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We’re hiring a School Programmes Manager (CLOSED)

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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 self-identifying young women and young non binary people in schools and people in the workplace. We are the only UK organisation running multi-week equality and leadership development programmes for girls and non binary people in schools. We’re hiring a School Programmes Manager, and we’d love to hear from you!

Salary: £30-40,000 depending on experience

Location: London, near Westbourne Park station, with potential travel to our programmes across the UK

Role Type: 9 month contract (with potential to extend into a full time role)

Start date: June 2019

First round interview: TBC (rolling)

Second round interview: TBC (rolling)

Benefits: 25 days annual leave plus public holidays

How to apply? Please send a CV or short document outlining work experience, qualifications, volunteering and/or pursuits that evidence your suitability for this role to Please confirm your possible start date in your covering email and dates you may be available for interview were you to be successful.

Closing date: 20th May 2019 at 5pm

What will the role involve?

Our schools business is core to our mission and the difference we make in the world. You will manage the growth and delivery of all of our school programmes.

You will grow our schools programmes through varied, active and persistent engagement with  potential new school clients and partners. You will use your passion, the impact of our programmes and an understanding of their school content to engage school leaders to invest in our programmes for their young people.

You will also manage the delivery of engaging and impactful school programmes, managing all curriculum, logistics and facilitators. You will ensure all programmes are of a consistently high-quality, all facilitators have everything they need to succeed and all schools and school students have an educationally transformative and logistically-smooth experience of Fearless Futures (from the very start to the end of the programme).

This role will report into our Chief Programmes Officer, Sara Shahvisi. This role will lead on all of our schools work and be the only member of staff working on this area of the business in the first instance – though with the potential to manage a growing team and programmes across the country (dependent on sales and performance). We see this role as growing into a leadership role in the organisation.

Who are we looking for?


  • A strong understanding of the (secondary) educational landscape in the UK
  • Experience of successfully managing programmes for young people from start to finish
  • Excited and ready to work in a fast-paced, hard-working small start up – where parameters can change and strategic-thinking is key!
  • Experience managing or coordinating staff/volunteers
  • Experience of building and managing relationships with school leaders and teachers
  • Experience selling programmes, training or other related services
  • Confident working with, and developing, educational material for young people
  • A commercial mindset and the ability to seek out opportunities for new school clients
  • Strength in compelling and confident written and verbal communication
  • Excited about pitching and selling programmes to senior school leaders, engaging them in our mission
  • Able to craft safe and courageous learning spaces
  • Strong professionalism, reliability and integrity
  • Engagement with challenging the status quo on gender, class, race, sexuality, disability, faith and/or other anti-oppression issues
  • Creativity and calm 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 update necessary systems in a swift manner
  • Understanding of impact measurement, analysis and commercial use
  • Able to follow an established process meticulously
  • A can-do, positive attitude to making our organisational work transformative and fun!


  • Understanding of power, privilege and systems of oppression – conceptually and as lived realities
  • Experience delivering engaging training to adults and/or young people
  • 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 honour the ways oppression and inequities interconnect in individuals’ lived realities.

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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