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Programme Manager

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27 Jul 2021

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CodeYourFuture helps refugees and other disadvantaged people start thriving careers in tech. Our year-long coding courses are free of charge, and we cover our students' expenses.

We are passionate about diversifying the tech industry and empowering people to build meaningful careers. With 70% of our graduates gaining employment or access to further education, our courses have a real, tangible impact on people's lives.

Our work is coordinated by a community of staff and volunteers from across the globe. They work together to create an inclusive and welcoming environment where our students can grow.

Role overview

We're hiring a Programme Manager - North West (UK) to support CYF trainees on their journey to employment and to empower the volunteers who deliver critical elements of our programme.

Why would you do this job?

· You passionately believe that everyone deserves a thriving life

· You understand the power of education and how it can change peoples lives

· You want to build strong and inclusive communities

· You want to make a strong impact in the work you do

· You want to be the driving force in growing a successful programme across the North West

· You love working with people to ensure high-quality results

The Role

The Programme Manager supports the running of each cohort while working on expanding CYF activities, for example:

· Coordinating volunteer activity

· Developing CYF processes and working on building partnerships to help CYF grow in the region

· Tracking trainee progress & welfare

Key Areas

· Ensure top outcomes for our trainee: the candidate empowers our volunteers to get the most out of our trainees

· Business development: the candidate can demonstrate the ability to grow the programme & CYF's activities in the North West through partnerships & business development.

· Community-led project management: the candidate has a track record of empowering volunteers and communities to deliver successful projects.

What will you be doing?

· Facilitating volunteer activities by providing resources, structure and guidance to a team of approx. 50 volunteers

· Building self-empowered volunteer teams; ensure they have the tools needed to deliver high-quality support and training to volunteers

· Coordinating with the global team on NW activities for alignment where needed

· Building relationships with local NGOs and charities to provide holistic support to our trainees and to better integrate our programme into the local community

· Building a network of partners in the NW to help grow our activities

· Coordinate the volunteer Leadership Programme in the NW, working with the global team to train and manage regional volunteer leaders

Why you?


· Experience of working with or in grass-routes organisations

· Experience of working with and supporting volunteers

· Experience of building self-organised teams and empowering team members

· Relationship building experience

o You should be able to demonstrate a history of building effective relationships with charities and businesses

· Self-driven work ethic

o you'll have significant control over the way that you spend your time to be the most impactful

· Experience working in or with diverse communities

o An understanding of and empathy for the issues that may face the students attending CYF


· Experience working managing volunteers in a community, grassroots setting

o You understand the nuances of working with and leading volunteer teams

· Coaching or mentoring experience

o You know how to build good relationships with mentees and share knowledge

Interest in software development, coding and the potential of the tech industry


· A quick learner

· You should be able to pick up new skills quickly and be willing to develop a good understanding of the fundamentals of the technology that we teach

· Effective at prioritisation

· A proficient communicator, especially remotely

· Open-minded and encouraging when taking input from experienced volunteers

· Able to take weekly calls in the evening (working hours are flexible)

· Enthusiastic about problem-solving in a growing organisation

· Fluent in English

· Passionate about improving access to vocational training for disadvantaged people

· Interested in technology and the opportunities it creates

Role specifics

· Salary: £24,000 - 30,000*

· Hours: full time

· Location: North-west, commutable distance to Manchester

· Benefits: Pension, 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays and your birthday), flexible working policy

Reporting to: Founder CEO

*The salary is based on previous experience for the role.

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