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PROJECT COORDINATOR

We’re looking for a charismatic, experienced and passionate Project Coordinator to manage the successful delivery of a large scale project within our Anti-Bullying Campaign across the UK

OVERVIEW

Salary
£24,000 per annum

Location
London Office

Contract
1 Year

Hours
37.5 Hours per week

Reporting to
Project Manager

Start Date
May 2019

Closing Date
09:00 Tuesday 23rd April 2019

OUR BENEFITS

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Free barista (London office only)

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An extra day off on your birthday!

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Pension contributions

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Annual training and development contribution

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Fun coworking office space

ABOUT THE ROLE

Who we are looking for...

Our Anti-Bullying Campaign empowers young people, staff and parents to tackle all forms of bullying in their schools and local communities.  We work primarily with young people aged 5-18 to change the behavior of young people and shape attitudes.

Under this role you will coordinate the Be Nice Bus project, an exciting national tour being delivered by The Diana Award Anti-Bullying Campaign in partnership with Stagecoach. You will be responsible for coordinating all aspects of this from the development of project timelines, production of high quality resources, budgeting and delivery of the project to schools. This includes extensive, regular travel across the UK to deliver interactive workshop sessions on online safety and bullying to young people, parents and teaching staff across a number of different locations. We are looking for an individual with strong people and project management skills.

Applicants will have an excellent understanding of issues relating to bullying, online safety, safeguarding and behavior and be able to create educational resources and the skills necessary to plan and deliver workshops targeted at primary and secondary school students. This role will also involve supporting colleagues across the Anti-Bullying team on training delivery and project development, where required.

An exceptional understanding of communicating with young people is essential. The post holder will also be responsible for ensuring our services achieve or exceed our service level agreements and manage a budget in order to achieve key performance targets. The position requires an individual with the ability to manage their own time both in office and while travelling. 

JOB DESCRIPTION

This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the job and the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this role. It is not exhaustive and staff may be required to undertake other reasonable duties commensurate with the role as requested by the line manager.

 

  • To deliver training to school staff and young people and develop high quality resources and session plans
  • To plan and execute high quality training events
  • To contribute to the general administration, well running and development of the organization
  • Undertake regular reviews of the project and its evaluation, and lead the development of new and existing training materials, in order to lead to evidence-based improvements in positive outcomes for young people
  • Ensure appropriate reporting structures are in place to ensure timely feedback to meet funding obligations from all stakeholders
  • Ensure that all key stakeholder relations are managed to the highest standard, and oversee the smooth running of projects across the department
  • Work closely with other departments to ensure the effective promotion of The Diana Award Anti-Bullying Campaign
  • Write reports for funders, stakeholders and partners, focusing on outputs and outcomes
  • To undertake any other reasonable duties as may be required
  • Managing key events
  • Proactively seek opportunities to support other projects across the Anti-Bullying team where required to assist with training delivery and content development
  • There may be some supervision of key members of staff and volunteers in terms of their support with delivery of training and associated resources
  • Research and develop strong working partnerships to increase opportunities for project growth
  • Developing networks and relationships with a range of stakeholders, including project partners, funders, schools, youth settings and others.
  • Manage overall communication of the projects, including disseminating information via social media outlets.
  • Provide monthly reports on the progress of the projects to the SMT plus regular management reports in accordance with the programme’s contractual requirements
  • Support the development team with programme data for reports as needed

PERSON SPECIFICATION_

1. Skills

  • Excellent IT skills including Microsoft Office software
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate clearly and succinctly, both orally and in writing, including online communication
  • Knowledge and experience of online networking, familiarity with digital technologies and ability to manage work in an online environment while away from the office
  • A team player, able to work in support of other teams and bring together colleagues from different departments
  • Ability to set and work towards ambitious long-term and short-term targets
  • Self-motivated and able to work well both as an individual and as part of a team
  • Energetic, flexible, willingness to work outside of ‘normal’ office hours and to travel throughout the UK
  • Ability to create multiple high quality resources (which may include video, publications, website materials, guides etc.)

2. Personal Attributes

  • Commitment to and ability to inspire commitment to The Diana Award’s vision, values and mission
  • Personal integrity and credibility
  • A ‘can do’ attitude
  • Commitment to self-development
  • Commitment to keeping up to date with key trends/developments in the sector
  • Good judgment
  • Driven to achieve great results
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Energetic, flexible, willingness to work outside of ‘normal’ office hours

3. Experience/Knowledge

  • Previous training experience
  • Marketing skills (telephone/email) to recruit schools to training events
  • Proven experience of developing and facilitating training for groups of young people and/or adults
  • Successful track record in developing and maintaining a performance and accountability culture that measures and beats its KPIs
  • Ability to build good relationships, quickly establish credibility and carry the confidence of different stakeholders
  • Have interest and in-depth knowledge in the work of the voluntary sector particularly when it comes to bullying and online safety
  • Proven experience of running effective campaigns with tangible, demonstrable outcomes
  • Effective high level contact with significant external stakeholders
  • Demonstrable expertise in terms of knowledge and experience of youth engagement work, mentoring, and working with young people who are vulnerable or at risk
  • Excellent project management skills, with the ability to adapt and solve problems quickly
  • Ability to demonstrate a history of effective partnership work with other organizations, sub-regional agencies and local authorities, building and maintaining networks and maintaining relationships
  • Excellent knowledge of child protection, and legislation regarding children and young people, including safeguarding and child protection, both on and offline
  • Experience of writing reports and summaries
  • Experience of organizing and prioritizing a demanding workload, to meet deadlines

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