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Youth Routeways Contract Manager

Education Development Trust
Closing date
25 Oct 2021

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Full Time
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Job title: Youth Routeways Contract Manager

Location: Yorkshire (Leeds City Region)

Salary and Benefits: £41,986 along with a generous holiday allowance (30 days), a 6% matched pension scheme, a range of voluntary benefits, excellent training, and family friendly policies to support flexible working.

We are inviting applications from experienced Managers to lead the £2.5m+ Youth Routeways Project in the Leeds City Region, which is part-funded by the European Social Fund (ESF).

The Contract Manager will play a key role in leading the strategic direction of the Youth Routeways Project and be responsible for delivering the Project's objectives using our employability and careers resources and infrastructure to support the sustainable participation NEET of young people (15-24) into employment and training, through effective employer-focussed interventions (e.g. awareness raising, visits and work experience). Developing and maintaining excellent collaborative relations with local Youth and NEET providers, stakeholders and employers will be key to the success of the project.

We are seeking contract/ programme leaders with experience of managing both operational delivery staff and internal/ external stakeholders, is skilled in managing large budgets (ESF an advantage), believes in exceeding client and beneficiaries needs and is committed to quality and 'changing lives'. A practical understanding of the Youth NEET providers employability sector would be advantageous.

Closing date: Monday 1st November 2021 (Please note, we reserve the right to close our vacancies early if sufficient applications are received)

Selection Process/ Dates: 10th November 2021.

An assessment centre and/or interviews will be held in the Leeds City Region albeit where appropriate or required for Corvid-safety reasons, virtual Interviews will be considered using Microsoft Teams.

Education Development Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults whom we work with and come into contact with around the world. All applicants are subject to thorough screening and for applicable roles, successful candidates are subject to relevant criminal record checks with national police authorities or the UK's Disclosure and Barring Service.
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