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- London, UK
- Full-time employment
- Posted on 10 Nov, 2018
- Start date:
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- £ 23,000.0 per year
upReach, a social mobility charity, are recruiting for two new positions for our unique Future Charity Leaders Programme (FCLP). These opportunities would suit individuals looking to gain exposure to the various aspects of charity management, and who have a passion for social mobility. We would welcome applications from both those with experience in the corporate world or recent graduates.
Role: Programme Coordinator
Hours: 40 hours per week, 9am - 6pm
Start date: December 2018 / January 2019
Reporting to: Head of Programmes and Impact
Salary: £23,000 per annum
Application deadline: 14 November 2018
Do you think that your socio-economic background should determine your career prospects? upReach’s vision is of a society in which everybody has an equal opportunity to realise their full career potential. We help young people from less-advantaged backgrounds achieve their career potential by providing an intensive programme of support that addresses socio-economic barriers to graduate employment.
Our work is important because right now those from comprehensive schools are 17 times less likely than those from selective schools to secure graduate roles at some top employers.
We are an award-winning charity employer working to address this issue in partnership with employers and universities. Building on the success of the past five years, upReach’s current partners include Aviva, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, the Civil Service Fast Stream, Deloitte, KPMG, McKinsey, Unilever and Wellcome Trust. We also partner with universities including Exeter, King’s College, Liverpool, Warwick and Southampton.
Last academic year, around 800 undergraduates (we call them upReach Associates) were supported through our unique programme of application support, soft skills workshops, video forums (small group, online seminar-style sessions), mentoring and professional experience.
In 2018-19, upReach are planning to offer support to 1200 associates, and are growing the team accordingly, making this an exciting time to join us. Three of our original 2016 FCLP cohort are now in senior upReach management positions and there are good progression opportunities within the charity.
For more information about the responsibilities involved in this role, please see the ‘About The FCLP’ section above.
This graduate position would be suited to individuals who are committed to upReach’s mission and are interested in learning about, and gaining experience in, charity management. We are looking for individuals who are passionate about social-mobility and believe that background should not be a barrier to graduate employment.
- Experience workingin a fast-paced environment and working independently to find solutions to problems
- Strong organisational skills with a keen eye for detail and the ability to manage a varied workload
- At least a Grade ‘B’ in Maths and English GCSE (if you have extenuating circumstances, let us know)
- University degree (2:1 or higher) in any discipline, or equivalent experience
- Self-motivation and an ability to work in a small team as well as independently
- Excellent communication skills and strong written English
- Ability to engage and communicate confidently with undergraduates, corporate volunteers (mentors) and employers via phone, email, and in person
- Knowledge of the graduate labour market in the UK and experience supporting individuals through an application process
- Strong negotiation skills and experience in roles requiring influence
- Experience working in one or more of the career sectors that upReach support Associates applying to
- Accountancy qualifications or relevant experience
There are 3 stages from Application to Offer:
1 - Submit CV, complete Application Form & Diversity Questionnaire
Click on the apply button for instructions on how to do this.
2 - Video submission (2-3 minutes)
Selected candidates will be notified if they are invited to submit a video by Friday 16 November.
Deadline for video submissions will be midday on 21 November.
Details of the content of the video will be provided when invited to submit.
3 - Assessment Centre
Selected candidates will be notified by 23 November.
Assessment Centres will take place on Wednesday 28 November between 10.30am-12.30pm and 2-4pm.
Successful candidates will be notified within 2 weeks of attending the Assessment Centre.
The Assessment Centre takes place in upReach’s offices in Borough, central London.
Please Note: upReach has a responsibility under the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006 to ensure that, at the time of starting their employment, successful candidates have permission to work in the UK.
If you have a right to work in the UK, you will be required to bring proof of this to your interview (by providing your original passport or other right to work documents). If your permission to work in the UK relies on a job offer, please bring written details including evidence of any existing visas or work permits. A photocopy will be taken of your document(s) and stored securely. If you are unsuccessful at interview the photocopy will be destroyed. Unfortunately, upReach is unable to financially sponsor Visas or work permits.
upReach is an equal opportunities employer and does not discriminate in employment matters on the basis of race, colour, religion, gender, age, disability, social background or any other protected class. We support workplace diversity and believe it creates dynamic and effective organisations. We are working hard to increase diversity in our team.
We are committed to making our roles and culture inclusive. We can make reasonable adjustments throughout the application process and on the job. If you have particular needs or requirements, please get in touch.
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