Funded Programmes Coordinator – Operations (Maternity Cover) (f/m/d)

Job Title:  Funded Programmes Coordinator – Operations (Maternity Cover)
Basis of appointment:  Full-time (38.5 hours per week)
Duration of contract:  Fixed Term – Maternity cover replacement (12 months)
Reports to:  Head of Philanthropy
Location:  This role can be based in either London (UK) or Berlin (Germany) – hybrid working
Salary:  £36,300 per annum (London) or 46,000 EUR per annum (Berlin)
Start Date:  As soon as possible

Are you our new Funded Programmes Coordinator?

We are currently seeking a Funded Programmes Coordinator – Operations for a temporary maternity cover position. As a Funded Programmes Coordinator – Operations, you will play a crucial role in managing the funded programmes at UWC International. This entails collaborating closely with a team of experienced programme managers and leads to oversee impact reporting and financial management across a diverse portfolio of scholarship and education programmes. You will ensure the effective implementation of these programs, aligning them with the goals of donors, UWC schools, and national committees. Moreover, you will facilitate university scholarship activities and information sessions for students, ensuring their enriching experience. This role offers the opportunity to work in a dynamic environment where your contributions will directly impact the success of our scholarship and education initiatives globally.

About us

Changing the world takes passion and dedication

UWC is a global family of schools with a powerful difference. With a shared goal of working towards global peace and sustainability, we bring together young people from around the world to study in one of our eighteen schools on four continents. There they don’t just learn how to be great at passing exams. They learn how to communicate across cultural boundaries. They develop the skills to be a changemaker. They design and engage in initiatives that transform their lives and the lives of those around them for the better.

Our students go on to become leaders in politics, NGOs, social enterprises, community movements, charities, and business. For life, they remain dedicated to the UWC mission and many of them remain in close contact with us, their school, and their peers, becoming part of a global community of over 60,000 changemakers transforming the lives of others.

About UWC International


The UWC International Office serves as the operational arm of UWC International, a UK-registered and Germany-registered charity, and stands as a pivotal entity within the UWC movement. Positioned in central London and Berlin, it collaborates extensively with stakeholders across the UWC spectrum, actively engages a robust alumni community comprising more than 60,000 members, and fulfils essential functions for UWC International’s governance bodies. Our primary duties include global fundraising initiatives, comprehensive communications strategies, promotional endeavours, support for the network of over 150 UWC national committees, global strategy development and implementation, and support services to the UWC schools.

Philanthropy serves as a cornerstone function at UWC International, significantly contributing to UWC’s expansion and financial sustainability. The Philanthropy Team holds the responsibility of enhancing UWC’s fundraising capabilities, coordinating movement-wide fundraising initiatives, and securing substantial donations to bolster our programs. The team also oversees the successful implementation of funded programmes, ensuring alignment with UWC’s values ​​and maximising impact on beneficiaries. Simultaneously, we provide regular updates to our donors on scholar progress and supported initiatives, fostering engaged relationships.

The Philanthropy Team operates as an integral part of the larger Advancement Team, which encompasses Communications and Community Engagement. This collaborative framework involves close coordination with colleagues at all eighteen UWC schools, staff, and volunteers across over 155 UWC national committees, as well as various UWC governance stakeholders. Joining the Philanthropy Team at UWC International means becoming an essential part of a vast and truly global collective.

What we offer

As part of a commitment to our employees, we offer the following:

UWC International London and Berlin

  • Generous holiday allowance – 28 days per year plus eight public holidays (pro rata for part-time or fixed-term contracts).
  • The standard working hours are 38.5 per week. Start and finish times can be agreed between managers and employees. We support flexible working and are happy to discuss different working patterns.
  • We offer up to two days per year for volunteering and up to two days per year for study leave.
  • We support staff development and provide access to training and a wide range of CharityComms resources through our UWCIO membership.

UWC International London

  • We offer a health and well-being support package, which includes income protection, an employee assistance programme, advice and legal support helpline, remote GPs access, medical second opinions, mental health support, physiotherapy, cycle to work and a well-being calendar featuring podcasts and webinars.
  • Perks and discounts portal, which provides a range of discounts across shopping, dining, lifestyle, and entertainment. With thousands of offers from hundreds of top retailers.
  • Contributory pension scheme, UWC International currently contributes up to 8% of the employee’s gross salary, and the employee must match the percentage of up to 8% of their gross salary. The minimum contribution rate is 4%. This applies to everyone aged 22 and above but under state retirement age, earning at least £10,000 pa and classed as working in the UK.

Visa requirements

Anyone who applies to work at UWC International in London or Berlin must have a work visa before starting employment, in compliance with the relevant immigration rules. Candidates should state which UWC International office location they would like to work from in their application. Please provide confirmation of your eligibility to indefinitely work or reside in the UK or Germany in your application. Any offers of employment made by UWC International will be subject to a right-to-work check on your immigration status.

Application Process

Do you want to be part of our team? To apply, please follow the link below to our portal and submit an up to date copy of your CV along with a cover letter in English (each a maximum of 2 pages).

  • Your cover letter must:
    Outline your experience, skills and competencies against the Person specification section in the attached Job Description.
  • Explain why you want to join UWC International and specify your preferred location.
  • Provide confirmation of your eligibility to work or reside in the UK or Germany.
  • Provide the name and contact details of two professional referees, including their job title, email address and the capacity in which you are known to them. References are taken up prior to the second round interviews. We will not contact your referees without first letting you know.

Please note that CVs received without a cover letter, including the information requested above will not be considered.

Deadline for application: 23.59 (UK time) on Sunday, 28 July 2024

Interview and assessment dates:
➢ First round interviews on Thursday, 1 August 2024 (remote)
➢ Remote assignment scheduled on Tuesday, 13 August 2024 (8.30-9.30 am UK time)
➢ Second round interviews on Tuesday, 13 August 2024 (remote, if required)

Safeguarding
The job holder might have to travel to UWC schools and colleges. Therefore, a Basic DBS check (Disclosure and Barring Service) or international equivalent will be required before any job offer is made. We will also take up references before the second stage of the interview process. Referees will not be contacted without your consent.

Diversity Statement

UWC places deliberate diversity at the heart of our educational model because of its critical importance in our mission ‘to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future’.

At the UWC International Office, we believe this commitment to deliberate diversity must be reflected within our team, organisational practices, policies and culture. We recognize people with different backgrounds, skills, attitudes and experiences who bring fresh ideas and perceptions, and we encourage and leverage these differences to make our work more relevant and accessible.

We will not discriminate or tolerate discriminatory behaviour on any grounds such as, but not limited to, race, gender, disability, nationality, national or ethnic origin, religion or belief, marital/partnership or family status, sexual orientation, age or socioeconomic background.

We strive to be an inclusive workplace where everyone feels a sense of belonging, has a voice, can raise concerns, and feels comfortable and confident. We expect everyone who works with us to share this commitment and to act accordingly as we aspire best to serve the UWC mission and our global community. It is an ongoing journey and we welcome all those ready to travel with us.

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