Breadiwinners Part Time Programme Mgr - Risers Young Refugees Programme

Job Title: Breadiwinners Part Time Programme Mgr - Risers Young Refugees Programme
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: London
Salary: 28000 - 28000
Reference: Part Time Programme Mgr - Risers
Contact Name: Martin Cosarinsky Campos
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 27, 2019 15:52

Job Description

Job title: Part Time Programme Manager

Reporting to: Project Director

Remuneration: £28,000 (Pro-rata, part time, self employed)

Days and Hours: 2.5 days a week, Flexible hours, availability to support at least 4 hrs over the weekend 

Duration: 6 months guaranteed, renewal subject to funding.

Location: London, several central areas and expanding reach.

Start: Oct 2019    

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Breadwinners is growing, and are delighted to offer an amazing opportunity for a Programme Manager to  deliver the ‘Risers’ programme, supporting young unaccompanied people seeking asylum to gain work experience, training and mentoring.

We are looking for a highly motivated, creative and innovative Programme Manager with a passion for supporting refugees and young people seeking asylum. We are a small, and ambitious start up, so  a can do attitude and the drive to work within a small, start up team, delivering huge impact is essential, together with an ability to assist our beneficiaries at the market stalls over the weekend.

The role will be to run the “Risers” Programme. 

You will be working with the Project Director, charity partners, and volunteers to recruit, train and support ‘Risers’ (Young people age 17 to 25 seeking asylum in the UK) and volunteer mentors to get the most out of their work experience, mentoring sessions and trainings. You will be organising and if applicable leading skills training activities, work experience days, and mentoring sessions. 

You will have the chance of seeing the impact your work has, meeting amazing people that deserve better opportunities, working together with them and learning every day on a fun and positive environment.    

Please apply as soon as possible, by submitting your cover letter and CV to Please use “RS - Riser Programme Mgr Application” as the email subject. We will arrange interviews for great applications as they come in. No more applications will be taken after 15 of Sept. 


We want to encourage applications from people with personal, professional or volunteering experience, and welcome informal chats about the role - please call Martin Cosarinsky on 07783996918 or Naz (current Programme Manager) on 07730659809

Key responsibilities 


  • Programme Development - Running the Programmes

Designing and delivering exciting programmes supporting refugees into work, using our market business model as a platform. Running and developing our already successful 'Risers' programme supporting young people seeking asylum with work experience, mentoring and training. Designing and creating new programmes subject to funding. Making sure the needs of refugees and young people seeking asylum are at the center of all programme design.


  • Charity Impact - Checking we are doing good!

Working with the Project Director to measure the positive impact of our programmes and report to funders, using different tools, and continuously learning from the needs and experiences of unemployed refugees in London to improve the programmes.


  • Performance Management - Supporting the development of people

Designing a supportive developing plan for “Risers” and “Volunteer Mentors”, to ensure everyone is making the most out of their involvement with Breadwinners. 


  • Effective Operations - Supporting the Markets

Working with the Project Director to support the market stalls, ensuring the logistics run smoothly, that they have the correct equipment, to the best health and safety practices, and that “Risers” and volunteers are supported with training and on hand experience to run our Market Stalls at the very top level of customer services best practices. 


  • Resource Management - Recruiting amazing people

Supporting the Project Director to recruit new “Breadwinners”, “Risers”, and volunteer mentors, to successfully deliver the Programmes.


  • Governance - Safety First

Ensuring safeguarding and code of conduct of all participants. 


The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the below points:

  • Passionate about supporting refugees and young people seeking asylum, with either personal, professional or volunteering experience.

  • Strong project management skills, planning tasks and activities, dealing with a variety of people and different communication styles and forms (Face to face, email, whatsapp). 

  • Experience of designing and delivering of development programmes, recruiting, training, supervising and motivating beneficiaries and volunteers, desired.

  • Simple approach, finding quick solutions to problems and setting up new processes. 

  • Energetic and self-motivated, able to work by yourself and as part of a team. Ability to motivate others and create a fun and positive environment, trying out and innovating new approaches.

  • Valuing connections and personal interactions, welcoming new people and open to new cultures, involving your network and expanding it to new people.

  • Entrepreneurial, business experience, preferably on customer facing work.

  • Ability to multitask, cover other responsibilities when needed, and delegate. 

  • Computer literate with good knowledge of google platform including email, calendar, drive, sheets, docs, slides. 

  • Good English, and at least 1 more language with Arabic as desired.


Compensation details:  

  • Salary -  £28,000 pro rata to 2.5 days a week secured for 1 year.

  • Opportunity to work directly with beneficiaries and volunteers, and  make a difference in their lives and yours. 

  • Contribution to the growth and direction of a new, ambitious, award winning charity.

  • Working directly with the Project Director, and alongside a supportive and passionate Board of Trustees.

  • Flexible time and work locations.

  • You must have a visa that allows you to work in the UK to apply for this job.

  • Appointment subject to DBS Checks. 

About Breadwinners (watch video)


Breadwinners is an ambitious grassroots charity set up in April 2016. We provide Londoners with the best organic artisan bread while empowering refugees through, employment, work experience, entrepreneurship opportunities, training and mentoring. 

Today, Breadwinners sell the highest quality organic artisan bread on farmers markets across London, employing refugees. We are the first stepping stone for unemployed refugees and young people seeking asylum into a safe and supportive working environment, where they can gain the skills, confidence and experience to move into long term work and improve their wellbeing.

  • We have built relationships with high-quality bakeries, The Celtic Bakers, The Snapery Bakery, who support our social cause and provide us with bread at the very cost of it, allowing us to have a cost advantage.

  • We work in partnership and take referrals from TERN, Groundworks, Akwaaba, Freedom from Torture, Refugee Youth and The Refugee Council.

  • We currently run 7 markets (Primrose Hill Mkt, Chelsea Partridges Mkt, Lloyd Park Market, Maltby Street Mkt x2, Victoria Park Mkt and Chatsworth Rd Mkt), and have the funds to grow 4 more, providing the first UK job to a total of 16 Refugees and supporting 28 young people seeking asylum per year.

  • We have provided the first UK job to 14 refugees on our “Breadwinners Programme” and 100% of them have moved into full time work or become entrepreneurs after working for Breadwinners, and on average have done so in 6 months with Breadwinners.

  • We have trained and provided volunteering work experience to 31 young people seeking asylum on our “Risers” programme.

  • We have piloted and tested a bicycle delivery model in the past, and looking for new innovative business models to support refugees.

People love our bread, brand and our social mission. What makes us a unique charity is the fact that we sell something people want, and this allows us to tackle the refugee unemployment problem directly, by providing amazing people with the opportunity to work. You will have the chance to help scale Breadwinners to further beneficiaries across London. If you're looking for a job which you can own, which will challenge and excite you everyday, while meeting incredible people making a big difference - you've found it here. 



“We believe refugees have extraordinary potential as entrepreneurs, employees and members of local communities. We sell the best artisan organic bread to support them to build a fresh start, providing self employment, training, and business opportunities, to become an active part in the community”


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