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Programme Lead (Training and Reconciliation)

  • Part time
  • £37,309 – £38,372 pro-rata
  • Home working, with regular travel for events throughout Scotland & UK (Remote)
  • Closing 27th May 2024

  • Advertised from 25th April 2024
  • Salary dependent on skills and experience. 21 hours p/w. Permanent (following successful completion of 3-mth probation).


Are you a skilled Project Manager who would like to make a real difference?

Would you love a coordination and training role that allows you to support people and faith communities to flourish as they navigate change, conflict, and differences well?

Then this exciting new role might be for you…

Job Summary

The role of Programme Lead (Training and Reconciliation) is a key new position in supporting Place for Hope’s strategic goal of growing our partnerships with faith communities to support and equip more people to reach their potential as peacemakers.

The Programme Lead will co-ordinate all work related to our new 5-year partnership with the United Reformed Church (URC). The partnership will involve two key areas (i) the development and staged roll-out of a mediation team within the URC who will work ecumenically with the wider Place for Hope Practitioner team; and (ii) embedding the understanding, skills, and confidence in how to deal well with conflict, change and difference through a set programme of trainings.

The Programme Lead will draw on the entire Place for Hope team (staff and volunteers) to develop and deliver an agreed 5-year programme plan. The role will also involve supporting the wider work of Place for Hope, particularly working with our training team to deliver our training programme (online and in-person) with a wide range of partners.

Previous experience of project management, training, as well as excellent organisational and communication skills are essential to the role. The ideal candidate would also have an interest in supporting faith communities to transform conflict and a willingness to undertake CPD provided by Place for Hope to build their knowledge and skills in this area. This is an exciting time to join Place for Hope and play a pivotal role in equipping individuals and faith communities to choose peace in times of fear and division.

Organisation Profile

Place for Hope is a Scottish Charity working across the UK, passionate about developing peacemakers in faith communities. We accompany people experiencing conflict and support, equip and train them to navigate change and conflict well and build strong, healthy relationships and communities. To deliver this purpose, we are privileged to have a highly trained, diverse and multi-denominational team of volunteer Practitioners who have expertise in mediation, training, coaching and facilitation. The Practitioners are supported by our small, dedicated staff team.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Place for Hope has a genuine commitment to being a diverse and inclusive workplace. Place for Hope, as an independent Scottish Charity (SCO45224), is an equal opportunity organisation and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, religion or belief, gender, disability, sexual orientation or age.

For more information about us, please visit

Application notes

Closing Date for Applications: Monday 27/5/24 at 5 pm.

Interviews will be held in the week commencing: Monday 10/06/24

Start date: 1st August 2024 (open to discussion with the ideal candidate).

Please download the job application pack below or at Programme Lead Job Pack or for more information contact Carolyn Merry: