"Breadwinners" Programme Manager

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Support refugees into work

Job Description

Job title: Programme Manager - Breadwinners Programme
Reporting to: Project Director
Remuneration: £28,000 (Pro-rata, Full-Time, self-employed)
Days and Hours: 5 days a week, Flexible hours, availability to support at least 4 hrs over the weekend
Duration: 6 months guaranteed, renewal subject to funding.
Location: London, several central areas and expanding reach. Coworking Office Space in Brixton. Flexible working.
Start: Oct 2022 / Apply ASAP, no more applications will be taken after 30 of Sept 2022
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We are looking for the next Full-Time Programme Manager to join our core team and lead our flagship programme called “Breadwinners”, supporting refugees with their first job in the UK, managing our Market Stalls across London, and beyond!
The ‘Breadwinners’ programme currently supports 10 refugees for 6 months, working on our network of market stalls, selling the best artisan organic bread, and gaining training and 1 on 1 mentoring support.

We are looking for a highly motivated, creative and innovative Programme Manager with a passion for supporting refugees and young people seeking asylum. We are a small, and ambitious start-up, so a can-do attitude and the drive to work within a small team, delivering a huge impact is essential, together with an ability to assist our beneficiaries at the market stalls over the weekend.

You will be working with the Project Director, Programme Managers, charity partners, and volunteers to run the ‘Breadwinners Programme’. Recruiting, training and supporting our “Breadwinners”(refugees looking for their first job in the UK) to work on our market stalls and ensure the smooth and successful running of markets, and progression into further employment.

You will have the chance of seeing the impact your work has, meet amazing people that deserve better opportunities, work together with them and learn every day in a fun and positive environment.

Responsibilities & tasks

Key Responsibilities

Programme Development - Running the Programmes
Designing and delivering exciting programmes supporting refugees into work, using our market business model as a platform. Running and developing our already successful 'Breadwinners' programme supporting refugees with work in Breadwinners. Grow and run the 'Breadwinners' programme to support refugees with their first Part-Time self-employed job at our market stalls, mentoring and training. Designing new programmes subject to funding. Making sure the needs of refugees are at the centre of all programme design.

Charity Impact - Checking we are doing good!
Working with the Project Director to measure the positive impact of our programmes and report to funders, using different tools, and continuously learning from the needs and experiences of unemployed refugees in London to improve the programmes. You will be producing an annual peer-led impact report.

Performance Management - Supporting the development of people
Designing a supportive developing plan for “Breadwinners” and their “Volunteer Mentors”, to ensure everyone is making the most out of their involvement with Breadwinners. You will also oversee the development of young people through our 3 consecutive programmes (“Risers”, “Breadwinners”, “Proofers”).

Effective Operations - Supporting the Markets
Working with the Project Director to support the market stalls, ensuring the staffing runs smoothly, to the best health and safety practices, and that the “Breadwinners” and volunteer mentors are supported with training and on-hand experience to run our Market Stalls at the very top level of customer services best practices. Researching and securing new markets and events in London to produce more opportunities for young refugees.

Resource Management - Recruiting amazing people
Recruit new “Breadwinners” and volunteer mentors, to successfully deliver the Programmes. Working externally in partnership with other charities, and internally with the other Breadwinners Programme Managers for programme progressions.

Governance - Safety First
Ensuring safeguarding and code of conduct of all participants.

Ideal candidate

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the below points:
Passionate about supporting refugees and young people seeking asylum, with either personal, professional or volunteering experience.
Strong project management skills, planning tasks and activities, dealing with a variety of people and different communication styles and forms (Face to face, email, WhatsApp).
Experience in designing and delivering personal development programmes, recruiting, training, supervising and motivating programme participants and volunteers, desired.
A simple approach, finding quick solutions to problems and setting up new processes.
Energetic and self-motivated, able to work by yourself and as part of a team. Ability to motivate others and create a fun and positive environment, trying out and innovating new approaches.
Valuing connections and personal interactions, welcoming new people and being open to new cultures, involving your network and expanding it to new people.
Entrepreneurial, business experience, preferably on customer-facing work.
Ability to multitask, cover other responsibilities when needed, and delegate.
Computer literate with good knowledge of google platform including email, calendar, drive, sheets, docs, and slides.
Good English, and at least 1 more language with Arabic as desired.

Skills & qualifications

How to apply

Please apply as soon as possible, by submitting your cover letter and CV.

We will arrange interviews for great applications as they come in. No more applications will be taken after 30 of Sept 2022.

We are an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourage applications from those with lived experience of migration, and from diverse applicants regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital/civil partnership status, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, or pregnancy/maternity leave status.

We welcome informal chats about the role - please call Martin Cosarinsky Campos on 07783996918.

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