At Barnsley Council, we’re making big changes to benefit all who live and work here. This includes ensuring high-quality learning, skills and employment support opportunities for young people and adults. The advertised post will work within a team responsible for ensuring efficient operational support and effective contract compliance, monitoring and reporting to maximise local outcomes and income generation for our Employment and Skills Service. The aim to enable the Council to support local economic growth and minimise social, health and economic inequality.
Shape a better future with us
Creativity, ambition, and a focus on people. That’s what matters here. Our award-winning council is on an exciting journey of change. It’s all about putting local people at the heart of everything, listening to and doing good working with our communities. Here at Barnsley, we live and work by four important values: honesty, teamwork, excellent service, and taking pride in what we do. As part of our team, you can be sure we’ll do all we can to support you in being truly excellent. We prioritise learning and enabling you to achieve your potential. So, we’ve created a development process that lets you grow in the way that suits you - whether that’s training to be a leader or learning flexibly online. That’s one of the reasons why we achieved IIP Gold, and why you’ll find your career here inspiring and rewarding.
We’re thrilled to have achieved Investors in People (IIP) Gold status for how we lead, support, and develop people. Now we’d like you to be part of our success and help us take change further. Join us on our journey to a brighter future. By working together, with each other and with our communities, we can take pride in improving lives. Let’s make a better Barnsley for everyone.
Your role in our journey
As a Project Manager within the Compliance Funding and Performance Service you will ensure that our externally funded programmes and key areas of core delivery demonstrate impact against expected outputs and outcomes, meet performance standards and funder requirements, and evaluate positively against inspection frameworks and quality marks.
You will do this by ensuring programmes are initiated and delivered to specification and fully meet the requirements of the funder in line with statutory guidance and process. You will work with delivery partners to ensure that project outputs and outcomes are achieved and align strategically as well as operationally. You will ensure programmes are managed within the allocated funding envelope. You will support Managers to deliver, monitor and evaluate activity effectively and efficiently through a range of management information systems, audits, and tools some of which you may be required to develop.
Effective contract management, strong partnership working, provision of quality data, development and implementation of quality standards, and alignment and standardisation of operational systems and processes under the direction of your Group Leader will all be key to your success as a Project Manager.
If you have these skills and are focused on quality and continuous improvement, we really want to hear from you.
The role could be undertaken on a secondment basis as it is fixed term to cover secondment until March 2023.
What you’ll need
To join us, you’ll need to be educated to degree level in a relevant discipline and be able to evidence recent professional development in a related area.
You will ideally have knowledge of the Adult Education Budget and European Social Fund employability contracts and how to make statutory returns to all relevant Government departments.
You will be able to demonstrate experience of managing projects and will have experience of contract management and stakeholder engagement.
Be able to drive positive change.
You will be focused on quality and have knowledge of quality assurance processes and frameworks.
Additionally, you will have excellent communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills with the ability to deal with a variety of internal and external partners.
A lot to look forward to
We live and work by our four values: honesty, teamwork, excellent service and taking pride in what we do. As part of our team, you can be sure we’ll do all we can to support you in being truly excellent. You see, we prioritise learning and enabling staff to achieve their potential. That’s one of the reasons why we achieved IIP Gold and why you’ll find your career here inspiring and rewarding.
How to Apply
Please apply online via the link provided. Please note, we do not accept CVs submitted without a fully completed online application form.