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Senior Programme Director

This role develops, convenes and facilitates world class policy events, building our reputation in UK and international policymaking.


What we do matters

At Wilton Park, we bring people together from around the world to help them solve some of the most complex global challenges. A home of strategic thought, respectful dialogue, and discreet diplomacy, it is the place people go when they need answers to difficult questions. It is where people turn when they need a space to resolve differences.

We deliver excellence in all that we do. We’re passionate, dedicated and take pride in our work. We deal with the world as it is, embracing change and navigating complexity. Working at Wilton Park is challenging but rewarding. We welcome thousands of guests through our doors each year and run over 60 events annually. We’re resilient and we’re determined, because what we do, matters. We’re proud of the impact that we have and the legacy that we leave.

We’re a team that delivers

As an organisation that works to support UK foreign and development policy, we want to reflect the world that we work in. Rooted in our local community and connected to the world, we value diversity and difference. We know that everyone has something to offer and the potential to grow. We need people from all sorts of backgrounds and with all kinds of skills to help us build a team that delivers.

The role

The Senior Programme Director will strengthen Wilton Park’s identity and profile as an important component of UK and international policy-making in the areas of human rights; women, peace and security; migration; and organised crime through developing and delivering high-impact and outcome-focused events and dialogues on priority issues in those areas.

The role holder will deliver events (approximately 10 per year, once fully established), raise funding, work collaboratively with partners to design programmes and facilitate events.

The Senior Programme Director will establish, nurture and sustain relationships with a wide range of senior policymakers and funding partners and will provide policy, strategic and corporate support to the Head of Policy, Chief Executive, Programme Directors and Policy Officers.  They will help to plan and deliver a cohesive and strategic set of events, sequenced evenly across the year and will contribute to the effective running of Wilton Park, including communications, outreach and mentoring.

To apply, please email the following to

  • Application form
  • CV
  • Diversity monitoring form

Closing date: 1600, Tuesday 16 April 2024.

Interviews will be held w/c 29 April 2024 or the following week.

Candidate pack

Application form

Behaviour examples: hints and tips

Diversity monitoring form

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