SCHOOLS PROJECT MANAGER
Contract period: Maternity Cover – fixed term (7-8 months approx)
Start date: 1st February 2022
Hours: 35 hours per week (5 days a week, 9am-5pm – core hours)
Salary : £30,000-35,000 per annum pro rata (dependent on experience)
Location: 169 Union Street, London, SE1 0LL
Currently all staff are home-based working remotely until further notice. From January 2022 staff will operate hybrid home/office working arrangements.
Terms of appointment include: 25 days annual leave pro rata, plus bank holidays, pension scheme - 3% employer contribution, flexible working and volunteering days.
The Mayor’s Fund for London is a pan-London, non-political, independent charity, championing opportunities for young Londoners from low-income backgrounds. We believe that all young people, regardless of their starting point in life, should be able to thrive in their community, forge fulfilling careers and are able to take advantage of the outstanding opportunities that London has to offer.
Our work in the fields of food, wellbeing, numeracy and employment raises awareness of the barriers facing young Londoners, promotes the activities which best increases their opportunities and brings together the partnerships to make a measurable impact on young Londoners’ lives. In 2020, we supported over 40,000 young Londoners aged 4-24 across all 33 boroughs, working in partnership with 721 schools, 110 community organisations and 195 employers, 173 charities, social enterprises and local authorities.
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, is our patron.
PURPOSE OF THE ROLE
The role currently works across two programmes: Access Aspiration is a careers guidance and employability support programme providing careers support and guidance for 16 to 18 year old young Londoners who are making key decisions about their future careers. In partnership with London’s business community, we aim to create more visibility of employment pathways by working with businesses to provide aspirational work placements, employer insights and meaningful employer encounters in schools.
Count on Us is a maths programme to improve confidence and attitude towards maths, as primary and secondary students practise to compete in an exciting maths tournament against their peers. Essentially an in-school based activity, the Count on Us Primary and Secondary Maths Challenge culminate in a high-status tournament event which develops mathematical problem solving and high levels of maths fluency. The current split of the role is 3 days per week with Access Aspiration and 2 days per week with Count on Us. The post holder will be expected to share experience and learning across both programme areas.
The purpose of the job role is to:
• Recruit schools to the programmes and manage relationships and the levels of engagement and participation.
• Schedule, organise and facilitate the delivery of in-school and online events - including student encounters with business volunteers, teacher training sessions and maths competition events.
• Manage volunteers from business partners and ensure high quality experiences for volunteers and students during in-school encounters
• Oversee the collation, administration and management of schools’ data and information.
We are looking for an individual who is confident in communicating with a range of key stakeholders in schools and businesses. They should be reliable in their day to day activities, have a keen eye for detail and excellent writing and organisational skills. In return we offer a role in a growing, enthusiastic, fast moving team and the opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of young Londoners.
The Mayor’s Fund for London is based in Union Street, SE1, and will be moving to a hybrid working arrangement, with staff likely to be expected to be in the office two to three days per week. The role will involve occasional evening and early morning events so a flexible approach to working hours is required.
Travel across London for meetings or events will also be part of the role, including days when the postholder may be working from home.
HOW TO APPLY
Application deadline: midnight– Sunday 28th November 2021.
Please apply online by sending in:
•A comprehensive CV
•A covering letter (maximum two A4 sides) describing why you are interested in the role (addressing your interest in this as a fixed term position), your suitability for the position, and how your experience matches the job description and person specification as detailed in the attached job pack.
First round Interviews are expected to take place via Teams/Zoom w/c 6th December 2021.
Candidates must be available to start at the beginning of February to allow for a handover.
Please note that this post is subject to appointee undergoing an Enhanced DBS, in line with the Mayor’s Fund for London’s commitment to Safeguarding.
The Mayor’s Fund for London is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from everyone. We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates, who are currently under-represented within our organisation.
We are an accredited Living Wage and Good Work Standard employer.
Please only apply if you are eligible to work in the UK.
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