Project Manager - School Programmes

Posted 4 days ago by The Guardian
Project ManagerSalary of £28,500 per annumFull-time, 35 hours per weekFixed-term contract for one yearBased in Birmingham as a home working roleOur client is on a mission to give children and young people from disadvantaged communities the literacy skills to succeed in life. You could join them as Project Manager for their new programme.What you'll be doingWith the support of some incredible new partners, our client is expanding their programme to work in a number of new locations. The programme transforms reading in primary schools by revamping library spaces, providing new books, eBooks and audiobooks, and supporting teachers with training, resources and parental engagement strategies.You will manage all aspects of project delivery in Birmingham and one other area, including recruitment of schools, delivering training and evaluation. You will work closely with a range of partners, including schools, publishers, authors and funders, as well as working closely with in-house communications and membership teams and local staff and in each area.You will be based in Birmingham and work from home, with regular travel around the area and nationally to support programme delivery and partnerships.What our client is looking forYou will be an experienced project manager with good stakeholder management skills. You will also need experience of working with children and schools, ideally in the education or library sector. You will need sound knowledge of the principles and importance of reading for pleasure, and the ability to manage multiple deadlines and constructively problem solve.Why our client's work is so vitalPoor literacy and resulting inequality is not inevitable. Our client improves the reading, writing, speaking and listening skills of those who need it most, giving them the best possible chance of success.They make society fairer. Poor literacy creates social and economic inequality. The one in six adults in the UK with poor literacy earn less, are less likely to vote and more likely to experience health inequalities.They enable social mobility. A child without literacy skills can't succeed at school, and as an adult they will be locked out of the job market. The pattern is intergenerational and starts at birth.Our client's work is targeted at communities with the highest levels of disadvantage and the lowest levels of literacy. They support thousands of schools and early years settings, bringing in wonderful partners and the nation's best publishers who bring literacy alive. They campaign to make literacy a priority for the nation's leaders. Their research and analysis make them the leading authority on literacy and drive their interventions.What they will offer youAs well as a competitive salary, our client offers benefits including a generous leave allowance totalling 39 days' (including Bank Holidays and office closure between Christmas and New Year), pension contributions of 8% of annual salary, a cycle to work scheme, employee assistance programme and other health and wellbeing benefits.They support flexible working and promote a workplace where you can be yourself and contribute to their success, whoever you are.Application details Our client's people are their most important asset, and they value and respect diversity in all its forms (seen and unseen). They particularly welcome applications from those from Black and Asian backgrounds, as well as candidates with disabilities and from the communities in which we work. They would like to increase representation of these groups among their staff as they know greater diversity will lead to an even greater impact for their work.To apply, please select the apply button shown.Closing date: 10am, Monday 25th October 2021Please note, our client does not accept CVs.This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.

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