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Transition Manager

Future Frontiers
Closing date
1 Dec 2021

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About Future Frontiers

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 are an award-winning education charity with an innovative approach to tackling educational inequality in the UK. 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. We work in pursuit of life-changing impact for the young people we serve. You can read more about our impact to date in our Annual Impact Reports on our website.

Why we need you

Future Frontiers is an innovative, dynamic and ambitious organisation that has developed a high impact coaching programme for pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds.

As part of our commitment to achieving transformational impact for young people we are currently piloting new provision which includes one-to-one guidance and results day support, in addition to the coaching sessions. We are looking to strengthen our team with individuals who have experience in providing personalised support to help young people achieve their career goals.

Candidates who have lived experiences relatable to our young people are encouraged to apply.

Your responsibilities

Programme delivery

You 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, leading coaching sessions and monitoring programme feedback. We currently deliver some programmes online while we are transitioning back to full face to face delivery over the next academic year.

Training coaches

You will be trained to deliver high 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 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.

Transitions Support

You will be working with young people in years 10 and 11 to enable them to make positive post-16 transitions. This will include leading group sessions, providing one-to-one transition support, building positive partnerships with parents and other relevant stakeholders, and leading GCSE results day and enrollment support.

Programme Monitoring

You 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 You

You will thrive in this role if you can demonstrate these experiences and competencies:

• Passionate about ensuring all young people have the opportunity to achieve their potential.
• Adept at quickly establishing supportive relationships with young people as well as their parents and teachers.
• Demonstrable experience in delivering one-to-one and group work to young people and supporting them to successfully achieve positive outcomes.
• Personal or professional experience of the needs and experiences of young people from a wide range of
backgrounds, including the educational and career barriers faced by those who have experienced disadvantage.
• You have developed skills in motivating and engaging young people who face barriers in achieving their full potential.
• Can organise and prioritise a high workload and keep accurate records.
• You are a confident and independent problem solver who can remain calm under pressure whilst maintaining a positive and professional attitude.
• Knowledge of safeguarding practices and policies.

Equal Opportunities, Diversity and Inclusion

Here 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 stated in the attached Job Description 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.

How to Apply

• Please fill out our application form by answering two questions and attaching your CV.

1. Firstly, tell us why you want to work at Future Frontiers. What is it about us that excites you? (Max. 1,500 characters)

2. Now tell us why you would be a good fit for the role of Transition Manager. Please make sure you reference the experience and competencies mentioned in the job description. (Max. 2,500 characters)

3. Finally, tell us about a successful student outcome that you are proud of, which happened as a direct result of 1-1 or group support that you delivered. (Max 3,000 characters)

• Deadline: 23rd November at 9am
• Initial interviews will be held on 25th and 26th November. Final, in-person interviews are expected to be held on 30th November.
• Start date is 4th January 2022, or earlier if possible.
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