Programme Director Communities job in Rochdale at Groundwork Cheshire Lancashire Merseyside

Programme Director - Communities

Company: Groundwork Cheshire, Lancashire & Merseyside

Location: Blackpool UK

Date Posted:May 16, 2018

Job Title:  Programme Director – Communities. Salary:  £40-£45k Other Benefits: Contributory personal pension scheme and health insurance                              scheme. Hours of work:  The post is full time 36 ¼ hours per week and may involve                             occasional evening and weekend work on a flexible basis. Location:   Based in Blackpool, Wigan or Northwich,                    – working across Cheshire, Lancashire and Merseyside. Primary Purpose of Job:  The postholder is a member of the Trust’s senior                                             management team with responsibility for managing the                                             Trust’s Communities Directorate so as to provide an                                             effective, efficient, financially viable service capable of                                             helping partners and communities to create more                                             sustainable neighbourhoods. Responsible to:  Executive Director Responsible for: Programme Managers and a team of front line delivery staff incorporating; community development, health, youth work and environmental specialists.     Key Responsibilities: 1.      To act as the Trust’s strategic lead for all Groundwork Community based activities, this will include:a.        Developing the Trust’s understanding of the current and future partnership landscape, including the creation of new and the management of existing ‘senior level partner’ enabling relationships.b.        Positioning the Trust in areas where our skills, experience and service portfolio can be utilised to enhance and add value to the work of other partners.c.         Initiating opportunities for other Groundwork departments (Employment & Skills, Land, Sustainability Services) to develop and deliver their services. 2.      To provide leadership to the Trust’s Community Directorate, including:a.        Developing a Communities Team business plan that is relevant to the needs of our partners and the communities we serve, whilst being both deliverable and affordable.  This will include: ·         Ensuring you are aware of any relevant local, regional or national policy developments and the impact they may have on the service of your team.·         The development and management of a network of senior stakeholders and partners across all service areas.·         Leading the business planning process for the Communities Team and ensuring all staff are engaged and contribute to its production.·         The continual development of a responsive portfolio of high quality services including; community development, youth work, environment and health & wellbeing projects.·         Coordinating and securing longer term business development opportunities on behalf of your team and the Trust.·         Planning for Team and Trust changes effectively and ensuring implementation of any change is communicated and managed to a high level of professional ability. b.        Deliveringan effective, efficient, high quality Communities service.  This includes:·         Ensuring the effective delivery of the Communities Team business plan in line with the income, expenditure and margin forecasts.·         To develop and implement operating practices to ensure high quality delivery and high levels of customer satisfaction across all service areas.·         To lead, manage and develop teams comprising of community development specialists, youth workers, environmental, health & wellbeing and fundraising/business development specialists.·         To ensure adequate project and programme resources are available to deliver work within time, quality and cost parameters.·         Produce timely and accurate financial and management information relating and to ensure the effective use of the Trust’s finance and information management systems.·         Ensure the application of Trust Policies in relation to ensuring safe and productive operating working environments for all staff.·         Ensure activities are carried out in compliance with all statutory Health & Safety requirements, the Trust’s Health & Safety policy and that of our key stakeholders. 3.      To work closely with the Executive Director and other Directors as part of a mutually supportive Senior Management Team.  This includes:·         Providing visible, effective senior management leadership across all areas and locations supported by the Trust.·         Contributing to Trust wide business planning and the preparation of the Trust’s strategic plan.·         To contribute to the improvement of the Trust’s operating systems so as to continually improve quality and minimise negative environmental impacts.·         Keeping abreast of operational and developmental matters within the Trust, the Groundwork Federation and the wider third sector.·         To undertake duties as may be requested from time to time by the Executive Director in line with the general framework and seniority of this post. This is not to be viewed as an exhaustive list of duties, rather, the key elements of the expected workload of the Programme Director – Communities.  FlexibilityNotwithstanding the detail in this job description, the post holder will undertake such work as may be determined by the employer from time to time or at a local level consistent with the principal responsibilities of the post.  Investors in PeopleGroundwork Cheshire Lancashire & Merseyside are an Investor in People (IIP) and the post holder will be expected to support the ongoing development of IIP. Health & SafetyAll staff and volunteers will have responsibility in ensuring that their working environment is healthy and safe and that staff and volunteers for whom they are responsible are not placed at risk.  All staff will adhere to the current Health & Safety Policy. Equal OpportunitiesGroundwork Cheshire Lancashire & Merseyside strive to be an equal opportunities employer and operate an Equal Opportunities policy.Person Specification – Programme  Director – Communities: The post holder is a member of the Trust’s Senior Management Team and is responsible for leading the Trust’s work in Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre and for developing and delivering the trust wide Community Programme .  EssentialDesirableEducation / Qualifications·      Educated to a degree level or equivalent in a relevant subject area or proven track record of relevant work experience ·      Management qualification  ·      Project Management qualification e.g. PRINCE 2·      Recognised professional qualification in your field Experience Leadership·      Substantive proven relevant management experience.·      Proven experience of leading a company, team or department.   Partnership working·      Experience of developing ‘senior level’ enabling relationships within partner organisations.·      Proven experience of liaising with a wide range of organisations in the public/private/voluntary sector ·      Experience of working within the Third SectorBusiness Development·      Experience of developing new projects or services.·      Proven experience in preparation of funding bids and securing new income streams.·      Experience of preparing cost estimates, quotes, unit rates and fee proposals. ·      Experience of developing business plans and developing delivery capability within a small to medium sized organisationProgramme Management·      Proven experience of successful project management, both in development and delivery·      Proven track record of managing budgets. ·      Experience of quality standards and business improvement processes  Staffing·      Proven experience of leading, developing and motivating teams·      Proven experience of managing front line delivery staff. Technical·      Substantive proven experience of community development, youth work or community health & wellbeing services·      Proven track record of helping communities to deliver projects Skills & Attributes Leadership·      Demonstrable leadership qualities·      Ability to inspire and motivate teams to deliver services and meet objectives ·      Ability to be diplomatic in relation to the management of people and projects  Teamwork·      Ability to work as part of a team, motivating, influencing and supporting others Partnership working·      Ability to operate effectively and with credibility at a senior level across a wide range of stakeholders, including commissioners, partners, colleagues and community groups.·      Ability to relate to, and work with, managers and decision makers at senior levels in the Public, Private and Third sectors Innovation·      Ability to apply creative skills and innovation in order to find solutions to complex problems·      Ability to make connections between national/local policy, community aspirations/needs, needs front line service provision Management·      Ability to manage time and workloads effectively, including prioritisation of tasks, planning and scheduling activities and ensuring a focus on results·      Ability to work independently and respond to competing and conflicting deadlines and demands·      A high degree of financial acumen and strong analytical skills·      Efficient, effective project management skills Communications·      Confident networker·      Excellent verbal and written  communication skills including the ability to develop and deliver complex messages to a wide range of audiences ·      Computer literate including email, internet and Microsoft applications specifically Word, Excel and PowerPoint Values and Attitudes·      A commitment to the aims and objectives of Groundwork ·      A commitment to working in partnerships·      A commitment to building stronger, more resilient local communities·      High degree of personal motivation and the determination to succeed·      Commitment to achieving excellence·      Flexibility·      Confidence·      Enthusiastic·      Commitment to Equal Opportunities, diversity and staff development  Additional Factors·      Prepared to undertake out of hours work, including some evenings and weekends.·      An appreciation and commitment to Health & Safety issues in the workplace·      Full driving licence and access to own transport·      Able to travel as required·      Willingness to participate in training·      Satisfactory Criminal Records Bureau Check  Note: This is a description of the job, as it is constituted at the date shown above.  It is the Trust's practice to review, from time to time, employee’s job descriptions and to revise them to ensure that they relate to the job as it is being performed or to incorporate any changes being proposed.  This process is conducted by each line manager in consultation with the employees reporting directly to him / her.  You will have the opportunity and, indeed, are expected to participate fully in such 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