Programme Design and Development Manager

July 2022, Fixed term initially – 12 months

Salary: £40,000 – £42,000 per annum

Location: Hybrid (minimum 2 office days per week)

Hours: 09.00 – 17.00

Job type: Full time, permanent

Holidays: 27 days annual leave + public holidays

The Sutton Trust is the UK’s leading foundation dedicated to improving social mobility. Founded by Sir Peter Lampl in 1997, the Trust delivers programmes to 8,000 young people each year across the country, rigorous research into the issues of low social mobility and educational disadvantage, and policy advocacy to affect systemic change. The Trust gives opportunities to young people from low and moderate-income backgrounds to improve their chances of accessing top universities and the professions. It seeks to ensure young people reach their potential, regardless of their background, school or where they live.

The Sutton Trust has ambitious plans to grow our employability focused programming. We are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic Programme Manager to join our team to scope and design new employability programmes. The Sutton Trust already runs a successful range of access programmes including Pathways to Law, Pathways to Banking and Finance and Pathways to Medicine. The Trust is looking to extend this offer into new sectors to support students with different interests and ambitions, initially focusing on the Technology and Creative sectors. The candidate will join a team, led by the Director of Programmes and Partnerships, and will play an important role in the next year exploring and shaping new ways of supporting students through the scoping and design of high-quality and high-impact programme delivery.

Safeguarding statement

The Sutton Trust believes that a child, young person or vulnerable adult should never experience abuse of any kind. We all have a responsibility to promote the welfare of all children and young people and to keep them safe. Therefore all posts undergo a safer recruitment process, including but not limited to, disclosure of criminal records where necessary and eligibility to work in the UK. We have procedures in place to promote safeguarding and a safe culture at the Trust.

To apply

Please download the candidate application pack from our website, complete the application form, and submit it to [email protected].

The applicant pack includes:

Applications should reach us by 9am on Monday 15th August, with first round interviews held over Zoom on Friday 19th August, and second round interviewed held at our London offices on Thursday 25th August.

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