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Strategic Project Manager

London Early Years Foundation
Closing date
27 Jul 2021

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The London Early Years Foundation (LEYF) are the UK's largest childcare social enterprise. As a registered charity, we believe that our 42 nurseries across London have a duty to be a part of and support their local communities, to break down barriers by offering quality childcare to all local families. We believe that every child has the right to quality education and care.

As part of the LEYF family you will be entitled to:

50% off childcare within one of our settings
Flexible working available
7% employer contribution pension scheme
Life assurance
25 days annual leave plus bank holidays plus an additional 3 days over Christmas

This is a unique opportunity to play an important role in LEYF's plans to expand our social impact. LEYF's ability to act on its social purpose scales as we grow - we aim to provide high quality, affordable, and accessible early years education for London's children, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds. LEYF will be embarking on internal Transformation to prepare for this next chapter of growth, focused this year on building the capacity and infrastructure required to enable our future ambition.

The Strategic Projects Manager will be part of the Business Development team, reporting directly to the Business Development Director (who is part of the Executive management team).

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

Work to ensure strategic initiatives within the operational plan are delivered on time, within the scope, and to budget

Create, manage and deliver against project work plans through the active management of milestones, budgets, and resources

Set up and run effective project governance which allows for sufficient accountability and transparency to facilitate robust decision making

Work with colleagues from across the social enterprise to understand the interdependencies across the operational plan to allow for alignment, logical sequencing and prioritization of activity

Prepare accurate and timely project status reports to stakeholders

Facilitate monthly reviews with the executive team to review the progress of all initiatives

Support with delivery of select initiative(s)

Job requirements

Experience managing projects spanning people, culture and organisational change

Exceptional stakeholder management skills, with an ability to collaborate effectively and constructively challenge senior leaders in the business

Broad experience of project management practices, tools and methodologies

Excellent knowledge of performance evaluation and change management principles

Ability to take high-level thinking, to shape and plan projects, to drive maximum value and benefit
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