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  • Salary: £75,000 
  • Contract: Permanent, Full Time
  • Location: Based at HQ office, London W6 (but with some remote working); some travel required particularly to Edinburgh
  • Closing date for applications: 30th May

About this role

Turn2us - tackling financial insecurity together

So people can build financial sustainability and thrive, Turn2us gives people the information and support they need in the face of life-changing events, and collaborates to tackle the causes and symptoms of poverty.

Unexpected illness, job loss or relationship breakdown can turn any of our lives upside down, leading to loss of income, increased costs, loss of housing, and financial crisis for any of us and our families. Around 14.4 million people live in poverty in the UK including, shamefully, 4.5 million children.

We are here to end the crippling impact of financial shocks.  Turn2us offers support by making grants to people and families, highlighting ways to reduce essential costs, and information so people can increase their income through welfare benefits, other charities’ grants and other support. No one in the UK should live in poverty.

The Director of Programmes and Partnerships is an extraordinary opportunity to join an inspirational and focused team that’s building and delivering a refreshed operating model for this respected and effective charity.

You will be the driver of our grant making programmes and so we can achieve more impact for people facing financial hardship.  You’ll work hand in hand with your colleagues on the leadership team to drive the organisation in to the future and to tackle financial insecurity. 

We are more interested in your potential than we are in a perfect career or education.  We want to recruit so we can build a strong, high-performing leadership team full of complementary experiences and strengths, not a group of people with the same perspectives.

Please read the Director of Programmes and Partnerships Job Pack for further information.

How to apply

NFP are managing this recruitment on behalf of Turn2us. 

Please apply online at:

If you would like an informal and confidential discussion about this role or Turn2us in order to help you decide whether or not to apply please contact: Carroll Lloyd, Director, NFP Consulting by calling 07765 001 033 or emailing 

Initial application is by way of CV and a Supporting Statement that addresses these five key questions:

  1. Strategic work 
    Please give an example of how you have developed a programme strategy in the past that is directly relevant to Turn2us. What were your starting points? Who did you involve? What did you achieve?
  2. Partnerships
    What has been your approach to building and maintaining effective partnerships with funders? Give some examples of strong partnerships you have built. What challenges have you experienced and how did you overcome them?
  3. Leadership
    Describe for us your leadership style. What would your team say about you and how do you recognise and reward individual contribution? Please give an example of when you have built a high performing team and maintained that over a period of time?
  4. EDIB
    How will you contribute to building equity, diversity and inclusion in our programming?  
  5. Safeguarding
    Safeguarding our service users and personnel is an essential integrated approach in our work. Please give us some examples, even if not related directly to safeguarding, of your experience of working in compliance with regulation, quality assurance frameworks, and best practice?

Please note, candidates selected for interview will be required to complete an online application on the Turn2us Applied web portal. The responses to the five questions above for the Supporting Statement will accompany the upload of your CV so there will be no additional requirement aside from a few personal details and diversity data. 

Turn2us is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from members of all communities. It is committed to equality of opportunity, inclusion and diversity. We encourage and welcome applications from all parts of the community regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

Turn2us wants to enable an environment where everyone is kept safe from harm and can thrive. We are committed to safeguarding everyone involved in our charity and the work we do. You can read a safeguarding policy on the Turn2us website.

If you join us at Turn2us, you will start on 25 days annual leave per annum (prorated for part time workers). Each year in the month you joined, you will receive additional years leave up to a maximum of 30 days. On top of this you will receive bank holidays. The charity also offers 2 volunteering days per year to allow staff to gain experiences and skills outside of work for example at a food bank or becoming a trustee at another charity.

We offer flexible working patterns, both in terms of hours and remote working.