Regional Manager: West Midlands

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The Role

The Program Manager builds and nourishes the Code Your Future community in the West Midlands. A key part of this role will be developing new business relationships for hiring partnerships and building a sustainable community of engaged learners and volunteers. Programme Managers recruit volunteers and trainees, build relationships with local stakeholders, resource and support a positive learning experience for everybody, and secure employment for trainees after graduation.

About CYF

Code Your Future is bringing more diversity to the tech sector by supporting people with difficult backgrounds to create positive change in their own lives and their community. We do this by running a community-led digital skills training, removing barriers to learning and creating a supportive community.

Why would you do this job?

  • You passionately believe that everyone deserves a thriving life
  • You understand how the power of education & employment can change peoples lives
  • You want to build strong and inclusive communities
  • You want to have high impact in the work you do

Key Areas

  • Business development. The candidate can demonstrate the ability to grow the programme & CYF’s activities in the West Midlands through partnerships & business development.
  • Community led project management and leadership. The candidate has a record of community building; empowering volunteers and communities to self organise and deliver successful projects.
  • Trainee Outcomes and Impact
    The candidate can monitor course outcomes, working with the Education, Personal Development and Employability.teams

What will you be doing?

  • Building a network of corporate partners in the WM to help grow our activities to impact more people. Partnership areas to include employment of graduates, volunteer and trainee recruitment.
  • Building self-empowered volunteer teams who have the tools they need to deliver high quality support and training to volunteers
  • Facilitating community activities by providing resources, structure and guidance to a large team of volunteers (up to 150)
  • Building networks with local NGOs and charities to provide holistic support to our trainees and better integrate our programme into the local community.
  • Coordinating the volunteer Leadership Programme in the WM by working with the Global team to train and manage regional volunteer leaders
  • Coordinating with the global team on WM activities to ensure that our activities align with CodeYourFuture schools globally.

Why you?

Essential
  • Experience of building self-organized teams and empowering grassroots teams
  • You understand the principles of developing empowered volunteer teams
    Good relationship builder
  • You have a history of building effective relationships with charities and businesses
  • Experience of working with grassroots organisations
    You have experience working with and supporting volunteers.
  • Self-driven work ethic
  • You are strong at self-organising and managing your workload
  • Experience working in or with diverse communities
  • You have an understanding of, and empathy for, the issues that may face the students attending CYF
Desirable
  • Experience of coaching or mentoring
  • You understand how to build good relationships with mentees and share knowledge
  • Interest in software development
  • You are interested in technology and their uses

You should be

  • Able to pick up new skills quickly and be willing to develop a good understanding of the technologies we work with (we’ll help you!).
  • Able to coordinate and encourageing input from multi-disciplinary teams of volunteers
  • An effective communicator
  • Able to take weekly calls with the community in the evenings (there is flexibility in working hours)
  • Enthusiastic about problem-solving in a growing organisation

ROLE SPECIFICS

  • Salary: £25,000-35,000 (based on abilities)
  • Hours: full time
  • Location: West Midlands, commutable distance to Birmingham and surrounding areas (in this context, West Midlands covers Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull Walsall and Wolverhampton)
  • Benefits: 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays), flexible working policy
  • Reporting to: Founder CEO

To apply send a cover letter* and CV to claire@codeyourfuture.io
*Include motivation to work for CYF and any transferable skills

To apply send a cover letter and CV to claire@codeyourfuture.io