Posted on the 9th May 2022
Written by Ed

We’re hiring! Programme Officer | Remote first

Wanted: an all-round charity wizard! Someone who can own all things events, volunteering, content and more within a fast-paced STEM education charity – empowering young people from all backgrounds to become the innovators of tomorrow.

The upfront stuff in case you missed it:

  • Salary: £24,000 – £28,000 per annum
  • Location: Hybrid (1 to 2 days per week co-working in London)
  • Hours: c37.5 per week
  • Job type: Full time, permanent
  • Holidays: 25 days annual leave + public holidays


The about us bit

At FIRST UK we’re making STEM less intimidating, more diverse and inclusive, empowering young people to make informed choices about their future. We’re more than robots – we’re a global movement of educators and influencers determined to see a world where young people are empowered to explore, challenge and grow into innovators who will take on tomorrow’s challenges.


The bit about the role

As we enter a new phase of consolidation and growth we’re seeking a brilliant, enthusiastic individual to support our operations function and drive us forward at pace: organising epic events, churning out awesome comms, supporting critical relationships and working with great people. It’s a real roll-your-sleeves-up role, a platform to develop, grow and transform.

  • Event support – helping to deliver local and national competitions, STEM engagement activities and supporter events
  • Marketing communications – supporting content generation, implementing marketing across social, digital and e-comms
  • Relationship management – acting as an ambassador and contact point for schools, teachers, volunteers and partners
  • Programme coordination – supporting all aspects of day-to-day charity operations


The bit about you

This is a rare, career-accelerating opportunity to support programme delivery in an organisation transforming young lives. Perhaps you’ll have worked in a team delivering events, products, or services previously. Whatever your background, you’ll be a dynamic self-starter with a desire to make a positive contribution to society – quick to learn, adapt and bring people with you.


To apply

  1. Visit our job portal and review the full role profile
  2. Answer four super short questions
  3. Submit your CV and we’ll do the rest

Apply now


The process bit

  • Applications should reach us by 23:59, Sunday 29 May
  • 1st round video interviews will be held on Wednesday 01 June
  • 2nd round interviews (if required) are week commencing 06 June


The stuff everyone says

Unfortunately, due to the large number of applications we receive, we will not be able to provide feedback to candidates who are not invited to interview. If you require any materials in an alternative format please this in your application.

Any information you provide as part of your application will be treated as confidential and managed in accordance with relevant data protection legislation and guidance. Our privacy statement can be found here.

Thanks for taking the time to consider joining us. Good luck! We look forward to meeting you!


Apply now


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