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Parenting Programme Manager
MOPAC Grade 5: £49,815.00
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Job reference number: P5275
Contract: 2 Year Fixed Term Contract
Salary: £49,815 - £56,925 per annum
Grade: G5
Closing date: Sunday 28th August 2022 23.59 GMT
Interview date: w/c 9th September 2022

We believe violence is preventable, not inevitable.



Do you have a passion for supporting communities?


Are you experienced at bringing people together and developing relationships with others to help bring about change?


Are you passionate about making a difference and understand that young people, families and communities must be the forefront of solutions to tackle violence?


There is an exciting opportunity for a Programme Manager for Parenting to join London’s Violence Reduction Unit (VRU).


London’s VRU is focused on stopping violence before it happens through an approach that is rooted in prevention and early intervention.


We use research, data and intelligence to better understand why violence occurs and we take action to prevent it now, and in the long-term.


We are a team of specialists who use our expertise to work in partnership with communities, councils, the NHS, public health, the police, schools and colleges and charities, to co-ordinate efforts and bring about change.


The VRU is a voice and champion for young people, families and communities.


The VRU is looking for someone who has:


·        Significant management experience of commissioning, programme management, working in partnership and service delivery within a violence reduction or children and families environment.

·        A proven track record of successful commissioning and involvement throughout the commissioning cycle. 

·        A strong understanding and knowledge of violence reduction/prevention opportunities and best practice, particularly in respect of work with parents and carers

·        The ability to manage and lead staff holding them to account through performance management and deliver outcomes.

·        A collaborative and solution focused manager, working across teams, directorates, Greater London Authority group of organisations and partner organisations to achieve VRU priorities. 

·        Strong ability to build relationships, influence and negotiate with prospective providers of commissioned services, stakeholders and partners. 

·        Skilled at working across organisational boundaries, building rapport and motivating others to succeed.


Want to find out what it’s like to work with us?


Read our interviews with Havana Wellings-Longmore (Community Engagement Officer).


You can also find out more about the VRU by visiting our website.


If you have a question about this role please contact Sharon White, Head of Strategy and Partnerships at the Violence Reduction Unit, at or 07851 478 091.


If you have a question about the role or the recruitment process, please contact a member of the HR team via email on


Political Restriction


Political Restriction; under the Local Government and Housing Act 1989 (as amended by the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011) all members of staff working with the VRU will be politically restricted without the right to apply for an exemption.


Security Vetting Clearance


The successful candidates will be expected to undergo the necessary security vetting (DBS) which may take around eight weeks to be completed. Applicants will also need to have resided in the UK continuously for at least the last three years.


Reward and Benefits


In addition to a good salary package, we offer an attractive range of benefits including 32.5 days’ annual leave, interest free season ticket loan, civil service pension scheme and flexible working arrangements.


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Where are we based?


We have moved to a hybrid working model with office hubs at Union Street (near London Bridge) and Newlands Park (postcode SE26). On average staff will work 1-2 days a week from an Office Hub, but this may differ depending on the role requirements.


London's diversity is its biggest asset and we strive to ensure our workforce reflects London's diversity at all levels. We welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith or disability.

Please note we do not accept CV’s for this role. All applications for this vacancy must be submitted via our online recruitment system. To apply please click the "Apply" button below.

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