Global Programmes Manager


Location: London NW3 or Home based
Hours: 35 hours p/w
Salary: £34,828 (will vary if outside of the UK)
Contract Type: Permanent 
Closing Date:  22 March 2018

Interviews: 26 and 27 March 2018

About Us:

Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting is the world’s only movement for every girl and any girl because we believe that each of them deserves to be the best they can be. Free to make what they want from the Movement, girls learn by doing, make friends and have fun. In safe, local spaces, girls develop the skills and attitudes to change themselves, their communities and our world.

The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) keeps the global Movement thriving, united and growing.

About the Role:

This is an exciting opportunity to support the delivery of some of WAGGGS’ largest funded programmes. This role will lead on the delivery of WAGGGS programmes, primarily the current phase of the long-running global partnership with the UPS Foundation. The current phase runs from 2017 to 2019, working with national Guide associations (Member Organisations, ‘MOs’) in five or more countries. The theme of this phase is ‘Diversity and Inclusion: Achieving Our Ambition’. The aim of this partnership is to increase and diversify Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting membership and leadership globally in order to create an inclusive environment for all.

Your responsibility will be to ensure the programme is delivered by MOs and your staff team to target, within budget and to good quality. You will be working across a number of WAGGGS departments, particularly with the Membership Development, Fundraising, Communications and Advocacy teams. You will be in communication with the UPS Foundation, mostly through their intermediary APCO.  

The Global Programmes Manager role is not restricted to the UPS programme but is likely to include support for other programmes and may require change to manage a different programme(s) in future.

About You:

As a successful candidate, you will have significant experience in programme and project management, including managing teams and influencing others. You will have a creative and collaborative approach, and the ability to juggle a number of priorities and internal and external stakeholders at all levels. You will be experienced in managing project budgets and reporting to set objectives and targets. You will have experience in working with and directing staff and volunteers from a variety of backgrounds and cultures. You will have a strategic and solution-focused mindset. Your passion for empowering girls and young women to reach their full potential will be a key driver for your work.  

This is a permanent post to start as soon as possible.

What you can expect from us

World Bureau Based:

  • 26 days holiday allowance plus bank holidays
  • Group Life Assurance
  • 5% Generous Matched Pension Contribution with Aviva (after 3 months of service)
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Cycle to Work Scheme


  • 31 days' holiday allowance
  • Group Life Assurance
  • Home Worker Financial Support Package 
  • 5% Generous Matched Pension Contribution (after 3 months in service)

How to Apply:

If you are interested in this position, please download the recruitment pack and submit your covering letter and CV via our recruitment portal.

We reserve the right to change the closing date depending on the number of responses received. Please submit your application as soon as possible to ensure it is considered in the selection process.

If you have a disability and can demonstrate that closing this post early would impact on your ability to submit an application in time, please contact our Human Resources team ( to request arrangements for an application to be submitted within the original time frame.

A Note for Recruitment Agencies:

We prefer to hire people directly and have a preferred supplier list in place. We will be in touch if we need you. 

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