West of England Combined Authority (WECA) has an opening for two new posts: a highly skilled Project Manager (1FTE) and a Project Coordinator (0.5FTE) to join the busy People and Skills Service.
This service, which is part of the Business and Skills Directorate, takes a strategic view of the provision of employment, skills and training support on a regional basis to ensure that all our residents can acquire the knowledge and skills they need to access or progress in work. With the impact of Covid-19, our Regional Recovery Taskforce has provided funds for us to set up new projects to help address emerging issues and to ultimately help people access work. The People & Skills Project Coordinator (Recovery Fund Initiatives) will support the delivery of two of these new projects: the Digital Project and the Community Recovery Project. These major projects (worth a combined £3.5m) are a key pillar of support to our residents, and their successful delivery is critical.
Your role will be to support the Project Manager with day to day set up, coordination, and development and operation of processes required to successfully deliver these two critical projects. You will be used to working in a fast paced (preferably public sector) environment, be able to work to different people and juggle your tasks effectively. You will support key meetings, support with project management and generally have a highly collaborative and ‘can do’ approach, with excellent interpersonal skills. The service operates in a fast paced and demanding environment but you will be working in a close knit and supportive team, whose work adds value to people’s lives every day.
If this demanding but exciting role sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you.
Appointment to this role is part-time, 2.5 days a week (flexible hours) for an initial period of 18 months from time of appointment.
Interviews will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams on Thursday 11 March 2021
If you would like to discuss the role informally before applying, please contact Dr. Naomi Logan (Head of People & Skills Service) or Ms Jane Vivian (People & Skills Programme Manager) via Helen Alvis: 07436 601888 or email@example.com.
Closing Date: Sunday 28 February 2021
WECA is an equal opportunities employer, in line with the Equalities Act 2010, and invite applicants to contact us to identify any additional support they may need during the recruitment process.
The West Of England Combined Authority is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We ensure all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment and particularly welcome applications from underrepresented groups without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or citizenship status.
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