The Poppy Factory

The Poppy Factory – Programme Manager


Full Time: 37.5 hours per week

Salary: Competitive

This is an excellent opportunity to join The Poppy Factory at an exciting period of expansion in its activities supporting veterans as we look to work collaboratively with the NHS and other partners. The Poppy Factory Employability Service has supported over a thousand veterans back into work who have some form of mental or physical health challenge in relation to employment.  We are ambitious about supporting many more veterans into meaningful and sustainable work as we look to expand our service with a number of pilot programmes.

This role will lead on the management of The Poppy Factory pilot programmes across England and Wales, and the establishment of a dedicated programmatic hub to ensure strong governance and implementation. Working collaboratively with the Director of Operations and the Employability Managerial team, you will draw on evidence and best practice in the design, development and implementation of The Poppy Factory programmes.

Are you:

  • Experienced in programme and project management?
  • A strategic thinker, eager to build on the foundations we’ve put in place to design and implement a programmatic hub?
  • A creative problem-solver who asks questions to learn more about a situation and is thoughtful and tenacious in working with others to find a range of possible solutions?

The successful candidate for this role will have a sound track record of conducting monitoring and evaluation of service delivery programmes.

We offer excellent working conditions and employment benefits.

This post offered on an initial two year fixed term.

How to apply:

For the full job description and more information about the role, please download the candidate pack.  For an informal conversation about the role, please contact Abigail Boyle (

To apply for this position please send a CV and a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role. This post is expected to close at midnight on 5 November 2020, with interviews expected to take place on 12 & 13 November.

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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

The Poppy Factory is committed to equality, valuing diversity and promoting inclusion.  Our commitment is to take positive measures to recruit people from underrepresented groups, and we actively encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds. We are happy to discuss reasonable adjustments to the application or interview process to accommodate disabled candidates.


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