We’re looking for a Programmes Officer to join our small, dynamic team as we develop and deliver our work with young people and employers. In this varied role you will interface with young people, schools and corporate clients to support their participation in our programmes and ensure we deliver the best experience for all.

If you’re passionate about supporting the next generation, are a confident communicator and highly organised, this role could be for you. And if you have experience working in both the business and education sectors, then we’d love to hear from you.

Programmes Officer

Permanent, full-time (37.5 hours per week)

Based in Hoddesdon, Herts

£20,000-£22,000 per year (dependent upon experience)

Closing date: 17th January 2020

The Programmes Officer will play a key role in delivering our work with young people and employers.  As well as providing coordination support before, during and after our programmes you will also act as primary point of contact for our schools network. Helping them to access our range of opportunities for their students and supporting our team in identifying and targeting those schools who would benefit most from being part of our programmes.

You’ll work across our full range of programmes, ranging from employability workshops and corporate mentoring schemes through to long-term Early Careers programmes that help employers recruit diverse young people into their organisations.  Specifically, your duties in this role will include:

  • Identifying and liaising with schools in our network to engage their students in our programmes.
  • Proactively building relationships with schools across the UK to participate in our work and widen our education partnerships.
  • Overseeing our upSKILL employability programme in London, helping A-level students to develop skills for the future through interactive workshops with our employer clients. This will involve managing schools’ participation (from first contact to post-programme evaluation); Supporting our employer partners and their employees’ engagement in the programme through training sessions, briefings and day-to-day liaison; Supporting our Lead Facilitator; and logistical responsibility for workshops both before and during delivery, including preparing materials with external agencies.
  • Supporting the coordination of other employability programmes, to include some of the duties listed above.
  • Assisting colleagues with logistical delivery of other programmes they lead on, to support the highest-quality experiences for all our stakeholders.
  • Other programme support and coordination duties as required.

There may be other duties that arise from time-to-time, as you would expect working in a small business. If you’re eager to learn, happy to get stuck in and can work on your own initiative then you’ll have the opportunity to learn and develop in a supportive and fun environment. You will also be making a difference for young people as they embark on their future careers.

The role is offered on a full-time, permanent basis based at our bright and modern offices in Hoddesdon, Herts.  The salary is £20,000-£22,000 (dependent on experience) with working hours of 9am-5pm Monday to Friday, including a 30-minute unpaid lunchbreak daily.

You will enjoy benefits including:

  • 20 days’ holiday plus paid Christmas closure
  • An extra day off on your birthday
  • Early finish Friday all year round
  • Free tea and coffee
  • Bright, modern offices in Herts – no London commute!
  • Free on-site parking
  • Regular team socials
  • Company pension scheme

About You:

We’re seeking someone with a passion for working with young people, who is motivated by making a difference for others, and supports our mission to help young people be future-ready.  To be successful in this role you will need to have the following key skills and attributes:

  • A team player while also able to work independently
  • Highly organised
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Good time manager and able to prioritise effectively
  • Hard-working and eager to learn
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate at all levels
  • High standards of written English
  • Good IT skills and proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint, Word)
  • Confident and outgoing personality
  • Friendly yet professional manner both in person and by phone

About Visionpath:

We are a purpose-led business dedicated to helping young people from diverse backgrounds achieve career success, by connecting them with top employers who want to bring smart young talent into their workforce.

We were founded in 2009 by a school-leaver who wanted to improve how employers and young people connect. We have now worked with over 15,000 students across the UK and our clients include leading businesses in accountancy, engineering, finance, law and media.

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter to info@visionpath.co.uk for the attention of Patrick Philpott. Interviews will take place w/c 27th January 2020.

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