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Project Manager

Advice, Charity, Health, Medical, Mental Health
£24,775 Per Annum
Full Time
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Mencap Cymru is looking for a new Project Manager with proven experience to manage our Heritage Lottery Funded project on a fixed-term contract basis until 30th September 2020. You will have responsibility for collecting oral histories, exhibition design and volunteer management and will work under the Senior Project Manager who will be responsible for all aspects of the project. Based in Cardiff, Our Social Network’s aim is to collect the oral history of the friendships and relationships experienced by people with a learning disability in Wales, and challenge attitudes amongst the public and policy makers.

As a Project Manager for Mencap, you will be supporting one individual with a learning disability in Cardiff and one Project Officer in North Wales. Please note, a full and valid UK drivers licence is required for this position, therefore we ask that all applicants are over the age of 21 due to insurance purposes.

As a role model for our values and leadership way, you will support our staff team to provide the best possible opportunities for people with a learning disability to effectively challenge negative attitudes, reduce the stigma faced by learning disabled citizens in Wales and make a meaningful contribution to their communities.

For two weeks a month, typical working hours would be Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm for 37.5 hours. The remaining two weeks a month would also require the successful candidate to work two Saturday’s a month for approximately four hours each time. On these weeks Monday to Friday hours would vary to accommodate the extra shifts, with time off in lieu taken in agreement with the Senior Project Manager. We also require the successful candidate to be flexible throughout the week in order to travel to North Wales.

Key roles:

  • Manager of People
  • Manager of Resources
  • Manager of Stakeholders
  • Implementer of Change
  • Manager of Information

You will be responsible for the continued smooth operation of this project by undertaking agreed management tasks. You should also possess a background in exhibition or fine art as a large part of your work will include interpreting life stories for community based pop-up exhibitions. It is also desirable that you have experience of oral history or life story collection techniques.

In relation and addition to undertaking managerial support duties, as a Project Manager you will ensure that the team is able to meet its performance objectives and targets by driving a high performance culture.

You will have the responsibility to agree and set performance objectives to make sure strong employee engagement is met and delivered through effective leadership, management, communication and motivation.

To be considered for this role, previous experience in management is expected, as is experience of designing and delivering exhibitions, knowledge of community development and working with those who have a learning disability is highly desirable, as it is important to have an understanding of how a service is run and developed. Qualifications to support these type of posts are also something we would consider. We are looking for someone who is highly passionate, trustworthy and forward thinking who lives by our five key values on a daily basis and has learning disability at the centre of their heart!

To find out more about this position, please click on the pink ‘Role Profile’ button below to review our job description and person specification combined.

If you feel that this will be the perfect job for you, please click on the ‘Apply’ button to begin our application process.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Vacancy ID: 12916