WC2B, London
£32,000 - £37,000 per year
Contract, Full-time
Job description

Programme Manager (Cultivating Excellence Programmes) (1 year FTC with possible extension based on funding)


Access to the most competitive university, apprenticeship and career pathways remains a challenge for many students within Ark schools. Those who do not have access to networks, opportunities and specialist guidance at formative ages can find it difficult to navigate their way through to achieving excellence in their field. Similarly, those who do not cultivate underlying skills such as oracy and public speaking skills can struggle to thrive in competitive environments.  We currently offer central programmes for students submitting applications to Oxbridge, Healthcare pathways, US universities and top 100 apprenticeship providers and are supported by organisations as diverse as the NHS, Bloomberg, Capgemini, Imperial and Oxford University. We are looking for an experienced programme coordinator who is looking for a step up to lead and scale the overall design and delivery of Ark’s Cultivating Excellence programmes. You are someone who enjoys building relationships with students and teachers and has the creativity, tenacity and project management skills to deliver a series of high quality programmes across a number of project areas.

Closing date:                 5pm on Thursday 25 July 

Start Date:                      As soon as available
Salary:                            £32,000-£37,000 depending on experience

Interviews:                   First round interviews will take place on Tuesday 30 July

Location:                       Holborn, London. Ark's head office is currently based in Holborn, London, but we will be relocating to a new West London office (based in zone 2), by the end of 2019. The new location in Notting Dale, will be a short walk from Shepherds Bush (Central Line and Overground) and Latimer Road and Wood Lane (Hammersmith and City and Circle Lines).

candidates who are interested in applying for this role are encouraged to reach out to Hannah McAuley, Head of Pathways and Enrichment to discuss the role in more detail before the closing date


Oversee the development and delivery of Ark’s central programmes that support young people to make successful applications to Oxbridge, Healthcare routes, top 100 apprenticeship providers and US universities

Oversee the development of Ark’s approach to developing oracy and public speaking skills across primary and secondary schools

Develop a proposal for a wider programme of Cultivating Excellence opportunities for Ark primary and secondary pupils from 2020 onwards

Click 'Apply' to view the full Job Description, Person Specification and submit application on our recruitment portal

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Posted on: 19 July 2019
Closed date: 25 July 2019
Tags: Management, Business Development