Contract Manager #Progress Somerset - INTERNAL ONLY

Location: Remote working plus Plymouth office and ability to travel across Somerset
0.7 FTE and Fixed Term to March 31st 2024 (consideration, where operationally possible, may be given to retention of 0.3 proportion of current post for retention of full time status) Priority consideration may be applied to those with an ‘at risk’ status
Salary: £37,856 FTE (actual salary = 0.7 FTE £26499.20)

The 0.7 post is fully funded by the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF)

CSW Group are leading this project and the employer for this position.

Can you lead a team of Key Workers who are changing the lives of young people out of work and education through our #ProgressSomerset project?

You will be required to lead, motivate and performance manage a team of Key Workers and support staff who are re-engaging young people not in work, education or training, manage a budget within UKSPF guidelines, and ensure full contract compliance to our Funders regulations.

You will need excellent communication skills and the ability to build and maintain a successful partnership to achieve targets and ensure the right levels of support are provided, within budgetary constraints, to deliver this contract to the required standard.

CSW Group are the largest single provider of information, advice and guidance services across the Southwest region and operate a range of contracts supporting young people to make successful transitions at key points of their lives. This work includes delivering careers guidance services in schools and the community, supporting young people with a range of individual needs including SEND, mental health and those involved in the Youth Justice system, as well as working with those not in education or employment (NEETs) to re-engage them in positive outcomes.

Essential Criteria:

  • Project management experience including contract delivery and Strong management skills, including leadership, finance and performance management.
  • The ability to work at a strategic level and interact with our Operational Board and other managers in order to manage contracts and support the writing of bids for future work.
  • Experience of developing relationships with organisations and other
  • Excellent writing, research and ICT skills to include Gantt charts, Microsoft Word, Excel, presentation software and databases.

Desirable Criteria (or ability to develop):

  • Understanding of change management principles
  • Understanding of European Social Fund and The National Lottery Community Fund

For internal application please submit an expression of interest to HR with supporting detail evidencing how you meet the essential and desirable skill and experience requirements of the post.

Where preferred a full application form can be provided.

Alternatively, please e-mail Details will be made available in alternative formats upon request.

Vacancy reference:     2005
Closing date: 12.00 midday on the 15 June 2023
Interview date: w/c 19th June 2023

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Through its work CSW Group actively safeguard and promote the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and all employees and volunteers and others working on behalf of the company are required to share this commitment. Successful individuals will be required to undergo full vetting checks including an enhanced disclosure by the Disclosure and Barring Service.

We are an equal opportunities employer and positively encourage applications from suitably qualified candidates regardless of gender, race, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.