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Portfolio Manager

Reference number: SW-001100
  • Salary: £50k
  • Job Type: Jobs
  • Employer: Guys & St Thomas’ Charity
  • Location: Southwark

Do you want to identify and support community organisations that have been impacted by COVID-19?

We are seeking four (FTE) Portfolio Managers (community engagement) to work on flexible funding for diverse-led organisations on a 6 month fixed term contract with possibility of extension. You will work in our Programmes team and with our lead consultant, Stephen Bediako, on these projects.

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  • Building an understanding of our programmes and where in Lambeth and Southwark we could add support to organisations that are driving towards those themes
  • Identifying relevant community organisations and their teams
  • Engaging and exploring the needs of these organisations
  • Sharing our approach and, where appropriate, leading / supporting a process of exploration to see how we could partner with organisations
  • Driving an inclusive / non-extractive due diligence process that helps to determine how we could partner with the organisation
  • Developing and executing a plan of support and collaboration with the organisation which is open, honest and impact focused
  • Project management such as setting up project meetings, tracking deliverables, managing risk, and ensuring timely internal and external meetings
  • Contributing to, and potentially leading on, strategy development for our urban health programmes
  • Collaborating with internal teams across the organisation, such as communications, evaluation and data to deliver programmes

Person specification


  • Deep experience of London’s communities (ideally Lambeth and Southwark), whether professionally or personally, and the challenges and opportunities they offer around improving community health
  • Strategic thinking and setting plans/strategies (this could be in any context, including your personal life, employment or a volunteering role)
  • Structuring and methodically collecting information, analysing and developing plans of support for community organisations


  • An understanding of grant making, but with an openness to developing a flexible / innovative approach to working (this could be through working or volunteering for a grant funded organisation)
  • An understanding of the foundation blocks for what makes organisations effective and work for people’s needs – especially in communities in Lambeth / Southwark

What you will bring to the role

  • Strong engagement skills especially with diverse communities and an understanding and deep empathy or lived experience of the issues facing diverse leaders in Lambeth and Southwark communities during this moment
  • Inclusive and quality communication skills, either written or verbal, in order to effectively communicate with partners
  • The ability to independently work in uncertainty, fast changing environments and on issues that are complex in nature and don’t have silver bullet solutions
  • Great listening skills, understanding the importance of hearing and taking meaning from what people are communicating before replying / actioning
  • A growth mindset where you look at problems and issues as opportunities to learn and are constantly seeking to help others to grow and overcome their challenges
  • An inclusive working style whereby you take responsibility and own actions, but also focus on bringing others into conversations
  • A creative strategic thinker who can look at a complex problem and come up with solutions

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Date posted: 13/11/2020

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