Project Coordinator - Leeds
Job Title: Project Coordinator
Job Type: Fixed term to 31 August 2018, with possible permanent offer
Salary: Appointing salary £23,000 - £26,000 dependent on experience, with further progression up to £30500
All roles are subject to satisfactory references, a satisfactory DBS check, and a six-month probation period
An opportunity has arisen to join Ahead Partnership - a thriving, dynamic growing organisation operating across Yorkshire, Birmingham and London areas with plans to develop further across England.
We are recruiting a Project Coordinator who will be based within our Leeds team and will operate predominantly across Yorkshire, developing and delivering programmes of events to schools and businesses ensuring high quality and consistency in all activities.
You will join us at an exciting time – from our head office in Leeds, and with consolidated expansion in London and Birmingham, we will shortly be scaling up our activities to further extend our offer and services in existing locations and new areas of the country.
With support from the Project Manager, you will lead the development and delivery of a programme of events for children and young people across our operating areas. You will ensure these events are of a high quality and achieve their agreed aims and objectives.
You will be responsible for the relationships with the businesses and schools we work with. You will support the business volunteers that deliver the programme, ensuring they have the tools and information they need to provide the best possible activities and outcomes for each event.
Key responsibilities will include:
- Plan and deliver events and projects from conception to completion and evaluation in line with the agreements we have in place with our partners
- Attend the majority of events in order to host the day and support the engagement between the businesses and school
- Organise, train and manage volunteers
- Effective administration and accurate recording of data including the updating of bespoke management information systems
- Identify potential PR and business development opportunities
- Working closely with other members of the organisation to deliver our objectives. This will include occasional travel across the UK.
You will have experience in project delivery / management and experience of developing and sustaining relationships with key stakeholders and partners.
You will have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with good customer awareness skills along with the ability to work well as part of a busy team.
You will be self-motivated, have good organisational skills and a methodical approach to project delivery.
You will have good attention to detail and have a sound knowledge of Microsoft Office packages.
With the ability to multi-task and work effectively under pressure, you will also demonstrate commercial awareness and the ability to deliver projects from start to finish.
Applications will only be accepted from candidates who are authorised to work for any UK employer. Candidates should be independently mobile, ideally with access to a car.
The organisation is an equal opportunities employer.
Benefits include flexible working hours, and 28 Days Annual Leave per year (pro rata for part time employees) plus public/bank holidays. Additional benefits apply on successful completion of probation.
Apply with a copy of your CV, and a covering letter (maximum two sides of A4) outlining how meet the person specification for the role, why you want to work for Ahead Partnership and what attracts you to the role. Applications will not be considered without a covering letter.
Deadline for applications: 14 August 2017
Interviews will be held on: 21 or 22 August 2017
Apply to: firstname.lastname@example.org