Greater Manchester
£40,000 per annum
Contract, Full-time
Job description

Fixed Term 2 years – Head of Operations – Greater Manchester

Full time- 35 hours a week

We are looking for a Head of Operations to join our Greater Manchester leadership team and lead a ground-breaking new initiative (subject to treasury sign-off) which will see The Prince’s Trust work in partnership with employers to address issues facing youth unemployment by improving productivity gains of a young, resilient and diverse local workforce.


You will play a key role in delivering one of the largest and impactful initiatives in the Prince’s Trust history. Through Future Workforce Fund, business and government are co-investing £14 million into young people from Greater Manchester to give them the confidence and skills to become more prosperous citizens and part of a growing and inclusive economy. Future Workforce Fund will act as a catalyst for change, by encouraging businesses to proactively shape and invest in the programmes and interventions that help to counteract these concerns. The programme will provide a unique opportunity to put employability skills and employers at the centre of each young person’s journey.


Future Workforce Fund will focus on three key strategic themes:


  • Live: Developing the personal and social skills of young people
  • Learn: Raising aspirations and fulfilling educational potential
  • Earn: Equipping young people with skills for work and access to jobs


Recognising young people require different types of support and needing the programme to offer a broad range of tiered interventions to different groups of young people, an approach of test and learn and embracing innovation will be championed. There is a huge opportunity for transformation and leaving a legacy of delivery as part of this programme.


In order to significantly increase the amount of young people who engage with The Prince’s Trust and its partners in Greater Manchester we will run a co-branded, co-designed permanent marketing campaign that utilised digital, out of home and other forms of media.


As our new Head of Operations, you will be based out of our brand-new Centre in the heart of Manchester opening this spring. This flagship facility will have a transformational impact on our work in Greater Manchester; allowing us to be more accessible, more flexible, and more relevant for young people across the region.


To learn more about the role, please download the job description.

To apply for this vacancy please complete the online application.  To help you with the supporting statement section, you may want to download a copy of the Prince’s Trust Behavioural Framework.

About the Prince’s Trust

We are a youth charity whose mission is to help young people transform their lives by developing the confidence and skills, to live, learn and earn. This year we will support more than 70,000 young people through a range of proven programmes, with three in four achieving a positive outcome.

We have a bold ambition to extend the reach and impact of our work and help one million more young people transform their lives over the next ten years.  Our job is to inspire them, support them and release their potential, so that they can thrive and society can prosper.  We will focus on innovation, to ensure we adapt and remain relevant in a rapidly changing world.  We owe it to ourselves and the young people we serve, to do the best work of our lives and to help give them an increasing stake in our economy and society. They are the key to a positive and prosperous future for all of us.

The Prince’s Trust is committed to safeguarding, protecting and promoting the welfare of the children and young people we work with. Successful applicants to roles at The Prince’s Trust will be subject to criminal vetting checks, and where necessary for the role, a check at an enhanced level will be required.


We prefer to hire people directly, but we do have a preferred supplier list for when we'd like a helping hand. We'll be in touch if we need you.

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Refreshed on: 27 August 2019
Closed date: 09 September 2019
Job ref: 9101
Tags: Senior Management, Operations

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