New year, new job?
Alumni Programme Manager x 2 (both South, within reach of London)
If you want to support young people in schools, particularly those who are disadvantaged, then this could be the job for you. Future First is the UK charity that connects state school pupils with former students to show them a future that can be theirs. Hearing from past pupils builds resilience, confidence and gives students the motivation to study. Our new technology also gives them a network to help them.
We have two Alumni Programme Manager vacancies, both working with schools and partners in the South. Alumni Programme Managers are our front line workers supporting schools, volunteers and young people. You'll be joining an amazing and friendly team, with the opportunity to have your ideas heard and grow your skills, taking on projects, specialisms and responsibilities. You will help your schools and colleges to build and use their former student networks to support today's pupils, with workshops and talks, as governors and fundraisers, mentors and much more. You will also reach out to new schools and businesses to raise the profile of our work, build more partnerships and grow our pool of school members.
You will be situated in or within reach of London, allowing you to easily reach schools in the South. We are currently mainly home working, with regular face to face team working and the option to use office space as you wish. We are reviewing the charity's requirements and it is likely that we will take a base in London and Manchester, although home-based working will remain for those who enjoy it.
We would particularly welcome applications from people with lived experience of the communities we serve. We are an equal opportunities employer committed to social justice and supporting a diverse workforce.
To join us, you will need: a desire to address social mobility issues; the ability to influence and win others to your way of thinking; experience of working with schools and young people, ideally through facilitating engaging activity; excellent communication skills; superb organisational skills; and an interest in working across the breadth of a small charity, including sales and business development.
In return, we offer you a supportive working environment with plenty of learning and development opportunities. You'll work with dedicated, determined colleagues and witness the tangible difference our work makes to young people's lives. We live by our values of social justice, collaboration, innovation and role models. If these values resonate with you, we'd love to hear from you!
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis through to 31 January 2022. We may bring forward the closing date if we are able to appoint to the vacancies sooner. You are therefore advised to apply early.