Programme Manager

  • Job Reference: 00001024-1
  • Date Posted: 1 April 2021
  • Recruiter: Future Frontiers
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  • Location: London Bridge
  • Salary: £26,000 to £28,000
  • Sector: Education - Development Officer
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Duration: Contract renewed on annual basis. Expected minimum term of 2 years.

Job Description

In the UK, family income is the strongest predictor of how well a young person will do at school and the future opportunities they will have. Future Frontiers exists to change this.

We work in pursuit of life-changing impact for the young people we serve. By partnering with schools and forward-thinking businesses, we provide young people with an intensive programme of face-to-face career coaching and opportunities to engage with relevant sector role models in the lead up to major crossroads in their education aged 16 and 18.


Why we need you

As our charity continues to grow we are looking for a Programme Manager to work on the ground, delivering our programmes to young people and enabling them to make empowered, educated choices. You will be working directly with schools and businesses, providing that crucial link between coaches and students and facilitating life-changing conversations. 

Due to the nature of this role, candidates who are from a disadvantaged background and/or have not been to university are strongly encouraged to apply.


Your responsibilities

You will be working directly with students and business coaches, facilitating our excellent programme. We expect you to spend 2-3 days week delivering in schools and 2-3 days a week on programme administration. Here are the key areas:

Programme delivery

You will lead on a portfolio of programmes and deliver all stages of the programme for young people. This will include onboarding pupils, delivering assemblies, preparing coaches, conducting DBS checks, and monitoring programme feedback. 

Training coaches

You will learn how to deliver quality training sessions for each cohort of volunteer coaches in your portfolio of programmes.  You will be supported to develop your skills in group training and public speaking.

Managing school and business relationships

You will build and maintain long standing relationships with the designated lead at each school and business partner in your cohort. You will work with them at the planning, delivery and feedback stages of each programme.

Programme Monitoring

You will be responsible for collecting feedback and key data from your coaches, students and schools. You will work with the programmes team to identify trends in programmatic success and develop interventions that continually improve each programme.


About You

You’ll thrive in this role if you…

  • Have a desire to help young people develop aspirations that will inspire them to achieve their full potential
  • Are confident working independently and solving problems in the moment
  • Have exceptional communication skills; you’ll be passionate, compelling, and able to inspire others around you
  • Are adept at building relationships with a variety of stakeholders
  • Are highly organised and able to manage multiple responsibilities with competing deadlines
  • Are flexible and able to respond effectively in a changing environment
  • Can maintain the ethos of the charity and positively promote our work at all times.

Essential requirements:

  • Minimum 1 year experience working with young people in a professional capacity


What we can offer you

  • Early finish on Fridays
  • 25 days annual leave + bank holidays
  • Team building offsites and regular team socials throughout the year
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Generous parental pay and additional childcare leave in first 2 years


Equal Opportunities, Diversity and Inclusion

At Future Frontiers we are dedicated to the practice of equal opportunities. The principles of it underpin our mission and we treat all employees, volunteers, clients and students as individuals. We believe in having an open and inclusive culture that champions diversity in all its forms. We encourage everyone to apply for our roles.


Application details

Deadline: 16th April at midday.

Full details of application and interview dates on JD here:

Start date: 24th May.