I was hoping to get some help with a situation I've been struggling with lately. I'm not asking for help to figure out if I should take the job, but rather how taking the job might affect my employability.
I've been offered a position at a very well recognized (international) charity (think `Google of charities, in terms of brand-awareness) as a managerial position (technology) with an amazing sounding title. I'd be the default liaison between the charity and third-party software suppliers (their main stakeholder). I'd also be the de-facto on-site teacher (teaching non-developers coding etc) and help with managing the supplier's teams during the development of our requested software.
All in all it sounds like a great deal; I get some managerial experience in my field, a great title and get to have worked for an amazing charity.
However, it's a 6 month contract.
So I'd basically have to be looking for something new quite soon after having started. Which honestly is quite off-putting.
In addition to that I have a full-time job that is 'ok'. I'm not very stimulated, but it's great pay for where I live (I live 2 minutes walk from home) and the three guys (elderly gentlemen) all treat me very well. I should mention that I live outside of London and the position would be in London.
What I would like to ask is how employable I would be considered to be with 2 years development experience and 6 months of managerial experience from a widely recognized charity? Specifically in London (so think huge competition for jobs).
Could I potentially be shooting myself in the foot by considering to change from being a hands-on developer to taking a managerial position? And what would the chances be to get a future managerial position after just a 6-month contract?