Programme Lead – Innovation Team

About Eikon:

Eikon is a Surrey based charity that has been working in the local community for almost two decades, providing long-term support to some of the county’s most vulnerable young people and their families.

Our vision is to develop happy, thriving and resilient young adults who are able to contribute positively to society.

Job Title:                               Programme Lead – Innovation Team
Location:                               Offices New Haw, Surrey & working across the county
Hours:                                   20 hours per week, term time plus one week

Length of Contract:             Permanent
Rate of pay:                          27 – 30k FTE   12-14k pro rata
Responsible to:                   Head of Innovations

Main purpose of Job

To join the Innovations in developing and delivering projects which lead to better outcomes for young people. Currently we are delivering a variety of projects that promote wellbeing, build resilience and reduce stigma associated with mental health. The role therefore involves;

Key areas of accountability include:

Project Leadership

To help define and lead delivery of assigned projects by:

  • Defining the project outputs & outcomes that are expected
  • Following or setting up systems to monitor, measure and report on project outcomes.
  • Agree long, medium and short-term plans for delivery and development of the project
  • Ensure that projects are co-produced with stakeholders and users


  • Developing and delivering high quality material and resources for children & young people in an engaging and interactive way to ensure desired outcomes are achieved

Building relationships

  • Pursuing and developing relationships with new schools and promote the wider work of Eikon.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with the wider community and external agencies as required.


  • Manage budget and oversee financial processes (e.g. invoicing, expenses review and authorization)


  • Provide leadership, support and development of any team member or volunteer assigned to your responsibility
  • Provide clear task management and supervision.

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate

  • A proven track record of engaging with and delivering to large and small groups of children and young people preferably in both formal and informal education settings
  • Experience of planning and developing programmes of work with young people
  • Experience of managing projects including budgets
  • Ability to monitor and evaluate a wide range of evidence-based interventions with young people
  • Knowledge of how poor mental health affects young people and awareness of strategies to promote wellbeing

Skills and Abilities

The successful candidate will also need to demonstrate

  • The ability to build positive relationships with young people quickly and the ability to motivate, enthuse and develop children and young people.
  • Confident public speaking and presentation skills with proven ability to deliver sessions to small and large groups of young people and adults
  • Good interpersonal skills with ability to network and establish links and partnerships with all relevant stakeholders
  • Excellent communication, written and ICT skills to develop projects and produce high quality resources with good attention to detail using a variety of office tools
  • The ability to work creatively, proactively and use initiative, be able to adapt material to the needs of the group
  • Strong organisational and time management skills with the ability to plan, prioritise a diverse workload and work to deadlines
  • Independent problem solver
  • Working within a team and being supportive of the team aims and objectives
  • To easily and efficiently travel to various locations in Surrey and attend meetings and training sessions when required
  • Commitment to working to organisational Policies and Procedures specifically regarding the safeguarding of young people and working within our equality and diversity policy

Qualifications (desirable)

  • A degree level or equivalent qualification in Youth Work, Mental health or relevant field
  • Or
  • Extensive, significant and demonstrable skills in youth work

 An offer of employment will be subject to an approved Enhanced DBS and Barring Disclosure.

Eikon is committed to safeguarding and prompting the welfare of young people and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

If you are interested in finding out more or applying for the role, then please contact us at or download the application form below.


Application Form

Programme Lead Job Description

Closing date for applications:                             5pm on 24th September 18


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