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NPC is recruiting for a project manager to deliver the Commission on Ageing and the Voluntary Sector. This is a major and potentially transformative project, aiming to create a voluntary and community sector that is aware of the implications of an ageing society, and is motivated and enabled to respond. This role is a unique opportunity to develop and deliver an exciting and influential programme of work in the voluntary sector, and could suit a variety of backgrounds including think tank, campaigning, research, consultancy or government. Enthusiasm and the drive to realise the considerable potential of this work is crucial.

An ageing society will present challenges and opportunities for all voluntary and community organisations. Organisations providing services to older people will have to expand their activities and adapt to different—often more complex—needs, and changed expectations. Organisations traditionally focused on young and working age people may witness the age and social profile of their client base change dramatically. All organisations will have to adapt to changes in their workforce, volunteer base and donors. Strategic thinking and leadership is needed to ensure the sector adapts to an ageing society, to meet changing and growing needs, ensure the sustainability of charities and funders, and ultimately ensure the voluntary and community sector can play a valuable role in our society.

New Philanthropy Capital (NPC) and International Longevity Centre-UK (ILC-UK) are partnering to deliver the Commission on Ageing and the Voluntary Sector. Lynne Berry OBE will chair the Commission, supported by a Board of Commissioners representing a range of perspectives, including NPC’s CEO. The Commission will draw together existing research, engage and consult the sector through a series of events, work with voluntary organisations to develop answers as to how the sector can lead the way in adapting to an ageing population, and publish a final report with recommendations for the future.

We are looking for a project manager to lead and deliver this work. You should be a self-starter, energetic and action-oriented, and able to spot opportunities and make the most of them. You will need proven ability to project manage, engage positively with stakeholders and influence key decision-makers. Knowledge of the voluntary sector and/or ageing would be an advantage.

The role is funded for one year by National Lottery funding from the Big Lottery Fund. This is initially a one-year contract, but the intention is that this will be a two-year post, contingent on further funding.

The post-holder will be part of NPC’s team and will also work closely with the Chair and ILC-UK. NPC is a leading consultancy and think-tank focused on improving the effectiveness of the charity sector. The role will be based in London. It is a full-time role, though a 4 day week would be considered.

Salary: £30,000 – £40,000 depending on experience (pro-rata if part-time). The full job description can be found here.

To apply please send your CV and a completed application form to or ring 020 7620 4850 for an application pack. Please note, applications will not be considered if the completed application form is not returned.

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 10 September, midday. First interviews will be held on the 17/18 September.


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