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Type 1 Lead - Program Manager

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

Working with colleagues across the organisation, provide the leadership and strategic thinking to ensure a coherent offer is developed and communicated to people living with and affected with type 1 diabetes. This will ensure we support people to better self-manage their diabetes, enable them to access the information and care they need in a timely and appropriate way and to facilitate connections with others with experience of living with diabetes. This role will lead a cross-charity type 1 team programme of work ensuring teams work and plan together, and embedding learning and insights in a sustainable way. 

Role Responsibility

  • To lead a type 1 Cross organisational team to evolve the charity’s strategy for people with type 1.
  • To lead on horizon scanning, identifying trends in the external type 1 space aimed for type 1 audiences
  • To evolve the charity’s strategy for people with type 1 diabetes alongside colleagues across the charity. Work with colleagues across the organisation, to provide the leadership and strategic thinking to ensure an offer is developed and communicated to people with type 1 diabetes
    Support the Partnership Team and build a strong foundation for increasing the income we are able to bring in ensuring that the partnership team have the information they need to underpin bids

The Ideal Candidate

  • Strong strategic thinker and critical information seeker with honed analytical skills.
  • Skilled at producing business plans and reporting, including budgeting.
  • Excellent communications skills, both written and oral, and an ability to drive the performance of others who are not direct-reports
  • Excellent team working skills to enable team achievements by participation and commitment to shared goals and objectives.
  • Strong concern for standards and results focused
  • Inform and shape ongoing service development based on insight and feedback
  • Build respectful and effective relationships with internal colleagues and volunteers who lead our events on behalf of Diabetes UK
  • Manage a busy workload with many competing deadlines while remaining calm and focused

Package Description

What we can offer you: 

  • Generous annual leave starting at 25 days plus bank holidays 
  • A Cash Healthcare Plan (giving you up to £1,500 towards a range of out of pocket health expenses like new glasses, dentist, chiropractor or osteopath appointments
  • Early finish Friday and flexible working as part of our approach to activity based working
  • Discounts on gym membership
  • Employee assistance programme to give you support on any issues that come up in life  
  • Annual season ticket loan (on completion of your probation period)
  • Very active social scene including sport teams, gardening and other activities 
  • Generous pension provision, life assurance and income protection insurance
  • Cycle to work scheme (eligible for scheme if contract is permanent or longer than 12 months)

*Some benefits aren't available until you've passed your probation period and are dependent on the length of contract.

About the Company

Diabetes is the most devastating and fastest growing health crisis of our time.  There are currently 3.8 million people in the UK diagnosed with diabetes, and 1 million more with undiagnosed Type 2.

We are working to make sure that those affected by diabetes get the best care and support they need to live well with their condition and avoid life-changing complications.  We're leading the way by funding critical research, improving healthcare and treatment so we can reach our vision of a world where diabetes can do no harm.

Diabetes UK staff are motivated and experienced and extremely passionate about helping people affected by diabetes.  We have been fighting for people with diabetes for more than 80 years and changed millions of lives thanks to the new treatments, technology and policy changes we've been behind.

But there's more to do.  And you can be part of it.

We're a diverse bunch and as a charity we recognise and respect the value of everyone.

We've recently been awarded a One Star Accreditation status by Best Companies.  And this year we were named 65th in the top 100 not-for-profit organisations in the Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For list. 

We're committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expect all staff and volunteers to actively support this commitment.

We have a vision of a world where diabetes can do no harm.  If you’d like to be part of that, why not join us? 

To learn more about the work we do - Click here

Diabetes UK

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