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Programme Manager - Diversity & Inclusion

London, United Kingdom, £ £ - Annual Annual, Permanent


If you have a background in programme management, enjoy collaborating with others and getting things done, we would love to hear from you.

The Programme Manager will work closely with the Head of Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) and the three D&I work stream leads to take an overview of the development and delivery of the D&I programme plans.

In this role you will:

  • Have a good understanding of the D&I programme and budget and ensure that risks and \'pinch points\' for the priority area are known in advance, mitigated or managed.
  • Provide a critical link and alignment of the priority area to internal Wellcome teams (including Insights & Analysis, Communications, Finance, Legal, Procurement, People and the other priority areas) to ensure information is shared and that the D&I priority area has the tools, expertise and resource required to deliver its outcomes.


  • Support and monitor the development and delivery of programme-level targets and milestones with work stream leads across the D&I priority area.
  • Manage and track key risks and priorities, escalating programme-level risks before they become issues, and ensuring that these risks are being addressed.
  • Support and advise the Head of D&I on critical matters related to decision making for the development, delivery and prioritisation of the D&I programme plans.
  • Offer advice to the team members and connect with other Wellcome teams where appropriate to share appropriate project and programme management, skills, approaches and best practise.
  • Working closely with the Insight Research Analyst - D&I (based in the Insights & Analysis Division), ensure monitoring and evaluation of the D&I outcomes are undertaken and reported on to programme deadlines.
  • Working in partnership with the Communications Manager for D&I and the wider Communications team, ensure coordination of communication plans and projects across the D&I programme.
  • Working closely with Finance and the workstream leads, ensure overall budget management across the priority area.
  • Working closely with the D&I Team Coordinator, coordinate the triannual D&I Steering group and ensure that governance structures are used effectively.
  • Ensure alignment with corporate governance including preparation of programme documentation and reports (for example finance, delivery plans, risk registers, annual progress report).
  • Write and manage requests for proposals and contracts with external suppliers in partnership with the work stream leads, Procurement and Legal.

Experience & Skills

  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • High level of attention to detail.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills.
  • Able to challenge and influence senior stakeholders whilst building and maintaining relationships.
  • Numerate with ability to set and effectively manage budgets and risks.
  • Highly collaborative with well-developed interpersonal skills.
  • Able to work in a flexible and agile way.
  • A demonstrable interest in D&I.

Job Details

Full Time
London, United Kingdom
£ £ - Annual Annual