Venture Programme Manager


Venture Programme Manager

Location: London

Salary: £36,437 per annum

Employment type: Permanent

Department: Organisational Development

Division: Innovation and Enterprise

Hours per week: 35

About us 

Crisis is the national charity for homeless people. We know that homelessness is not inevitable. We know that together we can end it. 

We’ve secured our first investment portfolio within the Venture Studio. To promote sustainable growth within these businesses and deliver the financial and social return expected by our Board, we need to design and deliver a programme of support, in collaboration with our internal experts and partner network. 

About the role 

As Programme Manager in the Venture Studio, you will have responsibility for day to day liaison with our investment portfolio. You will be responsible for the design and delivery of the programme of support; both the core and bespoke elements agreed with each of the start ups. You will own the relationships with our internal experts and external partners responsible for the content delivery. You will be responsible for recruiting and liaising with our lived experience experts for co-production and co-development purposes, ensuring our experts benefit as much as the Studio from the relationship. You will be responsible for reporting the progress of each of the start ups against their financial and social metrics. 

About you 

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • first hand experience of the start up world 
  • first class communication skills 
  • a passion for people and relationship building 
  • empathy and great listening skills 
  • great project management and organisational skills 
  • satisfaction in delivery of results 
  • good analytical skills 

We want Crisis to be an inclusive employer which then reflects our members and the communities we work in. We want to offer opportunities to everyone regardless of their gender, ethnicity, disability, religion, sexual orientation or age. We particularly welcome applications from people with lived experience of homelessness. 

Working at Crisis 

As a member of the team you will have access to a wide range of employee benefits including: 

  • Interest free loans to purchase a train season ticket or a bike or for a deposit to secure a tenancy 
  • Mandatory pension scheme, with an employer contribution of 8.5% 
  • 25 days’ annual leave which increases with service to 28 days 

Alongside our excellent staff benefits, we will support your ongoing development to build your skills, experience and career. 

When you join us you will have the opportunity to join our staff diversity networks, which aim to champion issues across the organisation, enable staff to be their authentic and best selves and contribute to making Crisis a truly diverse organisation. We have 5 staff diversity networks which include Black, Asian and Ethnic people, LGBTQ+ people, those with Lived Experience of Homelessness, Women at Crisis and Disability Awareness. 

Closing date: Monday 14th June (23:59).  



We welcome applications from people who identify as neuro diverse and want our recruitment process to be as accessible as possible. If you need us to make an adjustment or provide additional support as you apply for a role, please email and our Recruitment team will contact you to discuss how we can help. 

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Registered Charity Numbers: E&W1082947, SC040094

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