Project Manager

Birmingham, West Midlands
£32,000 per annum Plus Benefits
13 May 2019
29 May 2019
Job Function
Project Manager
Contract Type
Full Time

Project Manager 
Based in Manchester or Birmingham
The Charity 
Our client is a national charity dedicated to raising literacy levels in the UK. They run projects in the poorest communities, campaign to make literacy a priority for politicians and parents, and support schools. Their mission is to give young people the literacy skills they need to get a job and lead a successful life.
One person in six in the UK has poor literacy skills that impact on every area of their life. A child without good reading, writing and communication skills can’t succeed at school, and as an adult they could be locked out of the job market. Poverty doubles the likelihood that, by the age of five, a child’s literacy skills will be below average.
Our client is now looking for a Project Manager to join their team and support their Hubs in the North West and West Midlands.
The Benefits 
- Salary of £32,000 per annum
- Pension (8% employer contribution)
- Cycle to work scheme
- Become a key member of a flexible, collaborative and growing team
- Season ticket travel loans
- Access to discounted gym membership, dental plans and health assessments
- 39 days’ holiday per annum, including 28 bookable days, plus all Bank Holidays and office closure at Christmas
This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Project or Line Manager to work with a compelling organisation and help to grow their Hubs programme.
A Hub is a ten-year, place-based response to the challenges of intergenerational low literacy, working with a range of partners to shape and deliver activity as part of a local strategy. Each Hub has a different approach to tackle low literacy based on the assets and needs in the area.
You’ll have the chance to make a real difference as you support the charity and assist in increasing literacy levels across the UK.
The Role 
As the Project Manager, you will be responsible for leading work in two Hubs in the North West and West Midlands.
In this fulfilling role, you will target areas with poor literacy skills and high deprivation and work across a range of local partners to develop and deliver a long-term strategy.
This will include:
- Managing team members, including locally-based staff, contractors and sub-contractors
- Managing contracts and agreements related to the programme, including with partner local authorities and other local organisations
- Raising the profile of the Hub model and approach
- Maintaining accurate and current records, including on the contacts database
- Supporting activity in other Hubs as part of the communities and local areas team
About You 
To be considered as a Project Manager, you will need:
- High-level project or line management experience within the charity and/or education sectors including risk and financial management
- Relationship management experience, including developing and managing funding relationships
- Experience of working in, or with, the education sector or with schools and/or children and young people
- Stakeholder management experience and a track record of working with statutory, corporate, trust and foundation funders
Although not essential, experience of managing a remote working team and knowledge and experience of strategic planning and forecasting would be beneficial to your application.

Other organisations may call this role Project Manager, Programme Manager, Project Delivery Manager, Education Project Manager, Education Programme Manager, Programme Leader or Project Team Leader.
Our client is committed to being an equal opportunities employer and aims to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, ethnicity or religion.
The closing date for this role is the 29th May 2019.
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Working hours: 35 hours per week