Senior Programme Manager - MarComms Transformation (Fixed-Term)

3–4 days per week at home

Fully flexible hours

Dog friendly

Employment type
£42768 - £47446 per annum

Marketing Communications are an essential part of our conservation toolkit and have a critical role to play in tackling the nature and climate emergency. Could you help us have even more impact for nature?

The RSPB is looking for an experienced Programme Manager to lead a change programme that will transform how we deliver marketing communications to achieve our ambitious strategic goals.

The programme will bring together projects looking to transform the technology we use, the creative processes we adopt and the skills/capabilities we need to deliver best in class communications.

We are looking for a programme manager who will:

• Support the programme executive in promoting the MarComms Transformation Programme and its contribution to our strategic goals.
• Put in place the right vision, purpose and governance structures to keep the programme on track to deliver change into the business at pace and with lasting impact.
• Set up and manage a programme board to support the two projects by setting direction, making decisions, managing budget/resources and resolving escalations.
• Take responsibility for risk and change management.
• Lead on stakeholder management and engagement around the organisation to create the necessary environment through which to embed change.
• Lead on change management principles working closely with the two project teams and key stakeholders within our operational delivery teams.
• Actively champion the vision and benefits of the programme to secure buy in for change at a senior level across the organisation.
• Line manage the Comms Delivery Transformation Project Manager as well as 1 or 2 volunteers to support a project to build skills and capabilities in the business.

Essential skills, knowledge and experience:

• Demonstrable experience of developing and leading complex change programmes or projects
• Demonstrable leadership ability
• Internal and external stakeholder management
• Strong cost and budget management
• Project or programme management qualification or training
• Proven time management, benefits realisation and organisation skills

If this sounds like you, if you like to drive change and the idea of transforming marketing communications to have impact for nature then please do apply.

This is a Full Time role at 37.5 hours per week, fixed-term for 12 months. The RSPB reserves the right to extend or make this role permanent without further advertising dependent on business needs at the end of the contract term.

This role can be performed remotely but you must be able to travel to RSPB offices when required. We are looking to conduct interviews for this position from 16th August 2022. If you have any questions about this role don’t hesitate to contact

As part of this application you will be asked to complete an application form to evidence how your meet the skills, knowledge, and experience requested.

Before applying for this role, we recommend reading through the candidate guidance notes attached to the top of this advert.

The RSPB is an equal opportunities employer. This role is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

3–4 days per week at home

Fully flexible hours

Dog friendly