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Parent Returner Programme Manager

Location Kingston Upon Thames, United kingdom
Posted 21-May-2019
Description

Home working based within Yorkshire or the Humber area

Were the CIPD - the professional body for HR and people development. We are the voice of a worldwide community of more than 150,000 members committed to championing better work and working lives. Weve been setting the benchmark for excellence in people and organisation development for more than 100 years, helping members build their professional expertise and organisations build their HR and leadership capability.

The CIPD has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Programme Manager to join the Social Impact and Innovation team on a 12-month contract basis. You will be Project Manager for a new Government-funded Parent Returners programme that will offer employability support to parent returners and work with employers to facilitate more flexible working opportunities for returners across Yorkshire and Humber.

This role will require access to a car as it will involve regular travel across Yorkshire and the Humber. In addition, the successful candidate will be required to undertake some UK-wide travel for attendance at meetings and external events.

We recognise the experience and skills returners can bring and welcome applications from people with the relevant experience who have taken career breaks.

Key responsibilities -

Provide excellent programme management, overseeing the delivery for a high-profile government funded returner programme ensuring all targets are met, risks are mitigated, and outcomes are monitored and evaluated.Offer excellent communication skills to drive the programme forward including the ability to influence at a senior level and confidence in presentingLead relationships with key national stakeholders (the funders and evaluation agency), regional delivery partners, parent returners and colleagues whilst managing a cross-organisation working group.Work with CIPDs Head of the North to ensure alignment with CIPD priorities in the region.Forecast and manage budget ensuring the programme is delivered to expectation.Lead the development of an effective marketing strategy, working with internal and external stakeholders.Produce professional and accurate timely reports for the funder and the working group to demonstrate impact.Work with stakeholders to develop a sustainability plan to support expansion post funding period.Act as a spokesperson for CIPD and build effective relationships with key stakeholders.GDPR - Supervise the maintenance of all project documentation and ensure records are managed in accordance with GDPR regulations.

Knowledge, skills & experience -

A self-starter with demonstrable experience of complex programme management, ability to solve problems and capable of working independentlyIdeally have experience of delivering a large funded project, ideally from the public sectorExcellent communication skills, both written and spoken and has excellent stakeholder management experience with the ability to build rapport and establish immediate credibility at all levelsExperienced in managing volunteering programmes. Experience of overseeing a marketing or promotional campaign is also a requirementHigh level of diplomacy and ability to manage challenging situationsExcellent at developing good working relationships with external stakeholders and colleagues acting as a visible and credible ambassador to CIPDHighly organised and competent working with technology.Experience of using Salesforce (desirable)Experience of delivering against external milestones in a timely mannerAble to seek to understand how the programme fits into the CIPDs wider purpose of championing better work and working livesExperience of working with people who are out of work and people who want to return to work is also highly desirable but is not a pre-requisite

Please note, this advert is due to close on 3 June 2019

There has never been a more interesting or important time to join us. We offer a friendly and stimulating culture and a wide range of professional development opportunities and benefits such as 28 days holiday, free two-course lunch (HQ only) and flexible working hours.

If this role describes you and your career aspirations, then click APPLY.

CIPD: valuing everyone as an individual!

The CIPD define diversity as valuing everyone as an individual - we value all our employees, customers and clients as people. Harnessing these differences creates a productive environment in which everybody feels valued, where their talents are fully utilised and organisational and personal goals are met.

We are committed to employment practices that promote diversity and inclusion in employment regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, sex, marriage and civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion or belief.

Please note, we reserve the right to close or extend this position depending on application numbers. Therefore we would urge candidates to submit an application as soon as possible

 
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