Programmes Curator

Job Type

Full Time



Application Deadline



Founders Pledge
The Biscuit Factory (Unit A, Block 402a), 100 Clements Road
SE16 4DG
United Kingdom



As Programmes Curator you will work within the Programmes team, which is responsible for all community events and activities. You will curate engaging content for live events on the topics of evidence-based philanthropy and technology for good.

You will report to the Programmes Director, and work closely with our Events Manager, who oversees the logistical aspects of our programmes. You’ll also collaborate with our internal Research team - which sources and vets charities to find high impact giving opportunities - to find creative ways of communicating research findings and methodologies to our community members from the tech sector.

You will build lasting relationships with thought leaders in academia, charity, government, and technology, aiming to strengthen and expand Founders Pledge’s network of speakers for events. You will be the lead on day-to-day curation of our programming, and work effectively with our Community Team to understand and cater for the needs and expectations of our community members.


  • Follow international development trends to ensure our content is contemporaneous, developing a strong focus and interest in evidenced-based philanthropy
  • Curate inspiring programmes by:
  1. Building effective relationships with international development and social impact speakers and experts to develop knowledge resources
  2. Striking the perfect balance between entertainment and intellectual rigor when curating talks
  3. Staying up to date on internal research methodology and cause area reports, as well as Founders Pledge’s latest thinking on social impact
  4. Maintaining impeccable organisation and stakeholder management both before and after each event, working attentively with speakers and their communications team to ensure they are informed and happy throughout the process
  • Liaise with our internal Community Team to:
  1. Understand the needs of our pledgers
  2. Learn how to best appeal to our audiences through digestible, thought-provoking, and stimulating content
  3. Streamline content to maximise our community’s engagement
  • Keep records within our CRM to maintain contacts, leads and other metrics from a programming perspective



  • Hold an intellectual curiosity about the world
  • Ability to effectively synthesise complex topics, and communicate them in a way that is engaging, digestible and understandable
  • Creative and analytical approach to content curation - able to see the broader picture, always thinking of innovative ways to present information, and enjoys the challenge of finding the right angle to engage an audience
  • Be able to digest information swiftly to keep up with projects and objectives
  • Be flexible in your approach to sourcing content leads and able to adapt when needed
  • Bring your own ideas to the role for diverse methods
  • Demonstrable organisational skills
  • Ability to multi-task and work independently
  • Superior communicative style, and confidence engaging with senior contacts in the philanthropy and tech space
  • Fluent in English – other languages would be a big plus


  • A background in international development and able to keep up with current trends
  • Previous work within a research, communication, or educational programming role, particularly in the charity space
  • A pre-existing network of speakers
  • Experience in a tech/startup facing role


We want you to love where you work. That’s why we’ve done our best to create a place to spend your working day. How, you ask?

  • Tiered holiday structure, starting at 20 days (plus company-wide vacation over Christmas and New Year)
  • Private healthcare from Bupa for you and your family, covered by us
  • Pension scheme provided by Smart Pension
  • Tax free commute costs for TfL
  • Reduced PureGym membership, with one branch on the premises (plus a work-out buddy or two!)
  • A well-stocked kitchen for all your snacking needs (tea, coffee, fruit, bread, nut butters, biscuits…)
  • Socials galore: monthly activities and off-site adventures
  • Regular morale boosts from our Cuddle Operations Puppy, Bryan


START DATE Immediately

WHERE Our London Office

HOURS Full Time, around 40 hours per week

SALARY Up to £35,000 per annum, depending on experience

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement