Working for us

We currently have the following vacancies:

Think Build Project Manager

We are currently recruiting a Porject Manager to oversee Think Build. This is a varied and fast-paced role and the post-holder will need to be resilient, motivated, organised and have strong project management skills.

Think Build was launched by Career Ready in 2016, in partnership with the building industry. to increase awareness of career opportunities and inspire young people to enter the building sector. It is supported by Wates and Arcadis, the Edge Foundation and the CITB (Construction Industry Training Board), with 10 additional industry partners providing volunteers to deliver the programme.

The main responsibilities of this role are to:

  • Develop new Think Build clusters, recruiting schools and employers to support programme delivery
  • Oversee existing clusters and support new cohorts of students
  • Project manage and report on progress to industry and foundation funders
  • Source case studies and provide evaluation of programme impact to funders
  • Coordinate delivery of industry insight days in schools
  • Develop new employer relationships across the building sector and support existing relationships, particularly with Wates and Arcadis
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with schools and their leaders
  • Identify schools and colleges for third wave of Think Build centres
  • Meet monthly with the National STEM Development Manager

To download a full job description, please click here

Interview date: Wednesday 7 June

Deputy  Chief Executive (maternity cover)

This is a senior role which will suit someone who likes to combine responsibility for a specific project with wider management and strategic responsibilities. Mentoring is one of the three best-evidenced forms of employer engagement in schools. This role will oversee a new CEC funded mentoring programme working with 14-16 year olds, as well as our established programme for 16-19 year-olds. It requires a strong grasp of detail, project management and people management skills. Resilience and reliability are essential. 

Reporting to the CEO, the successful applicant will be an active member of the SMT and cover for the CEO in her absence. Based in Career Ready’s Head Office in Canary Wharf, you will be liaising with office-based staff, but the staff you manage will be Lead Regional Managers based at home across the UK. The role will require occasional travel in the UK and some out of hours work.

This role would be for 7 months from July 2017-January 2018. It is envisaged as a full-time role, though there is flexibility for four days a week.

To download a full job description, please click here.