A Mile in Her Shoes is seeking to engage the services of a Project Coordinator to help project manage the delivery of a new pilot programme to support women affected by multiple disadvantages across London through fitness and self-care.
N.B. The supplier would not be appointed as an employee of the charity: instead we anticipate that this service would most likely be provided by an independent consultant operating under their own limited company or similar arrangement.
The overall project runs from July 2018 until December 2019 and will see the charity building upon the way its volunteers currently lead sessions for homeless women through an enhanced programme that, if successful, would be able to scale up and roll-out beyond London in 2019, supporting even more women affected by homelessness and multiple disadvantage through a supportive fitness community nationwide.
Please download the full project brief on our website here: http://www.amileinhershoes.org.uk/sole-sisters-project-brief.
We are looking to engage the services of a project coordinator to:
- Build and manage key business and partnership relationships for the charity to develop and deliver our service model.
- N.B. Although based offsite, it will be important that this provider is willing to get out to meet stakeholders and partners face-to-face around London throughout the life of the project.
- Manage and populate digital and other methods of communications to stakeholders, including prospective and existing partner organisations in the women’s/homelessness/other relevant sectors.
- Contribute to strategic and operational discussions with the Board of Trustees
- Research, develop and present options to the Board for a new delivery model for the charity’s primary activities (with input from trustees and stakeholders)
- Plan and implement systems and processes to facilitate the delivery of our chosen model, including facilitating, monitoring and evaluation of the project in line with our funding agreement.
- Attend regular meetings with the project team (consisting of volunteers/trustees) as well as Board meetings, if requested.
- Report back to the Chair of the Board of Trustees and the project sub-group, providing regular progress and insight reports to the Trustees and other key stakeholders where necessary
- Day-to-day management and administration of the project including financial and grant reporting and coordinating delivery of sessions by the existing 5 AMIHS groups
- Any tasks as reasonably requested relevant to the administration and delivery of the project
Essential skills and experience:
- A demonstrable understanding of our charity’s aims and empathy for its mission
- Strong project management skills and experience, ideally gained within a not-for-profit environment
- Keen ability to build effective, productive working relationships with key stakeholders and partner organisations at all levels
- Experience of developing and delivering health/wellbeing models/programmes that engage a) women and/or b) hard to reach communities
- Experience in monitoring, evaluating and learning from project delivery including reporting to stakeholders
- Ability to plan, prioritise and deliver multiple project activities to agreed deadlines and costs
- Monitoring progress against KPIs, applying knowledge and project insights to improve future outcomes for the charity’s work
- Confident working unsupervised and remotely
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Flexible approach to work and project delivery, reflecting and adapting to the changing priorities and needs of the organisation
- Able to travel and attend occasional evening and weekend meetings.
• Experience of working with/in small charities
• Relevant working experience of one or more of the following would be a distinct advantage:
- Managing/co-ordinating volunteers
- Experience in working with vulnerable/disadvantaged/hard to reach women
- Experience in homelessness sector/working with people at risk of homelessness
- Exposure to a sport development environment
- Experience developing training resources for organisations and their staff/stakeholders
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