Director of Programs & Partnerships – Leeds
Generation’s mission is to train, coach and support people into life-changing careers that would otherwise be inaccessible.
We are a UK registered charity, founded by McKinsey and company, delivering tailored programmes to recruit, train and place unemployed people into work. Through our unique approach we also solve a wide range of employer challenges—skilled talent shortages, poor job performance, lack of diversity, and high turnover.
Generation launched globally in 2015 and has grown quickly to become the world’s largest demand-led employment initiative. We have placed over 30,000 people into roles (many of whom have suffered some form of adversity), working with over 2,000 employer partners to date across 10 countries and 26 professions.
Generation UK&I is currently running training to employment programs in London, Manchester and the West Midlands. Recent funding wins mean we are also expanding operations to Dublin and Leeds. We run a range of tech programmes with partners including Amazon Web Services, Whitehat and Infinity Works, as well as programmes supporting people into healthcare and customer service roles.
In 2020, the coronavirus pandemic has transformed the employment landscape beyond recognition, with young people (the majority of the people we help) being the hardest hit. At the same time, the Black Lives Matter movement has rightfully brought issues of social injustice and racism to the top of every agenda.
By joining Generation UK&I now, you will become part of an organisation which is determined to play its part in addressing both of these challenges for people in the UK and Ireland over the coming months and years.
ABOUT THE ROLE
We are looking for a Director of Programs & Partnerships to support the launch and scaling of Generation’s programmes across Leeds City Region. This is a high-impact and hands-on role. You’ll be helping to raise awareness of Generation’s programmes, building relationships with local partners, engaging with young people and students, as well as overseeing the successful delivery of our programmes. The role will be a key member of the Generation UK & Ireland’s leadership team and will report directly into Generation’s CEO. The role is partly funded by a grant received from the European Social Fund.
The Generation team in Leeds City Region (LCR) is expected to grow to 10-20 people over the coming years. The LCR team will also be supported by the Generation team based in London, as well as Generation’s Global network of experts: both groups are on hand to provide resources and other services to the LCR. This ranges from early start-up support, such as blueprints, advice, and catalytic funding, through to ongoing support and synergy as the operation scales up.
Player & Coach
Contribute to the wider success of Generation
You’re a highly organised and self-motivated.
You are an ambitious future leader. You recognise the importance of what we are trying to achieve, long term, and see your role in that.
You’re resourceful you know how to find things, solve things, answer questions, reach people.
You are passionate about the cause. You have a demonstrated interest and motivation to support those from a disadvantaged background.
You have sound judgement. You work independently, and when faced with issues react calmly and logically.
You’re positive, solutions-oriented, and entrepreneurial individual with drive for excellence.
You can engage remotely and with autonomy.
You’ve done these things…
A FAIR CHANCE
Every role at Generation is open to applications from all sections of society. We believe in the potential of everyone; regardless of race, religion or belief, ethnic origin, different physical ability, family structure, socio-economics, age, nationality or citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other aspect that makes you, well, you.
We believe that the more diverse we are the better we become. More than just encouraging your application, we’re committed to conscious inclusion that (we hope) cultivates an ethos of belonging, connection and shared purpose. We go further together. It’s this philosophy that drives us towards our mission. We open our doors to those who share this mindset.
We are particularly interested in hearing from candidates from marginalised groups. We will assess applications on a rolling basis and close this posting as soon as we have found the right candidate. We look forward to hearing from you.
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