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Programme Innovations Director (North and Midlands)

Don’t let a child’s start in life determine their future 

Programme Innovations Director (North and Midlands)

  • Salary £40-56k
  • Based in North/Midlands. Home based initially, with regular travel once restrictions ease
  • Closing date: 1 February 2021, 9.00am

Join Future First and help us build a more equal world. Working with us, you can make a big difference:

…To children and young people

  • Tackle educational inequality and help close the gap
  • Give young people hope, dreams and the chance to realise them
  • Connect them with powerful, relatable role models

…To state schools and colleges

  • Build, engage and sustain alumni networks
  • Harness untapped resources
  • Grow social capital and strengthen school communities 

…To employers, funders and partners

  • Showcase our work to gain support and investment
  • Create exciting work experience opportunities (virtual and in person)
  • Deliver employer programmes and funded interventions

…To you

  • Learn, grow and create in a demanding but supportive environment
  • Enjoy diverse and meaningful work
  • Be rewarded and valued as part of a great, collaborative team 

…To us

  • Bring your vision, energy, indefatigability and solutions focus to ensure our service for schools and young people is second to none 
  • Give us your knowledge of education, schools and working with young people
  • Deliver our programmes and demonstrate our impact
  • Innovate to extend our reach to more schools and pupils

We would particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates and people with lived experience of the communities we serve. We are an equal opportunities employer committed to recruiting a diverse workforce. 

Safeguarding is a priority for us, and a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check will be required for the successful candidate.

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Alumni Programme Manager

Alumni Programme Manager (North and Midlands)

Growing Diverse Talent

Contract: Full-time / permanent

Salary: Starting salary circa £23,350 with opportunity to progress to £26,533 with experience

Location: We are looking for someone based in the North or Midlands. The role is home based for the immediate future (all staff are home working until at least March 2021). Once restrictions ease, the post holder will need to spend some time in our Manchester office each week, and regular travel to schools and partners across the country will be necessary

Close date: 9.00am, Monday 18 January 2021

We are a small charity doing great work connecting state school pupils with former students to show them a future that can be theirs and a pathway to get there. Hearing from past pupils gives students resilience, confidence and the motivation to study harder. We are actively expanding our reach to more schools and pupils, particularly those who are disadvantaged.

Alumni Programme Managers are our front line workers and you’d be joining an amazing and friendly team, with the opportunity to have your ideas heard and to take on new projects and responsibilities in time.  In this role, you will be working with a portfolio of secondary schools and colleges across the North and Midlands, helping them utilise their former student networks to impact students in diverse ways. You will also be reaching out to schools and businesses not yet working with us, to raise the profile of our work and build more partnerships. 

You will be situated in the North or Midlands, allowing you to easily reach schools in the region, as well as our base in Manchester once restrictions are lifted. We are currently working from home. We would particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates and people with lived experience of the communities we serve. We are an equal opportunities employer committed to recruiting 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.