Advert: Project Manager
This is an exciting time to join our client's National Programmes Team as a Project Manager.
Are you organised, dynamic and have experience of successful managing project with multiple steakholders as well as being passionate about supporting young people and wants to work in a dynamic, ambitious and creative organisation.
Our client provides young people aged 8-25 with high quality services, delivered through a network of 3,536 local youth organisations across the UK. Together they offer support, advice and training to over 1.5 million young people to equip them with skills for the future and help them engage in education, volunteering and employment.
About the role
They are looking for an organised, energetic and highly competent Project Manager with experience of managing effective projects. You will be a key member of the National Programmes Team working across a portfolio of their inspiring projects that give young people the skills they need to grow into confident and capable adults who lead fulfilling lives.
Their programmes tackle widespread issues and range from music and sport engagement, coding, social action, road safety, financial education and employability. Their partners and funders include Microsoft, UPS, Coca-Cola European Partners, The National Lottery Community Fund and Sport England.
You will to be responsible for managing all project related activity for multiple programmes including promotion, training sessions and events, building and maintaining relationships with delivery partners, establishing and maintaining databases, producing documents, reports and presentations and administration.
In this exciting and flexible role, you will work closely with National Programmes team, as well as with the Finance, Impact & Learning, Membership and Communications teams, to lead the delivery of a number of programmes within the charity. You will provide support and direction to project coordinators and interns, depending on the projects that you are responsible for. You will report to a Head of National Programmes.
You will be creative, proactive and have initiative and ideas. You will be organised, driven, reliable and have a positive approach to your work. You will be able to work at a high level both within and with their charity and corporate partners, have a flexible approach to work and be prepared to travel away from home on occasion to meet operational needs. Above all, you will have an interest in changing young people’s lives for the better.
Why work with them?
They are a passionate and committed team offering a friendly working environment with lots of opportunities for professional development and socialising with colleagues through activities such as office yoga, lunch and learn sessions and potluck lunches; as well as optional out of work social events such as bowling, tennis, baking and karaoke.
This role will be located at their new Head Office in Westminster. With multiple public transport links, a bright, modern and engaging working environment and access to local green spaces, the river Thames, cafes, bars and shops. They also benefit from a staffed reception, 24 hour access, showers and cycle storage, with a modern kitchen and communal spaces as well as free fruit and breakfast provided for all staff.
They pride themselves on being an Equal Opportunity employer and they would particularly welcome applications for this role from those who identify under one of the protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010, which include race, age, disability, gender, religion or belief, and sexual orientation.
They value the differences that a diverse workforce brings and are committed to inclusivity, and to employing and supporting a diverse workforce. Their selection procedures ensure that people are treated on the basis of their relevant merits, experience, skills and abilities and that no individual receives more or less favourable treatment. They can offer flexibility through the interview process and endeavour to accommodate candidate’s needs.
As this role involves working in a regulated environment with young people any offer will be conditional to satisfactory background checks which include criminal record check and employment reference.
What they can offer you
A salary of £30,000 - £36,000, dependent on experience and other benefits including:
• 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays (pro rata for part time staff)
• Pension scheme (currently they match employee contributions up to 5%)
• Membership of their life insurance scheme which would pay out up to 4 times your salary
• 15% off at Cotswold Outdoor, Snow+Rock, Runners Need and Cycle Surgery.
• Employee Assistance programme to support employees both professionally and personally
They are committed to investing in the personal and professional development of everyone at the charity. Every staff member is entitled to 1 days paid development per calendar year in addition to the 2 days charity wide staff training days as well as volunteering leave one full day or two half days per calendar year.
How to Apply
Please apply online with your CV together with a one page supporting statement. Please ensure you fully addresses the criteria in the person specification and to state your salary expectations. Full details of the role can be found in the person specification below.
Closing date for applications will be the 19 August 2019.. Interviews taking place in the Week commencing 26 August 2019