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Programme Manager

Employer
Future Frontiers
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
24 Sep 2021

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Sector
Education
Contract Type
Permanent
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Managing school and business relationships You will build and maintain long standing relationships with the designated lead at each school and business partner in your cohort. You will work with them at the planning, delivery and feedback stages of each programme.In the UK, family income is the strongest predictor of how well a young person will do at school and the future opportunities they will have. Future Frontiers exists to change this.We work in pursuit of life-changing impact for the young people we serve. By partnering with schools and forward-thinking businesses, we provide young people with an intensive programme of face-to-face career coaching and opportunities to engage with relevant sector role models in the lead up to the major crossroads in their education aged 16. Why we need youAs a Programme Manager you will be on the ground delivering our programmes across our partner schools. You will be working directly with schools and businesses, providing that crucial link between coaches and students and facilitating life-changing conversations. We are looking for an organiser, problem-solver and relationship-builder to join our growing team and contribute to our evolving programme as we focus on delivering lasting impact for our disadvantaged young people. The successful candidate will be energetic, ambitious and resilient, and will aspire to build Future Frontiers into a leading national programme across the UK.Candidates who have not been to university or who have lived experiences relatable to our young people are strongly encouraged to apply. Your responsibilitiesYou will be working directly with students and business coaches, facilitating our excellent programme. We expect you to spend 2-3 days a week delivering in schools and 2-3 days a week on programme administration. Here are the key areas:Programme deliveryYou will lead a portfolio of programmes across the UK (predominantly in London) and deliver all stages of the programme for young people.This will include onboarding pupils, delivering assemblies, preparing coaches, conducting DBS checks, and monitoring programme feedback. Training coachesYou will learn how to deliver quality training sessions for each cohort of volunteer coaches in your portfolio of programmes.You will be supported to develop your skills in group training and public speaking.Managing school and business relationshipsYou will build and maintain long standing relationships with the designated lead at each school and business partner in your cohort.You will work with them at the planning, delivery and feedback stages of each programme.Programme MonitoringYou will be responsible for collecting feedback and key data from your coaches, students and schools.You will work with the programmes team to identify trends in programmatic success and develop interventions that continually improve each programme. About YouYou'll thrive in this role if you...Have a desire to help young people develop aspirations that will inspire them to achieve their full potentialAre confident working independently and solving problems in the momentHave exceptional communication skills; you'll be passionate, compelling, and able to inspire others around you using a clear and concise communication styleAre adept at building relationships with a variety of stakeholdersAre highly organised and able to manage multiple responsibilities with competing deadlines and timelinesAre flexible and able to respond effectively in a changing environmentCan maintain the ethos of the charity and positively promote our work at all times.Essential requirements:Minimum 1 year experience working with young people What we can offer youEarly finish on Fridays27 days annual leave + bank holidaysTeam building offsites and regular team socials throughout the yearCycle to work schemeGenerous parental pay and additional childcare leave Equal Opportunities, diversity and inclusionHere at Future Frontiers we are dedicated to the practice of equal opportunities. The principles of it underpin our mission and we treat all employees, volunteers, clients and students as individuals. We believe in having an open and inclusive culture that champions diversity in all its forms, including disability, culture, race, gender, sexual orientation, age, life experiences, socio-economic background, and religion. We encourage everyone to apply for our roles.If you would like to talk to us about working at Future Frontiers in advance of your application, particularly in regards to diversity, we strongly encourage you to contact us via email and we will arrange a call. We'd love to hear from you. To improve the diversity of the programmes team we are particularly interested to hear from candidates who have not been to university or who have lived experiences relatable to our young people. Application detailsFull details of application and interview dates on linked JD.First Deadline: 22nd September at 9am• Stage 1 interviews will be held on Friday 24th September and stage 2 interviews will be held on Thursday 30th September.• Start date is 25th October or as soon as possible after.• Applications will remain open after the deadline for recruitment of further positions with later start dates
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