In2scienceUK’s aim is to promote social mobility and diversity in science, technology, engineering and maths. We do this by leveraging the skills and passion of researchers and STEM professionals to support young people from low socio-economic backgrounds to achieve their potential and progress into careers in STEM.
The In2science summer programme aims to provide young people with the knowledge, skills and confidence to achieve their goals and help prepare them for a career in STEM. This summer, we have 700 young people taking part in a wide range of exciting activities, including placements with STEM professionals, skills, careers and employability workshops, and public engagement competitions. With over 2,300 young people applying to join our programme this year, we have ambitious and exciting plans to upscale over the next few years to meet the year-on-year increase in demand.
With a new CEO joining in 2021, six new Trustees on our Board and a new five-year strategy launching in 2022, we are in a pivotal moment of our development, set to grow in size and profile.
What we are looking for:
The In2science Programme Manager will drive our organisational efforts to ensure successful management, delivery and growth of high-quality programmes for our young people. You will be an experienced people and project manager, confident in leading, empowering and motivating a small but capable team to achieve delivery targets and goals supporting our wider vision and strategic objectives.
You will be an organised and motivated self-starter with a growth mindset, excellent communication skills and someone who enjoys creative problem solving. Working in a lean and collaborative way, you will have a knack for optimising complex processes and systems to ensure our programme infrastructure and ways of working maximise on impact, resource and scalability. You will be able to process complex information, whilst not losing sight of the bigger picture.
Duties and responsibilities:
The purpose of the Programme Manager role will be to effectively lead on the successful development, delivery and evaluation of the In2science summer programme, in line with our ambitious programmes strategy. Working closely with the Head of Programmes, you will help ensure our programmes continue to be relevant and exciting for our young people.
Your specific duties will include:
Monitoring, managing and ensuring high quality delivery and growth of our In2science summer programme in line with goals and objectives.
Optimising systems, processes and ways of working, to ensure delivery models are scalable and achieve intended outputs and outcomes to the highest degree of quality, effectiveness, and efficiency.
Developing and maintaining excellent working relationships with internal and external stakeholders at a strategic and operational level to further the delivery of our work. This will include for example funders, delivery partners, and our alumni team.
Maintaining a comprehensive overview of programme activities and reporting on progress at regular intervals as defined internally and contractually.
Ensuring all operations are in line with Health and Safety and Safeguarding policies and procedures.
Leading a team
Producing detailed delivery plans, setting clear, tangible objectives with staff members to ensure organisational and delivery targets are achieved.
Prepare and run regular programme update and review meetings, documenting staff ideas and team decisions to increase impact and further achieve aims, feeding them back into programme design and quality assurance processes where applicable.
Supporting and empowering staff members to identify goals and opportunities for their personal and professional growth and development as well as other line management responsibilities including annual appraisals.
Working collaboratively with key stakeholders and across internal teams, ensuring a communication management approach is in place to control flow of information
Ensuring clear, consistent messaging and communication around In2science internally and externally, e.g. working with relevant colleagues on marketing and communications, including event publicity, newsletters and case studies, social media.
We want to hear from people who can passionately represent the interests of the diverse young people that we serve. We are not asking for particular qualifications. We don’t care what school you went to or what your parents do for work. We care about your character, your skills and potential. If you can see yourself making an impact in our organisation, we want to hear from you.
Please submit your CV (up to 2 pages) and cover letter (up to 2 pages), demonstrating how you meet the competencies outlined above. Applications close on 14th August at 11:30pm. Interviews will be held online, week commencing 22nd or 29th August 2022, to be confirmed in due course.