Project Manager (Young Dads) - Childcare / Family Charity

Southwark, London
13 Mar 2017
28 Mar 2017
Part Time
Contract Type

Young dads are amongst the most socially excluded parenting groups in the UK and this is why the Young Dads Collective (YDC) works to reduce levels of poverty and isolation experienced by young dads aged 25 and under, while developing the skill sets and employability of all the young dads who are members.

Interim Young Dads Collective Project Manager
Salary: £34,027
Location: Southwark, London
Part time, 3 days a week, fixed term up to 1 year (maternity cover)
Initial contract to 30 March 2018

(There may be occasions when the post holder will be asked to work outside office hours)

What is the Young Dads Collective?

The YDC believes that as ‘experts by experience’ young dads are the best people to make change for themselves and their peers. They employ a small team of young fathers, training, mentoring and enabling them to share their knowledge and experiences with practitioners, service providers and policy makers and to influence change in policy and practice. They create a space in which their team can provide the ‘authentic’ voice for young dads, while also offering kinship and personal support to members who, in many cases, would otherwise not have been heard. Through the YDC, members develop their employability skill sets improving the life chances for themselves and their children.

Job purpose

The programme manager will be responsible for delivery of the YDC programme. They will:

  • Be responsible for project activities, including writing and delivering training for the young dads, co-developing activities and workshops with the young dads, organising events, writing reports and briefings, working with stakeholders, clients and funders.
  • Represent the needs of young dads, the programme and the organisation externally.
  • Manage relationships with project partners and funders.

About the charity

Our client is a leading national family charity in the field of policy, research and advocacy on childcare and family issues, with over 40 years’ experience in making things better for families.

Their vision is a society where all families are well-supported and have genuine choices about their lives. Their mission is to make the UK a better place for families, achieving positive change for children via parent-led solutions.

Their approach is to listen, innovate, advocate and support, in order to achieve long lasting change for all families. They focus particularly on those who face disadvantage or multiple challenges, including social exclusion, precarious work conditions and poverty. The charity's on-the-ground programmes and services with parents and providers inform their research and campaigning priorities. In turn, their research produces evidence and insight that informs their work with families, policy makers and providers.

The benefits of working with this charity include generous annual leave, pension contributions, flexible working, employee assistance programme and membership of Better Bankside offering discounts and promotions in the local area.

Closing date for applications: 9am, Tuesday 28 March 2017
Interviews: Week beginning 3 April 2017
Start date: ASAP


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