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Senior Project Manager

London, EC1
£37,999 pa
Closing date
31 Jan 2022

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Charities / Not For Profit
Contract Type
Contract / Freelance, Fixed Term
Full Time
Job Function
Project Manager, Senior Project Manager
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£37,999 pa (+ £4,689 London Weighting allowance if working from the London office) + excellent benefits

Do you have proven senior level experience of project managing cross-organisational campaigns or projects in an income generating environment, plus an understanding of all of the challenges that come with it? Then join Shelter as a Senior Project Manager and you could soon be responsible for managing a programme of work that aims to improve our fundraising activity in the future.

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

You will be part of the Planning & Project Management Team that’s responsible for improving our Income Generation directorate’s approach to integrated and cross-organisational working. We do this by leading and project managing major income generation projects of strategic importance, such as our winter fundraising campaign. We also identify and equip the directorate with the tools they need to make cross-organisational working the default approach to everything we do. This is an incredibly exciting time for us, not least as we’re starting the next phase of our strategic plan and have ambitious growth targets for Income Generation over the next few years. You’ll help set us on the right trajectory to achieve them.

About the Role

Your challenge will be to ensure the programme is fully integrated charity wide, harness the talents of the people we have in each team, identify new opportunities and work with colleagues to make things happen. First though, you’ll need to set up a cross-organisational project group to deliver the programme of work and set the terms of reference for the group. The programme will have three distinct workstreams, all of which will be interdependent with each other and also with other works teams across Shelter. You’ll be responsible for the sequencing of these workstreams to ensure outputs, learnings and deliverables are fed in at the right time. Managing stakeholder relationships with colleagues from across Shelter to ensure all teams are kept up-to-date with the project and its outputs will be important too, as will ensuring our anti-racism plan is embedded in everything we do. You’ll also play a key role in the cultural shift within Income Generation towards enabling us to feel like we’re doing the best work of our lives.

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.

About you

To succeed, you’ll need experience of coordinating multiple workstreams to deliver something that’s greater than the sum of its parts. You’ll also need a can-do attitude and the ability to hit the ground running in a fast-paced environment. Comfortable working within a matrix team and used to identifying, managing and mitigating risk to ensure successful project delivery, experience using project management tools such as Gantt charts, Airtable, RAPID and risk registers is also essential. What’s more, you’re highly collaborative, flexible, diplomatic and assertive, with good influencing, negotiation and stakeholder management skills. Crucially, you’re adept at switching between the fine detail and bigger picture and just know how to develop strong working relationships and get things done.

contract of employment

We offer a wide range of benefits, including 30 days of annual leave (pro rata), 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.

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

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