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Project Manager

Salary: £23, 817- £29,228 per annum full time (37.5
Reports to: Operations Manager
Contract: Full time/Permanent
Location: Greater London (remote working initially, moving to flexible working. Travel to meetings required, including bi-monthly visits to the London office)
Closing date: 9am on Monday 13 December

If you like variety, being busy, juggling priorities and doing great work that makes a difference to young people’s lives – look no further: this could be just the job for you!

Future First is looking for a Project Manager to join its fantastic team, and support its work in schools. We are the only UK education charity that works to connect today’s students with past pupils as relatable role models to inspire them. By giving state school pupils access to people like them, in careers they are interested in, we broaden their horizons and give them confidence in a future that can be theirs. We are rapidly growing, including trialling new initiatives to make an even greater difference.

Future First is a dynamic and exciting place to work, with a great team of staff who are welcoming, collaborative and supportive. We are committed to your learning and development, and will support you to grow your ambition and career with us.

You will need excellent organisational skills, project management experience, and great team-working skills. You’ll be networking internally and externally with our partners, supporting them in the delivery of their targets, as well as reporting on performance. A good communicator with great interpersonal skills, you will thrive on the buzz of managing competing demands.

We welcome applications from all candidates, especially those with lived experience of the communities we aim to serve: those who face disadvantage as a result of their start in life. We won’t let this limit their future – or yours. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to supporting a diverse workforce.

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!

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Alumni Programme Manager x2

Growing Diverse Talent

Job title: Alumni Programme Manager x2
Reports to: Programme Innovation Director
Salary: £23,817 – £29,228 dependent on experience
Contract type: Full time, permanent
Location: London or South East, though staff are currently home working until restrictions ease.
Closing date: 9.00am, Monday 13 December 2021

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!