We are looking for a Project Manager

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Wood Green Business Improvement District (BID) in partnership with Haringey Council, The Mall Shopping Centre (Wood Green) and Wolves Lane Community Nursey have recently been successful in winning for £400,000 funding to develop and deliver an innovative new project called Eat Wood Green are looking for a Project Manager to lead the Project

Project Manager – EAT WOOD GREEN & Community Improvement District (CID) Pilot

Full Time – Length: 12-month Contract (opportunity to extend)
Salary: £40,000 (Depending on Experience)

Closing date: 5.00pm on Friday 4th March 2022

Wood Green Business Improvement District (BID) in partnership with Haringey Council, The Mall Shopping Centre (Wood Green) and Wolves Lane Community Nursey have recently been successful in winning for £400,000 funding to develop and deliver an innovative new project called Eat Wood Green. The project will be funded by Greater London Authority (GLA), Wood Green BID, Haringey Council and the Mall, Wood Green.

The project will capitalise on the power of food to bring exciting new uses to the high street, link communities, create opportunities and enhance local businesses. Eat Wood Green aims to utilise an unused rooftop carpark space in the town centre and transform it to an urban growing area and learning space. The Project will introduce diverse groups to horticulture, create a place for learning and community cohesion for local people, and generate exciting new opportunities for businesses to enhance their sustainability. In the long term the project will support job creation and growth, green skills, and sustainability and the circular economy.

Each of the four partners brings a unique perspective to the partnership and working together we will deliver a unique project that will make a real impact locally. Each partner is embedded within the Wood Green area, and together the partnership has an extensive and wide-reaching local network, which can support the delivery of the project. Successful engagement with this network will be key to the project’s success.

Also, as part of this project, we will be piloting one of the first Community Improvement Districts (CID) which will see a new group of members representing the local community come together to put forward ideas and projects to support the local area. This is one of only two pilots in London and will be delivered in close connection with the main project.

About You and your skills

We are looking for an experienced, energetic and self-motivated project manager, who has extensive project management and community engagement experience. You will have previously managed projects of a similar value which include complex stakeholder and community engagement and stakeholder coordination across a variety of different groups including but not limited to businesses, residents and community groups. You will have experience in business development, including fundraising, financial planning and marketing in order to create a sustainable project than can continue after the year 1 revenue funding from the GLA has run out.

You will be able to work seamlessly and collaboratively with the project team and project partnership but be equally confident working independently, communicating consistently and clearly with colleagues and those involved. You will be confident in your ability to bring together different groups to work collaboratively towards a collective goal, and creatively problem solve and mitigate risk to reduce delays.

It is vital that the project is delivered on time and within budget. Ambitious timescales associated with the project mean that you will need to be a quick learner who can hit the ground running once you start. You should also have the following skills:

  • Experience of working with Councils and third sector organisations
  • Knowledge of the role of Business Improvement Districts (BIDs)
  • Project Management Skills (budget management, programme management, tracking risks and issues)
  • Business development experience, including cashflow forecasting on tight budgets, budget monitoring and careful financial management.
  • Bid writing and fundraising skills, and knowledge of funds and potential sources of income.
  • Use of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other office software
  • Digital comms skills including use of social media and websites

Responsibilities

  • To manage the overall project on behalf of the project leads from the BID and Council.
  • To lead on the partnership, stakeholder management and community engagement, coordinating engagement activity within the pre-existing partnership networks.
  • To lead on developing a sustainable business plan, to enable the long-term financial sustainability of the project
  • To develop a fundraising strategy and lead on seeking and successfully obtaining external funding to support the project activities.
  • To support the leads in creating a Community Improvement District as part of the Project, working with existing local community groups including charities, Housing Associations, youth organisations and other local groups to create one panel that represents the local community who can be involved in the project throughout its lifetime.
  • To represent at meetings with partners, community groups and other local events.
  • To support and work with partners to ensure the project runs on budget and in the timescales produced.
  • To coordinate regular meetings with partners to update them on the project, create agendas, chair meetings, and track any actions and concerns arising.
  • To lead on the production of monthly reports for partners and for the GLA as part of ongoing monitoring and reporting with the obligations.
  • To create and oversee a tracker to manage the project – progress, milestones, budget, engagement.
  • To lead on project comms by creating content and updating a website and social media channels with the news, events and activities and providing information for joint comms with partners.
  • Other responsibilities may be required to be added during the project term which would be discussed with the management.

Employment and promotion

Employment and Promotion is made without regard to race, nationality, ethnic origin, colour, sex, age, marital status, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, or disability and is based solely on merit.

We will implement the following practices wherever practicable:

  • that terms and conditions of work, benefits, facilities, working arrangements etc. do not discriminate against any employee
  • that pay rates for male and female employees will be transparent and will reflect the principles of equal pay for work of equal value, and the London Minimum Wage
  • that employees will be promoted on their ability to do the job

How to apply for the role

In the first instance, please send your CV and a covering letter by 5.00pm with the subject title “Project Manager Application” by no later than 5.00pm on Friday 4th March 2022 to paul@woodgreenbid.co.uk.  For further information about Wood Green BID projects, the area we cover and activities, please visit out website at www.woodgreenbid.co.uk or for Haringey Council, please visit https://www.haringey.gov.uk/business

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