Based: Cambridge or part-remote (UK only)
Rate: £40000 – £45500 dependent on experience
Basis: permanent; full-time, part-time or flexible
Eligibility: you must be eligible to work in the UK
The Raspberry Pi Foundation is a UK-based educational charity that works to put the power of computing and digital making into the hands of people all over the world. We want more people to be able to harness the power of computing and digital technologies for work, to solve problems that matter to them, and to express themselves creatively.
Established in 2008 and first known for our product — the wildly successful Raspberry Pi computer — the Foundation has developed educational content and programs that are helping millions of people learn computing and digital making.
In October 2015, we merged with Code Club, followed in May 2017 by a second merger with the CoderDojo Foundation. Together we now represent one of the largest, sustained global efforts to help young people learn computing and digital making. You can read more about our mission, values, and goals in our 2018–2020 strategy.
The Foundation is part of a consortium that has secured over £78 million in government funding to make sure every child in every school in England has access to a world-leading computing education. This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to transform the way we teach computing and computer science.
Working with our partners, STEM Learning and the British Computer Society, we will establish a new National Centre for Computing Education, and deliver a comprehensive programme of support for computing teachers in primary and secondary schools. This will include resources, training, research, certification, and more.
We are now looking for a highly motivated and effective Programme Manager who is able to lead this new operational area of the Foundation’s work. You will be in charge of overseeing operations for this exciting programme of work, and you will manage its successful delivery across all operational outputs, from financial planning and legal contracting, to recruitment and risk management.
We strive to make the Foundation a place where talented people who care about our mission can do the best work of their careers. We have a flexible and collaborative approach to all aspects of our work. If you’re the right person for the job, we’ll make it work for you, and you can be confident that you’ll be working with an exceptional team.
- Operational oversight for delivering the Foundation’s programme of work to support the success of the National Centre for Computing Education (NCCE)
- Guardian of the legal and contractual obligations of the Foundation in relation to the NCCE, working closely with our in-house legal counsel
- Maintaining excellent relations and effective communications with our partners
- Maintaining accurate data in relation to programme KPIs to enable accurate performance and impact evaluation
- Management of risks across the work streams to allow early identification and effective mitigation and/or escalation
- Working closely with the Financial Controller to monitor cash flow and oversee any reporting and claims processes
- Advising and supporting budget holders with financial profiling of budgets in relation to programme costs, managing and communicating changes to spending
- As a member of the operations team, contribute to the smooth running of the organisation through rigorous planning and regular communications
- Represent the Raspberry Pi Foundation to external stakeholders from time to time
Experience and personal attributes
You should have:
- Experience of managing complex delivery schedules and multiple stakeholders
- The ability to work at all levels of an organisation, and to build and sustain good relationships
- A proven track record of delivering large-scale projects that meet the desired objectives
- Excellent numeracy and budgetary management skills
- Outstanding written and spoken English
- Exceptional organisational skills, tenacity, and attention to detail
- The ability to balance multiple priorities and deal with ambiguity
- A supportive and collaborative approach to leadership
Ideally you will also have:
- Experience of working on large government contracts
In addition to competitive salaries, we offer a range of benefits for all of our colleagues, including:
- 25 days’ annual leave
- Generous company pension scheme with 8% employer and 4% employee contributions
- Life assurance and long-term illness insurance policy
- Investment in professional development and learning
- Flexible work hours as needed, to fit around childcare or other commitments
- Generous family leave policy
- Cycle-to-work scheme and season ticket loan policy
- Regular organisation-wide maker days to improve your digital making skills
- Monthly all-staff meetings and socials
- Fresh fruit, tea, coffee, drinks in all our offices
Timetable for applications
Closing date: 5pm on Wednesday 19th December