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Programme Manager (2 posts)

Salary range £30,000 to £34,500

Appointment Permanent

Start date February 2015 (an earlier start date is possible if the successful candidate is available; a later start date could be accommodated in certain circumstances)

Closing Date 15th December 2014

Interviews 8th January 2015

The Building and Social Housing Foundation (BSHF) is a unique organisation. Established in 1976, we work across the world to identify innovative housing solutions in order to help improve living conditions for those with few housing choices. We do this through exchanging new ideas and introducing good practice. We organise and run the World Habitat Awards to identify the best international housing practice and run follow up activities, including peer exchange visits, to help transfer knowledge and initiate and establish housing excellence. Some activities develop into long term programmes. Our current programmes include scaling up community-led housing and we are starting a new programme aimed at ending street homelessness. 

We are looking for committed, enthusiastic people who want to make a difference. You will need to demonstrate a track record of achievement and significant knowledge of the national and/or international housing landscape. You will be an excellent report writer and communicator. You will be well connected and have a network of useful contacts you can draw on. You will thrive on working in partnership with a range of internal and external stakeholders but also be comfortable fronting projects on your own.  

We are seeking two people to take a lead role in the co-ordination of the World Habitat Awards and related activities and setting up a Europe-wide project aimed at ending street homelessness.

Managing programmes requires international travel. An ability to communicate in Spanish or French would be an advantage.

Both jobs are based in Coalville in Leicestershire, where BSHF has strong historical ties. Coalville is within commuting distance of Birmingham, Derby, Leicester and Nottingham.

Contact Information
Building & Social Housing Foundation
Memorial Square
LE67 3TU
Tel : +44 (0)1530 510444
Fax : +44 (0)1530 510332
Email :
Charity Number : 270987
Company Number : 1247918