MCR Pathways
MCR Pathways

Charity registered in Scotland SC045816

MCR Pathways is a Scottish charity founded in Glasgow. We connect care-experienced and disadvantaged young people with mentors to help them find their potential. Our vision is that every care experienced and disadvantaged young person in Scotland, gets the same education outcomes, career opportunities and life chances as every other young person.

Current vacancies

Finance Manager

  • Full time
  • £34,000 – £40,000
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 7th February 2022

Are you an experienced Finance Manager looking for a life changing career move? Are you motivated by the opportunity to make an impact on the lives of care-experienced young people by contributing your knowledge and experience to the third sector? If you can support our growing organisation as we expand our programme into new Scottish and UK local authorities and schools we would like to hear from you.

MCR Pathways is a national, award-winning mentoring programme dedicated to addressing the long-standing inequality in education outcomes, career opportunities and life chances for young people in care and those experiencing vulnerability or disadvantage.

In 2021 MCR were winners of a prestigious UK Centre for Social Justice Award CSJ award. The CSJ produced this film about MCR young person Emily and her mentor Elaine.

Watch Emily's Story

This is an exciting time to join MCR Pathways and you will have a real opportunity to develop and implement the financial systems to help support our expansion. You will manage and support cashflow and fundraising from a range of revenue streams, whilst reviewing and supporting the needs of the team. You will also be responsible for financial reporting and forecasting to help the organisation plan for all requirements.

About you: You’ll be able to evidence significant recent and relevant experience for this role, ideally for a comparable organisation. You may be looking for a new challenge that allows you to make a meaningful impact within and beyond the organisation. You will be able to demonstrate good communication and management skills, accustomed to reporting to senior management / board level and providing clear advice on financial management.

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National Head Of Marketing

  • Full time
  • £34,000 – £40,000
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 7th February 2022

Are you searching for a position with purpose? A role to make a real difference? Where your time can be transformational? Join an award-winning charity and passionate team dedicated to ensuring the country’s most vulnerable and disadvantaged young people are defined by their talent and never their circumstances. Our in-school mentoring has profound impacts on mentees in their confidence, wellbeing, achievement and post-school progression. MCR Mentors make and experience a life changing difference.

MCR Pathways is a national, award-winning mentoring programme dedicated to addressing the long-standing inequality in education outcomes, career opportunities and life chances for young people in care and those experiencing vulnerability or disadvantage.

In 2021 MCR were winners of a prestigious UK Centre for Social Justice Award CSJ award. The CSJ produced this film about MCR young person Emily and her mentor Elaine.

Watch Emily's Story

We are recruiting a National Head of Marketing to lead our team to drive forward our mentor recruitment plans and share all the fantastic stories of MCR young people overcoming their circumstances to realise their full potential. The process is centred on emotionally engaging potential mentors and volunteers and sharp focus on sharing our success, research and the statistics that prove the MCR model is transformational.

You will be creative, producing inspiring campaigns across multiple channels to different audiences with detailed knowledge of how success is measured. Our stories need stats to persuade policy makers and to show the huge benefits to the young people, adults and organisations. You will be a motivated, committed and resilient person who can lead from the front and be the mentoring and MCR Brand champion for young people, schools, mentors, their employers and the communities we serve.

This is an exciting time to join MCR Pathways and you will play a crucial role in our Management Team and the development of the programme. You will lead our busy marketing department to drive mentor recruitment nationally, increase the brand profile of the charity and support the team to drive new partnerships.

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Mentor Relationship Manager X2 (West & North Regions)

  • Full time
  • £28,000 – £32,000
  • West & North regions
  • Closing 14th February 2022

Are you searching for a position with purpose? A role to make a real difference? Where your time can be transformational?

Join an award-winning charity and passionate team dedicated to ensuring the country’s most vulnerable and disadvantaged young people are defined by their talent and never their circumstances. Our in-school mentoring has profound impacts on mentees in their confidence, wellbeing, achievement and post-school progression. MCR Mentors make and experience a life changing difference.

MCR Pathways is a national, award-winning mentoring programme dedicated to addressing the long-standing inequality in education outcomes, career opportunities and life chances for young people in care and those experiencing vulnerability or disadvantage.

In 2021 MCR were winners of a prestigious UK Centre for Social Justice Award CSJ award. The CSJ produced this film about MCR young person Emily and her mentor Elaine.

Watch Emily's Story

We are recruiting two Mentor Relationship Managers (West and North based) to lead on the engagement and vital ongoing support of our community of life changing volunteer mentors. You’ll establish a deeply personal service that inspires every volunteer and individual to feel a hugely valued part of the MCR family and cause. This is exceptional customer service and relationship building in practice for a cause that matters for a lifetime. You will be a motivated, committed and resilient person who can lead from the front and be the mentor champion for each of the young people, schools, ambassadors, mentors, their employers and the communities we serve.

The successful candidate will be joining our organisation at a time of exciting growth, where we are launching into new local authorities and developing our programme.

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Mentor Recruitment Manager X2 (East & North Regions)

  • Full time
  • £28,000 – £32,000
  • East & North regions
  • Closing 14th February 2022

Are you searching for a position with purpose? A role to make a real difference? Where your time can be transformational?

Join an award-winning charity and passionate team dedicated to ensuring the country’s most vulnerable and disadvantaged young people are defined by their talent and never their circumstances. Our in-school mentoring has profound impacts on mentees in their confidence, wellbeing, achievement and post-school progression. MCR Mentors make and experience a life changing difference.

MCR Pathways is a national, award-winning mentoring programme dedicated to addressing the long-standing inequality in education outcomes, career opportunities and life chances for young people in care and those experiencing vulnerability or disadvantage.

In 2021 MCR were winners of a prestigious UK Centre for Social Justice Award CSJ award. The CSJ produced this film about MCR young person Emily and her mentor Elaine.

Watch Emily's Story

We are recruiting two Mentor Recruitment Managers (East and North based) to lead our volunteer mentor recruitment team, processes, training and the ongoing support for each and every one of these life changers. You’ll establish a deeply personal service that inspires every volunteer and individual to feel a hugely valued part of the MCR family and cause. This is exceptional customer service and relationship building in practice for a cause that matters for a lifetime. You will be a motivated, committed and resilient person who can lead from the front and be the mentor champion for each of the young people, schools, ambassadors, mentors, their employers and the communities we serve.

The successful candidate will be joining our organisation at a time of exciting growth, where we are launching into new local authorities and developing our programme.

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Regional Pathways Coordinator X3 (North, West And East)

  • Full time
  • £23,000 – £25,000
  • Flexible - North/East/West
  • Closing 14th February 2022

Recruiting for 3 roles in North, West and East of Scotland

Are you searching for a position with purpose? A role to make a real difference? Where your time can be transformational?

Join an award-winning charity and passionate team dedicated to ensuring the country’s most vulnerable and disadvantaged young people are defined by their talent and never their circumstances. Our in-school mentoring has profound impacts on mentees in their confidence, wellbeing, achievement and post-school progression. MCR Mentors make and experience a life changing difference.

At MCR, our driving force is simple – that young people who are in, or on the edges of the care system, will have the same educational outcomes, career opportunities and life chances as any other young person.

In 2021 MCR were winners of a prestigious UK Centre for Social Justice Award CSJ award. The CSJ produced this film about MCR young person Emily and her mentor Elaine.

Watch Emily's Story

We have had a transformational impact in schools and local authorities across Scotland and are looking for three Pathways Coordinators to support our regional teams in North, East and West of Scotland.

The successful candidate will divide their time between home working and working within schools in local authorities across their region to provide additional support to our existing teams of coordinators. This role requires flexibility and a willingness to travel between locations. You will be an integral part of the school community, liaising with education colleagues and external stakeholders, and delivering the programme to young people.

Please note: Driving licence is essential for this role.

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Programme Manager

  • Full time
  • £30,000 – £35,000
  • Remote
  • Closing 5th July 2021

Young Scottish Talent Highland

MCR Pathways is a transformational secondary school mentoring and talent development programme supporting Children Looked After (including those previously), and other vulnerable young people experiencing disadvantage (for example those with a social worker or on the periphery of the care-system) to realise their full potential through education. MCR was founded to reverse the education and life-chances outcome gap that exists between Children Looked After (CLA) and their peers, and to achieve equality of educational outcomes, career opportunities and life chances for all young people. Focused on need, not label. Developed with and by young people over the past 14 years, MCR’s programme dramatically improves educational achievement, wellbeing and post-school destinations.

At its heart, MCR’s model is relationship-based mentoring that has evolved into an integrated programme supporting primary school transition and delivering weekly group work in S1 and S2. Young people from S3 are carefully matched with a volunteer, trained mentor to meet one-to-one on a weekly basis and also have the opportunity to access an offer of employment, college and university experiences.

MCR young people tell their stories far better than us. Hear them in their own words in these short films of young people who have participated in the programme, reflecting on how mentoring has helped them create better futures for themselves:

Their Stories - Mentoring through MCR Pathways

Bridges That Transform

MCR supports over 2,400 young people each week and aims to be an embedded and core funded component of the education system. We will soon be launching our Young Scottish Talent Programme in Highland, which is why we are recruiting a Programme Manager to drive programme performance across the five Highland Schools we will be working with. The role is an exciting and varied one. As part of our Education & Schools team, you will lead a team of Pathways Coordinators (6 in total), supported by our Mentor Services, Marketing and Digital teams.

The successful candidate will be joining our organisation at a time of exciting growth, where we are launching into new local authorities and developing our programme. For this role, you’ll need to be relentlessly driven to ensure all care-experienced and disadvantaged young people in the region are supported to find, grow and use their individual talents and that their education, employment choices and life chances outcomes are maximized. You’ll have experience of managing a team, be highly organized and ambitious to ensure all young people in scope have the opportunity to access the YST Highland programme.

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Dundee Programme Manager

  • Full time
  • £27,000 – £31,500
  • Remote
  • Closing 5th August 2021

MCR Pathways is a transformational secondary school mentoring and talent development programme supporting care-experienced (CE) young people (including those previously), and other vulnerable youngpeople experiencing disadvantage (for example those with a social worker or on the periphery of the care-system) to realise their full potential through education.

MCR was founded to reverse the education and life-chances outcome gap that exists between CE young people and their peers, and to achieve equality of educational outcomes, career opportunities and life chances for all young people. Focused on need, not label. Developed with and by young people over the past 14 years, MCR’s programme dramatically improves educational achievement, wellbeing and post-school destinations.

At its heart, MCR’s model is relationship-based mentoring that has evolved into an integrated programme supporting primary school transition and delivering weekly group work in S1 and S2. Young people from S3 upwards are carefully matched with a volunteer, trained mentor to meet one-to-one on a weekly basis. Young people also have the opportunity to access an offer of employment, college and university experiences.

MCR young people tell their stories far better than us. Hear from one young person who participated in the programme, reflecting on how mentoring has helped her create a better future for herself: Please Watch Emily's Story

We currently work with 72 schools across Scotland and are delighted that the Scottish government has recently announced £19.4 million funding to bring the programme to every secondary school in Scotland. These are really exciting times and we are looking for an exceptional Programme Manager to lead programme implementation and manage our school-based Coordinators across a group of Dundee schools.

The role is an exciting and varied one. As part of our Education & Schools team, you will lead the regional team of school Pathways Coordinators and be supported by our Mentor Services, Marketing and Digital teams.

For this role, you’ll need to be relentlessly driven to ensure all care-experienced and disadvantaged young people in the region are supported to find, grow and use their individual talents and that their education, employment choices and life chances outcomes are maximised. You’ll have experience of managing a team, be highly organised and ambitious to ensure all young people in scope have the opportunity to access the YST Dundee programme.

Please note, this role is subject to a PVG check and two satisfactory references, one of which must be from your current or most recent employer.

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Fife Programme Manager

  • Full time
  • £27,000 – £31,500
  • Fife
  • Closing 17th August 2021

MCR Pathways is a transformational secondary school mentoring and talent development programme supporting care-experienced (CE) young people (including those previously), and other vulnerable young people experiencing disadvantage (for example those with a social worker or on the periphery of the care-system) to realise their full potential through education.

MCR was founded to reverse the education and life-chances outcome gap that exists between CE young people and their peers, and to achieve equality of educational outcomes, career opportunities and life chances for all young people. Focused on need, not label. Developed with and by young people over the past 14 years, MCR’s programme dramatically improves educational achievement, wellbeing and post-school destinations.

At its heart, MCR’s model is relationship-based mentoring that has evolved into an integrated programme supporting primary school transition and delivering weekly group work in S1 and S2. Young people from S3 upwards are carefully matched with a volunteer, trained mentor to meet one-to-one on a weekly basis. Young people also have the opportunity to access an offer of employment, college and university experiences.

MCR young people tell their stories far better than us. Hear them in their own words in these short films of young people who have participated in the programme, reflecting on how mentoring has helped them create better futures for themselves:

Watch Emily's Story

Bridges That Transform

We currently work with 72 schools across Scotland and are delighted that the Scottish government has recently announced £19.4 million funding to bring the programme to every secondary school in Scotland. These are really exciting times and we are looking for an exceptional Programme Manager to lead programme implementation and manage our school-based Coordinators across a group of Fife schools.

The role is an exciting and varied one. As part of our Education & Schools team, you will lead the regional team of school Pathways Coordinators and be supported by our Mentor Services, Marketing and Digital teams.

For this role, you’ll need to be relentlessly driven to ensure all care-experienced and disadvantaged young people in the region are supported to find, grow and use their individual talents and that their education, employment choices and life chances outcomes are maximised. You’ll have experience of managing a team, be highly organised and ambitious to ensure all young people in scope have the opportunity to access the YST Fife programme.

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Aberdeen Programme Manager

  • Full time
  • £27,000 – £31,500
  • Aberdeen
  • Closing 9th August 2021

MCR Pathways is a transformational secondary school mentoring and talent development programme supporting care-experienced (CE) young people (including those previously), and other vulnerable young people experiencing disadvantage (for example those with a social worker or on the periphery of the care-system) to realise their full potential through education.

MCR was founded to reverse the education and life-chances outcome gap that exists between CE young people and their peers, and to achieve equality of educational outcomes, career opportunities and life chances for all young people. Focused on need, not label. Developed with and by young people over the past 14 years, MCR’s programme dramatically improves educational achievement, wellbeing and post-school destinations.

At its heart, MCR’s model is relationship-based mentoring that has evolved into an integrated programme supporting primary school transition and delivering weekly group work in S1 and S2. Young people from S3 upwards are carefully matched with a volunteer, trained mentor to meet one-to-one on a weekly basis. Young people also have the opportunity to access an offer of employment, college and university experiences.

MCR young people tell their stories far better than us. Hear them in their own words in these short films of young people who have participated in the programme, reflecting on how mentoring has helped them create better futures for themselves:

Watch Emily's Story

Bridges that Transform

We currently work with 72 schools across Scotland and are delighted that the Scottish government has recently announced £19.4 million funding to bring the programme to every secondary school in Scotland. These are really exciting times and we are looking for an exceptional Programme Manager to lead programme implementation and manage our school-based Coordinators across a group of Aberdeen schools.

The role is an exciting and varied one. As part of our Education & Schools team, you will lead the regional team of school Pathways Coordinators and be supported by our Mentor Services, Marketing and Digital teams.

For this role, you’ll need to be relentlessly driven to ensure all care-experienced and disadvantaged young people in the region are supported to find, grow and use their individual talents and that their education, employment choices and life chances outcomes are maximised. You’ll have experience of managing a team, be highly organised and ambitious to ensure all young people in scope have the opportunity to access the YST Aberdeen programme.

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Alness & Invergordon School Pathways Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £23,000 – £25,000
  • Alness Academy & Invergordon Academy (0.5 in each school)
  • Closing 6th September 2021

Are you passionate about supporting young people who have experienced disadvantage to realise their potential? Can you work in school as part of a dedicated national team to support young people to get the very best from the education system? If so, this role may be for you.

At MCR, our driving force is simple – that young people who are in, or on the edges of the care system, will have the same educational outcomes, career opportunities and life chances as any other young person.

MCR young people tell their stories far better than us. Hear them in their own words in these short films of young people who have participated in the programme, reflecting on how mentoring has helped them create better futures for themselves:

Their Stories - Mentoring through MCR Pathways

Bridges That Transform

We have had a transformational impact in schools and local authorities across Scotland and are looking for a Pathways Coordinator to join our regional team in Highland, covering both Alness Academy and Invergordon Academy. The successful candidate will primarily be based in the school, supporting and learning from existing teams. Within this role, you will be an integral part of the school community, liaising with education colleagues and external stakeholders, and delivering the programme to young people.

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Fraserburgh School Pathways Coordinator (Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire)

  • Full time
  • £23,000 – £25,000
  • Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire
  • Closing 15th September 2021

Are you passionate about supporting vulnerable young people to realise their potential? Can you work in school as part of a dedicated national team to support young people to get the very best from the education system? If so, this role may be for you.

At MCR, our driving force is simple – that young people who are in, or on the edges of the care system, will have the same educational outcomes, career opportunities and life chances as any other young person.

MCR young people tell their stories far better than us. Hear them in their own words in these short films of young people who have participated in the programme, reflecting on how mentoring has helped them create better futures for themselves:

Their stories - Mentoring through MCR Pathways

Bridges That Transform

We have had a transformational impact in schools and local authorities across Scotland and are looking for a Pathways Coordinator to join our regional team in Aberdeenshire. The successful candidate will primarily be based in Fraserburgh Academy, supporting and learning from existing teams. Within this role, you will be an integral part of the school community, liaising with education colleagues and external stakeholders, and delivering the programme to young people.

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Falkirk & Forth Valley Programme Manager

  • Full time
  • £27,000
  • Falkirk and Forth Valley
  • Closing 20th September 2021

MCR Pathways is a transformational secondary school mentoring and talent development programme. It supports care-experienced and other vulnerable young people experiencing disadvantage to realise their full potential through education.

MCR’s relationship-based mentoring model has evolved into an integrated programme supporting primary school transition and delivering weekly group work in S1 and S2. Young people from S3 upwards are carefully matched with a volunteer, trained mentor to meet one-to-one on a weekly basis. Young people also have the opportunity to access an offer of employment, college and university experiences. MCR’s programme dramatically improves educational achievement, wellbeing and post-school destinations.

MCR young people tell their stories far better than us. Hear them in their own words in these short films of young people who have participated in the programme, reflecting on how mentoring has helped them create better futures for themselves.

MCR Pathways supports over 3,000 young people from across the country. These are really exciting times and we are looking for an exceptional Programme Manager to lead programme implementation and manage our school-based Coordinators across a group of Falkirk schools.

The role will be focused on 3 schools in the Falkirk area and grow to include further schools in the wider Forth Valley region. The role is an exciting and varied one. As part of our Education & Schools team, you will lead the regional team of school Pathways Coordinators and be supported by our Mentor Services, Marketing and Digital teams.

For this role, you’ll need to be relentlessly driven to ensure all care-experienced and disadvantaged young people in the region are supported to find, grow and use their individual talents and that their education, employment choices and life chances outcomes are maximised. You’ll have experience of managing a team, be highly organised and ambitious to ensure all young people in scope have the opportunity to access the YST Falkirk programme.

Their stories - Mentoring through MCR Pathways

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Learning & Development Manager

  • Full time
  • £29,500 – £34,500
  • This role will be based in Central Scotland and includes an expectation for some travel to all regions.
  • Closing 23rd September 2021

Are you motivated to make a difference with an organisation that supports vulnerable young people? Are you able to create and develop engaging training materials and events that meet the needs of a wide range of individuals?

Award winning charity MCR Pathways runs a transformational secondary school mentoring and talent development programme. It supports care-experienced and other vulnerable young people experiencing disadvantage to realise their full potential through education. MCR’s programme dramatically improves educational achievement, wellbeing and post-school destinations.

As we expand our programme into new local authorities and schools around Scotland and the UK, we are looking to appoint an excellent and experienced Learning and Development Manager. This is a key role which has been created to deliver training and support to our corporate partners, volunteer mentors and our organisation.

About you:

  • You’ll be able to evidence recent and successful experience of a variety of learning approaches and training methods. You will also show a proven ability to coordinate multiple projects and meet demanding timelines.

About the Role:

Mentor CPD & accreditation development:

  • Lead on the development of mentor training programmes and materials across ‘core, intermediate and advanced’ courses, utilising previous research and course content.
  • Lead on the development of structured CPD options and an MCR accredited framework. Continually review impact, feedback surveys and general mentoring materials for further development.

Delivery of mentor training:

  • Lead on delivery of mentor training for all staff and train the trainer processes required across the country in direct support of mentor recruitment and corporate engagement.
  • Engaging business and building partnerships:
  • Continually work with partner organisations to identify future employee CPD needs that could be met and delivered through mentoring

MCR young people tell their stories far better than us. Hear them in their own words in these short films of young people who have participated in the programme, reflecting on how mentoring has helped them create better futures for themselves:

Their stories - Mentoring through MCR Pathways

Bridges That Transform

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Human Resources Manager

  • Full time
  • up to £35,000
  • Glasgow (flexible)
  • Closing 4th October 2021

Are you passionate about supporting vulnerable young people to realise their potential? Our award-winning charity runs a transformational secondary school mentoring and talent development programme. We support care-experienced and other vulnerable young people experiencing disadvantage to realise their full potential through education.

MCR young people tell their stories far better than us. Hear them in their own words in these short films of young people who have participated in the programme, reflecting on how mentoring has helped them create better futures for themselves:

Watch Emily's Story

Bridges That Transform

As we expand our programme into new local authorities and schools around Scotland and the UK, we are looking to appoint an experienced HR Manager.

This is a key role that has been created to further develop the people agenda within this growing organisation at a pivotal time. At MCR, our driving force is simple – that young people who are in, or on the edges of the care system, will have the same educational outcomes, career opportunities and life chances as any other young person.

This is an exciting time to join MCR Pathways and you will have a real opportunity to influence the ongoing development of our current and new people. You will have responsibility for recruitment, onboarding and induction and ongoing training and team development activities.

You will also be responsible for ensuring that the day-to-day people policies and processes are in place, compliant with legal requirements and fully implemented and understood across the organisation.

You’ll be able to evidence that you have significant recent experience in a similar role, ideally for a comparable organisation. You will be able to demonstrate being able to provide sound and practical advice to the leadership team.

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Highland Mentor Services Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £20,000 – £22,000
  • Highland
  • Closing 5th October 2021

MCR Pathways is a transformational secondary school mentoring and talent development programme. It supports care-experienced and other vulnerable young people experiencing disadvantage to realise their full potential through education.

MCR’s relationship-based mentoring model has evolved into an integrated programme supporting primary school transition and delivering weekly group work in S1 and S2. Young people from S3 upwards are carefully matched with a volunteer, trained mentor to meet one-to-one on a weekly basis. Young people also have the opportunity to access an offer of employment, college and university experiences. MCR’s programme dramatically improves educational achievement, wellbeing and post-school destinations.

MCR young people tell their stories far better than us. Hear them in their own words in these short films of young people who have participated in the programme, reflecting on how mentoring has helped them create better futures for themselves:

Watch Emily's Story

Bridges That Transform

MCR Pathways supports over 3,000 young people from across the country. We are recruiting a Mentor Services Coordinator for our Highland region of the country to manage and engage with our volunteer mentors at different stages of their journey. You will have excellent communication and administration experience.

The successful candidate will be joining our organisation at a time of exciting growth, where we are launching into new local authorities and developing our programme. For this role, you’ll need to be highly organised, have excellent desktop and database skills and a real attention to detail while multitasking within these areas of the business.

Reporting to our Mentor Services Manager the successful candidate will have excellent relationship building skills and communication skills together with administration experience. For this role, you’ll need to be highly organised, have excellent desktop and database skills and a real attention to detail while multitasking within these areas of the business.

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Inverclyde Programme Manager

  • Full time
  • £27,000 – £31,500
  • Inverclyde
  • Closing 18th October 2021

MCR Pathways is a transformational secondary school mentoring and talent development programme. It supports care-experienced and other vulnerable young people experiencing disadvantage to realise their full potential through education.

MCR’s relationship-based mentoring model has evolved into an integrated programme supporting primary school transition and delivering weekly group work in S1 and S2. Young people from S3 upwards are carefully matched with a volunteer, trained mentor to meet one-to-one on a weekly basis. Young people also have the opportunity to access an offer of employment, college and university experiences. MCR’s programme dramatically improves educational achievement, wellbeing and post-school destinations.

MCR young people tell their stories far better than us. Hear them in their own words in these short films of young people who have participated in the programme, reflecting on how mentoring has helped them create better futures for themselves:

Watch Emily's Story

Bridges That Transform

MCR Pathways supports over 3,000 young people from across the country. These are really exciting times and we are looking for an exceptional Programme Manager to lead programme implementation and manage our school-based Coordinators across a group of Inverclyde schools.

The role is an exciting and varied one. As part of our Education & Schools team, you will lead the regional team of school Pathways Coordinators and be supported by our Mentor Services, Marketing and Digital teams.

For this role, you’ll need to be relentlessly driven to ensure all care-experienced and disadvantaged young people in the region are supported to find, grow and use their individual talents and that their education, employment choices and life chances outcomes are maximised. You’ll have experience of managing a team, be highly organised and ambitious to ensure all young people in scope have the opportunity to access the YST Inverclyde programme.

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Organisation Engagement Managers X 2

  • Full time
  • £26,000 – £30,000
  • Flexible
  • Closing 18th November 2021

Are you motivated to make a difference with an organisation that supports vulnerable young people to realise their potential? Are you an experienced business development manager who can inspire other organisations to partner with us and support young people across the country?

Award Winning Charity MCR Pathways runs a transformational secondary school mentoring and talent development programme. It supports care experienced and other vulnerable young people experiencing disadvantage to realise their potential through education. MCR’s programme dramatically improves educational achievement, wellbeing and post school destinations.

MCR young people tell their stories far better than us. Hear them in their own words in these short films of young people who have participated in the programme, reflecting on how mentoring has helped them create better futures for themselves mcrpathways.org/jobs/organisation-engagement-managers-x-2

MCR supports over 3,000 young people each week and aims to be an embedded and core funded component of the education system. As we continue to grow, we are looking to recruit 2 Organisation Engagement Managers to work in our Partnership & Relationship team. The roles are exciting and varied ones: working with the MCR team, and our partners (employment, enterprise, university, college) for the benefit of our young people.

The successful candidates will be joining our organisation at a time of exciting growth where we are launching into new local authorities and developing our programme. For these roles, you’ll need to be passionate about the impact of positive mentoring relationships on our young people but also the impact mentoring can have on individual mentors and their organisations. Focused on generating new leads and nurturing established relationships, this role would suit an experienced Business Development Manager. You must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, a professional approach and the ability to build and develop meaningful relationships with regional and national organisations who can support us by providing mentors.

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Alva Academy, Clackmannanshire Pathways Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £23,000 – £25,000
  • Clackmannanshire
  • Closing 1st November 2021

Are you passionate about supporting vulnerable young people to realise their potential? Can you work in school as part of a dedicated national team to support young people to get the very best from the education system? If so, this role may be for you.

At MCR, our driving force is simple – that young people who are in, or on the edges of the care system, will have the same educational outcomes, career opportunities and life chances as any other young person.

MCR young people tell their stories far better than us. Hear them in their own words in these short films of young people who have participated in the programme, reflecting on how mentoring has helped them create better futures for themselves:

Their Stories - Mentoring through MCR Pathways

Bridges That Transform

We have had a transformational impact in schools and local authorities across Scotland and are looking for a Pathways Coordinator to join our regional team in Alva Academy, Clackmannanshire. The successful candidate will primarily be based in Alva Academy, supporting and learning from existing teams. Within this role, you will be an integral part of the school community, liaising with education colleagues and external stakeholders, and delivering the programme to young people.

Alva Academy's vision is ambitious, challenging and ongoing and reflects the needs of the community and the expectations stakeholders have of their school. By sharing our vision and values we seek to gain the collective commitment of all staff, pupils, parents and the wider community to ensure that our young people develop the necessary skills for life, learning and work.

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Programme Manager

  • Full time
  • £27,000 – £31,500
  • East (Edinburgh & Lothians)
  • Closing 18th November 2021

MCR Pathways is a transformational secondary school mentoring and talent development programme. It supports care-experienced and other vulnerable young people experiencing disadvantage to realise their full potential through education.

MCR’s relationship-based mentoring model has evolved into an integrated programme supporting primary school transition and delivering weekly group work in S1 and S2. Young people from S3 upwards are carefully matched with a volunteer, trained mentor to meet one-to-one on a weekly basis. Young people also have the opportunity to access an offer of employment, college and university experiences. MCR’s programme dramatically improves educational achievement, wellbeing and post-school destinations.

MCR young people tell their stories far better than us. Hear them in their own words in these short films of young people who have participated in the programme, reflecting on how mentoring has helped them create better futures for themselves mcrpathways.org/jobs/east-programme-manager

MCR Pathways supports over 3,000 young people from across the country. These are really exciting times and as part of our programme growth in the area, we are seeking to recruit an additional Programme Manager to lead programme implementation and manage our school-based Coordinators across a group of schools.

The role is an exciting and varied one. As part of our Education & Schools team, you will lead the regional team of school Pathways Coordinators and be supported by our Mentor Services, Marketing and Digital teams.

For this role, you’ll need to be relentlessly driven to ensure all care-experienced and disadvantaged young people in the region are supported to find, grow and use their individual talents and that their education, employment choices and life chances outcomes are maximised. You’ll have experience of managing a team, be highly organised and ambitious to ensure all young people in scope have the opportunity to access the YST Edinburgh and East Lothian programmes.

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Perth & Kinross School Pathways Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £23,000 – £25,000
  • Perth & Kinross
  • Closing 30th November 2021

Are you passionate about supporting young people who have experienced disadvantage to realise their potential? Can you work in school as part of a dedicated national team to support young people to get the very best from the education system? If so, this role may be for you.

At MCR, our driving force is simple – that young people who are in, or on the edges of the care system, will have the same educational outcomes, career opportunities and life chances as any other young person.

MCR young people tell their stories far better than us. Hear them in their own words in these short films of young people who have participated in the programme, reflecting on how mentoring has helped them create better futures for themselves:

Their Stories - Mentoring through MCR Pathways

Bridges That Transform

We have had a transformational impact in schools and local authorities across Scotland and are looking for a Pathways Coordinator to join our regional team in Perth and Kinross. The successful candidate will primarily be based in St John’s Academy, supporting and learning from existing teams. Within this role, you will be an integral part of the school community, liaising with education colleagues and external stakeholders, and delivering the programme to young people.

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St John's RC Academy's told us:

"Our school community is one of the most diverse in Perth and Kinross. Our school is proud to be truly comprehensive with pupils from the whole range of socio-economic backgrounds. Our community is home to children, parents and staff from a rich array of ethnic backgrounds, and all are made very welcome within our inclusive Catholic ethos."

Please note, the roles will be subject to a PVG check and two satisfactory references, one of which must be from your current or most recent employer.

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Administrator – Glasgow

  • Full time
  • £19,000 – £22,000
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 10th January 2022

Are you motivated to make a difference with an organisation that supports vulnerable young people? MCR Pathways is a national, award-winning mentoring programme dedicated to addressing the long-standing inequality in education outcomes, career opportunities and life chances for young people in care and those experiencing vulnerability or disadvantage. .

In 2021 MCR were winners of a prestigious UK Centre for Social Justice Award CSJ award. The CSJ produced this film about MCR young person Emily and her mentor Elaine.

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MCR supports 3,500 young people each week and aims to be an embedded and core funded component of the education system. Our driving force is simple – that young people who are in, or on the edges of the care system, will have the same educational outcomes, career opportunities and life chances as any other young person.

As we continue to grow, we are looking to recruit an Administrator. This is an important role providing essential administration support to the central teams within our organisation at a pivotal time. If you are an organised individual, with strong communication skills, who thrives in a busy work environment we'd love to hear from you.

The successful candidate will be joining our organisation at a time of exciting growth where we are launching into new local authorities and developing our programme.

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Edinburgh Pathways Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £23,000 – £25,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 10th January 2022

Leith Academy and Drummond Community High

Are you passionate about supporting vulnerable young people to realise their potential? Can you work in school as part of a dedicated national team to support young people to get the very best from the education system? If so, this role may be for you.

At MCR, our driving force is simple – that young people who are in, or on the edges of the care system, will have the same educational outcomes, career opportunities and life chances as any other young person.

In 2021 MCR were winners of a prestigious UK Centre for Social Justice Award CSJ award. The CSJ produced this film about MCR young person Emily and her mentor Elaine.

Watch Emily's Story

We have had a transformational impact in schools and local authorities across Scotland and are looking for a Pathways Coordinator to join our regional team in Edinburgh. The successful candidate will based between Leith Academy and Drummond Community High School. Within this role, you will be an integral part of the school community, liaising with education colleagues and external stakeholders, and delivering the programme to young people.

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