Brightside delivers online mentoring for young people to help them make confident and informed decisions about the future. Working in collaboration with partner organisations, we design and provide fixed term mentoring programmes where young people can choose their own mentor from a range of role models committed to sharing their experiences and stories with our beneficiaries. Our Programmes Team manage our partner relationships, design our projects, recruit volunteers to support young people and manage programmes through the online mentoring platform.
The Project Manager will be responsible for planning, delivering and evaluating the success of online mentoring programmes. They will work closely with a portfolio of partners to design meaningful online interventions for our beneficiaries, as well as leading on the recruitment of volunteers to programmes and the evaluation of programmes using the Brightside theory of change.
To be successful in this role, you will need to:
• Be strongly aligned to our mission.
• Live and breathe Brightside values, actively contributing to a positive staff culture.
• Be friendly and approachable.
• Willing to seek out new opportunities for yourself and for Brightside.
• Be open to growing in your role and committed to your personal and professional
• Be willing to travel to meetings and events across the UK (in line with guidance on Covid-19).
Our ideal candidate will:
• Have experience of project management relating to young people.
• Be a starter-finisher, with experience of designing, delivering and evaluating projects.
• Understand the core principles of project management.
• Have experience working with multiple stakeholders at different levels.
• Be able to manage competing priorities with success.
• Have experience of working in a team.
• Understand the issues affecting disadvantaged young people in accessing education and
• Have a strong track-record of delivering training.
• Be a confident communicator and presenter.
• Have excellent organisation and prioritisation skills.
We are especially interested in candidates who:
• Have experience of qualitative and quantitative analysis in evaluating projects.
• Have experience using Salesforce or similar CRM systems.
• Have experience of volunteer management.
• Have experience of managing projects remotely.
• Have experience of mentoring related work with young people.
• Have experience of managing partnerships directly with schools.
A DBS Check at the enhanced level will be required for successful applicants.
Salary and benefits
Salary: £24,500 to £28,500
Contract term: Permanent
Hours of work: 37.5 hours per week, Monday-Friday
Holiday allowance: 25 days per annum excluding bank holidays.
Other benefits include: Three additional leave days over Christmas, 15 hours volunteering leave,
employer pension contributions, flexible working hours and regular staff socials.
Please send your CV and covering letter outlining your suitability for the role and expressing your
interest in an interview by midnight on Thursday 13th January.
Successful candidates will be invited to interviews on the week commencing 17th January
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.