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Ref no:
236239
Published:
17/9/2021
Closes:
30/9/2021
Location:
The Olympia, 2-16 Orr Street, Bridgeton, Glasgow, G40 1BN
Salary:
£40,000 - £43,000 per year
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Full Time
Hours:
35 hours per week

This position has expired.

Summary:

Clyde Gateway URC seeks to recruit a Project Manager to support the development and delivery of interventions contributing to reducing child poverty levels in Scotland’s largest and most ambitious regeneration area.

This is 2 year, fixed-term, full-time position (35 hours per week) with a salary range of £40,000 - £43,000 depending on experience.

The post holder will have a base in Bridgeton and will be required to travel within the Clyde Gateway area as well as to meetings with key partners outwith the area.

This specific role is anticipated to take two years to be completed hence the fixed-term duration of the post after which its associated funding will come to an end.

The successful candidate will be auto enrolled in a defined benefit pension scheme

Reporting to the Lead Project Manager (Business and Community Growth), the post holder will assist in the development and delivery of the Supporting Families: Early Years and Primary project.

The post holder will be expected to embrace Clyde Gateway's ambitions to improve educational attainment, increase skills & employability and improve health in the area, through a focus on inclusive growth and a place based approach to holistic regeneration.

 Post specifics:

This is an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated individual who has a proven track record in delivering education and employability programmes which support the full family unit. The post holder will have experience in developing interventions to tackle poverty and its symptoms through education, employability, health and/ or social activities.

Taking an assisting role to the Lead Project Manager, the post holder will support the development, management, coordination and delivery of Clyde Gateway’s ‘Supporting Families’ model. Working directly with a range of partners, the post holder will support the delivery of a dynamic and engaging range of provision for families, such as the removal of barriers to learning or employment including financial, language, childcare or skills.

The project will contribute to reducing overall levels of child poverty and will require the successful candidate to work with a range of local, regional and national stakeholders and partners to achieve this aim.

Experience of planning and delivering needs led programmes identified by working alongside families and a range of organisations would be beneficial. The post holder will have excellent oral and written communication skills and will be expected to engage with individuals of all ages and abilities.

Key Tasks:

  • Assist in the effective implementation, delivery and monitoring of the Supporting Families model to achieve the performance outcomes and outputs identified by partners and national frameworks for improvement
  • Assist the Project Manager to develop, engage and sustain appropriate and effective partnerships to collaboratively reduce child poverty, enhance learning opportunities and improve the employment outcomes for full family units
  • Assist the Project Manager to Identify appropriate interventions and put in place contracts, service level agreements or other mechanisms to formalise delivery
  • Undertake compliance monitoring of contracts and service level agreements as required
  • Participate in meetings with internal and external partners
  • Taking minutes at meetings for action and following up on actions with appropriate leads
  • Through a range of monitoring and evaluation processes, assist in the interrogation of both qualitative and quantitative data to inform the improvement planning processes, to measure the impact of interventions in order to maximise their effectiveness and sustainability through continuous development and improvement.
  • Provide regular reports (written and verbal) to Senior Management and the Lead Project Manager on the progress of the Supporting Families project as well as reports for external partners
  • Remain up to date with relevant key regional and local policies (e.g. Inclusive Growth, The Place Principle, City Deal, Covid Recovery and Renewal, Clyde Mission, Delivering Excellence and Equity in Scottish Education, Curriculum for Excellence, Developing the Young Workforce, Child Poverty, Getting it Right for Every Child (GIRFEC), Community Wealth Building etc).

Person Specification:

Essential Criteria:

  • Minimum of three years’ experience in a related role.
  • Excellent working knowledge and relevant practical experience in one or more of the following regeneration priorities: increasing educational attainment, developing community capacity, reducing health inequality, supporting businesses, developing sports and cultural activity or reducing worklessness.
  • Experience of working with communities and individuals on priorities identified by those communities or individuals.
  • Experience of partnership working at operational level.
  • Experience of managing external consultants, contractors and providers.
  • Ability to deal with challenging projects and contribute to problem-solving.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail, challenging assumptions and inaccurate information. 
  • Experience of monitoring and evaluating projects.

Desirable Criteria:

  •  Experience of working in neighbourhoods facing major social and economic challenges.
  • Understanding of regeneration and education policy.
  • Experience of partnership working at a strategic level.
  • Understanding of inclusive growth in action.
  • Evidence of successful collaboration and partnership working across public, voluntary and private sector agencies.
  • Ability to achieve results within a frequently changing policy and operating landscape.

Application process:

All applications should take the form of an e-mail, with an accompanying CV, sent to niki.spence@clydegateway.com

Niki Spence

Senior Manager, Business and Community Growth

Closing date: Friday 1st October 2021

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