London, Greater London (Hybrid)
Up to £40,000 per year
Contract, Temporary, 12 month Maternity Cover, Full-time
Job description

Each year, Young Enterprise helps thousands of young people develop the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to succeed. Through our nationwide enterprise and financial capability programmes, we give young people the opportunities and experiences to discover who they are and what they’re good at.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a fast moving, youth focused, charity and play a pivotal role in the development of our flagship Company Programme.  We are looking for an experienced, creative and proactive individual to join Young Enterprise as maternity cover for the Senior Programme Manager on a temporary basis for 12 months.


About the role
The Senior Programme Manager is responsible for the management of the Young Enterprise Company Style programmes (currently Company, Team and Start Up) ensuring they are set up to be delivered smoothly provide maximum impact, and continue to develop to best meet the needs of young people.

Over the next 12 months the Senior Programme Manager will lead on the exciting re-development of Company Programme building on initial research findings to improve the supporting digital infrastructure, embed ongoing learning and reflection, and ensure that the programme is contributing to YE’s organisational Theory of Change.

The Senior Programme Manager also supports a small team of Programme and Support Managers with the day to day delivery and support of their allocated programmes ensuring that they remain engaging, relevant and up to date for their intended audiences.


Who we are looking for
We are seeking an individual with a solution focussed attitude to problem solving and the ability to balance and prioritise competing demands in a busy function. A successful track record of building strong internal and external relationships is crucial. An understanding of education and school centred programmes, plus experience working with web and digital developers would be a distinct advantage.

Reporting to the Head of Programmes and Services, this role will provide a high level of education sector expertise to support the ongoing development of current programmes as well as new initiatives.


Why work for us?

  • People-focussed with a friendly and supportive work-place culture
  • An active commitment to equality and diversity
  • Generous holiday allowance of 7.2 weeks
  • Access to NHS top-up scheme, for money back on expenses such as dental and optical
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Cycle-to-work scheme
  • Group Life Assurance


If this role appeals to you - we would like to hear from you!

Application Instructions

To apply, please submit your CV and covering letter (up to two sides of A4) outlining your suitability for the role based on the Job Description and Person Specification by no later than midday on Monday 14th February. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

We will be assessing applications on a rolling basis and may shortlist and invite candidates to interview before the closing date.

Interviews will take place via Teams.

Please note that, although we endeavour to respond to all applications, if you have not heard from us by two weeks from the closing date you should consider your application unsuccessful.

More about Young Enterprise

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Refreshed on: 04 February 2022
Closed date: 14 February 2022 at 12:00
Job ref: LB-250122
Tags: Management, Project Management