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Education Project Manager

Mallard Outsourcing
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27 Jul 2021

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Mallard Outsourcing are proudly partnering a national social enterprise dedicated to changing lives for the better through training and work. They are seeking an experienced Project Manager from an education sector background able to network and communicate effectively with CEOs and senior leaders in SMEs, partners and stakeholders.

Duties of the Project Manager include, but are not limited to the following:

To implement and manage all aspects of the project including delivery partner contracts, risk management, contingency planning, quality assurance, budget management, claims submissions and compliance checks ensuring all work delivered is evidenced and compliant with ESF requirements.

To manage the Project Team and ensure the quality and effectiveness of all job roles.

To plan, organise and deploy resources to effectively deliver services and achieve all contract outcomes.

To work effectively in partnership across a wide range of partner agencies and stakeholders and ensure that it feeds into York & North Yorkshire Industrial Strategy.

To recruit, induct, train and manage your project team ensuring all aspects of the project including risk management, contingency planning quality assurance and compliance checks ensuring all work delivered is evidenced and compliant with ESF requirements.

Submit quarterly claims to the Managing Authority in line with contractual requirements including managing and reporting on the cross-cutting themes of Equality & Diversity and Sustainability.

Produce monthly reports for the Director of Careers, Employment & Skills that reflects and forecasts contractual performance. Reports will include: monthly delivery and performance to date against milestones and budget, a marketing and communications plan, partnership coordination, a calendar of events past and planned, proposals to rectify any shortfall.

Effectively manage and communicate with your team. Hold and record regular team meetings and monthly reviews to ensure that team delivery is well-planned and effectively coordinated to deliver a programme and interventions that addresses gender inequality and supports women to achieve their potential, and businesses across York and North Yorkshire to address gender inequality issues and challenges.

Develop a strong network of stakeholders and promote all aspects of the programme to SMEs, partner agencies, women in business and other stakeholders to generate referrals into the programme in line with the contract.

Organise, manage and report to a Steering Group of local stakeholders to support the sharing of local knowledge and help to develop a two-way referral protocol with other ESIF projects. To include DWP, YNY Chamber of commerce, York Universities, YNY LEP, North Yorkshire County Council, York City Council etc.

Develop and manage the marketing and communications strategy.

Disseminate good practice in the project and oversee project evaluation ensuring that it feeds into York and North Yorkshire wider inclusive growth activities. This includes presentations at events, promotion through the company website, attending exhibitions, an online newsletter, social media, press releases and case studies.

Maintain records as appropriate, including entries into nominated management information systems.

Develop partnership working relationships with internal colleagues and other organisations, including the organisation, promotion and provision of services in external settings.

Lead by example undertaking aspects of delivery, on the job training and formal training sessions to ensure the practice/quality standards for this programme are embedded throughout and all members of staff are supported to achieve.

Contribute to business development work as and when required as a member of a bid task and finish group.

The requirements, skills & experience required for the Project Manager include, but are not limited to the following:

2 years' experience of managing ESF projects or similar.

Understanding of businesses and how addressing gender equality can support business growth in the workplace.

Used to managing and motivating a team of people including handling day-to-day HR management.

Experience of Operational Partnership working.

Experience of managing project budgets.

Experienced user of ICT including Microsoft Office, Word, Excel & Powerpoint.

Willingness to undergo training as required.

Understanding of the compliance and administrative requirements of an European funded contract e.g. audit, state aid, cross-cutting themes, branding/publicity.

Knowledge of gender inequalities and the impact of unconscious bias.

Ability to manage and motivate staff to achieve objectives.

Experience of managing and reporting against project milestones and budgets.

Experience and understanding of performance management and an ability to interpret these to meet different needs.

Understanding the labour market, priority growth sectors, skills gaps and the adult education offer.

Energetic with a positive, can do attitude and willingness to muck in.

Able to work effectively under pressure and to challenging targets, deadlines and KPIs.

Able to establish and maintain strong working relationships internally and externally.

Welcomes feedback to improve services and own and other's practice.

Able to organise workload with minimum supervision.

Able to demonstrate initiative and creativity to develop effective and efficient working practices.

Communication and public speaking.

Influencing and negotiating skills.

Confident in networking.

Well-developed written and verbal communication.

Analysis and judgement.

Resource management.

Satisfactory Enhanced DBS Disclosure.

Able to travel to sites as required by the contract and the business.

A bit about the employment business:

Part of a wider group, the employment business is a large and successful social enterprise which helps to change the lives and prospects of young people and adults for the better through learning and work. They pride themselves on the provision of practical help, guidance and support, helping individuals to realise their aspirations and dreams. Committed to helping individuals, organisations and communities succeed through learning and work, they have a strong track record of successfully delivering government funded initiatives and contracts including ESF contracts and Study Programmes. They are additionally a provider of advice and support services to young people across the country.

The Remuneration & Working Hours for the Project Manager are:

£36,000 basic salary per annum.

37 hours per week.

If you feel your skills and experience could be a good fit for the Project Manager, please follow the instructions to make your application. A Mallard Outsourcing Consultant will get in touch with you soon with further information and to confirm your interest in our Client. By submitting this application, you are consenting to Mallard Outsourcing holding and processing your personal details for the purposes of activities pertaining to recruitment
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