Project Manager

12 Mar 2019
27 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Project Manager: EU Atlantic Areas - Floods
Location: Belfast (Occasional overseas travel in Europe will be required)
Contract type: Fixed Term until March 2022
Hours per week: 35
Salary: £27,113 per annum

The incidence and impact of flooding has been increasing across the world for the past 100 years and the trend is set to continue. Flooding is the most common natural disaster facing European populations, affecting 50 of 53 countries in the WHO European Region. Without action, up to half million additional people will be affected by flooding every year by 2080.

British Red Cross will lead and/or partner with 8 other European partners - in Spain, Portugal, France and Ireland - on 5 specific work streams to: enhance flood prevention, warning, co-ordination and emergency management tools for floods at local scales.

We've got an opportunity...
An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Project Manager to join our Emergency Response team in Belfast.

Reporting to ER Operations Manager you will manage EU Atlantic Areas - Floods project. You will also manage a small team - Project Officer (part-time) and Finance & Administrative Officer (part-time).

A key aspect of this role will be to establish public policy positions across Atlantic Areas and manage the processes that will feed into the policy deliverables required by the project.

Your main responsibilities will include working with partner organisations and our internal and external stakeholders, managing budgets and conducting reviews at various key stages of this project. You will also promote the results of our work widely at local, national and European level, using a variety of media, including social media, in conjunction with our AA Communications Committee.

Say hello to the team
The Independent Living & Crisis Response service supports people in the space between hospital and home and responds to the needs of people in crisis following an emergency; maintaining an extensive network of external relationships across health, social care, and emergency services.

About you
This position demands strong leadership capability and sophisticated interpersonal skills with an ability to work collaboratively across number of European organisations for the collective success of the project. You will have a proven track record in project management and be effective in leading and contributing within multi-agency projects at a national or European level.

To be successful in this position you should have the following knowledge, skills and experience:
Degree level or equivalent by experience in public/social policy, research, environmental sciences or similar
Proven experience of at least 3 years managing a project of equivalent budget
Significant experience of managing projects and policy analysis
Experience of managing a project team and budget - people & performance management
Managing diverse stakeholder relationships, helping negotiate solutions to complex problems
Experience of building networks and partnerships and working collaboratively across a large organisation

Closing date for application is 23.59 on the 24th March 2019. Interviews will take place on the week commencing 1st April 2019.

Should you have any questions on this role please email us at or call us on 0300 004 0554 quoting reference REQ0000024DR.

We offer a wide range of staff benefits, these include:
* 36 days holiday (including Bank Holidays)
* Option to buy an extra 5 days annual leave
* Up to 6% contributory pension
* Flexible working policy

A little bit more about us
The British Red Cross help anyone, anywhere in the UK; get the support they need if crisis strikes. From hiring a wheelchair or dealing with loneliness, to adjusting to life in a new country - we're there when you need us.

Our organisation was born out of a desire to bring help without discrimination.
Impartiality and neutrality have been central values for the Red Cross since we started.

At the British Red Cross, we are looking for the best people to help us provide support to millions of people affected by crisis in the UK. We want our team to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve, offering equal opportunities to everyone, regardless of; age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.

Diversity is something we celebrate and we want you to be able to bring your authentic-self to the Red Cross. We want you to feel that you are in an inclusive environment, and a great position to help us spread the power of kindness.

In the British Red Cross we will not tolerate any form of misconduct, including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse. We have a code of conduct in place, and are committed to creating a culture of integrity in the organisation where misconduct is not tolerated, situations of abuse are quickly investigated and perpetrators are dealt with effectively.

If you are appointed to a role within BRC you will be subject to the organisation's Code of Conduct, a copy of which you can find on our website.

As part of its recruitment and selection process the British Red Cross undertakes DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checking of all individuals who regularly work with or have access to children and vulnerable adults.

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