Leicester/ Loughborough TBC
Contract type
Fixed term full time
Contract until date
1 FTE, 35 Hours per week
Grade 3 £32,404 (Normal starting salary) - £34,110 per annum, pro rata
Summary description
WEA Have an exciting opportunity for a Project Manager in East Midlands




Building Better Opportunities (BBO)

The National Lottery Community Fund is matching funds from the European Social Fund (ESF) 2014-2020 to invest in local projects tackling the root causes of poverty, promoting social inclusion and driving local jobs and growth.


The WEA is an educational charity delivering responsive, relevant and accessible programmes of learning across England and Scotland. Through our vision of employability, health and wellbeing, community engagement and cultural studies, we raise the educational aspirations of local communities.

We are seeking to recruit a Project Manager to lead an ambitious team to deliver the BBO programme promoting Work. Live. Leicestershire. The successful candidate will need to have experience of leading strategic development and developing new business opportunities.

You will be responsible for establishing and maintaining a core leadership team to drive forward delivery using our agreed core model and approach; and ensuring that delivery partners are clear on responsibilities and that strategic partners and the wider community is actively engaged. You will be responsible for ensuring completion of all the ESF/BL evidence requirements including impact measurement, collation of data and evidence to support final evaluation, and organising all project networks and meetings.

It is anticipated that the post holder will work closely with a range of stakeholders which are likely to include; Local Authority staff, community organisations, service providers (e.g. GPs, DWP, JCP) employers, WEA members, volunteers and staff. She/he will be expected to represent the WEA and promote both the Association and the value of adult education in relevant contexts.

We offer generous terms and conditions including 30 days holiday (plus bank holidays), pension scheme – subject to eligibility. Please note holiday entitlement, including bank holidays is pro rata for part time posts.

Further information and an application pack for the above post can be downloaded here or by emailing recruitment@wea.org.uk

Completed applications forms should be emailed to recruitment@wea.org.uk by the closing date of 5 p.m. on Tuesday 19thFebruary 2019.


Further information on the WEA including our equality, diversity and inclusion policy and statements can be found on our website: http://www.wea.org.uk.


Thank you for your interest.

WEA is proud to be a Living Wage Employer

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