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upReach

upReach

upReach

upReach improves access to professional employment for undergraduates from less-privileged backgrounds.

Professional

Location:
London, United Kingdom

Posted:
3 Jan 2014

Deadline:
Opportunity has expired

Salary details:
£23,000 per annum.


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Programme Coordinator

Work with undergraduates from less-privileged backgrounds to realise their career potential and improve social mobility.

London, United Kingdom

Applicants are required to hold the relevant Visas/Work Permits

Salary details:
£23,000 per annum.


Escape Factors:
Entrepreneurial Work
Social Impact
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upReach is an ambitious new non-profit that improves access to professional employment for undergraduates from less-privileged backgrounds. 

upReach was founded by Henry Morris in March 2012 to bridge the gap between university and employment for undergraduates from less-privileged backgrounds. Henry is an Economics graduate from the University of Exeter with experience in education, banking, and startups.

This is an excellent opportunity for a teaching or corporate escapee to join an entrepreneurial non-profit at an early stage.

You will really help shape the direction of the organisation as well as, importantly, the futures of upReach Associates.

The Role:

In this role, you'll deliver upReach's programme, working closely with undergraduates to realise their professional potential and improve social mobility.

We’re expanding and looking for someone who is passionate about improving social mobility and - IMPORTANTLY - someone who has experience of working with 16-25 year olds to realise their potential.


As a Programme Coordinator, you’ll be working directly with Associates (undergraduate programme participants) from less-privileged backgrounds and providing tailored, needs-focused support.

You’ll play a key role in their journey to accessing fulfilling professional employment and you’ll also work closely with colleagues to develop the resources for programme delivery.


There are four components to the role:

  • Individual and small group work with Associates
  • Developing and delivering workshops
  • Programme coordination
  • Selection of Associates

About You:

(* = essential)

We're looking for someone who's passionate about upReach’s mission, improving social mobility, and widening access to professional employment.

In addition, it's essential that you're able to empathise with, and understand the specific needs of, undergraduates from less-privileged backgrounds.

Education / Qualifications:
  • University degree (2:2 or higher) in any discipline, or equivalent experience*

Experience:
  • At least one year of professional experience*
  • Working in a fast-paced environment and working independently to find solutions to problems*
  • Working with 16 – 25 year olds on an individual or small group  basis*
  • Applying, or supporting others to apply, to graduate level jobs
  • Working in partnership with employers or in corporate environments
  • Working in a start-up or newly established organisation

Knowledge and Skills:
  • High level of written English and attention to detail*
  • Able to apply knowledge of graduate career pathways to empower undergraduates to identify the steps required to achieve career aims*
  • Understanding of how social background can affect graduate employability*
  • Ability to empathise and understand the specific needs of undergraduates from less-privileged backgrounds*
  • Able to devise and deliver imaginative and engaging workshops and 1-to-1 sessions*
  • Self-motivation and an ability to work in a small team as well as independently
  • Able to engage and communicate confidently with undergraduates and employers via phone, email, and in person*
  • Knowledge of the UK education system and graduate employment market, including graduate recruiters’ selection processes and university careers services’ work
  • Knowledge of Higher Educations widening participation (WP), universities’ access work
  • Passionate about upReach’s mission, improving social mobility, and widening access to professional employment*

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