London, Greater London (Hybrid)
£28,000 - £33,000 per year
Contract, 2 year fixed term contract, Part-time, Full-time
Job description

We are seeking to appoint two new Programme Managers to manage our inspirational employability programmes.

The effect of the pandemic was felt the hardest in the disadvantaged communities we work in. Covid wiped out a decade of progress in improving social mobility. Our long-term strategy for supporting talented young people comes at the time when you are still 60% more likely to be in a professional job if you were from a privileged background rather than from a working-class background.

This evidence, set alongside the UK's acute skills shortage and ageing workforce, means that The Talent Foundry, with its partners, can make a huge difference in shaping young people's futures. With the right inspirational and targeted support young people can identify and access meaningful careers which will change their lives.

We work only in areas of high socio-economic deprivation. Every year we work with around 60,000 brilliant young people, creating and running programmes that are funded by some of the country’s major employers – Barclays, Dell, KPMG, M&G, the NHS, and Disney to name a few.

We also run a careers festival with a concert – Rock Assembly – which brings together 10,000 young people in Birmingham.

Over the last 12 years, we’ve worked with over 600,000 disadvantaged students from across 1,900 schools –we know how to help them build confidence in themselves and their talent and have the data to prove it.

We chose the name the Talent Foundry deliberately. In foundries, metal and other products are forged. Our goal is to help ‘forge’ talent.

The Programme Manager role and where it sits in the team

This is an established role that manages several of our long-term partnerships. With support from the Head of Programmes, the Programme Manager is responsible for ensuring TTF educational programmes are successfully delivered in partnership from conception to evaluation with funders, corporate partners and universities into schools and further education institutions.

We have two Programme Manager vacancies. One will line-manage a small team of Programme Co-ordinators, the other will be responsible for managing and co-ordinating our freelance School Facilitator network. 

You are:

You’ll be a brilliant project manager, someone who is great with people and likes to develop creative and inspiring activities in partnership with business and the public sector to engage and support young people. You can balance competing priorities and keep projects moving towards their goals. You are motivated by working collaboratively with funders and your team, yet comfortable making decisions after gathering insight and information.


  • Annual leave entitlement 28 days + Bank Holidays
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Flexible Working
  • Pension  
  • Training and development budget
  • The afternoon of your birthday off (or the morning after)

We are open to hearing from candidates who are seeking part-time opportunities and/or job shares. This role will be hybrid working from home, with 2-3 days a month in London co-working space. 

Visit our website our website for full details of all current vacancies and to download the application form

To apply, please complete the application form with a 2-page (max) supporting statement paying particular attention to the responsibilities, skills and experience listed in the job overview document. CVs will not be accepted.

TTF is committed to embedding Equality and Diversity across all its work and believes that a diverse range of perspectives at all levels is essential for our legitimacy and effectiveness. We therefore strongly encourage applications from suitably experienced applicants from all walks of life who will continue to strengthen the diversity of our team. We would particularly welcome applications from ethnic minority candidates as they are under represented on our team at the present time.

The job holder’s responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young person’s for whom they are responsible, or with whom they come into contact will be to adhere to and ensure compliance with the relevant Talent Foundry Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy and Procedures at all times. If in the course of carrying out the duties of the role, the job holder identifies any instance that a child is suffering or likely to suffer significant harm either at school or at home, they must report this in line with the Safeguarding policy.

Application Instructions

We will not accept CVs for this post. Please complete an application form which is available from our website and submit a 2-page (max) supporting statement.

More about The Talent Foundry

The Talent Foundry is an education charity dedicated to opening the doors of opportunity to young people across the country. We do this by work... Read more

Refreshed on: 03 June 2022
Closed date: 13 June 2022 at 09:00
Tags: Project Management, Business Development

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