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

upReach is seeking to hire a Programme Manager to deliver our programme of support for students interested in pursuing a career in Law. 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 to support to Associates (the undergraduates we support)

upReach is an award-winning charity working to create equal opportunities for students across the UK. We help university students from less-advantaged backgrounds achieve their career potential by providing an intensive programme of support that addresses socio-economic barriers to graduate employment.


Key Information

Programme Manager: This individual will play a pivotal role in delivering our programme of support for students pursuing a career in Law. This includes managing a team to deliver upReach's Law Springboard, in partnership with Slaughter and May, and overseeing key elements of this programme including attracting new students, planning high quality support and events, managing relationships with key external stakeholders at all levels of seniority and evaluating the impact of the programme. 


Role: Programme Manager (Law)

Location: Bristol, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham or London. 

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

Start date: Beginning of January 2022

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

Application deadline:  9am on Monday 6th December

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


Person Specification 

This position would be suited to individuals who are committed to upReach’s mission and have an understanding of, and empathy with, the challenges facing those from lower socio-economic backgrounds.

To be successful you should have at least 2-3 years experience working in programme delivery, stakeholder management and leading small teams, and any experience working within the law sector will be viewed very favourably.  You should be able to demonstrate a proven track record in building, developing and owning effective long-term relationships with new and existing partners, and in managing stakeholder relationships at all levels of seniority. The ideal candidate will be proactive, resilient and used to managing competing priorities within a varied workload. They should be flexible and willing to perform varying duties depending on the shifting needs of the charity.  


Essential Skills/Experience:

  1. Experience working in a fast-paced environment and working independently to find solutions to problems. 

  2. Ability to engage and flex communication style confidently with a variety of stakeholders, such as beneficiaries, upReach partners and all levels of employees across the organisation. 

  3. Experience working directly with key stakeholders to manage and grow a relationship and/or partnership.

  4. Excellent influencing, facilitation and communication skills (both oral and written) and be comfortable preparing and presenting reports and proposals to senior management and external stakeholders.  

  5. Line management or team leadership experience.

  6. Strong programme management and problem solving skills, in addition to superb organisational skills to manage a varied workload.  

  7. Self-motivation and an ability to work in a small team as well as independently, with a creative and a proactive attitude.

  8. At least a Grade ‘B’ in Maths and English GCSE (if you have extenuating circumstances, let us know)*

  9. University degree (2:1 or higher)* in any discipline, or equivalent experience.

* The nature of the role requires a high standard of Maths and English, and the ability to quickly review a large amount of information and identify and communicate key themes clearly. Applicants may demonstrate this through the academic qualifications shown above and/or other relevant experience. As our beneficiaries are all undergraduates, a good understanding of the university experience is essential, although it is not necessary that this was acquired through personally gaining a degree.


Desirable Skills/Experience:

  1. Experience working with the law sector.

  2. Project management qualifications or comparable experience. 

  3. Experience delivering all aspects of a programme end to end, from design to reporting and evaluation.

  4. Experience in marketing a programme or campaign.

  5. Familiarity with G Suite and Zoom video conferencing software.

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Posted on: 11 November 2021
Closed date: 06 December 2021
Tags: Management, Legal

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