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We’re looking for someone to lead a high profile, exciting programme of work to reduce harm and improve supportive content around suicide and self-harm in the online environment.
- Ewell, Surrey
- 2 year FTC with possible extension, full time/ open to flexible working arrangements
- Circa £40,000 - £45,000 per annum depending on experience + Competitive Benefits
About The role/person
The Programme Manager is critical to the success of our new, ambitious programme to improve the online environment for vulnerable people. Funded by the tech industry and government, you will lead a programme of research and user insight to set standards for safe online content and transform industry practice. Placing users at the heart of this work and taking a sensitive approach to the complex problem of potentially harmful content online, will be critical to your success.
Reporting to the Assistant Director for Research and Influencing, you will work closely with colleagues in our Research and Policy teams. You must have excellent project management skills, experience of delivering high quality research, be adaptable, and able to shape and drive a new programme of work. This role provides the opportunity to use your expertise to influence the world’s biggest tech companies and bring about meaningful change, working with a dedicated, expert team, passionate about reducing suicide
At Samaritans, our vision is that fewer people die by suicide. We believe it is preventable and that by working together we can give people the support they need before they reach crisis point. We are one of the most trusted charities in the UK and ROI, and we answer a call for help every six seconds. We have around 175 staff and more than 20,000 volunteers based across 201 branches giving emotional support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We don’t just hear you, we listen.
Our Central Office is located in a converted mill in Ewell, Surrey which is just over 30-minutes by train from Waterloo and 15 minutes from Wimbledon. As an employer we offer a good range of benefits, including 25 days’ holiday, 3 well being days, flexible working, free parking, Health Cash Plan, Pension and interest-free season ticket loans.
Please download and read the full job description and application form below. Completed application forms should be emailed to [email protected] by 9am on Monday 2nd September 2019.
Due to the high profile of this role, applications will be reviewed as soon as they are received and we may close the role before the above end date once we have found the right candidates. We would therefore advise interested applicants to submit an application as early as possible.
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