Could you be our Programme Delivery Manager?

18 October 2019

Working Options News

We’re embarking on a period of exciting growth and we’re looking for an ambitious professional with operational and programme delivery experience to join our team. This is a full time role based in our new office in Luton, Bedfordshire with some UK travel.

Reporting to the Head of Operations, your role will primarily focus on organising and executing a multitude of learning events aimed at employability and life skills for schools and sixth form colleges. Your responsibility will be to ensure high-quality sessions are delivered with a lasting impact. You will work with education institutes and volunteers on a frequent basis, taking ownership for planning, organising and the assisting of over 200 events per year.  In some cases, you will also facilitate sessions and workshops.  You will manage a large community of volunteers, which will include recruitment and retention. Your day-to-day workload will include office administration tasks including the management of a CRM system, performance reporting, tracking and writing quarterly updates, alongside fundraising and event support.

This is an exciting ‘full-on’ busy role that requires an upbeat, energetic style and personality, someone who is adept at handling a wide variety of people, those senior-level professionals (the volunteers), educators and students, as well as charity trustees and stakeholders. Versatile, adaptable, flexible, and SUPER-organised are key ingredients of this role.  You must be able to think on your feet and prioritise efficiently.  You will be a confident, strong communicator in all facets and brilliant at building relationships by phone and face-to-face.  Even better, if you’ve experience of the food, drink and retail sector.

Above all, your passion for working with and wanting to help young people fulfil their potential, as they prepare for their futures, will shine through.

Working Options in Education is committed to safeguarding and ensuring the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.The suitability of all prospective employees or volunteers will be assessed during the recruitment process in line with this commitment.

Download the full job description and person spec here.

If you’re interested in finding out more about the role and how to apply, call Lauren Monk, Co-Founder and Head of Operations for an informal chat on 07944 443073 or email

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