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Programme Manager | New Co-operative Ventures
12 months fixed term contract
35 hours per week. Flexible working arrangements will be considered
c. £29,260 - £34,425 (DOE) + plus great benefits

Be the driving force behind an innovative, ethical movement with big ambitions to grow a co-operative technology sector that’s a viable alternative to big tech giants like Amazon, Uber and Airbnb.

We have an exciting opportunity for a dynamic, entrepreneurial Programme Manager to create the optimum conditions for technology co-operatives to start-up, grow, flourish and compete with ‘big tech’.

In a one-year, fixed term role, you’ll be able to make your mark, pursue your passions and shape the emergence of a new era of fair, ethical technology businesses.

To do this, you’ll confidently secure investment from business leaders to create a seed fund. You’ll develop and implement an effective support programme for tech co-ops. And you’ll roll out an awareness raising campaign that makes people look up and take notice.

Armed with an array of impressive skills to achieve all this, you’ll also have strong links to the UK tech sector, start-up fundraising expertise and a passion for the co-operative movement. 

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Co-operatives UK is a flexible and inclusive employer and offers a great benefits package including: 33 days annual leave (including public holidays); a generous contributory pension scheme with an employer's contribution; critical illness cover.

Our office is based in Manchester City Centre. However the role is flexible with frequent travel to Manchester and London.

Applications should be received by midnight 1 May. Interviews will be held on or around 8 May.

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