Manchester, Greater Manchester
£45,000 - £60,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Note, this role is 50% working from our new Manchester Office (once the world has settled a little!), and up to 50% WFH.

Role Summary:

Working as part of our new development team, the purpose of the role is to contribute to the creation of the development roadmap and lead elements of the development for internal websites, supporting the Product Director.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Using the charity’s current development stack, create and update projects to meet internal and external stakeholder requirements.
  • Support discussions with internal and external stakeholders to interpret specifications, update on progress, complete testing and supervise internal and external stakeholder acceptance.
  • Supporting the internal development team and external partners, evaluate and create the most effective development route, from third party modules to internal code.
  • Support with database design and maintenance across the charity’s platforms


Knowledge/Experience required:

  • Experience with technologies including HTML, CSS, SQL Server, Stored Procedures, asp dot net.
  • Proficiency with a range of development packages including Visual Studio, Microsoft SQL Server.
  • Experience with, and knowledge of Dot Net Nuke Evoq would be advantageous, but not a prerequisite.
  • Knowledge of design for responsive and mobile environments
  • Agile Development process
  • Ability to be efficient, productive, and flexible with a dynamic workload
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to work within project schedules and deadlines.


All Team Members are expected to:

  • Live-by, demonstrate and promote the charity’s values.
  • Familiarise themselves with the Charity's Policies and Procedures, held on the CharlieHR system, accessible by all staff at anytime from the website.
  • Uphold the Equal Opportunities and Anti-Harassment and Bullying Policies, ensuring effective implementation in all aspects of their work for the Charity.
  • Act at all times within the Charity Rules, Policies, Procedures, and any other statutory requirements.
  • Be proactive, bring ideas, suggestions and contribute to business improvement.
  • Undertake training as required.
  • Attend meetings as required including where necessary the occasional overnight stay.
  • Observe health and safety procedures in the workplace to ensure personal safety and to safeguard the interests and safety of colleagues, customers and visitors.
  • Undertake other duties and responsibilities as appropriate since all staff are expected to work flexibly within their skill level to respond to changing priorities and make sure that customer needs and business objectives are met.


We are looking for people who:

  • Are sociable and confident and happy building and maintaining relationships with multiple stakeholders
  • Excel at organising their workload and enjoy driving work forward independently
  • Think strategically and can change tactics while still meeting larger objectives


We are looking forward to holding video interviews through September and appointing swiftly so we can start delivering a difference. You must have the right to work in the UK without visa restriction to be considered.


Why us?

Speakers for Schools are a dynamic, swift-moving and fast-growing charity. We are on a mission to support a million young people across the UK annually by 2023. Having taken the first steps on the road to achieving this, our team has doubled in size in the past year. This has supported 278% growth in our Experience programme and 10% growth in our Inspiration programme during the past 12 months.

We want to level the playing field, making sure that all young people can access inspirational opportunities and experiences to fuel their ambition.

We are united and unique in our mission to transform lives through raising aspirations of millions of young people every year. Each year, 1,500 senior leaders, celebrities and industry experts deliver a difference to by sharing their story with students in schools and colleges in every corner of the UK. We connect employers such as Disney, The Bank of England, Spotify PwC and almost two hundred others to communities to provide access to the top opportunities for all across the UK. With us, you will be part of inspiring a generation to reach higher, broaden horizons and get equal access to the top.

To keep growing our charity and our impact, we need top talent and we are committed to treasuring, developing and supporting them to thrive within their roles.


How to Apply:

Please apply as soon as possible.

Please note, if you do not provide a covering letter your application will not be considered.

Appointees are subject to a successful DBS check, as contact with young people is likely.


The Journey to joining Speakers for Schools:

Interviews will be scheduled as applications are received and will take place over Microsoft Teams.

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Refreshed on: 17 September 2020
Closed date: 30 September 2020
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