Science and Technology Programme Manager

Employment Type : Permanent
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Location : Dublin
Reference : AW20174
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Programme Manager, Science & Technology – Not for Profit 

This excellent opportunity to join a significant, high-profile, not for profit Foundation as Programme Manager in Science and Technology. Reporting to the Foundation Director, you will have a blend of experience across Event Management and Programme Management in particular in the arena of science and technology education.


  • Deliver the Science & Technology Programme to agreed timescales and budget.
  • Plan and manage the delivery of project events and activities
  • Develop and manage relationships with stakeholders
  • Prepare and manage the delivery of marketing material for the programme and its projects to include significant amounts of print and web-based materials.
  • Develop new Science & Technology projects
  • Conduct internal evaluations of the projects and Programme using the Evaluation Framework on a regular basis to ensure projects are on track to achieve their goals. Present evaluations to Management
  • Prepare background material for external evaluations, if required. This includes preparation of ‘requests for tender’ and liaising with external consultants to provide them with necessary information.
  • Represent the foundation at various Science events, and in media when required.
  • Prepare documents and proposals acting as Secretary. This includes conference papers, policy submissions and responses to consultations relating to Science, Technology, Innovation and Education in Ireland and NI
  • Liaise with the Fundraising Managers to maintain, develop and report on fundraising income, including grants, and income from foundations, trusts, corporate and individual donors.
  • Manage a multi-annual budget including compliance with procurement processes, to include sourcing quotes/tenders where necessary and dealing with Purchase Orders and invoices for same.
  • Prepare internal reports
  • Report on operational progress and ensure senior management are kept abreast of any important matters.
  • Participate in any other Foundation projects, events or activities as directed


  • At least 7 years’ previous experience in a similar position which includes project/event management is essential.
  • Significant experience of stakeholder management.
  • Experience of managing people and budgets.
  • Experience of working within the education sector in Ireland (ROI and NI)
  • Event and project management skills.
  • Strong communication, presentation and persuasion skills.
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Good research, analytical and evaluation skills.
  • Team-working skills.
  • Good level of computer proficiency.
  • Appreciation of importance of compliance relating to GDPR, procurement processes, child safeguarding, health & safety etc
  • Must have driving licence and own car.


  • Third level qualification in science, education, science communications or similar.
  • Event management/health & safety qualification would be advantageous.


For more information please apply through the link provided for the attention of Aine Wallace or call Aine on 041 9865058

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