About the role
Do you want to play in key role in developing a pioneering new service to help people have the best experience possible of later life?
If you care about the quality of life local people have in their later decades and would flourish being part of a ground-breaking innovation, then the role of Project Manager on the new Life Transitions Service is a great opportunity.
As Project Manager, you will lead the development and implementation of a new pilot Life Transitions Service in East Sussex and West Sussex. The Service will include a new purpose-built app and volunteer support model that will help people consider their later life and grow the capabilities they need to age well.
The role involves working with a wide range of people and organisations, including academic and technical development partners, senior managers and operational staff across East Sussex County Council and West Sussex County Council and other public and third sector organisations, as well as volunteers. You will also line manage a Project Officer.
We are looking for candidates who:
- can lead the design and development of new service initiatives;
- are organised and can work proactively;
- have experience of programme/project management or support;
- can work with a range of people and organisations; and
- can travel independently to pilot site locations across East Sussex and West Sussex as required.
The post is for an initial fixed period of 12 months, at which point it will be reviewed. The role is 37 hours per week, and you will be expected to work at least one day of the week at County Hall and to attend in person meetings and events in various locations as necessary.
We welcome applications on a secondment basis. If you are applying on this basis, please ensure you have your line manager’s agreement before applying, and please discuss flexibility in being able to take up the post within 4 weeks if possible, when you seek your line manager’s authorisation to apply for the post.
To apply for this role please follow the ‘Apply Now’ button above. When completing your application be sure to address how you meet all the criteria in the person specification drawing on any relevant work/life experience, education or personal interests.
The closing date for applications is 11.59pm on Sunday 24 September. Interviews will take place on Microsoft Teams or in person at County Hall in the week commencing 02 October 2023. If you are unavailable at this time let us know and we may be able to offer you an alternative.
If you would like to find out more, please contact Steve Broome, Service Development Manager, in Adult Social Care for an informal discussion on 07566 765966 or via email at email@example.com.
Working on the Life Transitions Service will give you a fantastic opportunity to contribute to an innovative new service and to help improve the wellbeing of local people – now, and in the future.
For work that makes a difference
This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to http://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check. Please note that we require evidence of an overseas police check if you have lived or worked abroad.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.
Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.
Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.
If you require sponsorship to work in the UK please let the hiring manager know this in your application so we can check eligibility for sponsorship for the role.
If you require any reasonable adjustments, due to disability, to enable you to participate fully in the process please contact the hiring manager on the contact details above.
Reasonable adjustments include things like an offline application form. If you would like to discuss your requirements further, please get in touch.
East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.