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Programme Manager (maternity cover)

Birmingham, West Midlands (Hybrid)
Greater London
Liverpool, Merseyside
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
£31,200 - £38,000 per year
Temporary (10 month contract )
Job description

Who we are

The problem - On average, 160 young people are excluded from school each week. Once excluded, prospects for these young people are bleak, with only 4% achieving good GCSE grades, and 67% entering sustained education, employment or training compared to 96% of their non-excluded peers. This can be a pipeline to prison, with concerning statistics showing 63% of prisoners having been excluded from school.

Our mission - To ensure that young people who have been excluded from school are not excluded from society.

Who we serve - We support the hardest to reach young people in the most disadvantaged communities, each of whom are most at risk of experiencing school exclusion or are at risk of being excluded. Young people who are eligible for free school meals are 4x more likely to get excluded, along with black Caribbean boys. Young people with special educational needs are also six times as likely to be excluded as their peers.

Our work - We work in a number of different settings both during term time and after school. Our coaches lead small groups of 8-10 young people, using sport as a hook and mentorship as an anchor to develop their soft skills, as well as improve their physical & mental wellbeing. This, coupled with exposure to the work place through Career Taster Days, raises their aspirations and puts young people in a better position to enter sustained education, employment or training (EET) when they leave school.

Role Overview

Salary – £31,200 to £38,000 pa

Reporting to – Chief Operating Officer  

Contract type – 10 months maternity cover (with the possibility to extend)

Location – Midlands, Liverpool or Newcastle (homebased with weekly field travel within the Midlands, North East, North West and London office)

Hours – Full time 37.5 hours

Start date: August  

We are looking for someone to carry out maternity cover for our Programme Manager (Midlands & North). The Programme Manager role purpose is to lead on all aspects of service delivery within the Midlands & North area, which currently covers the following hubs: Birmingham, Solihull, Leicester, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear, County Durham, Liverpool, Warrington & Oldham. This is a 10 month fixed term role with the opportunity to extend employment at the end of the contract.

This includes accountability for the delivery of our in person services, digital delivery (Player Profiles), impact, employability, regional fundraising, regional partnerships, business development and people across all regions in the Midlands & North. You will directly line manage at least 3 people but be responsible for a wider team of circa 15 people.  

This is a varied and hands on role that will be full of purpose. You’ll be joining a supportive and driven team that works hard to help young people change their lives. As a manager you will play a key part in the leadership of the organisation and driving the implementation of strategic plans on the ground.

It is important to us that this role remains embedded within the delivery of our interventions, therefore the post holder will be required to spend up to 25% delivering our programmes or working alongside staff for quality assurance.  

Who you are

  • At least 2 years experience leading a team and the ability to manage a team across a broad geography.
  • Someone who aligns with our playbook values: play as a team, tell it like it is, future focused and high energy.
  • A passion for our cause and ability to engage with young people effectively.
  • Previous experience working in a charity, social justice, sport, youth work or teaching would be advantageous.


Email us your CV and cover letter by 12th May. 

Posted by
Dallaglio RugbyWorks View profile Company size Size: 51 - 100

Supporting young people, using the power of rugby.

Posted on: 23 April 2024
Closed date: 12 May 2024 at 23:30
Tags: Training, Management, Business Development, Support Worker, Social Work, Practitioner, Operations

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