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Top job! Director of Programmes

  • Full time
  • £58,705 – £65,228
  • Scotland based
  • Closing 8th December 2023

  • Advertised from 13th November 2023


This senior position is an opportunity for a Programmes professional to contribute to shaping an international development organisation addressing some of the most important issues of our time.

The Director of Programmes is responsible for the development, management and most of the funding of EMMS International’s programmes, and contributes to the corporate leadership of EMMS International through membership of its 4-person Leadership Team.

The post-holder shares with the CEO responsibility to maximise income from institutional donors, and shares with the CEO and other colleagues responsibility for maximising income from foundations. The post-holder may develop any other innovative, programmes-related generation of funds that may arise.

The post-holder has responsibility for shaping EMMS International’s programmatic specialisations in consultation with the CEO, based on greatest needs, and EMMS International’s track record, strategic plan, and vision of “A just world in which all people have access to good quality and dignified healthcare”.

Current specialisations are palliative care (often part of Non-Communicable Disease work), Healthcare Career Pathways (helping financially vulnerable women into college and healthcare jobs), solarising hospitals, and response to health emergencies in the areas aropund our partners. We also currently help reduce teenage pregnancies, help health facilities become more financially and environmentally sustainable, and tackle leprosy, all of which the post-holder could grow through successful proposals.

The CEO currently runs all Programmes; over time the post-holder will assume responsibility for shaping the Programmes portfolio and mainly funding it, with details to be worked out with the successful candidate and depending on workload and funding opportunities.

Application notes

CV + cover letter explaining how you meet the Person Specification and why you are the best person for this job to by 8th December.