Programme Co-ordinator (maternity cover)

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Salary: £28,670 - £34,228 per annum 
Contract type: Full time, 10-12-month fixed-term 
Closing date: 9.30am, 11 January 2021
Location: Central London

About this role

Help us to shape health and social care policy

The King's Fund is an independent charitable organisation working to improve health and care in England. We have a high profile, strong reputation and excellent track record in influencing health and care policy, providing leadership development and hosting high quality events. 

About the role

This is an exciting time to join our Leadership and Organisational Development team. Our work enjoys an outstanding reputation in the NHS and beyond and you’ll play an important role in supporting this, working across a range of clients and projects.  

As Programme Co-ordinator, you will organise varied events and activities, both on and off-site. (Currently online from home due to Covid-19). This will include: 

  • producing high-quality programme materials (eg, information packs, slides, briefings, and marketing materials)
  • booking venues, catering, hotel accommodation and travel
  • being the main point of contact for programme participants and the consultants we work with (eg, dealing with enquiries and sharing relevant materials with participants).

Due to Covid-19, we have moved our business model to online working and you will be expected to provide online technical support and be proficient in Microsoft Teams, Zoom and other online platforms to support the delivery of client work. During 2021, we’ll need you to be able to balance your work between supporting both the online and face-to-face delivery of our work as and when we are able to move back into an office-based environment.  

To join us, you need to be exceptionally organised and methodical as well as an excellent team player with a collaborative approach. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are a must, alongside first-rate numeracy skills to be able to monitor programme budgets. We’re looking for someone who is confident with using Microsoft Office, Microsoft Teams, Zoom and other online packages and databases too. With experience of working in busy environments, you’ll combine these talents with a keen eye for detail, a flexible approach and great client relationship skills.

Here at the Fund, we actively encourage applicants from underrepresented backgrounds, people from Black and ethnic minority backgrounds, those with disabilities and from the LGBT+ community. We want people to bring their unique blend of experiences, backgrounds, perspectives and knowledge as we recognise that diversity makes us stronger. 

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, you may initially need to work remotely. Once our premises in London fully reopen, you will be expected to spend some of your time working in the office.

How to apply

For further information, please email or telephone 020 7307 2501 (24-hour Recruitment Line). Requests via Typetalk are welcome. CVs will not be accepted as applications. Applications must be submitted using The King’s Fund application form. No agencies please.

Job description

Job description: Programme Co-ordinator (maternity cover)


The deadline for receipt of applications is 9.30am, 11 January 2021. Late applications will not be considered. 

We regret that we cannot respond individually to all applicants due to the high number of applications we receive. If you have not been contacted within 3 weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been shortlisted for interview.

Interviews will be held on 21 or 22 January 2021, with a view to the successful candidate being able to start ideally before the end of February.