around the country and helping hundreds of people to discuss which net zero policy options might work best in their area. You’ll put in place systems and processes to ensure these happen smoothly and to the highest standard, as well as driving promotional sales activities to encourage more councils to sign-up. You’ll be responsible for managing the budget and monitoring activity, reporting on impact to councils and funders alike.
You’ll be right for this role if you’re not phased by a long list of tasks and are adept at juggling last-minute requests or enquiries. You can prioritise effectively, communicate persuasively, solve problems autonomously and you relish building new relationships. You’ve got solid project management experience, hold yourself to the highest professional standards and are confident using project management and CRM tools such as Asana and Salesforce.
About the Centre for Collective Intelligence Design
Nesta’s Centre for Collective Intelligence Design helps create new ways for communities to use technology to harness their insights, ideas and power to act on the problems that matter to them and create the futures they want. We know well-designed systems can help promote healthy collective action at scale, but too often technology is designed to solve the needs of individuals or large organisations.
Our mission is to design digital tools and products that allow communities to respond collectively to challenges, and that help public and voluntary sector institutions strengthen trust and collaboration with citizens.
You’ll be responsible for:
What we offer
Salary: circa £37k plus array of benefits, including private medical insurance, dental insurance, the ability to buy and sell annual leave, eyecare vouchers and more
Location: This role is based in London, hybrid working arrangement with a minimum of two days in the office
Term: 12 month Fixed term contract
Hours: This is a full-time role but we offer a range of flexible working arrangements and encourage our people to take advantage of them. Many do.
Making an application
To apply for this role, please submit your application before 08:00am on the 4th of December 2023
Interviews will take place w/c 11th of December 2023.
At Nesta, we believe that a diverse workforce leads to an organisation that is more innovative, more creative and gets better results.
We want our workforce to represent the diversity of the people and communities we serve. We also want our workplace to be one where different experiences, expertise and perspectives are valued, and where everyone is encouraged to grow and develop.
This means that when we are recruiting, we actively seek to reach a diverse pool of candidates. It also means that we are happy to consider any reasonable adjustments that potential employees may need to in order to be successful.
We recognise the importance of a good balance between work and home life, so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working, including working from home, compressed or part-time hours, job shares and other arrangements.
Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process (and beyond) if these are options you’d like to explore.