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Regional Programme Manager

London (Greater)
Closing date
14 Feb 2022
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This vital role will spearhead the development of our collective and place-based approach to address the challenges related to education-to-employment transitions, in west London.

You will:

  • build the networks, resources, and collective expertise to support 15 secondary schools in west London
  • implement effective and sustained employability skills and work readiness development
  • ensure that 16-to-18 year olds, identified as furthest from the labour market, are supported to effectively transition into sustained employment and pursue rewarding careers.

You will be responsible for convening and uniting multiple local stakeholders, including, councils, employers, voluntary sector partners, and public sector services, to build relationships, share practice, and take action together. You will lead this network to identify, understand, and collaborate on resolving the complex challenges related to education-to-employment transitions.

Alongside this you will develop and deliver a comprehensive service offer to our target communities, schools, and young people as they transition from education into employment.

This position plays an essential role in the implementation of Spark!’s 2025 strategic goals, our impact on young people, and our future success. To highly achieve in this role you will need to be:

  • extremely organised
  • a natural relationship and network builder
  • comfortable facilitating meetings and activities with a diverse range of stakeholders, including young people and senior professionals
  • able to thrive in sizeable challenges
  • energised in creating genuine systems change, to positively impact on the lives of young people.


We believe it is possible for every young person to be ready, equipped and able to enter the world of work, and there has never been a more important time for our services.

Working in partnership with schools and colleges, alongside a large and diverse range of employers and funders, we enhance young people’s employability skills, knowledge, and experience, so that they are better prepared for and able to effectively transition into the workplace, finding and keeping a job. We do this by enabling and supporting long-term relationships between local businesses and education to:

  • create high quality work experience placements and internships
  • broker inspiring careers mentoring relationships
  • deliver a range of employability skills development opportunities
  • support education to employment transitions

Born out of an Education Business Partnership, Spark! is now an independent charity, working across west London, and beyond, with diverse groups of young people and employers.

We are a motivated and passionate team, led by the desire to positively impact on the employment prospects and life chances of young people.

We endeavour to live our values of; empowerment, collaboration, reliability, quality, and learning, in our decision making and all that we do.

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