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Top job! Project Manager, Scotland

  • Full time
  • £35,000 – £40,000
  • Glasgow & Edinburgh, with regular trips across the IntoUniversity network to London & other cities. You will be provided with office space at The University of Glasgow.
  • Closing 23rd September 2019

  • Advertised from 28th August 2019
  • Salary depending on qualifications and experience. Permanent.


In early 2021, IntoUniversity will be opening three new learning centres in Scotland to deliver our education programme addressing underachievement and social exclusion. This project is a ground-breaking collaboration between the Universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh and IntoUniversity.

We are looking for a high-calibre candidate to act as a Project Manager. You will have responsibility for the development of the charity in Scotland, taking overall responsibility for the launch of three new centres in Glasgow and Edinburgh. The role will involve working closely with key stakeholders including the Universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh, local and national government, funders and schools.

From mid-2021, the role will develop in scope. When the centres are launched in 2021, you will line manage a newly appointed ‘Cluster Manager’ who will assume operational responsibility for the centres. At this point (continuing to have oversight of the Scotland centres) you will begin leading the development of other IntoUniversity centres, which may be in Scotland and the North East / North West of England.

The role will be fast-paced and challenging. Each day you will be contributing directly to the success of the charity and the transformation of the lives of some of the UK’s most disadvantaged young people. If you believe that all young people deserve the chance to achieve their potential regardless of their background and want to play a part in helping them succeed, then we would be delighted to hear from you.

Organisation Profile:

IntoUniversity is an award-winning charity running local learning centres which provide an education programme addressing underachievement and social exclusion. We target children and young people most at risk of failing to meet their potential to go to university due to economic, social, cultural, or linguistic disadvantage.IntoUniversity provides practical learning support and motivational and confidence-building activities for children and young people aged 7-18.

As the UK’s leading university access organisation, our staff are transforming the fortunes of thousands of young people each year. From September 2019 we will have thirty-one centres and extension projects across the country, with ambitious plans to scale-up our provision further over the coming years.

Application notes

Closing date: 9am, 23 September 2019

Selection Day: 7 October 2019 in Scotland OR 8 October 2019 in London

Start date: 6 January 2020

Please visit our website to apply online at You will be asked to upload your CV and covering letter explaining how your motivation, values, skills and experience demonstrate your suitability for the role.