LoveWell Foundation - Programmes Manager role advert – Lovewelluk

LoveWell Foundation - Programmes Manager Job Advert

LoveWell Foundation is recruiting a Programmes Manager to oversee the ongoing development of the training programme and mentoring programme. 

Job Title: Programmes Manager

Reference code: LWCIOR001

Contract type: Fixed term for 2 years, potential to increase hours pending successful grant applications.

Location: Bristol - this is an in-person role based in St Paul’s, Bristol. You will need to be able to work with a group of people as well as regularly visit other organisations.

Hours: P/T - 16 hours per week (days/times to be agreed)

Salary: £32,000 FTE, £12,800 pro rata

Reporting to: CEO of LoveWell UK C.I.C.

Overview of the organisation

LoveWell Foundation is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) with a vision to empower women who have experienced significant trauma through trafficking and exploitation on their journey to employability and entrepreneurship.

Our Mission, in conjunction with LoveWell UK C.I.C., is to create supportive pathways into employment in a safe community for women who have experienced significant trauma through trafficking and exploitation. We develop partnerships with women through transformative, holistic training and mentoring, equipping them with transferable life skills and employability skills, and supporting them to grow in confidence, increase their skills, abilities and self-worth, enabling them to move confidently into employment and build towards a positive future.

The C.I.C. is committed to providing an increasing number of roles for women who have completed the Foundation’s training programme, by employing them in the manufacture and sale of a range of ethical wellbeing products.

LoveWell Foundation’s Values

Respect – all trainees, employees and volunteers have the right to be treated with dignity, empathy, and due regard for their feelings, thoughts, and rights.

Equity – we anticipate and respond positively to diverse needs and circumstances, so that everyone can achieve their potential. Inequalities are challenged and addressed.

Accountability – we recognise that we provide a service to our trainees and to our investors, and we focus on delivering excellence.

Trust – we nurture positive relationships with and between all our stakeholders.

Teamwork – we work cohesively and collaboratively with honesty and integrity at all levels.

Key Responsibilities

The Programmes Manager role will oversee the ongoing development of the training programme – lead the majority of the training, re-establish LoveWell’s steering group and manage any accreditation of the training (following an initial project to put this in place, which is being led by the Chair of LoveWell Foundation and the CEO of LoveWell UK). In the shorter term, you will also contribute to funding applications for the training programme and some core costs.

This role will manage all key relationships that support the programme, including management of LoveWell’s Training Facilitator.

This will include:

  1. Working alongside the CEO of LoveWell UK C.I.C., other employees and trustees to ensure all aspects of the charity run in accordance with its aims and objectives.
  2. Day-to-day design, delivery and running of the training programme and administration, including delivering training sessions, facilitating outside trainers/speakers and vouchers for trainees etc.
  3. Finance administration of the training programme, including managing budgets, working with the Treasurer to reconcile bank account, and recording of all financial transactions.
  4. Managing accreditation and administration of the programme (accrediting/awarding body(ies), Charity Commission).
  5. Managing the Training Facilitator in relation to delivery of the training programme.
  6. Supporting the Training Facilitator in their role, which involves training programme trainees in all manufacturing processes.
  7. Supporting the Training Facilitator with the management of programme resources, including ordering equipment, ingredients, resources, and refreshments.
  8. Oversight of the manufacturing space and equipment.
  9. Networking with partner organisations for referrals to the programme, building upon existing links and creating new ones.
  10. Building and maintaining relationships with employers for work placements and future employment for trainees.
  11. Managing work placements for trainees.
  12. Oversight of the training programme volunteers.
  13. Regular updates to LoveWell UK CEO on the training programme and trainees’ progress.
  14. Monthly reports for LoveWell UK CEO to present at trustee meetings regarding the training programme.
  15. Occasional attendance at trustee meetings in place of LoveWell UK CEO.
  16. Re-establishment and facilitation of LoveWell’s Steering group, which is attended by trainees and previous programme trainees.
  17. Facilitation of the Mentoring programme: recruiting and managing mentors and check-ins with trainees at 1, 2, 3, 6, 12 months post-programme, and finance admin related to mentoring programme.
  18. Helping with administrative tasks and general office support.
  19. Networking and attending events.
  20. Contributing to marketing collateral being developed by LoveWell UK C.I.C.
  21. Some funding applications for the training programme, mentoring programme, and core costs.

Key Skills

 Education, Qualifications & Training




A good understanding of spoken and written English

Any other further education certificate

General education to Degree level qualification or equivalent

Formal project management qualification

Knowledge & Experience




Good understanding of digital skills and I.T. packages (including word, excel, e-mail, PowerPoint, Googledocs, calendars etc.)

Experience of project management

Understanding of the requirement for confidentiality

Experience of financial systems including budget monitoring and forecasting (such as Xero, QuickBooks)

Must consent to a DBS check (opportunity to disclose any criminal convictions in advance)

Experience in a customer-facing role



An understanding and network within the voluntary sector and employment community across Bristol


Understanding of manufacturing processes for natural skincare products


Experience of work in the charity sector

 Skills & Attributes




Training and development skills and experience

Awareness of trauma-informed working

Strong administration and project management skills

Awareness of the issues faced by women from marginalised backgrounds

Effective communication skills

Committed to ongoing development of themselves and the service

The ability to work flexibly to meet the demands of the service


Able to work under own initiative, prioritise tasks to agreed timelines for themselves and others


Able to work in the UK


Ability to manage ambiguity and change


Ability to sometimes work under pressure and creative at problem solving



For more information and to request an application pack please contact:

Claire Dormand 

CEO, LoveWell UK C.I.C. 

07517 869798

Deadline: 12pm 14th June 2024

Interviews: Interviews to take place week commencing 24th June 2024

NB: Due to the remit of LoveWell to offer support to vulnerable women and the sensitive nature of the work, only female applicants for this post are considered, in accordance with the provisions of the Occupational Requirement (Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9 Part I).