School of System Change Programme Producer

Salary: £35,200 to £39,200 inclusive of London Weighting Allowance (per annum, pro rata)

Location: London

Do you want to support people from all over the world to access learning about systems change approaches for complex challenges? We are looking for a supremely organized, proactive, energetic Program Producer to join our global team responsible for the School of System Change – one of our organisation’s fastest growing and most dynamic areas of work.

You will play a critical role by working with the international team to manage, organize, and coordinate both international and regional planning and implementation, both within and across these various strands of work, with a stronger focus in the European region.

About us

Forum for the Future is a leading global sustainability non-profit. For over 20 years we’ve been working in partnership with business, governments and civil society to accelerate the shift toward a sustainable future. We specialize in addressing critical global challenges by catalyzing change in key systems.

About the team

This post sits within the School of System Change team, which has some dedicated people, and others working primarily in other workstreams, across Forum for the Future’s four offices – London, New York, Mumbai, Singapore.

About the School

The School of System Change is our learning branch, operating across our three geographies in Europe, the US, and Asia, with the aim of growing a global community of change makers, through offering learning programs, curating resources, and bringing people together.

Our aim through the School is to grow a global community of change makers who are working to shift the systems around them, creating a more sustainable future. We do this by offering flexible learning programs to learners at different levels; convening and partnering with practitioners and other leaders to build the system change field; hosting a vibrant community of system changers on our online platform; and curating, translating, and communicating system change stories, tools, and resources.  

The School is implemented both globally and regionally across Forum’s international offices (Europe, US, Asia). Under the umbrella of the School are both discrete, time-bound projects – such as the delivery of our six-month Basecamp learning journeys – as well as ongoing “enabling projects” which support the foundation of the School – such as building and maintaining our system change resource library, team coordination, strategic planning, and fundraising.

The School launched in 2017 with our first Basecamp programme delivered in London; as we ramp up our activities and grow globally, much of what we are doing is “for the first time” – we are on a continuous learning journey ourselves, testing assumptions and hypotheses, experimenting with new ways of working and operating, and evolving our strategy and approach so that we can most effectively scale our efforts.

About you

You have a passion for learning and sustainability or social change, and a desire to contribute to the bigger picture. You have an entrepreneurial approach, with experience in project planning and management, while also being comfortable with fast-moving, emerging strategies.

To thrive in this role, you:

  • enjoy project management in all its aspects, from thorough planning, to budget building and tracking, to creative report writing to showcase activities and learning
  • think strategically, able to zoom out to the big picture and work at an international scale, while zooming in to what this might look like in practice
  • have a design sensibility, both in terms of understanding the power of visualisation when working with complexity, and with a good grasp of design processes
  • you are a people person, with experience of working with a diverse range of stakeholders with different perspectives and needs, and are a natural and confident communicator

Our hope is that the you will bring a strategic, visionary mindset to our work – spotting connections and insights gleaned from managing across different elements of the School and leading efforts to capture, document, and act on learnings. You must also be comfortable working in a sometimes-ambiguous, evolving context, and able to independently identify and proactively address project needs. 

You might also have life experience that lends itself to this role – from leading a community group, a network, running your own business or being in a job – with experience of managing complex projects, building relationships with a wide range of people, sharing beautiful outputs … or, you might be the surprise we’ve been waiting for!

Application process

To find out more details about this vacancy please read the job description.

To apply for this role, please send your up-to-date CV and a cover letter to [email protected].

You should clearly explain your motivation for applying for the post and provide specific evidence demonstrating how you meet the required capabilities as detailed in the job description. We will not consider applications without cover letters tailored to this opportunity. This information will be used to decide whether or not to invite you for interview. Your cover letter should be no longer than two A4 pages.

We kindly ask you not to attach or insert your photograph in your CV or cover letter, nor put your name or surname anywhere in the letter. As part of our commitment to equal opportunities, we have introduced ‘name blind’ recruitment, to help reduce unconscious bias when screening applications. By removing these details from the application, it helps our recruiting team to evaluate people on their skills and experience instead of factors that can lead to unconsciously biased decisions.

Closing date for applications: 11:59 pm GMT on 3 March 2019.

Please note we are unable to respond to all applications. If you have not heard from us within the three weeks of the closing date, please assume we are not taking your application further.

Once you have completed this application, we ask you to also complete our Equal Opportunities form.