Project Manager, Community Engagement

Closing date: 10am, Monday 22 October 2018

Salary: £30,000 to £32,000 per year

Contract: Permanent

Hours: Full time, 35 hours per week

Location: Stoke-on-Trent

Interviews: Wednesday 31 October 2018

Are you an excellent Project Manager with experience of community outreach and engagement? Can you manage relationships with community organisations, businesses, partners, funders and the media?

We are recruiting a Project Manager to lead our new community engagement programme in Stoke-on-Trent, and improve health and literacy outcomes for families in the area. Our innovative new three-year programme is funded by Sport England and will support families to be active together and to develop active lives, whilst also encouraging a love of reading.

This role will be based in our community programmes team, and be responsible for developing strategic planning and embedding delivery within broader local priorities and in line with the funder agreements. You will need to engage with the community and a wide range of stakeholders, building the programme brand and ensuring families are supported and encouraged to remain involved over the three years of the programme.

As well as excellent project management skills, you will need a sound understanding of the issues around low levels of physical activity and inactivity, as well as low literacy, and the impact of both on families in the Stoke-on-Trent area. You will also need knowledge of structures, processes and drivers for local authorities, leisure centres, sports providers and related organisations.

One person in seven 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 of literacy failure by the age of five.

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 annual leave allowance of 28 days (plus bank holidays and office closure between Christmas and new year), and pensions contributions of 8% of annual salary.

Application details

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