Change that leads to better lives

Programme Lead - Children and Young People

Are you passionate about shaping and achieving life changing opportunities for young people? Are you ready for a change?

  • Commencing on £65,000 per annum
  • Full time, 35hrs per week, we are happy to talk about flexible working
  • Based at home with regular UK-wide travel

NDTi’s Programme Lead for Children and Young People holds a demanding and rewarding role in developing and enabling our people and teams to deliver a range of commissioned and grant funded work that furthers NDTi’s mission , positioning NDTi as a capable and creative partner of choice.

Our work in the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) community (including Preparation for Adulthood, internships, inclusion, support to young people and leadership) is the mainstay of our current activity, and whilst your credibility and our work in this area will remain important to us in our shared future, we’re looking to appoint an inspiring and commercially savvy Programme Lead who will bring experience of working across wider, often complex systems and sectors within social care, education, health, and locality based supports, to expand our work and impact in new ways. Your experience and specialist knowledge could include Autism, Looked After Children, Young Offenders, Mental Health, and Wellbeing.

As a member of our Leadership & Strategy group, the Programme Lead will be responsible for resource planning, providing direction and great support to our colleagues, ensuring that the work NDTi delivers is consistently of high quality, and that the activities and achievements of the team contribute towards the strategic direction and priorities of the wider organisation.

With well-developed commercial and sector expertise, you will be a skilled and sensitive communicator with excellent planning and strategic development skills. You will need to demonstrate that you can influence and inspire stakeholders at all levels and be able to respond effectively to changing political and legislative opportunities and challenges, and achieve the funding and income needed to build our Children and Young People programme. You will need to demonstrate that you have the sector knowledge and skills to offer leadership to the programme team in turning ideas into commissioned or funded projects.

Why NDTi?

NDTi is a great organisation to work for, where we value well-being and a good work-life balance. We offer a welcoming, innovative and supportive environment where you’ll get to work with like-minded people. We will value your contribution and offer you opportunities to learn, grow and develop. We're building a multigenerational workforce. NDTi welcomes applicants of all ages. Come and work with us!

The rewards are good - a competitive salary, generous 8% contributory pension scheme, a flexible working arrangement, home working, wellbeing benefits. We offer everyone on our team the same great benefits. For further guidance on completing your application, and to find out more about what makes NDTi a great place to work, check out our Guide for Applicants.

We value diversity and are passionate about ensuring our people reflect the communities we work with. We are taking positive action to address a current under-representation within our workforce and are offering disabled applicants and applicants from Black and Minority Ethnic backgrounds a guaranteed interview if they meet the minimum criteria for each role.

How to Apply

This is an opportunity to use your skills and experience, really make a difference, and be part of delivering an innovative and high-profile programme that will lead to positive and life changing outcomes for young people with additional needs.

As part of the selection process, we will be offering applicants the opportunity to join our colleagues and hear about our current work.

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Please forward your completed application form to

As part of the recruitment process, we will be arranging online sessions where interested candidates can come along and hear from colleagues about the team’s current work. This will not form part of the selection process. If you would like an informal chat or to attend an online session, please email

Online information sessions for interested candidates to learn more about NDTi from team colleagues

Thursday 13 June, 3pm-3:45pm


Tuesday 18 June, 2pm-2:45pm

Closing date for applications

Monday 24 June 2024, 10am

In person selection day to be held in central London. Please note accommodation can be arranged if needed.

Wednesday 17 July 2024

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