Growing Diverse Talent
Regional Programme Manager (North)
We are a small charity doing great work connecting state school pupils with former students to show them a future that can be theirs and a pathway to get there. Hearing from past pupils gives students resilience, confidence and the motivation to study harder. We are actively expanding our reach to more schools and pupils, particularly those who are disadvantaged.
The Regional Programme Manager plays a key role in growing our footprint in the north, delivering our programme in schools, supporting improvements, driving forward sales, securing funding to tackle entrenched issues in the region, and establishing regional partnerships. The role responds to the demands and growth of the charity, making for an exciting and varied role and giving the post holder the opportunity to develop themselves across a range of projects and functions.
You will be situated in Manchester, allowing you to easily reach schools in the region. We are mainly home working at present. Pre-pandemic we had three permanent office spaces, though we are presently working remotely and using touch down space while we allow things to settle back to a more normal position. We will be reviewing the charity’s requirements and consulting staff on preferences in the Autumn and it is likely that we will take a base in London and Manchester at some time after that.
We would particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates and people with lived experience of the communities we serve. We are an equal opportunities employer committed to recruiting a diverse workforce.
To join us, you will need: experience of working with schools and young people, ideally as a qualified teacher; a desire to reduce inequalities among young people in the region; to be comfortable pitching and undertaking business development activity, with the ability to influence and win others to your way of thinking; excellent communication skills; superb organisational skills; and to feel at ease with an evolving role that will adapt as the charity grows.
In return, we offer you a supportive working environment with plenty of learning and development opportunities. You’ll work with dedicated, determined colleagues and witness the tangible difference our work makes to the lives of young people across the region. We live by our values of social justice, collaboration, innovation and role models. If these values resonate with you, we’d love to hear from you!
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