Spark Inside

Head of Programmes

Package: circa £50,000
Location: Europe - London, United Kingdom

Spark Inside is a pioneering and innovative charity that runs coaching programmes in prisons across London and the South East to encourage rehabilitation and reduce reoffending. It is one of the first organizations to take life coaching to 15- to 25-year-old boys and men, and to use systems coaching to bring together prison officers and prisoners in UK prisons. Its two programmes have been proven to encourage rehabilitation and reduce reoffending: transforming the lives of over 1,000 people living and working in our prisons.

This is a particularly exciting time to join Spark Inside as the charity is set to extend its coaching programmes beyond prisons and into the community, increase its reach through licensing and embed the efficacy of life coaching within the criminal justice system. It is now seeking to appoint a Head of Programmes who will be a key part of this journey.

As part of the Senior Management Team, the Head of Programmes will oversee the delivery of Spark Inside’s coaching programmes in prisons, ensuring they are successful and high-quality and to ultimately grow their reach. Alongside the CEO, the Head of Programmes will be a spokesperson for Spark Inside and will need to have excellent people skills in order to effectively manage its contracts and foster robust external relationships. As part of a small team, the postholder will be highly collaborative and well-organised, will adapt to challenging and uncertain circumstances, and will strive for high-quality and impactful programmes.

To download additional information, and to apply, please use the options below. The deadline for receipt of applications is midday on Tuesday, 1 September 2020.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Megan Fisher on or 0203 653 0470.

Spark Inside is committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment. Job applicants will receive equal treatment regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

Applicants with a disability should contact Society in confidence to discuss whether any adjustments or support are required during the recruitment process, or steps can be taken to overcome operational difficulties presented by the job.