Programme Manager ProVeg UK

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You will be project managing School Plates, the flagship UK programme, to help school menus to become more sustainable and healthier. You will proactively reach out to decision-makers at local authorities, individual schools and catering companies, and coordinate our services, which include menu consultation, plant-based culinary training, educational workshops, PR and communications support, and impact assessment.

Since the launch of the programme in 2018, we have helped many millions of meals switch from meat-based to meat-free. Can you help us build on the early success of the programme, and take it to a new level?

Reporting directly to ProVeg UK’s Director, you’ll also work closely with the UK Communications Manager as well as some of our international colleagues.


  • Project manage and drive forward the School Plates programme
  • Secure meetings and build relationships with local authorities, schools and catering companies
  • Together with the UK Director, review menus and deliver advice to our partners
  • Represent ProVeg on calls, in meetings, and at events
  • Coordinate the procurement and delivery of our services that are provided by third parties, such as culinary training
  • Write and prepare engaging presentations
  • Help to devise and implement an impact measurement system for ongoing programme evaluation, supporter communications and funding proposals
  • Draft promotional materials, including a quarterly newsletter to donors
  • Work with the UK Communications Manager to identify and act upon media opportunities
  • Work with the UK Director to further develop the programme strategy
  • Update and maintain accurate CRM database of participating authorities, schools and other partners, and file relevant communications, agreements and other administration



  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • At least two years’ experience of effectively running programmes, projects or campaigns
  • Excellent communication skills with an ability to speak confidently with people from a variety of backgrounds and seniority levels, and to write effectively for a range of audiences
  • Passionate about food systems change
  • Experience of building relationships with corporate partners
  • Ability to plan strategically and pragmatically, and to prioritise workloads
  • Ability to work well unsupervised, with experience of working in remote teams
  • Experience of carrying out accurate referenced research
  • Competent in MS Office, Google Docs, and digital communications channels


  • Knowledge or experience of working in the food service industry or with public institutions, such as local authorities and schools
  • Project Management qualification
  • Published writer
  • Experience of delivering presentations or workshops to external stakeholders

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