Job: Project Officer (Manchester)

About the Role

We’re recruiting for a new Project Officer to join our team in Manchester.

Our Project Officers are responsible for overseeing the day-to-day logistics of ReachOut mentoring programmes in schools across their location and ensuring the projects impact every young person involved.

This includes the line management of our sessional Project Leaders, liaising with contacts in partner schools and working collaboratively with the Project Managers and Volunteer team to support ReachOut’s growth. 

Contract: Full-time with a 6-month probation period.

Working Hours: 37.5 hours a week – flexible hours around general 9:00-17:30 working  pattern to include regular evening work to 20:00.

Location: Hybrid working, 2 days in the office with project delivery in and around region. 

Salary: £23,600  per annum. 

Application deadline:  30th October at 10am.

For the full job description, person specification and background information, please download our information pack.

How to apply

To apply, please send your CV and a supporting statement (maximum two pages) that outlines your interest in the role and your fit against the job criteria. 

Please submit your application to In the subject line, please quote  PO-2023 and your full name. 

Applications will close on Monday 30th October 2023 at 10:00 am.

Assessment Centre: 02nd November – 12-2pm. 

Interviews: 06th – 07th November 2023. 

Please note: if you are a successful candidate you will be required to undergo an enhanced criminal records check with the Disclosure and Barring Service. ReachOut will cover the cost of the check and guide you through the process.

All staff have a responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and adults. The post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of the organisation.

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“At first, I was really hesitant to take on the Project Leader role, despite having mentored with ReachOut. However, with the support of the team I’ve really developed my skills. For example, at the Mentee Graduation, I stood up in front of 200 people and presented an award which is something I would never ever have been able to have done before, and isn’t an opportunity I could gain in my other situations.”

Amy McCutcheon, Project Leader at ReachOut Academy, Dean Trust Ardwick, Manchester.


“Being able to spend the summer working at Rede Partners, was an amazing experience. Whether it was working in HR or Finance, I learned so much about the world of private equity, made great connections with fantastic people and I got to learn first-hand what it would be like to work there! I really believe that I can go onto build the career I want now I’ve been a part for a workplace for real”

Victor Adekunle, 18 years old, ReachOut Ambassador, London


“When I first my mentee, she was very reluctant to participate in the sessions. Now, I see a completely different person! Her confidence has grown and she is happy to join in! She still has some self-doubt when it comes to academic work, but that’s what I hope to help her overcome, because she is a very bright person!

Through mentoring, I’ve learnt I’m a lot more patient than I realised. There will be days where she refuses to participate and those are the days that I really see the importance of the character strengths, for both the mentees and the mentors. It also makes it easier for the mentee to understand the character strengths, when I use them myself”

Myrtle, ReachOut Club mentor at Tufnell Primary School, London


“There are more distractions than ever outside of school, and the commitment of our students to attend ReachOut sessions is testament to the value they place on the relationships they foster there, and the challenge and enjoyment they provide.

ReachOut’s focus on communication skills and character development has become an important aspect of our provision of support for these students. The opportunity to relate to a positive role- model other than their usual teachers is key to the programme’s impact, and the evidence of this has been seen in the students’ attendance, resilience and to their overall progress across all the subjects in the school.”

Thomas Janvrin, Assistant Vice Principal at the Petchey Academy London