Generation: Outreach Manager


Generation's mission is to train, coach and support people into life-changing careers that would otherwise be inaccessible.

We are an Irish non-profit, founded by McKinsey & Company, delivering tailored programmes to recruit, train and place unemployed people into work. Through our unique approach we also solve a wide range of employer challenges—skilled talent shortages, poor job performance, lack of diversity, and high turnover.

Generation launched globally in 2015 and has grown quickly to become the world’s largest demand-led employment initiative. We have placed over 40,000 people into roles - many of whom have suffered some form of adversity - working with over 2,000 employer partners to date across 14 countries and 26 professions.

Generation UK&I is currently running training to employment programs in Ireland, the West Midlands, London, Manchester, and Yorkshire, and will launch in Scotland in 2022. We run a range of tech programmes with partners including Amazon Web Services, Multiverse and Infinity Works, and customer service roles.

The coronavirus pandemic transformed the employment landscape beyond recognition, with young people (who form the majority of the people we help) being the hardest hit. At the same time, the Black Lives Matter movement has rightfully brought issues of social injustice and racism to the top of every agenda.

By joining Generation UK&I now, you will become part of an organisation which is determined to play its part in addressing both these challenges for people in the UK and Ireland over the coming months and years.

Watch a short video to understand more about our impact, direct from our learners.


Salary range: €30,000 - €35,000 depending on experience.

We are looking for an Outreach Manager in Dublin to support the recruitment of learners to our employability programmes. This is a rewarding, high-impact, challenging and hands-on role, working within a collaborative, friendly, high-performing team.

You’ll be helping to raise awareness of Generation’s programmes, building relationships with local partners, and engaging with diverse audiences through outreach work to recruit learners who would most benefit from our programmes.

Working under a Senior Programme Manager, and the Director of Admissions, this is a great opportunity to develop a wide range of skills in a meaningful way while changing people’s lives as you launch their careers.

You might have a demonstrated track record of outreach or student/learner recruitment with strong results in the charity or education sectors, or you might have a target driven background in recruitment or sales and be looking for a role with more meaning and impact – we are impartial – the crucial thing is that you connect with our mission and have the demonstrated experience and strength of character to drive results.


  • Conduct recruitment and outreach work to advertise our programmes to people in our target groups to generate applications and enrolments.
  • Build partnerships with local charities, job centres, and other partners to support recruitment, outreach and marketing efforts.
  • Organise and run taster days (virtual and in-person) for prospective learners and employer partners to generate enthusiasm and applications for the programmes.
  • Support the Senior Programme Manager to design and manage the selection process for people applying to the programmes in your region, filling our cohorts which are typically 25 people each.
  • Deliver cohort participant numbers ensuring participants in the programme meet eligibility requirements, and collect required documentation
  • Manage all programme logistics, handling considerations such as: classroom space, training equipment, travel for participants, etc.
  • Working closely with the Senior Programme Manager, Regional Director and Operations & Data manager to report data required by funding partners.
  • Act on feedback from learners, employers and other delivery partners to ensure we are improving the quality of our processes and programmes wherever possible.
  • Support the Senior Programme Manager to track programme budgets and keep them on target.
  • Contribute to the ongoing development of programmes; finding ways to make them more sustainable, scalable and replicable across the UK & Ireland.
  • Help develop Generation’s understanding of the barriers to employment faced by diverse groups in the UK & Ireland, and continually adapt our delivery model to better address these barriers.
  • Contribute to the development of ROI frameworks, tools and data collection processes for existing and new job roles and oversee the data collection process.



You are highly organised, able to meet deadlines and motivated by meeting targets.

You are focussed, diligent and energised by the opportunity to make an immediate difference in the world

You are comfortable with cold outreach and engagement. You know how to connect with people and you use data to help you decide where to focus your work for maximum effect

You recognise the importance of what we are trying to achieve and see the importance of your role in helping us to achieve our goals.

You have a demonstrated interest and motivation to support those from a disadvantaged background.

You engage well with a range of audiences (including young people), colleagues, partners and employers.

You have sound judgement. You can work independently, and when faced with issues react calmly and logically.

You are resourceful and can exercise creative problem solving, always acting in the interests of our learners and partners.


You have delivered or significantly contributed to recruitment, outreach, marketing or sales campaigns, ideally in an education or training setting

You have experience working within the youth work sector, or a good understanding of how to reach and engage with young people – particularly those from hard-to-reach groups.

You have organised and managed in-person and virtual events and/or projects.

You have managed partnerships and have working relationships with external third parties.

You have experience working to strict deadlines and targets in a fast-paced environment and are comfortable working independently.



  • Wake up each day with purpose and end it with impact. You will be making the world fairer by doing a job that matters while helping people who will need and appreciate it.
  • Flexibility, and remote work/office options - we care about output not presenteeism.
  • 25 days annual leave
  • Work laptop and phone delivered to your door
  • Dedicated budget for professional development
  • Become part of a rapidly expanding McKinsey and Company founded social enterprise room for you to develop and grow fast with us.


Every role at Generation is open to applications from all sections of society. We believe in the potential of everyone; regardless of race, religion or belief, ethnic origin, different physical ability, family structure, socio-economics, age, nationality or citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other aspect that makes you, well, you.

We believe that the more diverse we are the better we become. More than just encouraging your application, we're committed to conscious inclusion that (we hope) cultivates an ethos of belonging, connection and shared purpose. We go further together. It’s this philosophy that drives us towards our mission. We open our doors to those who share this mindset.

We are particularly interested in hearing from candidates from marginalised groups. We will assess applications on a rolling basis and close this posting as soon as we have found the right candidate.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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General Info

Date Entered/Updated
27th Oct, 2021
Expiry Date
27th Dec, 2021