Charity registered in Scotland SC042604
WorkingRite is a youth employment charity. Our mission is to get 16-19 year olds into sustained employment, apprenticeships or purposeful learning. We do this through individually matched and supported work placements with local employers.
We help vulnerable, NEET young people discover their talents, confidence and direction, and help them make that fundamental transformation from adolescence to adulthood.
Committed, understanding and patient local businesses give our young people a chance, some structure and role models to look up to. Through on-the-job experience, one-to-one mentoring and additional support for up to six months, our young people become more employable, more motivated and more ambitious. Over 60% of our young people progress to employment, apprenticeships or purposeful learning.
As WorkingRite’s operations grow both in volume and complexity, and with organisational direction evolving to include a commitment to partnership work, additional operational support is required. The purpose of the new post of Operations Manager is to manage the day-to-day operations, delivery and reporting on key projects across the country. It is anticipated that the role will also involve responsibility for key compliance, quality assurance and finance tasks relating to the effective management of WorkingRite’s operations.
We require an Operations Manager who can:
· Support, motivate and encourage staff to ensure all targets are achieved
· Manage and develop a team of frontline Project Co-ordinators
· Co-ordinate and make the best use of limited resources
· Initiate and build successful external relationships at all levels
· Play an active ‘hands-on’ role in operations
You will be confident, have excellent communication skills and be well organised. Above all, you must be enthusiastic and want to support young people.
WorkingRite delivers a unique work-based learning and mentored youth employment programme across Scotland, supporting young people through the crucial transition from adolescence to adulthood by equipping them with the skills, experience and confidence to secure and maintain a job. We believe that every young person deserves the opportunity to prove themselves in the workplace, regardless of their age, inexperience or qualifications.
Our programme, delivered in partnership with locally based youth and community anchor organisations, is the practical pathway to a job or apprenticeship. Lasting an average of 16 weeks, our trainees learn on the job, alongside a mentor chosen from the workforce of that business to pass on what they know. The programme is a relationship-based model of learning. Quite simply designed to inspire young people to succeed: after all… everyone remembers their first boss.
After a period of expansion, the current strategy is to further develop the programme in key geographical areas, build on our partnership model and focus on the ‘hardest to reach’ young people.
If you share the mission of WorkingRite and have a drive to see positive social change, then this is a great opportunity for you play a role in the success of a charity with an excellent and unique model that makes a real difference to young people. We are currently recruiting for Trustee positions to fill a variety of areas of expertise.
Legal: an individual with legal experience in Scotland, a Senior legal partner who potentially has knowledge of charitable and/or employment law.
Third Sector:an individual experienced in a senior position in the 3rd Sector in Scotland, experience in the Youth sector is of particular interest.
Networking: an individual with knowledge to impart on networking, strategic and corporate partnerships, and reaching major donors to help with the long term financial sustainability of WorkingRite.
Finance: an individual with experience as a CFO or FD or the ability to help with financial strategy; help oversee budgets, forecasts and management accounts; generally supplement the existing support at WorkingRite in the area of financial management, and contribute to the finance sub-committee.