Pathway CTM is a rapidly growing social enterprise looking for an Outreach Programme Manager to manage relationships with colleges around the UK, as part of our work supporting young people into home-building construction careers. You will be a key part of a Programme to help students find their first job in home- building in 2020! And that’s just the start...
This role will be a big part of the expansion of our services to young people in colleges who are interested in careers in home-building. Pathway are taking on this dedicated role to oversee the development of skills in colleges, supported by leading home-building employers that are already set up to recruit school and college leavers. We already have more than 150 students pre-selected and enrolled onto the Programme, and your role will link the employers into colleges, continuing the development and overseeing the implementation of a pre-employment Programme.
The employers and job roles are already set up, and this role is designed to ensure there is a well-managed liaison between the colleges and employers for the delivery by employers of sessions in colleges to help prepare students for the world of work, whether it is bricklaying, carpentry or quantity surveying. This role will help make the 16-19-year old students on the Programme better prepared for their future job after college.
The Outreach Programme Manager role will work closely with the Pathway Employer Account Manager in ensuring home-building employers are set up to deliver inspiring sessions in colleges to improve the curriculum, and the employment chances of young people across England. It will be important to bring in your own ideas to help strengthen the offering.
To build strong relationships with (initially) 15-20 College Construction Leads/Heads.
- It is your role to meet with college construction leads and ensure you have a regular slot to come into the college (once per month) to work with the selected students on
this Programme. This is very much a field-based role.- Only 25% of students studying construction in college end up in a construction job.
We at Pathway CTM are changing this! Part of your role will be to get strategic with course leaders, and listen to employer needs, to make changes in the curriculum and improve how talent in England feeds into these jobs.
Facilitate home building employer skills sessions in colleges
- The employers involved with the Programme, need to deliver hard and soft skills
sessions for students. It is your job to fit these into the curriculum in your monthly
college visit for our partnered colleges.
- You will be able to help add value to these sessions in your own way by engaging
young people and stakeholder management with the home-building developers and
sub-contractors who will be delivering these sessions.
- This is your part of the Programme to evolve and improve!
- You will work closely with the Pathway COO and Employer Account Manager to
bring to life your ideas of what should be included, and what works best for the pre-
employment support of college students.
- You will have special focus on ensuring our students are being upskilled through
their employer interactions.
- You will be working across the home-building Programme and this will include
visiting construction sites with students, as appropriate, as part of the wider
- You will be expected to contribute to the overall strategy of the home-building
Programme by feeding back inputs gained from your interactions with colleges, students and employers.
- Understanding of home-building/construction sectors, and an ability to engage and
inspire young people in these areas.
- Some project management experience would be desirable.
- Good presentation skills, in terms of both creation and delivery.