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Programme Manager Banking Team

SEO London
Closing date
15 Jul 2022

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Marketing & PR
Contract Type
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SEO London is currently looking to hire a Programme Manager into the Banking Team

Job Title: Programme Manager

Team: Banking Team
Location: London
Reports to: Senior Programme Manager of the Banking team
Term:Permanent Role
Ideal start date: ASAP
Salary: £35K - £52K annually

About SEO London

Sponsors for Educational Opportunity, Ltd. (SEO London) is a UK-registered charity delivering superior educational, training, and mentoring support to young people from underrepresented and underserved backgrounds. SEO London programming is focused on pre-professional development, career access and long-term success within elite global industries. SEO London was launched in 2000 and has subsequently delivered two decades of transformative leadership in the UK workplace diversity and inclusion segment. Today, over 14,000 diverse students and professionals are registered with SEO London, benefiting from sponsorship and engagement opportunities with over 120 blue chip firms across financial services, corporate law, consulting, technology, engineering, and corporates. Thousands of SEO London alumni currently work in global organisations; many of them holding senior leadership positions.

SEO London Careers

The SEO London Careers Programme provides outstanding undergraduates from under-represented backgrounds the opportunity to gain first year insights, summer internships and graduate roles at some of the leading UK firms. SEO also provides students with extensive training, mentoring, and networking opportunities, linking students not only to the firms they work with, but to opportunities and experienced professionals throughout the industry. By doing so, SEO London equally serves the diversity recruitment policies of its sponsor firms, as well as training a future generation of business and community leaders.

Role Purpose

The role of a Programme Manager is to maintain effective and long-lasting relationships with several sponsor firms and to represent SEO-London's vision and mission, along with looking at opportunities on how to build these along with building new client opportunities.

Through an excellent knowledge of the relevant client industries and SEO London programmes, this role will ensure all programmes are delivered in line with the strategic direction of SEO. This will be delivered using impact reporting, identifying any new strategies or changes that need to be made and escalating any new strategic ideas to the Senior Programme Manager.

Required qualifications:

University degree (any discipline)


Programme Delivery, Execution & Insight

Responsible for managing, delivering, and creating an end-to-end programme in line with partner expectations and linked to the SEO-London strategy. Responsible for completing an end of cycle review, using impact analysis with a view to continuously improve outcomes.
Responsible for the full project management relating to all relevant events for the programme. Including delegation of key tasks to the wider team, volunteer management, ensuring appropriate resources, promotional materials (including website) and communications are aligned to the SEO-London strategy.
This role will also ensure that proactive reporting, including KPI's, is shared with colleagues and partners to help further influence the direction taken to deliver successful outcomes for students and partner firms.
Accountable for ensuring the quality of assessment and candidate recommendations for junior talent opportunities, including the summer and off-cycle internships or university level students at sponsor firms. Oversee SEO alumni relations to ensure mentoring and training provision for responsible programmes.

Stakeholder Management & Promotion

Ensure strong partner relationships, including effective communication, providing advice and insight to help deliver their outcomes. This will be done by ensuring you have a full understanding of their needs, as well as ensuring you are promoting and representing the full suite of SEO-London programmes and providing data and insights on a regular basis.

Responsible for any bespoke partner queries for both new and existing partnerships.
Responsible for providing tailored marketing materials to support the queries.

Quality Assurance

Accountable to further strengthen the process, data integrity, governance and approach taken to delivering successful SEO-London programmes
Ensuring all student, partner and volunteer data is captured accurately and timely in the CRM system

Line Management

Where applicable, line management of a team member(s) This will include ensuring that each member of staff has been inducted, trained and is effective at completing their role. This will be done through on the job training, coaching by yourself, and identifying further training requirements. This will also include being able to provide constructive feedback to further develop staff to ensure that their contribution, performance, and development is at the necessary level. This will also require you to promote and encourage the engagement and wellbeing of your team.

Key skills and experience: we are looking for applicants who have some demonstrable experience in the following skills and will be willing to learn and develop others:

Project management and delivery expertise
Business development experience, including strategizing, pitching and presenting of new ideas
Strategic Management & Impact Analysis
Stakeholder management - the ability to manage sponsor firm and student relationships effectively
Marketing and Communication experience regarding event management
Analytical capability
Line management experience
Industry and student lifecycle knowledge
Exposure to training and development techniques and coaching others on employability skills
The ability to communicate, empathise and listen effectively with a range of internal and external stakeholders
The ability to collaborate and work effectively within a team
The ability to be creative and continuously look for improving the offerings of SEO-London

Technical skills:

Microsoft (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) - ability to create & edit documents in word, creating spreadsheets, tables & running and analysing pivot tables in excel; along with the ability to manage outlook and create PowerPoint slideshows
Knowledge of Salesforce desirable but not essential

Closing date for applications: 14/07/2022

If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply as soon as possible. We are reviewing applications on a rolling basis.

Equal opportunities Statement

As part of its recruitment policy, SEO London intends to ensure that no prospective or actual employee is discriminated against based on race, sex, nationality, marital status, sexual orientation, employment status, class, disability, age, religious belief or political persuasion or is disadvantaged by any condition or requirement which is not demonstrably justifiable.
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