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Programme Manager

Do you have demonstrable project management skills? If so, check out this role from an exciting and innovative charity…

The Institute of Imagination is a charity creating space to re-imagine the world, together. Their goal is to spark imaginations everywhere, supporting skills development, innovation and wellbeing through their events, training, partnerships and research. Their mission is to create a new, world-class cultural space in London which will develop vital future skills, connect people through experiential learning across the arts, sciences and digital technologies and research imagination’s benefit to people everywhere. A new cultural space for everyone, with children and families at its heart. On their journey towards that mission, they are already delivering innovative events, research and special projects across London, the UK and internationally under their ‘Imagination Lab’ programme. This programme reaches over 20,000 people a year, with projects in partnership with organisations as diverse as Tate and the British Council to Rolls-Royce and LEGO Group.

Institute of Imagination is looking for a Programme Manager to manage their Imagination Hub programme in Barnet, Brent and Harrow as well as supporting the delivery of workshops with children. You will have excellent project management skills and experience of working with children. Ideally you will have worked with digital tools in a professional setting and have experience of using digital technology in an educational context. The role will be based in North West London and will be managed by the Imagination Lab Manager. The role will have flexible hours and will involve travel across London with a focus on North West London and the boroughs of Barking, Brent and Harrow.


  • Lead on building relationships with potential school and community Imagination Hubs in the boroughs of Barnet, Brent and Harrow
  • Work with educators in school and community Imagination Hubs to co-design workshops tailored to the children’s needs
  • Arrange logistics for the Imagination Hubs including preparing workshop plans, risk assessments and workshop materials
  • Arrange staffing for workshops, working in collaboration with our pool of freelance facilitators
  • Work closely with the Imagination Lab Manager, evaluating all Imagination Hubs
  • Work closely with Development Managers providing programme updates and contributing to programme reporting
  • Work closely with Marketing and Outreach Officer to ensure Imagination Hubs are well advertised in local communities


  • Demonstrable project management and organisational skills
  • Demonstrable experience working with children and families in a STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Arts and Maths) education environment
  • Experience of facilitating coding, technology or science focused workshops with children and/or young people
  • Ability to work with children and young people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds
  • Engaging and enthusiastic, particularly when working with children and young people
  • High level communication with strong interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Confident, equally able to work independently or as part of a team
  • Proactive, with the ability to adapt to change quickly and easily and to use own initiative
  • Good understanding of health and safety and safeguarding practice (training will be provided)


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