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Programme Manager

  • Full time
  • £27,000 – £31,500
  • East (Edinburgh & Lothians)
  • Closing 18th November 2021

  • Advertised from 26th October 2021


MCR Pathways is a transformational secondary school mentoring and talent development programme. It supports care-experienced and other vulnerable young people experiencing disadvantage to realise their full potential through education.

MCR’s relationship-based mentoring model has evolved into an integrated programme supporting primary school transition and delivering weekly group work in S1 and S2. Young people from S3 upwards are carefully matched with a volunteer, trained mentor to meet one-to-one on a weekly basis. Young people also have the opportunity to access an offer of employment, college and university experiences. MCR’s programme dramatically improves educational achievement, wellbeing and post-school destinations.

MCR young people tell their stories far better than us. Hear them in their own words in these short films of young people who have participated in the programme, reflecting on how mentoring has helped them create better futures for themselves

MCR Pathways supports over 3,000 young people from across the country. These are really exciting times and as part of our programme growth in the area, we are seeking to recruit an additional Programme Manager to lead programme implementation and manage our school-based Coordinators across a group of schools.

The role is an exciting and varied one. As part of our Education & Schools team, you will lead the regional team of school Pathways Coordinators and be supported by our Mentor Services, Marketing and Digital teams.

For this role, you’ll need to be relentlessly driven to ensure all care-experienced and disadvantaged young people in the region are supported to find, grow and use their individual talents and that their education, employment choices and life chances outcomes are maximised. You’ll have experience of managing a team, be highly organised and ambitious to ensure all young people in scope have the opportunity to access the YST Edinburgh and East Lothian programmes.

Application notes

To apply, please click the link below and complete the application form, making clear reference to the points covered within the Programme Manager Remit & Person Specification .

Please note, the roles will be subject to a PVG check and two satisfactory references, one of which must be from your current or most recent employer.

Closing Date: 18th November 2021, 9AM

Interview Date: 25th November 2021