Director of Programme (Youth Social Action Charity)

EasyWeb NFP
£50,700 to £60,600 per annum
29 Aug 2018
26 Sep 2018
Full Time
Contract Type

Director of Programme (Youth Social Action Charity) 

Are you ready for the next step in your career? Are you interested in working for a youth social action charity and being part of an organisation dedicated to tackling educational inequality in the UK? 
Our client is a youth social action charity which challenges 18 to 25-year-olds to tackle educational inequality through a year of full-time voluntary service. As mentors, tutors and role models in schools, they support pupils growing up in some of the most disadvantaged communities in the UK. 

The experience empowers these exceptional and diverse young people to realise their aspirations and grow as leaders, both through their impact on children’s lives and through training, coaching and career development opportunities. 

From Monday to Thursday, their volunteers are integral to the school day. They encourage pupils both in and out of the classroom to engage with and enjoy learning, while developing their own skills. On Fridays they meet to share experiences and benefit from additional training, delivered by experts from across the education, business and voluntary sectors. They currently have 160 full time volunteer mentors serving in 24 schools across London, West Midlands and Greater Manchester. 

Position: Director of Programme 
Location: London, Manchester and Birmingham 
Job Type: Full time - Permanent 
Hours: 35 hours per week 
Salary: £50,700 to £60,600 per annum 
Benefits: 25 days holiday per year (expected to be taken at quieter times of year as agreed with the Chief Executive), plus one additional day per year after two years of employment, capped at a maximum of 28 days. 

About the role: 

This is an exciting role for a highly competent, energetic and dynamic leader who will support, develop and expand the work and reputation of our client as well as the competence and confidence of the their staff and volunteers. The Director will take responsibility for strategic planning and management oversight of all aspects of the programme service delivery in schools. 

The Director will lead a dedicated team focused on the training, management and support of volunteer mentors and the Impact Officers who manage them, alongside the sales and support to school service clients (schools). A member of the Senior Leadership Team, the Director will also share responsibility with the Chief Executive and other senior colleagues for the strategic direction and growth of the organisation, to ensure it meets ambitious targets for growth and engagement. 

About you: 

The successful candidate will have experience of driving high-impact performance and delivering against outcome-focused contracts. You will have experience managing staff across multiple and remote sites and willingness to regularly travel to all three delivery regions. You will also be a strong professional strategic leader, able to connect, network and communicate effectively with a broad range of stakeholders. 

Additionally, you will have experience of working with young people in education or other contexts and a minimum of 10 years’ experience working in the charity / education environment and demonstrable experience of developing and managing programme delivery. You will be strong in strategic analysis, budgeting, forecasting, planning and evaluation, and you will have excellent monitoring and evaluation understanding and experience and able to lead and support others to implement quality in monitoring and evaluation. 

You will also have an understanding of working with and managing volunteers and experience in programme design, monitoring, development and evaluation. Experience of working within the education and / or social action sector would be an advantage, as would knowledge of the database Salesforce and also Google Apps. Excellent project management skills would also be beneficial. 

You may have experience of the following: Director of Programme, Charity Operations Director, Business Manager, Senior Project Manager, Project Management, Programme Director, Head of Programme, Head of Operations, Charity Programme Director, Education, Charity, Young People, Not For Profit etc. 

This vacancy is being advertised by EasyWeb Recruitment, the UK’s leading Online Recruitment Agency. The services advertised by EasyWeb Recruitment are those of an employment agency. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, or belief, and we confirm that we will gladly accept all applications.

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