Bristol, Bristol City
M3, Manchester
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Nottingham, Nottingham
£26,500 - £35,500 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

upReach is an award-winning social mobility charity supporting students from less-advantaged backgrounds to secure graduate jobs in sectors including Banking & Finance, Investments, Law, Consulting, Government & Public Sector and Technology. We deliver a comprehensive programme of professional development to over 2,700 students, working in close partnership with leading employers such as Allen & Overy, Civil Service, Goldman Sachs, PwC, and Slaughter and May.


In October 2019, upReach won the Charity of the Year Award (income < £1m) in the prestigious Charity Times Awards, and the charity also won the “Embracing Digital” award in the 2020 Charity Governance Award. In 2021 upReach’s work on the Social Mobility Network was a finalist in the Third Sector Awards ‘Breakthrough of the Year’. The charity was also a finalist in three categories at the Charity Times 2021 Awards including ‘Best use of Technology’ and the ISE Awards 2021 for our partnership with the University of Exeter. 


We are seeking to hire a Programme Manager to deliver our programme of support for students interested in pursuing a career in the Banking, Finance and Investments industries. This is an exciting opportunity to directly contribute to the growth of the charity by managing multiple employer partnership relationships and leading a delivery team of Programme Coordinators to attract, onboard and provide high-quality support to Associates (the undergraduates we support).


Key Information

Programme Manager: This individual will play a pivotal role in delivering our programme of support for students pursuing a career in the Banking, Finance and Investments industries. This includes managing a team to deliver key upReach programmes, including the  Banking & Finance Programme and the Investment Springboard programme. They will be responsible for overseeing key elements of these programmes, including attracting new students, planning high quality support and events, managing relationships with key external stakeholders at all levels of seniority, and evaluating impact.

They will support and coach their team to manage day-to-day partner responsibilities and relationship management, working closely with the Head of Employer Partnerships to ensure that all relationships and events with upReach’s partner employers in the banking, finance and investments industries are managed effectively. They will also contribute to strategic decisions about new opportunities to grow upReach's existing  partnerships in these sectors and identify new relationships we could build to support our Associates.  

In addition, they will work with the broader Delivery leadership team to form plans and strategies for upReach’s general Associate attraction, programme delivery and team management.


Role: Programme Manager (Banking, Finance and Investments)

Location:  Bristol, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham or London

Hours: Full-time 40 hours per week, 9am - 6pm 

Start date:  As soon as possible

Salary:  £26,500 to £35,500 pro rata per annum (including London weighting if based in London)

Application deadline:  9am Friday 7th January 

Early applications are encouraged, and we may appoint before the deadline.


For further information about this role, please see the job description and person specification. 

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Posted on: 07 December 2021
Closed date: 06 January 2022
Tags: Finance, Management

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