The Research Enterprise and Innovation team at LSBU is seeking to appoint a Senior Project Manager to lead on our high profile Aspire London project. The project is funded via the European Social Fund and the Greater London Authority and will support Londoners to gain new skills and progress in their careers.
Aspire London will focus on Mayoral priority sectors of Green Skills, Health and Social Care, Digital and Creative and delivery partners include HE, FE, Training Providers, Local Authorities, Mayors Construction Academies and sector bodies.
The post holder will manage the delivery of the Aspire Project, focusing on the Central London Forward and West London Alliance SRP areas and priorities and will ensure the project runs efficiently and effectively and delivers the funded outcomes and outputs.
The role will require close working with LSBU Schools, Coaches, Tutors, Subcontractors (Partners) and the wider Project Management team.
This exciting and high-profile project will support the Mayor's Covid-19 recovery plans in London and as such we are seeking an applicant with the experience, dedication and drive to make this project a success.
The project starts in September 2021 and finishes in August 2023 (24 months).
Please note that the advertised role is for the Aspire London Senior Project Manager covering Central London Forward and West London Alliance SRP areas. Another ESF Senior Project Manager will be recruited to cover South London and Local London Sub-regional Partnership areas.
You will have proven experience in delivering high profile complex projects with multiple stakeholders ideally in the employment, skills or education sector. You will be comfortable leading partnerships and overseeing delivery KPIs, financial monitoring and reporting. Ideally, your previous roles have involved managing large EU (or similar) publicly funded projects. Knowledge or experience in delivering skills and employment projects is highly desirable as well as expertise in managing ESF or ERDF funded projects. An understanding of the education system and labour market would be considered an asset.
This is a fast-paced role that requires the ability to work with a large partnership and guide colleagues on the project delivery. Relationship building will be critical to ensure successful delivery as well as effective time management. This is a unique opportunity to deliver a project in collaboration with academics, students and external organisations to drive real change in the skills and employment sector.
This is a full-time post for 35 hours per week, however, there is likely to be a need to work additional hours beyond this to ensure the project delivery remains on track against contracted KPI's and budget.
The closing date for applications is midnight on Monday 13th September. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an interview online shortly after the closing date.
To apply, applicants must upload a copy of their CV and a Cover Letter outlining how you meet the person specification and LSBU Values.
Please Note: The Job Reference number for this post is REQ6218.
Closing Date: Monday 13th September 2021
Interviews to be held shortly after the closing date.