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Head of Planning & Project Management

Employer
Shelter
Location
London, EC1
Salary
£52,334 pa + excellent benefits
Closing date
26 Jan 2022

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Sector
Charities / Not For Profit
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time
Job Function
Planner, Project Manager
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Has your proven senior project management and cross-functional leadership experience been gained managing complex integrated campaigns within fast-paced and rapidly changing environments? Then join Shelter as Head of Planning & Project Management and you could soon be playing a lead role in embedding best practice ways of working around operational planning and project management within our ambitious Income Generation directorate.


About Shelter
A home is a fundamental human need, as essential as education or healthcare. Yet millions of people across Britain struggle on a daily basis with homelessness, bad housing conditions, soaring rents, discrimination and the threat of eviction. So, we are striving for change, with individuals, in communities, across society, and leading the way to a safe home. We need ambitious, best-in-class individuals who are passionate about our cause to join us at this exciting time. This is your chance to play a part in the fundamental change we are striving to achieve.

At Shelter we are united by our purpose to defend the right to a safe home. Our enemy is the social injustice at the core of the escalating housing emergency. We believe that to win that fight, we must be representative of the people we are here to help and those who support our movement for change. In all our people decisions, we take pride in being inclusive, fair, equitable and transparent.

We have committed to combat racism both within and outside Shelter and welcome you on our journey to becoming a truly anti-racist organisation.

About the team

This key role sits in both the Planning & Improvement team within our Income Generation Directorate and the Project Governance office in the Strategy Enablement Directorate as a matrix managed role. The Planning & Improvement team is the glue that binds together all income generation campaigns, appeals, activities and products. It’s responsible for enabling and accelerating the delivery of Income Generation’s strategic plan. The Project Governance Office works with teams from across Shelter to ensure the organisation is planning and prioritising its activities in line with agreed strategic priorities and in keeping with Shelter’s accepted project management approach.

About the Role

Your challenge will be to lead a Planning & Project Management Team that consists of a Senior Project Manager and a Project Manager who are responsible for improving the directorate’s approach to integrated and cross-organisational working. As well as bringing leadership to the team, we’ll rely on you to head up and project manage a variety of major income generation projects of strategic importance, such as our winter fundraising campaign. You’ll also be responsible for identifying and equipping our Income Generation Directorate with the tools they need to make cross-organisational working the default approach to everything we do. Playing a big part in financial and operational planning and programme and campaign management, managing your team’s performance and driving cultural change – all are aspects of a high profile role that will play a big part in helping us achieve our ambitious fundraising goals.

About you
Highly collaborative, flexible, diplomatic and assertive, with good influencing and negotiation skills, you have the management and leadership skills it takes to manage, motivate and develop others. You’re also used to working in a matrix management environment where you have taken responsibility for cross-organisational objectives. Identifying, managing and mitigating risk to ensure successful project delivery comes naturally to you too, as does working with project management methodologies and processes. And, when it comes to training and facilitating others to plan well together and communicate success, failures, contingency and change so that income generation plans are delivered and KPIs met, again, you are able to deliver.

Benefits
We offer a wide range of benefits, including 30 days of annual leave, enhanced family friendly policies, pension and interest free travel loans. Our employees also have access to a tenancy deposit loan, payroll giving, cycle to work scheme and an employee assistance programme.

Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help. We’re here so no one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own.

To find out more about the role and the benefits of working for Shelter please visit our website. Apply to be part of our team and be the change you want to see in society.

Safeguarding is everyone's business. Shelter is committed to protecting the health, wellbeing and human rights of those we support, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. All our staff will be expected to observe professional standards of behaviour and conduct their work in line with our Safeguarding Policies.

We are happy to talk about flexible working, personal growth, and to promote a workplace where you can be yourself and achieve success based only on your merit.

Shelter does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.

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