We are unique in our position as the link between employers and young people, having strong existing relationships with both. This allows the services we deliver to have the capability to make both young people become employer-ready and employers become young people-ready. It also supports social entrepreneurs to grow their businesses so that they can also help young people get work ready and create local jobs for them.
Over the coming years we are determined to build on our national reach across the UK and provide local services tailored to local need. We will do this by building relationships with:
- A wide range of local and national organisations including: schools, further education and higher education providers;
- Employers large and small, across sector, social enterprises, public sector and charities; all of whom can enhance our services and support young people;
- Intermediary organisations including Local Enterprise Partnerships and Chambers of Commerce;
- Funding bodies.
The EY Foundation is governed by a Board of Trustees comprised of an independent Chair, Patrick Dunne, independent Trustees, EY Partners and Alumni, and an EY staff representative. Trustees have the responsibility for the direction, governance and financial stability of the Foundation.Qualifications:
Introduction to the Programme Delivery Co-Ordinator Role:
The EY Foundation is looking for a Programme Delivery Co-Ordinator to work in the Programmes team. The role consists of supporting the delivery of the Smart Futures programme and other programmes across offices in Northern England, based out of 2 St Peter's Square. The post-holder will be required to be flexible and support different programmes as required and also to deliver special projects.
You will be supporting programme delivery across Smart Futures, Our Future and Employability Workshops as required across the Northern Hub. Duties may include:
- Produce programme communications
- Review and update programme materials
- Recruit and on-board young people
- Providing ongoing support to EY volunteer teams
- Building relationships with EY stakeholders
- Support delivery of programme content
- Collect and analyse feedback
- Produce evaluation reports
- Provide logistics support
- Keep programme reports current
- Ensure volunteer and student data is accurate
- Support student alumni activities
- Support the completion of forms required for Q&RM.
- Work on special projects as required by the Northern Hub leader and the Smart Futures & Our Future programme lead
- Represent the EY Foundation at events, including at evenings and weekends
- Adhere to the EY Foundation's Child Protection Policy at all times
- Adhere to the EY Foundation's policies at all times
- Support other Foundation activities as required
To qualify for the role you must have:
- Graduate degree (or equivalent area of study or work experience);
- Strong commitment to changing the working lives and prospects of disadvantaged young people in the UK for the better in line with the EY Foundation's mission;
- Demonstrable knowledge of issues and opportunities facing young people from disadvantaged backgrounds getting into work, particularly in the local area and communities;
- A team player with a confident manner and a professional, flexible, positive, calm and resilient approach;
- Close attention to detail, consistency, accuracy and quality at all times;
- Ability to manipulate large amounts of data, analyse and report;
- High proficiency with systems and process management.
- Highly organised individual and ability to work autonomously;
- Demonstrable ability to thrive in a fast paced environment with competed priorities;
- Ability to foster positive relationships with a range of people and stakeholders;
- An ability to absorb a wide range of information and communicate succinctly and effectively;
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills - written and oral;
- Connections and networks in the youth sector and prospective partners;
- Social and approachable nature and a skilled ambassador for the EY Foundation.
- Skills and attributes for success:
- Demonstrable ability to lead and support a number of projects at the same time
- Highly organised individual
- Strong stakeholder management skills, able to influence at all levels
- A team player with a confident manner and a professional, flexible, positive, calm and resilient approach
- Excellent attention to detail, accuracy and able to efficiently produce work of high quality
- Able to absorb a wide range of information and communicate (written and oral) succinctly and effectively
- Passionate about working with young people
- Complete a DBS check and undertake Child Protection training
Ideally, you'll also have:
- Experience of working with or in third sector / social sector organisations that support young people
- Connections and networks in the young people space
- Experience of mentoring a young person
- Experience of some of the challenges facing UK employers to find young talent for their business, to help them achieve their business goals and wider interest employers have to support youth employment initiatives.
- Act as an ambassador for the EY Foundation at all times, attending key events and receptions as required, some of which may be outside of normal office hours and/or locations;
- Adhere to the EY Foundation's Child Protection, Independence and Data Protection policy at all times;
- Complete a DBS check and undertake Child Protection training.
What Working at the EY Foundation Offers
We offer a competitive remuneration package where you'll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with FlexEY you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions. Plus, we offer:
- Support and coaching from some of the most engaging colleagues around;
- Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career;
- The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that's right for you.
The EY Foundation is committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We strive to achieve the right balance for our people, enabling us to deliver excellent client service whilst allowing you to build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities. While our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a lifestyle balance.
If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.
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