Voyage is seeking to recruit a powerful new role that will help Voyage move towards the next phase of its growth and development. Should this role sound like you don’t hesitate to call us and enquire ASAP. We wish to express our vision for this role and we are working hard behind the scenes to secure the partnerships and investment to make this a longer term role and amazing opportunity for the appointed candidate.

Title: Head of Programmes
Responsible to: CEO
Duration: Six month contract (with extension possibilities)
Attendance in Office: part time 3 days
Days/ hours of work: Flexible
Pay rate pro rata £28,000 – £32,000 (depending on experience)

Background
Based in Hackney, Voyage has delivered interventions, bespoke mentoring and structured programmes (including our leadership-focused BTEC) to 11 to 19 year olds across London over the last 12 years. We provide a unique service to schools, alternative provisions and community groups, serving disadvantaged young people (predominantly BAME) who are at risk of being excluded, participating in risky behaviours and developing harmful relationships. In line with our Strategic Plan, we aim to expand our presence across London, offering targeted services to larger cohorts and ensuring that we provide beneficiaries with the training, skills and opportunities to transform themselves in to mature, capable and confident individuals who become positive agents in their community.

To help us achieve our expansion goals we wish to appoint a Head of Programmes (HOP). The HOP will help us create a coherent delivery framework, ensuring that we evolve our workshops and interventions into a more expansive programme of work supporting the longer term educational, behavioural and employment development of our beneficiaries. We aim to combine our projects with opportunities for young people to engage in employment/ volunteering, social action and play a raised role in the strategic direction of Voyage. We are seeking an effective project manager who understands how to work with large groups of diverse young people, understands effective ways of engaging with different stakeholders, can manage project delivery spaces (community groups, youth clubs and schools), understands how to develop and embed valuable evaluation tools in organisational practice whilst also gaining the respect of a valuable delivery team and our Youth Advisory Board. Our Head of Programmes will be tasked with overseeing a small but growing internal team (including interns) in addition to overseeing a team of freelance facilitators. The HoP will be part of the Senior Leadership Team and will report to the CEO.

Contract
We aim to offer a part time 3-day week flexible contract for 6 months with lots of potential to expand into two-year contract by the summer 2020. We wish to make an early appointment and we are taking expressions of interest with a view to interviewing and making an appointment in Mid April 2020.

Next steps
Should you be interested kindly send your latest CV outlining your project management youth and community work experience. Your CV MUST be complemented by a one-page cover letter outlining why you believe you are suitable for the post and any past experience demonstrating this.

Both document must be sent to mailto:jennifer@voyageyouth.com and arrive no later than Friday 27th March 2020 by 12 noon. Applications received later will not be accepted.

We will shortlist suitable candidates and aim to write to successful candidates by Friday the 3rd of April 2020. Interviews will take place on Thursday 9th April 2020, where candidates will have to complete a short exercise based on an important area of our work. We aim to involve young people in our recruitment, which may take place as part of the process.

We anticipate we will be oversubscribed for the role and we will only be writing to candidates we wish to short list. If you are unsure in anyway and want a conversation kindly call the office on 0207 613 8343 and ask for Jennifer we will try our best to encourage you to apply.

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