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Programme Manager

We are looking for a Programme Manager to recruit and support Year 13 students to take part in The City of London Business Traineeship (CBT) programme, our flagship paid internship scheme.

  • 35 hours per week full time 
  • Salary – £27,048
  • Initial one year contract with the possibility of extension
  • 4% pension contribution
  • 25 days’ paid annual leave plus Bank Holidays
  • 2 days’ paid volunteering leave
  • Season ticket loan

The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in helping young non-advantaged Londoners compete on a level playing field with their more advantaged peers.

Main duties will be:

  • To establish working relationships with schools and colleges and to deliver presentations and interactive workshops that introduce sixth formers to the opportunities presented by the City, and invite them to apply for internships and jobs.
  • To deliver a high quality placement service to employers which will meet their recruitment needs.
  • To match A-level students to appropriate internship opportunities.
  • To maintain ongoing student relationships through schools visits, telephone contact, email, The Brokerage’s website and social media to ensure there is a pool of students with relevant skills available.
  • To provide individual support to A-level students, including managing the registration process and providing employability skills support.
  • To maintain up-to-date student records on our CRM system (Salesforce) including regular monitoring of their progress and providing case studies where applicable.
  • To provide regular information reports and updates for The Brokerage Senior Management Team and Board of Trustees, and quarterly monitoring reports to the City of London Corporation.
  • To organise and deliver an internship briefing event and graduation event for participating students.
  • To ensure all administrative tasks necessary for the smooth running of The Brokerage and for monitoring/evaluation purposes are undertaken on a regular basis.
  • To play an active role in the planning and delivery of The Brokerage’s strategic objectives and participate in Brokerage events and activities as required.
  • To undertake any other reasonable duties as requested by your line manager.

Person Specification


  • Minimum of 2 years’ relevant work experience.
  • Experience of working directly with young people.
  • Experience of running programmes.
  • Ability to manage competing priorities, to work to tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment and still produce quality outputs.
  • Highly organised, with excellent attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent presentation skills.
  • Excellent IT skills, including demonstrable usage of the Microsoft Office suite, CRM database (e.g. Salesforce or equivalent).


  • Demonstrable knowledge of and interest in issues surrounding social mobility, education, as well as corporate diversity and inclusion programmes.

Please apply by sending a CV along with a covering letter, stating how your skills and experience match the person specification. Applications to be sent to Melissa Lucien no later than 17:00 on Monday 4th September 2017.

Interviews: Monday 11th September and Wednesday 13th September

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