Project Manager, Blackpool Family Literacy

Closing date: 10am, Wednesday 23 October 2019

Salary: £32,000 per year

Contract: Fixed-term for one year

Hours: Full-time, 35 hours per week

Location: Based in Blackpool

Interviews: Thursday 31 October / Friday 1 November 2019

Do you have excellent project management skills and experience of working with a range of community partners and stakeholders? Could you lead delivery of family literacy work to increase parental engagement in Blackpool?

We are recruiting a Project Manager to develop and deliver family literacy project activity as part of the Get Blackpool Reading campaign. This role will be based in our communities and local areas team, and be responsible for all aspects of project delivery, including mapping current activity, recruiting schools and volunteers, budget management, training and evaluation. You will deliver activities to an outcomes framework agreed by the local Senior Steering Group, and report directly to them on progress.

You will also build partnerships and support the delivery of campaigning activity, ensuring it is embedded within broader local priorities. To do this, you will work closely alongside a Campaign Manager in Blackpool.

You will need to have extensive project management experience from the charity, public and/or volunteering sectors, as well as experience of managing relationships with partners, funders and media. Knowledge of the Blackpool community and its challenges will be essential, as will understanding of approaches to behaviour change and effective consultation.

One person in six has poor literacy skills that impact on every area of their life. A child without good reading, writing and communication skills will struggle to 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.

We are an independent charity dedicated to raising literacy levels in the UK. Our research and analysis make us the leading authority on literacy. We run projects in the poorest communities, campaign to make literacy a priority for politicians and parents, and support schools. Our mission is to give young people the literacy skills they need to get a job and lead a successful life.

As well as a competitive salary, we offer benefits including a generous leave allowance totalling 39 days (including bank holidays and office closure between Christmas and New Year), pensions contributions of 8% of annual salary, a cycle to work scheme, season ticket loans and other health and wellbeing benefits.

Application details

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