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Programme Manager (Self Management)

  • Full time
  • £37,147 – £40,070
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 5th July 2023

  • Advertised from 16th June 2023
  • 35 hours per week. Fixed term contract to 30 June 2024 dependent on funding.


Interested in making a difference through grant-making and supporting self management?

The ALLIANCE has an opportunity to manage a team that brings together people and programmes to share knowledge of new ways of working and raise awareness of self management to support people’s health and wellbeing.

You will manage the c£2m self management fund and spotlight innovative projects working directly with people and using their experience to find ways to improve wellbeing and support rights-based self management approaches.

You will have:

  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Good research and analytical skills, and ability to demonstrate and evidence impact to a wide audience
  • Ability to maintain accurate records and audit trails
  • A good understanding of the effect of long term conditions on people’s lives and the importance and principles of self management
  • A good understanding of the voluntary sector and community issues
  • IT skills in word processing, email, internet, databases and PowerPoint
  • Strong commitment to the values of the ALLIANCE, including equality and diversity
  • Understanding of membership organisations/networks and an enthusiastic approach to involving, supporting and responding to stakeholders
  • Enthusiasm, flexibility and the ability to cope well under pressure
  • A good team player who is able to support colleagues.

It would be desirable for you to have experience of:

  • grant-making
  • managing budgets
  • line management
  • delivering training to different groups of people
  • engaging with people in interactive and creative ways, and to be
  • educated to degree level or equivalent experience.

As an ALLIANCE employee you will benefit from:

  • 210 hours annual leave (equivalent of 30 days)
  • 91 days public holiday (equivalent of 13 days) that can be taken flexibly
  • Additional leave between Christmas and New Year
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Open to flexible working (formal and informal)
  • Hybrid working – opportunity to work from home for part of the week
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • Enhanced sick pay
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Corporate rates for gym membership
  • Time of in lieu
  • Cycle Scheme
  • Carer Positive Employer

The ALLIANCE is a healthy working lives employer and encourages a healthy work life balance and is happy to talk flexible working.

The ALLIANCE recognises that in real life, great people don’t always ‘tick all the boxes’. Even if you don’t meet every point on the job description, if this role and our organisation feels like a good fit for you, we still want to hear from you.

Application notes

For an application pack please see our website at, or contact HR at

Closing date for applications is 9 am on 5 July 2023

Interviews will be held on 18 July 2023.