Manchester, Greater Manchester

£23,348 - £26,533

Permanent, Full-time

About the organisation

Future First is an education charity working to revolutionise careers advice and build communities in schools across the UK. We do this by brin... Read more

Job Description

Future First works with schools across the UK to help them build alumni networks from the ground up – making sure that every one of today’s students can continue to be members of the school community after they leave. Our work with alumni is complemented by an Employer Programme, working alongside a range of companies to deliver workshops and insight days about careers in their respective sectors.

We’re looking for passionate people to join our team in Manchester. You’ll build relationships with schools across your region, enabling them to set up thriving and engaged alumni networks. You will host careers workshops and other inspiring events in these schools to give students access to role models, work experience placements, mentoring and much more from their new alumni network. You will kick start this activity by reaching out to former students (alumni) to invite them to join the network and support their old school.

Your time will be split between working with teachers in schools across the North and Midlands to help them run their own activities, running workshops in schools with young people and working in the office to find as many former students of schools from across the region as possible. The role will also entail overnight stays in London for team meetings three to four times per year.

You don’t need to be an expert in alumni networks just yet – we’ll help with that. You must be passionate about increasing social mobility, building brilliant relationships with a whole range of people and playing your part in cementing Future First’s status as the UK’s leader in this space.

Historically, state schools haven’t built alumni communities. Future First is working to change that. You’ll be at the heart of that movement as we expand our work, sharing our expertise and offering practical help in building communities of former students, giving them the opportunity to give back to their old school. You’ll also make sure that alumni volunteers are suitably prepared and informed at the workshops you run.