Programme Manager - Education
Job Ref: 188
Salary:£39161 to £41222
Place of work: Leeds
Business Unit: Association Services
Purpose of the role:
Do you want to work somewhere that no two days are the same,
where you make a difference to people`s lives?
...and one that values yours?
Yes? Work for us - The WEA. Create real change, and be a part of something bigger.
We have a new and exciting role for a Programme Manager to work in our Education Programmes and Projects team.
Key areas of responsibility:
Lead delivery of project management expertise to WEA`s Education contracts and projects, in close collaboration with the Education contract delivery team, HR and Finance.
The post holder will manage the education project management team, allocating resource as required to new and existing contract delivery teams and at project initiation stage.
This will include working closely with the business development team, education delivery managers and other colleagues to ensure thorough and appropriate project scoping, including assessment of requirements for project management, project configuration and set up in line with funder and delivery requirements, and to ensure successful delivery of targets and outcomes within time, budget, scope and quality.
The post holder will advise the organisation on resource requirements to support project management in education
Degree in a relevant discipline or demonstrable equivalent experience
Experience of managing and allocating significant people and money resources across a number of complex and conflicting education portfolio of projects
Experience of strategic leadership and stakeholder management in a large diverse organisation, at all levels in an organisation up to Board level
Experienced in managing and resolution of conflict, inter-dependencies, competing priorities, risks and issues
Experience in critically assessing delivery plans and designing and establishing monitoring, intervention and improvement frameworks and plans
Experienced in gathering and understanding business objectives and requirements and translating these into an appropriate programme of work
Experienced in all stages of programme and projects governance including stage gate reviews
Experience of managing a pool of project managers and of managing programme support using a business partner model
Experience of managing education delivery targets and funder requirements
Experienced in developing effective implementation and communication strategies and plans
Experience of working in ambiguous and/or emergent environments and responding to changing / new situations
Experienced in managing Â£multi-million budgets
Ability to work well under pressure, prioritise a heavy workload and work both reactively and pro-actively
Good and accurate ICT skills (word processing, spreadsheets, database and email) and literate in MS Office applications
Knowledge of programme / portfolio and project management best practice approach and tools
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Influencing and negotiation skills
High level prioritisation and organisation skills
Conflict, risk and issue, dependency and intervention management skills
Knowledge of the Association and/or work in the voluntary/education sector
Knowledge of or experience in the field of adult education
Education delivery experience
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