Are you looking for a Head of Projects role. Do you understand about how to apply for and the use of European and Public Sector funding? If the answer is yes, then this Maternity cover role could be for you.
My established client is a creator of innovation communities across the UK for the pioneers of tomorrow.
They design and develop innovation hubs that also deliver expert-led, holistic programmes.
They are looking for a Home based Head of Projects that has a good understanding of the funding landscape as well as the bid writing process for such funding. You will also be a Head of Projects whom is used to developing relationships to gain further funding and partnership opportunities.
To be considered for this exciting Head of Projects role you will need to have
Significant experience in project management, preferably in both the public and private sectors
A successful track record of managing multiple large projects, including capital and revenue funded projects, and partnership projects
Educated to degree level in an appropriate field (Project Management, Management, Economics, Public Policy, Innovation) or recognized PM qualification e.g., PMI, PMP.
Line management experience of managing a team of Project Managers
Excellent organisational skills, attention to detail and be able to effectively communicate with colleagues and senior managers.
Experience of seeking and successfully converting project opportunities inclusive of the bid writing process
Any experience of Risk Management and / or knowledge of SME support for innovation would be very much welcomed but not essential.
As the Head of Projects, you will have overall accountability for success of projects, reporting into Programmes Director regularly on progress. You will also be tasked with the following that will include
Supporting PMs to ensure funding compliance and liaising with external advisory partners when necessary
Monitoring performance against project plans to ensure delivery of outputs within budgets, to agreed timescales
Exploring opportunities to develop and create positive project legacies and seek opportunities for developing new projects
Working closely with the grant writers to develop compelling applications ensuring and maximising strategic fit of future funded projects
Developing relationships with potential funders (this could include leveraging existing networks, attending events, keeping up to date with news releases, proactive outreach)
Implementing project management processes for new programmes and projects
This fantastic opportunity comes with a fantastic salary and benefits package that includes. A company laptop, Flexible working, 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays), Pension scheme, Seasonal socials including team building, summer family day and winter party.