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Top job! Schools Programme Director Scotland

  • Full time
  • £45,000 – £55,000
  • Glasgow or Edinburgh
  • Closing 19th August 2022

  • Advertised from 18th July 2022
  • Permanent.


Searching for a position with purpose where your time will be transformational? A role to make a radical difference for young people disadvantaged through no fault of their own.

Join an award-winning charity and passionate team dedicated to helping the country’s most disadvantaged young people to be determined by their talent and never their circumstances. Our in-school mentoring has profound impacts on mentees in their confidence, wellbeing and achievement. 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.

We are recruiting a Schools Programme Director for Scotland. A leader who knows education; is both strategic and hands-on; able to build exceptional relationships, teams and partnerships. A dynamic leader who can help recruit an army of volunteer mentors to support 1000s of young people each week, and the caring relationships that make the difference. A motivated, committed and resilient person who can lead from the front and be the regional champion for the MCR cause, young people, schools, 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.

Read the Person Specification

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

Application notes

Closing Date: 19 August 2022 at 5pm

Interview: 24 or 29 August 2022

To find out more and to apply, please visit our website.

Please note that due to the high volume of applicants, we will only respond to candidates who are selected for interview.

MCR Pathways subscribes to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) regarding disclosure & barring.

MCR Pathways is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This role is subject to a DBS check. Applications to process PVGs will only be submitted once the successful candidate has accepted the offer of a position.

MCR Pathways is committed to creating an inclusive and diverse environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, or aged.