Programme Manager (Uk-Remote)

Black Valley

9th February 2022

Start Date: ASAP
Location: Remote (UK only), with occasional travel to Birmingham & London
Type: Full Time - Fixed 12 months contract
Salary: £32k
Status: Application open untill Monday 7th of February

 
About us

Following the aftermath of George Floyd’s murder, we felt it was necessary to go beyond statements and create measurable change that challenges the status quo and moves the Black community forward. Originating in the UK, Black Valley created a tech ecosystem that enables Black talent to access careers in tech or build out their start-up ideas through mentorship programmes. Since starting in June 2020, we have grown into a global community of over 240 mentors from multinational companies such as Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Twitter, Slack, Uber, Meta, Cisco, LEGO ventures through to SMEs. 

By 2030, we want to support 10,000 Black people to accelerate their careers in tech and launch their start-ups through our core programmes

About the role

We are not a typical company, we value experience and passion over formal education! We are looking for a Programme Manager with something special about them.

You will be working closely with the CEO and a team of 7 volunteers to help run our programme delivery.  We currently run 4 programmes a year that connect the best Black talent with the best mentors to help accelerate their tech careers for free. We are looking for an experienced operator and builder to oversee the programme delivery as we scale this offering.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Imagines and wants to create a fairer world.
  • Believes in human potential and empowers others to be the best version of themselves.
  • Is passionate about creating equity for Black people.   
  • Would like to leave a stamp on the world. 
  • Thinks outside of the box, sees opportunities & creates systems to help solve problems at scale: “the lightbulb wasn’t invented because people improved the candles”.
  • Is an operator and builder. 
  • Can see the bigger picture, then get down to the nitty-gritty to make it happen, paying attention to every possible scenario.

If that’s you then we would really love to chat!


In this role, you will be responsible for:

Programme Management:

  • Ensuring applications for our career accelerator programmes go live in a timely manner 
  • Coordinating applicant interviews with the volunteer team. 
  • Communicating the outcome of applications to successful and unsuccessful  applicants. 
  • Coordinating training for programme mentors and documenting attendance.
  • Onboarding mentors & mentees to the programme. 
  • Liaising with volunteer staff during programme delivery to ensure participants are engaged.
  • Programme evaluation: Send out our programme evaluation surveys to our participants in a timely manner and track metrics.
  • Carry out any other duties as may reasonably be required by Black Valley.

Business Operations:

  • Supporting the CEO with the creation of participant communications
  • Responding to programme support requests on a day-to-day basis and maintenance of programme data.
  • Work with the CEO to scale our programme offering. 

Communications:

  • Supporting our Social Media team with the development of programme-based communications, including designing promotional graphics for upcoming events, social media content and video content to support effective marketing of our programmes.
  • Providing content and resources to our social media team, including blog writing, event summaries, resources, case studies, press releases etc.
  • Communicating and Influencing: Ability to command a room, you are a good public speaker and passionate about community development.


Job requirements:

  • Experience in managing programmes through a full cycle (Recruitment, Onboarding, Delivery & Evaluation).
  • Organised & able to juggle many tasks at once. 
  • Time Management: the ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to work with volunteer staff, mentors and corporate sponsors.
  • Experience in improving processes to facilitate growth at scale.
  • Take part in activities deemed appropriate by the manager that aid the company’s growth.


Job Perks:

  • Remote: UK only with occasional travel to Birmingham & London
  • 30 days holidays plus Bank Holidays  
  • Up to £1500 Home office set-up budget
  • Generous professional development budget 
  • Work up to 30 days from anywhere in the world with a good wifi
  • Annual company meet-up somewhere amazing around the world