Project and Community Development Manager Job

The Children and Young People’s Directorate, Lewisham Council, is looking to appoint a Project and Community Development Manager to lead on the co-ordination of the HeadStart Lewisham delivery programme to December 2015.

Open Until:

Posted: 08/11/2014

has secured stage two funding from Big Lottery Fund, as one of twelve
boroughs in the country to consider how best to improve resilience in
young people aged 10 – 14 years through the ‘Fulfilling Lives: HeadStart
Programme’. This is an opportunity for Lewisham to create a step
change in young people’s well-being and could potentially provide
funding of up to £10.5m over five years to build resilience and improve
the mental health of young people.

The post holder will be responsible for co-ordinating the overall
HeadStart Lewisham delivery plan, which will include planning, managing
and delivering commissioned projects within time, to budget and in
accordance with the agreed objectives. This will require working
closely with all stakeholders, including young people, to ensure that
the objectives of the programme are met. Responsibilities will include
performance and contract management of commissioned projects and the
development / management of a community development infrastructure.


Laurence House, Catford SE6 4RU

What they are looking for

•To programme manage the complex HeadStart Programme to improve service outcomes

•The ability to work in partnership with a range of partner agencies and stakeholders including children and young people

•Understand commissioning, quality and performance management to
ensure effective monitoring is proportionate to the allocated funding
against outcomes, ensuring value for money and evidence based impact for
children and young people

•To ensure that the design and delivery of services is undertaken
with the involvement of young people, their families and local

•Experience of stakeholder communication, management and
negotiation, to a range of audiences including senior management,
service professions and service users to achieve service

Salary details
£39,120 – £40,911pa (PO4)

In return, they’ll offer excellent development opportunities, plus a
range of benefits that includes a career average pension scheme,
flexible working and the opportunity to make a real difference to our
local community.

Further information

For an informal discussion, please contact Caroline Hirst on 020 8314 3368 or via email on caroline.hirst@lewisham.gov.uk,

This post is subject to a Disclosure Barring Service check.

Lewisham Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting
the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects
all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.

For a full job description and person specification, and to apply,
please scroll down to download the job description and person spec.

The Council reserves the right to close adverts early if there is a large response.

Closing date
Sunday 17th August, 2014 11:59pm.
More information, job spec and guidance notes here.

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