Manchester, Greater Manchester
£24,000 - £30,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Role overview

We’re hiring a Programme Manager - North West  (UK) to support CYF trainees on their journey to employment, and to empower the volunteers who deliver critical elements of our programme. 

Why would you do this job?

  • You passionately believe that everyone deserves a thriving life
  • You understand the power of education and how it can change peoples lives
  • You want to build strong and inclusive communities
  • You want to make a strong impact in the work you do
  • You want to be the driving force in growing a successful programme across the North West
  • You love working with people to ensure high quality results

The Role

The Programme Manager supports the running of each cohort while working on expanding CYF activities, for example:

  • Coordinating volunteer activity
  • Developing CYF processes and working on building partnerships to help CYF grow in the region
  • Tracking trainee progress & welfare

Key Areas

  • Ensure top outcomes for our trainee: the candidate empowers our volunteers to get the most out of our trainees
  • Business development: the candidate can demonstrate the ability to grow the programme & CYF’s activities in the North West through partnerships & business development.
  •  Community led project management: the candidate has a track record of empowering volunteers and communities to deliver successful projects.

What will you be doing?

  • Facilitating volunteer activities by providing resources, structure and guidance to a team of approx. 50 volunteers
  • Building self-empowered volunteer teams; ensure they have the tools needed to deliver high quality support and training to volunteers
  • Coordinating with the global team on NW activities for alignment where needed
  • Building relationships with local NGOs and charities to provide holistic support to our trainees and to better integrate our programme into the local community
  • Building a network of partners in the NW to help grow our activities
  • Coordinate the volunteer Leadership Programme in the NW, working with the global team to train and manage regional volunteer leaders

Why you?


  • Experience of working with or in grass-routes organisations
  • Experience of working with and supporting volunteers
  • Experience of building self-organised teams and empowering team members
  • Relationship building experience
    • You should be able to demonstrate a history of building effective relationships with charities and businesses
  • Self-driven work ethic
    • you’ll have significant control over the way that you spend your time to be the most impactful
  • Experience working in or with diverse communities
    • An understanding of and empathy for the issues that may face the students attending CYF


  • Experience working managing volunteers in a community, grassroots setting
    • You understand the nuances of working with and leading volunteer teams
  • Coaching or mentoring experience
    • You know how to build good relationships with mentees and share knowledge
      Interest in software development, coding and the potential of the tech industry


  • A quick learner
  • You should be able to pick up new skills quickly and be willing to develop a good understanding of the fundamentals of the technology that we teach
  • Effective at prioritisation
  • A proficient communicator, especially remotely
  • Open-minded and encouraging when taking input from experienced volunteers
  • Able to take weekly calls in the evening (working hours are flexible)
  • Enthusiastic about problem-solving in a growing organisation
  • Fluent in English
  • Passionate about improving access to vocational training for disadvantaged people
  • Interested in technology and the opportunities it creates

Role specifics

  • Salary: £24,000 – 30,000*
  • Hours: full time 
  • Location: North-west, commutable distance to Manchester
  • Benefits: Pension, 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays and your birthday), flexible working policy
  • Reporting to: Founder CEO

*The salary is based on previous experience for the role.

Application Instructions

Please send your cover letter and CV

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Posted on: 17 June 2021
Closed date: 17 July 2021
Tags: Project Management, Volunteer Management

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