Junior Programme Manager, Insurance, Greater London

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About SEO LondonSponsors for Educational Opportunity, Ltd. (SEO London) is a UK-registered charity delivering superior educational, training, and mentoring support to young people from underrepresented and underserved backgrounds. SEO London programming is focused on pre-professional development, career access and long-term success within elite global industries. SEO London was launched in 2000 and has subsequently delivered two decades of transformative leadership in the UK workplace diversity and inclusion segment. Today, over 14,000 diverse students and professionals are registered with SEO London, benefiting from sponsorship and engagement opportunities with over 120 blue chip firms across financial services, corporate law, consulting, technology, engineering, and corporates. Thousands of SEO London alumni currently work in global organisations; many of them holding senior leadership positions.About SEO London CareersThe SEO London Careers Programme provides outstanding undergraduates from under-represented backgrounds the opportunity to gain first year insights, summer internships and graduate roles at some of the leading UK firms. SEO also provides students with extensive training, mentoring and networking opportunities, linking students not only to the firms they work with, but to opportunities and experienced professionals throughout the industry. By doing so, SEO London equally serves the diversity recruitment policies of its sponsor firms, as well as training a future generation of business and community leaders.Candidate ProfileWe are looking for a personable candidate who has an excellent work ethic and is willing to learn about a range of industry areas. The team requires someone who is keen to take initiative, is enthusiastic and motivated to make a difference. Candidates should have a good understanding of the UK state education system in addition to a genuine passion for diversity and social mobility. This is a fantastic role which offers candidates responsibility and great opportunities for professional development.SEO London is looking for Junior Programme Manager for the Insurance Programme.Main Duties and ResponsibilitiesThe Programme Manager will assist or lead in the following duties:Oversee and execute flagship Insurance ProgrammeManage the day-to-day contact for partner firms and develop excellent relationshipsProvide coaching sessions and training for SEO London candidatesOrganise and conduct the recruitment, assessment and recommendation of candidates for junior talent opportunities including summer and off-cycle internships for university level students at sponsor Insurance firmsManage key relationships across business lines and senior management levels at Insurance firmsIdentify business development opportunities in the Insurance industryManage SEO London alumni relations to ensure mentoring and training provision for Insurance programme participantsSupport SEO London’s IT strategy including the website re-design, online application system and CRM managementDevelop programme budget and cash flow analysisConduct analysis in achieving KPIs of Insurance ProgrammeProvide reports to sponsor firms about campaigns and current partnershipsManagement of entire programme through the CRM Knowledge and skillsThe ideal candidate will have a significant number of the following skills:Strong interest in diversity and belief in SEO London’s missionStrong inter-personal skills with the ability to manage professional service relationships on the one hand and university students/young professionals on the otherSubstantial project management expertiseKnowledge of the UK university system and have some recruitment experienceSmall business management skills in the form of financial budgeting and database managementStrong work ethic and demonstrated ability to multi-taskMS Office IT literacy (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)Knowledge of Salesforce desirable but not essentialExposure to training and developmentRequired qualifications:University degree (any discipline)Essential skills and experience:General knowledge of UK secondary school and university systemsWilling to travel to various destinations across the UKProactive / take initiativeAbility to work independently where necessaryMicrosoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word and Power Point)Social media management (Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn)Attention to detailFlexibilityTo meet SEO London’s needs, a degree of flexibility is required, and the post holder may be required to perform work not specifically referred to above. Such duties will, however, fall within the scope of the role. The job description will be subject to periodic review with the post holder to ensure it accurately reflects the duties of the role.Equal opportunities StatementAs part of its recruitment policy, SEO London intends to ensure that no prospective or actual employee is discriminated against on the basis of race, sex, nationality, marital status, sexual orientation, employment status, class, disability, age, religious belief or political persuasion or is disadvantaged by any condition or requirement which is not demonstrably justifiable.  

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