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Strategic Lead (2 Year FTC)

£35745 - £37890 per annum
Closing date
16 Nov 2020

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Strategic Lead (2 Year FTC)
Manchester, Greater Manchester

About Us

10GM is a joint venture by local voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector infrastructure organisations in Greater Manchester: Bolton CVS, Salford CVS, Macc and Action Together. These local organisations provide a range of support including organisational and group development, accredited Volunteer Centres, locality and thematic networks, action groups and strategic representation across a wide range of partnerships.

10GM works strategically to strengthen support for the VCSE sector at borough level and ensure connectivity and engagement across the whole of Greater Manchester. 10GM represents a combined membership of thousands of local voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations working in communities and neighbourhoods all across the city-region.

An opportunity has now arisen for a Strategic Lead to facilitate engagement with 10GM across Greater Manchester for a two year contract that has the potential to extend.

The Benefits

  • Salary of £35,745 - £37,890 per annum
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Ongoing professional development
  • 7% pension contribution (1% contribution by employee)
  • 25 days’ annual leave (plus eight Bank Holidays) per annum
  • Work with a large diverse team committed to social justice

If you have strong influencing skills and a passion for social justice and the VCSE sector, this is a fantastic opportunity to get involved with an exceptional charitable initiative that will help change Greater Manchester for the better.

We believe that VCSE sector organisations have an important part to play in work across Greater Manchester that benefits everyone and will see our city and our communities rise, do better and profit from the work we do.

So, if you share our values and want to be a part of something big that will bring great things to Greater Manchester, we would love to hear from you.

The Role

As the Strategic Lead, you will be tasked with playing a key leadership and representation role within 10GM and ensure the organisation can fulfil its purposes, aims, contracts and commitments.

You’ll build links across partner organisations and associates, identifying opportunities, sharing information and resources and maximising the efficiency of the 10GM initiative.

Specifically, your role will involve:

  • Maintaining and developing relationships with stakeholders across the public, private and VCSE sectors
  • Creating a positive partnership with Greater Manchester in line with 10GM’s values
  • Identifying new funding opportunities and developing proposals
  • Utilising national, regional and local policies that can be used by 10GM members to enhance influencing

About You

To be considered as the Strategic Lead, you will need:

  • To be a skilled influencer who can operate at a senior level and bring solutions
  • The ability to secure, lead and deliver projects and programmes to agreed timelines and outcomes
  • The ability to make a compelling case for the role of the VCSE sector in general and the role of local infrastructure in particular
  • To be driven by social justice and passionate about the VCSE
  • The ability to manage complex partnerships and relationships
  • A collaborative and relational approach
  • To be interested in social policy and able to make this accessible to others
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to produce communication content for a variety of audiences

Other organisations may call this role Programme Manager, Senior Project Manager, Charity Programme Manager, Programme Lead, Social Justice Lead, Social Justice Programme Lead, or Social Justice Programme Manager.

The closing date for this role is the 16th November 2020.

Webrecruit and 10GM are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be.

So, if you’re seeking your next challenge as a Strategic Lead, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.

The current 10GM partners are Action Together, Bolton CVS, Salford CVS and Macc with associates in other boroughs. We are local infrastructure organisations operating strategically and collaboratively across the geographic footprint of Greater Manchester.

Our shared purpose is to champion local voluntary and community action and social enterprise in all boroughs across the city-region in order to improve the economic, social and environmental wellbeing of Greater Manchester’s people and communities.

A principle of the Greater Manchester devolution agenda is to enable local people to become more involved in decision making. The VCSE sector is already working to make this happen in areas such as health and social care and with our work in increasing the resilience of communities. We are currently seeing an increase in demand for services combined with a reduction in funding from public sector budgets. This has presented challenges and means we have to work better as a sector and more closely with partners to make the impact needed.

We aim to improve the effectiveness and impact of the VCSE sector in reducing inequalities and improving the lives of people who live, work and study in Greater Manchester. We represent a combined membership of thousands of local voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise organisations working in communities and neighbourhoods all across the city-region. We work in partnership with other support providers and with the public, private and academic sectors and aspire to provide co-ordination and leadership. 10GM provides not only a strong independent voice for the sector in Greater Manchester but an ideal platform to develop communication and collaboration.

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