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Project manager

This is an exciting time to join our National Programmes Team as a Project Manager.

Are you organised, dynamic and have experience of successful managing project with multiple stakeholders as well as being passionate about supporting young people and want to work in a dynamic, ambitious and creative organisation?

About UK Youth

UK Youth provides young people aged 8-25 with high quality services, delivered through a network of 3,536 local youth organisations across the UK. Together we offer support, advice and training to over 1.5 million young people to equip them with skills for the future and help them engage in education, volunteering and employment.

About the role

We are looking for an organised, energetic and highly competent Project Manager with experience of managing effective projects. You will be a key member of the National Programmes Team working across a portfolio of our inspiring projects that give young people the skills they need to grow into confident and capable adults who lead fulfilling lives.

Our programmes tackle widespread issues and range from music and sport engagement, coding, social action, road safety, financial education and employability. Our partners and funders include Microsoft, UPS, Coca-Cola European Partners, The National Lottery Community Fund and Sport England.

You will to be responsible for managing all project related activity for multiple programmes including promotion, training sessions and events, building and maintaining relationships with delivery partners, establishing and maintaining databases, producing documents, reports and presentations and administration.

In this exciting and flexible role, you will work closely with National Programmes team, as well as with the Finance, Impact & Learning, Membership and Communications teams, to lead the delivery of a number of programmes within UK Youth. You will provide support and direction to project coordinators and interns, depending on the projects that you are responsible for. You will report to a Head of National Programmes.

You will be creative, proactive and have initiative and ideas. You will be organised, driven, reliable and have a positive approach to your work. You will be able to work at a high level both within UK Youth and with our charity and corporate partners, have a flexible approach to work and be prepared to travel away from home on occasion to meet operational needs. Above all, you will have an interest in changing young people's lives for the better.

Why work at UK Youth?

We are a passionate and committed team offering a friendly working environment with lots of opportunities for professional development and socialising with colleagues through activities such as office yoga, lunch and learn sessions and potluck lunches; as well as optional out of work social events such as bowling, tennis, baking and karaoke.

This role will be located at our new Head Office in Westminster. With multiple public transport links, a bright, modern and engaging working environment and access to local green spaces, the river Thames, cafes, bars and shops. We also benefit from a staffed reception, 24 hour access, showers and cycle storage, with a modern kitchen and communal spaces as well as free fruit and breakfast provided for all staff.
UK Youth prides itself on being an Equal Opportunity employer and we would particularly welcome applications for this role from those who identify under one of the protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010, which include race, age, disability, gender, religion or belief, and sexual orientation.

We value the differences that a diverse workforce brings and are committed to inclusivity, and to employing and supporting a diverse workforce. Our selection procedures ensure that people are treated on the basis of their relevant merits, experience, skills and abilities and that no individual receives more or less favourable treatment. We can offer flexibility through the interview process and endeavour to accommodate candidate's needs.

As this role involves working in a regulated environment with young people any offer will be conditional to satisfactory background checks which include criminal record check and employment reference.

How to Apply

To apply please forward a CV together with a one page supporting statement to hr@ukyouth.org . Please ensure you fully addresses the criteria in the person specification and to state your salary expectations. Full details of the role can be found in the person specification below.
Closing date for applications will be the 19 August 2019.. Interviews taking place in the Week commencing 26 August 2019

Job Sector
Strategy & Consultancy
Job Position
Project Management
£30,000.00 - £36,000.00
Greater London, UK Show on map
Post date
Closing date

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