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Programme Manager

Co-Operatives UK
27704.00 - 46173.00 GBP Annual
Closing date
18 Apr 2024

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Programme Manager

We are delighted to share this new and exciting opportunity for a Programme Manager Our Business to join a dynamic organisation.

Position: Programme Manager Our Business

Location: Holyoake House, Manchester

Salary: GBP46,173 per annum (pro rata to 21 hours - GBP27,704)

Hours: Part-time, 3 days per week (21 hours)

Contract: Fixed term until 31 March 2025

Closing Date: Midnight, Wednesday 17th April 2024

Interviews: Week commencing 29th April 2024, in Manchester

Benefits: Flexible working options, pension scheme, discounted travel to work schemes, employee wellbeing assistance programme including free eye tests, personal and professional growth and development, including coaching and trade union.

We reserve the right to close the role early should a suitable candidate be found before this date. Applicants are required to submit a current CV and cover letter.

About the role:

As Programme Manager for 'Our Business', you will be responsible for managing the Our Business' programme from inception to completion and acting as the primary contact between the organisation and our partners at Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) and beyond.

The organisation has been tasked by GMCA to deliver the first phase of the Our Business project and that s where you come in. We are looking for an experienced Programme Manager to lead this important and exciting project.

Key responsibilities include:

  • To lead the planning, design, delivery, and evaluation of the Our Business project, ensuring successful completion and delivery of the agreed project outcomes.
  • To monitor and evaluate the project, delivering analysis and reports as necessary and complying with all GMCA reporting requirements, including using the GMCA s GMIT system and ensuring that the programme achieves and reports on meeting its stated target outputs and outcomes.
  • To support the set-up of the Our Business co-operative, ensuring that it is delivered in line with the requirements of co-operative governance and Values and Principles.
  • To identify and secure a variety of funding mechanisms to support Our Business as a sustainable and independent co-operative beyond the life of the project.
  • To form strategic relationships with large infrastructure bodies, recruiting them into membership of the Our Business co-operative.
  • To complete the Social Value Portal reporting in line with GMCA s requirements, ensuring that the social value targets for the programme are met.
  • To manage the strategic partnership between various project stakeholders, including GMCA, Co-operatives UK, the training provider, and member groups, ensuring that everyone is kept informed and updated and can work collaboratively to ensure full cohesion and successful execution of the project.
  • To support the CEO in the delivery of the marketing and communications plan for Our Business, including the design and delivery of recruitment and promotion events.
  • To manage the project budget, ensuring that spend remains in line with the agreed budget.
  • To work closely with the Tech Manager, ensuring the effective management of the online platform (supplied by Hivebrite).
  • To act as line manager to the Digital & Community Co-ordinator.

About you:

To be successful in this role, you will be enthusiastic about the organisation and its mission, and you will have experience working as a Programme Manager in another organisation.

  • Project management: Strong project management skills to oversee the delivery of the online platform and manage the triage and community process effectively.
  • Technical understanding: A basic understanding of technology, especially in managing Hivebrite online platforms, to collaborate efficiently with the Tech Lead.
  • Communication: Excellent communication skills to liaise with the contract manager and relevant teams at GMCA, working with the Tech Manager, line management of Digital & Community Co-ordinator, and other stakeholders.
  • Strategic thinking: Ability to align the project with broader objectives, and develop strategies for effective delivery.
  • Collaboration: Strong collaborative skills to work closely with the Tech Manager, Digital & Community Co-ordinator, and other team members.
  • Problem-solving: The capability to address challenges that may arise during the project and find effective solutions
  • Leadership: Leadership qualities to guide the team, make decisions
  • Adaptability: Given the complexity of the GM social ecosystem, adaptability to changing circumstances and the ability to adjust strategies accordingly.
  • Stakeholder management: Effectively manage relationships with stakeholders, including GMCA and the social economy sector.
  • Marketing and communications: Understanding of marketing principles to support the CEO in the platform's marketing and communication strategies.

About the organisation:

As the voice of the UK s co-operative movement, we empower and support co-operative enterprises with specialised knowledge and expertise, to grow the co-operative economy and create a fairer society. From football clubs and farms to convenience stores and pubs, there are more than 7,000 co-operatives in the UK, each owned and controlled by their members and based on a set of shared principles and values.

As an organisation we are led by our unwavering values of solidarity, self-responsibility, equity, and honesty, therefore if you share these core values, we would be delighted to receive your application.

Other roles you may have experience in could include Programme Manager, Head of Programmes, Head of Project and Programmes, Senior Programme Manager, Grant Programmes Manager, Principle Project Manager,

PLEASE NOTE: This role is being advertised by NFP People on behalf of the organisation.

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