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Programme Manager

A unique opportunity has arisen for an experienced programme manager to lead this high profile £6.5 million Programme. Working with 11 partner organisations and providing leadership and day to day management of our central programme office team you will be responsible for the successful delivery, management and development of this innovative programme and vital to the programme’s success.

Drawing on your strong project management skills you will build effective relationships across our delivery partners and work with them to ensure the programme’s targets are meet in line with the quality and contractual requirements of our sponsors.

Moving On Tyne & Wear (MOTW) is joint-funded by The National Lottery Community Fund and European Social Fund, and aims to support people with a health barrier, across Tyne and Wear, to move towards or into training and employment.

This project is led by Mental Health Concern (MHC) and supported by 11 other partner organisations, each with a well-established commitment to deliver community-based services for people with complex needs, to make lasting and positive change and to move, in time, into training and employment.

MHC is a registered charity that provides a broad range of services, supporting people with mental health problems to live valued lives. Primarily based in the North East of England and employing over 260 staff, we are commissioned by the NHS and Local Authorities to provide a wide range of specialist services.

Further information on the project and MHC can be found at www.motw.org.uk

We would love to hear from you if you have:
• Proven track record of successfully project managing a high profile programme with multiple sponsors and delivery partners
• Strong Stakeholder management skills with the ability to engage and support delivery partners ensuring they achieve high-quality outcomes and meet contractual requirements
• Developed leadership skills
• Results-driven and person-centred approach
• Commitment to the aims and objectives of the programme and MHC
• Experience of working with the European Social Fund and National Lottery Community Fund would be desirable
It is essential that you hold a valid driving licence and have access to your own vehicle, as you will be required to travel to various locations within the local area. Additional hours may occasionally be required to meet organisational deadlines.
What we offer in return:
• 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays (rising with length in service) and with the opportunity to purchase more
• Comprehensive induction and ongoing training, development and supervision
• A supportive culture that values work-life balance
• Access to LifeWorks, which provides excellent corporate discounts on shopping, cinema tickets and restaurants
• An Employee Assistance Programme which offers 24/7 financial, legal and personal advice, including free access to counselling where required
• Discounted gym membership
• Family-friendly policies including enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption pay
• Cycle to Work scheme
• Death in Service Insurance

How to Apply:
For further information / informal chat about this post, please contact Scott Vigurs, Chief Operating Officer, on 0191 217 0377 who will be more than happy to speak to you.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 4th March 2020
Interview dates are to be confirmed
The Job Pack for this role can be downloaded from Concern Group’s website which includes the job description, person specification and application form. To apply for this role, please complete the application form and return either via email to recruitment@concerngroup.org or via post to Buttress House, 36 Brenkley Way, Seaton Burn, Tyne & Wear, NE13 6DS.

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check, which we will cover the cost of. Concern Group reserves the right to close the vacancy prior to the closing date if a large volume of applications are received. If you have not heard from us within 6 weeks of applying please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

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