Job Posting Title
IRC25228 – Project Co-ordinator
The Workhouse, Southwell, Nottinghamshire
In this exciting Project co-ordinator role, you will be responsible for overseeing all the work associated with this Feasibility study. Managing the project from inception through to delivery, you’ll manage delegated budgets and resources, write the Heritage Lottery Fund application and procure and supervise resources to meet specified timescales.
Built in 1824 The Workhouse was the creation of Reverend JT Becher as a place of last resort for the poor and needy. Its architecture, influenced by prison design, and its harsh regime became a blueprint for workhouses throughout the land, and it remains the most complete structure of its kind in England. The site was involved in providing social care for the under-privileged as recently as the 1980s. We are now looking at new ways to bring this special place to life for long term sustainability and this role is a fundamental part of that process.
Brief Posting Description
£28,888 per annum, pro rated for the duration of the project. Fixed term until February 2016, Full time (37.5 hours).
As the Project Co-ordinator you will be responsible for assessing and reviewing the current presentation and interpretation of The Workhouse and developing ways to improve this. You’ll look to identify new commercial opportunities and develop a diverse and educational activities programme engaging with local communities and visitors. You’ll establish a case for re-siting the commercial activity and provide the relevant documentation to support this. Ultimately you’ll provide evidence that any suggested investment and re-presentation of The Workhouse will result in long term sustainability.
In this role you will take our vision from concept through to reality. You’ll participate in capacity and strategic planning to ensure that the right provisions are in place so that the project programmes are achievable. You’ll create a Project Business Plan in partnership with the General Manager, Custodian and Visitor Services Manager. Working with internal and external stakeholders you’ll develop and build relationships so that colleagues, local communities and businesses are keen to work with us not just now but in the future. As you monitor the success of your activities, you’ll also take responsibility for project budgets and governance.
Leading and embedding a culture of ‘exceptional service, every time, for everyone’ in your team you’ll work alongside your colleagues and volunteers to effectively deliver the results needed. You’ll also work with the Custodian at The Workhouse to arrange and deliver workshops.
Please also read the full role profile and project brief, attached to the end of this advert.
You’ll be a self-motivated, experienced Project Co-ordinator with in depth knowledge of project life cycles, project planning, resource planning and meeting deadlines. You’ll have an awareness and understanding of the core purpose and the work of the National Trust and experience of working on HLF supported projects.
You’ll have excellent communication skills and be adept at managing both internal and external stakeholders with ease. You’ll have first class negotiation skills and the ability to influence decision makers.
With a proven track record in people management you will know how to motivate a team of both staff and volunteers to get results.
Naturally you will be creative and innovative and you’ll know how to create a plan and deliver it on time and on budget. A clear demonstration of your funding, budgeting and procuring skills and experience is essential.
Looking after you
· Subsidised Health Cash Plan with a range of options to cover you and your children
· Salary exchange pension scheme, with employer contribution match up to 10%
· Employee Assistance Programme
· Generous holiday entitlement
Looking after your career
· Grow your career with a range of professional training courses
· Learning opportunities from eLearning to job shadowing and secondments
· Annual pay review linked to values and behaviours with a commitment to progression
· Ill-health benefits including group income protection
Unique to Us
· Work in some of the most beautiful, iconic and unique locations in England, Wales and Northern Ireland
· Staff card entitling you to free entry to National Trust properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18)
· 20% off in our retail and catering outlets
· Discount of up to 35% off National Trust holiday cottages
How To Apply
To apply for this vacancy, you will need to log into your account or create a new one, located on the home page and search using keyword IRC25228.
In your application please provide a covering letter outlining where your skills set fulfils the requirements of this role.
Closing date: 1st June 2015