Manchester, Greater Manchester
6 months ago
Code Your Future | Charity Sector | Part time | Location: Manchester | Start : ASAP | Salary: negotiable
We are a non-profit organisation supporting refugees and underprivileged individuals with the dream of becoming developers.
In their journey of interrupted lives, unfinished studies and integration challenges, many of these individuals yearn to update their tech skills, but lack learning opportunities. We want to change this.
In 2016 we launched the first cohort of our 6-month web development programme, coached by a group of professional developers. Today we are running the fifth class in London, the third class in Glasgow and the second class in Manchester. We also have new classes setting up in Rome and Bogotá. This is just the beginning. With your help we will be expanding to other regions and cities.
- Basic admin responsibilities: act as the central point of contact for city cohort for external parties, volunteers and students
- Undertake communication by email and monitor the functioning of the central email account for city
- Act as the central point of contact for the city for CYF management.
- Oversee accounting, expenses and funding with appropriate support from CYF management.
- Organise of the booking of venues, childcare and, where necessary, transport for class purposes
- Liaise with volunteers, students and CYF management to help develop the direction of CYF as an organisation and the activities of the city cohort.
- Develop partnerships with other organisations to help support the functioning of regular classes as well as to support training and employability for students/graduates.
- Take an active role in student recruitment and contact suitable organisations to facilitate this.
- Process student and volunteer applications for the course and arrange meet-ups when required.
Essential Skills & Experience
Suitable candidates should be able to able to demonstrate the following attributes in their application and interview:
- The ability to self-organise and manage a range of tasks required to fulfil the responsibilities of the role
- A general knowledge of software development and the industry
- Knowledge of social issues faced by refugees, asylum seekers and otherwise socio-economically disadvantaged people, especially in relation to access to education and employment
- Knowledge or connection to local organisations that assist refugees, asylum seekers and otherwise socio-economically disadvantaged people
- Prior experience of working in a voluntary capacity for 'Code Your Future' or a similar organisation would be considered highly advantageous
- An understanding of the organisation and delivery of small scale projects
- An ability to work across multi-disciplinary teams of volunteers in dispersed locations
- Good office IT skills using Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Gmail and Calendaring applications
- A working knowledge of social media platforms
This is a part-time role requiring 15-20 hours work per week, depending on requirement. This includes an expectation that some weekend working may be needed to support student & mentor needs during class sessions.