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We’re hiring! Schools Programme Manager (CLOSED)

Fearless Futures engages people in critical thought to understand and challenge the root causes of inequalities and grow powerful new ways of leading and designing transformative change.

We do this through equity, leadership and design programmes for young people in schools and people in the workplace.

Salary: £30-32,000 depending on experience

Location: London, near Liverpool St station, with potential travel to our programmes across the UK

Role Type: Full-time

Start date: September 2018

First round interview: 30th July

Second round interview: 10th August

Benefits: 25 days annual leave plus public holidays

What will the role involve?

Our schools business is core to our mission and the difference we make in the world. You will lead the growth and delivery of all of our schools programmes, cultivating high-level relationships with school leaders and, in working alongside our Programmes Assistant, you’ll both enable delivery of high quality and high impact school programmes facilitated by our brilliant pool of Trailblazers across the country.

You will cultivate and deliver on our ambitious plans for growth, meeting with potential school clients and partners and engaging them in Fearless Futures’ mission through your passion and ability to understand their pupils’ needs.

You will manager the delivery of engaging and impactful CPD training to our educational network (with the potential to deliver yourself), and seek out opportunities to increase the visibility of Fearless Futures’ work in the educational space.

You’ll design and implement an engagement strategy for our growing numbers of programme alumnae so that we can keep connected and contribute to their impact in the world!

This role will report into our CEO, Hanna Naima McCloskey.

The role will be the line manager for our Programmes Assistant, Kaya Sivakanthan.

Who are we looking for?


  • A deep understanding of the educational landscape in the UK
  • Experience of successfully and efficiently leading multiple programmes for young people
  • Confident working with, and developing educational material for, young people
  • A growth mindset, with the confidence to take on visionary growth targets
  • Strength in compelling written communication (for example in
  • A confident ambassador and public speaker
  • Excited about pitching and selling programmes to senior school leaders, engaging them in our mission
  • Able to craft safe and courageous learning spaces
  • Strong reliability and integrity
  • Engagement with challenging the status quo on gender, class, race, sexuality, disability, faith and/or other anti-oppression issues
  • Creativity when faced with challenges and unexpected logistical issues
  • Organised and prepared, with good time-awareness
  • Able to complete administrative and logistical tasks swiftly and to a high standard
  • Able to both keep a tight grip on budgets and have
  • Understanding of impact measurement, analysis and commercial use
  • A can-do, positive attitude to making our organisational work transformative and fun!


  • Line-management: experience of motivating, challenging and supporting staff
  • Understanding of power, privilege and systems of oppression – conceptually and as lived realities
  • Experience delivering engaging training to adults; including the ability to be warm yet challenging, and the ability to critically question to further learning
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation
  • Confidence using social media as a tool to propel sales
  • Confident communication and interpersonal skills 
  • Experience of coordinating and running events


  • Equity – we are committed to advancing deep and meaningful equity and inclusion – so all spaces of work are spaces of belonging and opportunity for all.
  • Intersectionality – our approach always strives to honor the ways oppression and inequities interconnect in individual’s lived realities.

How to apply?

Please complete the application here. Once you begin the application form, you must finish it (you will not be able to save it.) You will be asked to provide the following:

  • Brief information on your work history (select four positions only), with achievements in those roles
  • A short response on what you believe makes Fearless Futures unique
  • You will also be asked to rate yourself in the following competency areas, and then provide evidence where you rate yourself as highly competent – business development/pitching, building and cultivating successful relationships with schools, budget-management, facilitation and/or training delivery, line management, administration, programmes development and delivery with young people
  • Information on your notice period
  • Confirmation that you are available on the interview dates stated

And then?

The deadline is 12pm (midday) on Thursday 26th July. We operate anonymised recruitment, and will only ask for your mobile number on the application form. If you are invited to interview, we will request your email.

First round interviews will take place on the 30th July, within a 2 hour slot. This will consist of a presentation (details to be sent along with invitation to interview), a competency interview and written exercise.

The second round interview will take place on the 10th August.

We are unlikely to be able to conduct interviews outside of these dates, so please check your schedule when applying.

Additional information

  • As an employer we make all reasonable adjustments to support employees in their work if they are disabled or have a health condition. We encourage you to read about the government’s Access to Work scheme which could provide you with financial support to get the help you need to do all tasks successfully.
  • If you are invited to interview, we will at that point ask you for any accessibility requirements or preferences e.g. in the past individuals have requested extra reading time.
  • As a small organisation, we cannot at this stage support with visa sponsorship.
  • If you have any other questions regarding the role, please contact

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