Islington is a borough that is rich with opportunity, offering some of the best jobs in the world on our doorstep across virtually all sectors, yet many young people face inequalities and barriers that prevent them from benefitting from these. Our challenge is to help all children and young people in Islington prepare for their future careers, and building on the recommendations of the Fair Futures Commission, Islington Council has committed to guaranteeing 100 hours experience of the world of work by age 16.
We are seeking an enthusiastic and experienced Programme Manager to lead the 100 hours World of Work initiative, building a sustainable partnership between primary and secondary schools, employers and youth partners to deliver a borough wide programme of exciting and meaningful career related activities.
Based within the council’s Employment, Skills and Culture directorate, you will oversee all aspects of the programme including planning, delivery, evaluation, tracking and communications. You will line manage one Project Officer, and work with the support of colleagues who are engaged with schools, employers and youth providers, to ensure an equitable offer that benefits the young people who need it the most.
The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated self-starter with a proven track record of developing successful partnerships with a range of stakeholders including schools, voluntary and community sector organisations, and public and private sector partners. A creative and strategic thinker, you will need excellent relationship management skills and a solution focused approach.
The 100 hours World of Work initiative has already gained the support of head teachers and senior business leaders across Islington, and you can learn more about the programme here: https://youtu.be/pAc4yvosX1c
Closing Date: Sunday 28th April 2019
Interview Date: TBC
For an informal conversation about this role, please contact Hamish Mackay, Youth Employment and Apprenticeships Manager on 020 7527 7087 or firstname.lastname@example.org