Program Manager: North West (UK)

Role overview

We’re hiring a Programme Manager - North West  (UK) to support CYF trainees on their journey to employment, and to empower the volunteers who deliver critical elements of our programme. 


Why would you do this job?

  • You passionately believe that everyone deserves a thriving life
  • You understand the power of education and how it can change peoples lives
  • You want to build strong and inclusive communities
  • You want to make a strong impact in the work you do
  • You want to be the driving force in growing a successful programme across the North West
  • You love working with people to ensure high quality results

The Role

The Programme Manager supports the running of each cohort while working on expanding CYF activities, for example:

  • Coordinating volunteer activity
  • Developing CYF processes and working on building partnerships to help CYF grow in the region
  • Tracking trainee progress & welfare

Key Areas

  • Ensure top outcomes for our trainee: the candidate empowers our volunteers to get the most out of our trainees
  • Business development: the candidate can demonstrate the ability to grow the programme & CYF’s activities in the North West through partnerships & business development.
  •  Community led project management: the candidate has a track record of empowering volunteers and communities to deliver successful projects.

What will you be doing?

  • Facilitating volunteer activities by providing resources, structure and guidance to a team of approx. 50 volunteers
  • Building self-empowered volunteer teams; ensure they have the tools needed to deliver high quality support and training to volunteers
  • Coordinating with the global team on NW activities for alignment where needed
  • Building relationships with local NGOs and charities to provide holistic support to our trainees and to better integrate our programme into the local community
  • Building a network of partners in the NW to help grow our activities
  • Coordinate the volunteer Leadership Programme in the NW, working with the global team to train and manage regional volunteer leaders

Why you?

  • Experience of working with or in grass-routes organisations
  • Experience of working with and supporting volunteers
  • Experience of building self-organised teams and empowering team members
  • Relationship building experience
    • You should be able to demonstrate a history of building effective relationships with charities and businesses
  • Self-driven work ethic
    • you’ll have significant control over the way that you spend your time to be the most impactful
  • Experience working in or with diverse communities
    • An understanding of and empathy for the issues that may face the students attending CYF
  • Experience working managing volunteers in a community, grassroots setting
    • You understand the nuances of working with and leading volunteer teams
  • Coaching or mentoring experience
    • You know how to build good relationships with mentees and share knowledge
      Interest in software development, coding and the potential of the tech industry


  • A quick learner
  • You should be able to pick up new skills quickly and be willing to develop a good understanding of the fundamentals of the technology that we teach
  • Effective at prioritisation
  • A proficient communicator, especially remotely
  • Open-minded and encouraging when taking input from experienced volunteers
  • Able to take weekly calls in the evening (working hours are flexible)
  • Enthusiastic about problem-solving in a growing organisation
  • Fluent in English
  • Passionate about improving access to vocational training for disadvantaged people
  • Interested in technology and the opportunities it creates

Role specifics

  • Salary: £24,000 – 30,000*
  • Hours: full time 
  • Location: North-west, commutable distance to Manchester
  • Benefits: Pension, 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays and your birthday), flexible working policy
  • Reporting to: Founder CEO

*The salary is based on previous experience for the role.

To apply send your cover letter and CV to


Code Your Future is a Living Wage employer. The living wage is an hourly rate calculated according to the basic cost of living in the UK. There are two rates of living wage which are set independently and updated annually. One rate relates to the London Living Wage and the other rate relating to the UK Living Wage.

At Code Your Future, we are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We do this because we know the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. Code Your Future does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion or belief, colour, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy  and maternity, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need. We encourage candidates of underrepresented backgrounds to apply.