Programme Manager, Climate Challenge


Join Britain’s biggest walking charity to help more people enjoy the benefits of walking.  This is an exciting time to join the Ramblers team and a great opportunity to make a lasting and tangible impact on the future success of the charity.


The Ramblers requires an experienced programme manager to oversee a high profile, high impact change programme delivered through the Postcode Climate Challenge, funded by the People’s Postcode Lottery (PPL). With an overarching ambition to enable more people across Britain to feel confident to explore the outdoors on foot and connect with nature, the programme will:


  1. Identify the benefits, barriers and enablers to people using and enjoying the path network, to inform a new Ramblers vision for improving the path network in England and Wales
  2. Help the Ramblers become more welcoming, inclusive and relevant to all walkers across Britain, with an enhanced walking offer including the development of our led walks and self-guided walking products
  3. Deliver a ‘People and Nature’ campaign, to create awareness of the Ramblers work to celebrate and protect the pleasures of walking, driving action amongst our supporters and the general public.


The programme manager will be responsible for the successful initiation, planning, design, execution, monitoring, controlling and closure of the four projects that make up the Climate Challenge Programme, working closely with the project leads.  The programme will end by December 2022 latest. 

Essential requirements include:


  • Proven project management skills with expert knowledge of programme and project management principles
  • Ability to negotiate and influence effectively, with strong written and verbal communication skills, to influence a range of audiences and stakeholders
  • Excellent relationship and conflict management, with ability to drive through a solutions-focused approach
  • A team player, able to develop collaborative, strong and effective working relationships
  • Experience of developing and managing robust performance indicators, measures and reporting frameworks
  • An ability effectively analyse data to mitigate risk and deliver projects on time and within budget
  • Budget management experience £2m+
  • Ability to deliver under pressure and to tight deadlines, whilst managing multiple workstreams
  • Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multi-tasking skills
  • Analytically minded professional with strong critical thinking skills and a commercial focus
  • Competence in the use of digital tools including MS Office & project management tools


The Ramblers are an equal opportunities employer.  We promote diversity and warmly welcome applications from appropriately qualified people from all sections of the community.


The detailed job profile can be found here: Job Pack – Programme Manager, Climate Challenge


Application is by CV, covering letter and EO monitoring form available here

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