Future Foundations

Programme Manager for the Dirt Is Good Schools Programme

A values led organisation hiring a Programme Manager to lead on a school programme that empowers students to take action on the environmental and social issues they care about.

The Dirt is Good Schools Programme is a global initiative that supports primary, secondary and SEND schools to empower their students to take action on the environmental and social issues they care about.

Here in the UK, the programme is in its third year with a growing network of schools and a range of delivery strands. We have ambitious engagement targets and are seeking an experienced Programme Manager to bring ideas and enthusiasm to lead our next chapter and put their stamp on this impactful programme.

The Programme Manager is responsible for supporting strategy development and leading the planning and day-to-day operations of the programme, as well as reporting on impact. You will oversee our Peer Coaching delivery strand, supporting dedicated young people to coach others in their school to design a social action project. You will also manage relationships with a range of important strategic partners to support them to run the programme with a cluster of schools.

The successful candidate will work alongside the Associate Director of Partner Programmes to build new strategic relationships within the education, charity, and sustainability sector to continue to grow our reach and impact.

You will work closely with the wider Dirt Is Good team at Future Foundations, collaborating with the School Engagement Manager, who manages school recruitment for the programme.

The ideal candidate will be a confident communicator able to inspire and engage a range of stakeholders. They will have a track record of developing strategies for meeting targets and effectively balancing competing priorities. They will be confident in project management, using systems for managing projects and communications and will be able to design new processes. Ideally, they will have experience working with the education sector and have a passion for achieving outcomes that improve the lives of young people. 

This programme is delivered in partnership with Global Action Plan and Persil.

Read more about the Dirt Is Good Schools Programme here.


  • Hours: Full Time - Five days a week (35 hours a week). We offer flexible working around Core Working Hours from 10am - 3pm.
  • Location: Future Foundations, Devas Club, 2a Stormont Road, London SW11 5EN. This is a Hybrid working role.
  • Annual Leave: Starting at 28 days annual leave, plus 8 days Bank Holidays. Plus, a day off for your birthday. 
  • Benefits: Paid sick leave up to 15 days a year, paid bereavement leave, Employee Assistance Programme. More details in the Info Pack HERE

You must complete an enhanced DBS check before you can work with us; a previous one from another company is not accepted for this role. You must provide at least 2 references, including your previous employer. Applicants must already be eligible to work in the UK - we are unable to sponsor work visas at this time.

A full Job Description can be read HERE