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Programme Manager - Employer Engagement

About the job

Closing Date 22/07/2018

Terms, conditions and benefits:

Hours per week: Full time 37.5 however there is an option for this role to be Part-Time instead
Contract type: Temporary
Pay: £29,055 - £31,401 per annum per year (NJC Scale 32 - 35), (pro rata for part time) starting at the bottom of the scale

You’ll be working in the Partnerships team and line managed by the Senior Operations and Development Manager. You’d be based at Kingsley Hall, however, there will be travel involved to businesses in the region.


The role

Are you a keen networker who is confident at building partnerships? Are you motivated by making a difference to society? If so, 1625 Independent People is looking for someone like you to develop and manage their ambitious new project, working with businesses to provide employment opportunities for our young people. We would welcome applicants from the corporate sector, and those with business development experience.

We are looking for an excellent communicator who can work with a number of different stakeholder groups, who is able to easily read and understand the motivations of a wide range of people, and appreciate their full potential.

This is an incredibly rewarding role, for someone who is passionate about exploring the values and needs of young people. We need someone with an interest in the charity sector and the social issues that influence our work, as well as knowledge of a wide range of business and their needs.

This role will lead a new venture that we are embarking on. We require a proactive self-starter who can use their initiative, independently manage their own workload, and apply their transferable skills in to this exciting initiative.

1625 Independent People supports over 2,000 young people who face or have experienced the devastating effects of homelessness, as well as young people leaving care. We provide a safe, secure place to live, a network of people they can rely on and the skills and opportunities they need to get back on track and thrive. Our aim is for young people to live independently, with access the opportunities they need to succeed. However, the significant obstacles in accessing employment create barriers to achieving this aim. Our project will bridge the gap between these young people and local employers, to provide the support they need to start, maintain and progress in employment.

Backed by Delloite, this initiative is poised to combine the needs of businesses, and the interests of young people, to establish education, employment, and training opportunities for young people.  At this critical moment, we are seeking a Programme Manager who will play a crucial role in the delivery of the project and to take the lead on establishing business partnerships and building a model of delivery that becomes sustainable and replicable.

Our team members are very supportive of each other and through Reflective Practice we are always learning from our own and each other’s experiences.

Our work is rooted in providing support in a Psychologically Informed environment framework known as ‘PIE’.

If you are looking for a rewarding and strategic position we urge you to apply!

1625ipcareer.pngOther terms, conditions and benefits

• 30 days' annual leave plus Bank Holidays (pro rata for part time)
• There is a requirement to work flexibly as required, which will include occasional evening and weekend work.
• You will need to travel across Bristol so you must have either a full driving licence and access to a vehicle or the equivalent ability to travel with reasonable adjustments. There may be an option to become an Essential Car User.

Please see the Summary of Main Terms of Employment, the Person Specification and the Job Description below for more information.

Equal opportunities for everyone

We safeguard and promote the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. Any job offer will depend on a satisfactory DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) Barred List Disclosure Check.

We pride ourselves on being an equal opportunities employer for everyone regardless of age, disability, gender identity, race, religion and beliefs, sex and sexual orientation.  We do everything we can to make sure our recruitment opportunities don’t have barriers for disabled applicants. If you have a disability and need an adjustment made to any part of the recruitment process please let us know as soon as possible.

We believe ex-offenders should have an equal chance to become employees or volunteers. Having a criminal record does not automatically mean you can’t work here. We will take the time to consider the offence, the role and the risk.

See our Policies section on the website, for further information about Equality and Diversity at 1625 Independent People.

To apply

Read the Summary of Main Terms of Employment, the Person Specification and the Job Description
Then please send in your CV, and fill out this Application Form



If you’d like to have an informal chat about the role please contact: 
Tim Wye, Senior Operations and Development Manager, tim.wye@1625ip.co.uk


To return completed applications

Email your CV, a cover letter and Application Form to jobs@1625ip.co.uk
Post the Application Form to:
HR Department
Independent People
Kingsley Hall
59 Old Market Street

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