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Project Leader in Manchester

Looking for a new challenge? Want to develop personal skills and enhance your CV? Interested in gaining experience managing children and volunteers?

What we offer:

As a member of the programme you will benefit from:

  • Project Leaders will be paid up to 4 hours per session for time spent planning and delivering their project. The hourly rate is £8.45.
  • A training programme designed to help you develop and grow your leadership and management skills, including a weekend residential and follow up evening sessions
  • Additional optional modules such as public speaking, child psychology and building your personal brand, delivered in partnership with our corporate supporters and other third sector organisations
  • Paid weekly placement as a Project Leader on a primary or secondary school project (for more information about ReachOut’s mentoring projects click here)
  • A personal mentor to support you throughout your placement
  • ReachOut’s alumni community, with access to networking events and career development opportunitie

What are you going to do

We are looking for proactive and enthusiastic individuals to sign up for our Leadership Programme and become ReachOut Project Leaders.


Project Leader Role Description:

  • Work closely and communicate regularly with the Programme Manager
  • Plan and deliver a 2 hour mentoring session each week during term time for 10-16 young people and their mentors
  • Manage and support the young people
  • Manage and support the volunteer mentors
  • Organise and attend team building / social activities
  • Liaise with school contacts
  • Complete monitoring and evaluation activities to evaluate project success

Positions available in: Manchester and Oldham

What we ask:

  • Grade C (or equivalent) in GCSE Maths & English
  • Has worked with groups of young people in the range 9 to 16 years old
  • Experience:

  • Has taken on a leadership role in some capacity
  • Has planned social events / activities for others to attend
  • Can demonstrate commitment to a cause / activity and has taken an active role in that (e.g. captain of a sports team, president of a society)
  • Has professional work experience (e.g. internships, summer placements, etc.) This can include regular voluntary experience but should be positions where you have had responsibility for something, worked to deadlines, worked with others etc.


  • Communication skills (face-to-face, email, text, phone)
  • Time management and administrative skills (can manage tasks effectively and accurately)
  • Confident in use of MS word and excel
  • Personal Attributes:

  • Passionate about ReachOut’s mission
  • Demonstrates ReachOut’s Character Strengths: Fairness, Good Judgement, Self-Control and Staying Power
  • Collaborative
  • Has the ability to adapt and learn
  • Enthusiastic and energetic
  • Excited by challenge
  • Creative, Positive and Sociable
  • Open to feedback with a genuine desire to develop personall
  • Extra information

    Education Level
    Type of Contract
    Casual / Part Time Jobs
    Type of Job
    Teaching / Instructors / Guides, Training
    Full UK/EU driving license preferred
    Car Preferred
    Must be eligible to work in the EU
    Cover Letter Required

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