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Commissioning Project Manager

Zoek Pin Manchester, Greater Manchester, England

36922.0000 - 40876.0000

Temporary (Full time)

Posted 20 days ago

Commissioning Project Manager

Salary: £36,922 -£40,876


Contract: Fixed Term Contract until September 2023

Location: Flexible working (Tootal Building, Oxford Road, Manchester and working form home)

Closing date: 2nd June 2021 at midnight

*** To make a full application please visit our recruitment website ***

Your role

This is a critical and new role within the Education, Work and Skills team that will project manage the commissioning of a wide range of activities and programmes across Greater Manchester’s employment and skills landscape.

The purpose of the role will be to drive the commissioning of delivery on GM’s European Social Fund (ESF) Skills for Growth Programme which will deliver £42m worth of technical skills meeting the needs of GM’s priority sector employers.

Working as part of a team the role will be responsible for transforming the intelligence gathered by GMCA’s Intelligence team into programme’s and projects of work, commissioning key organisations across GM to deliver these, ensuring the projects are successfully commissioned, implemented and delivered.

About you

We are looking for an exceptional individual with a track record in using research and analytic skills to present the business case for change whilst designing programmes that are able to contribute towards an evidence base that can influence policy makers and commissioners, producing and overseeing the delivery of project plans, developing specifications and supporting the implementation and oversight of aspects of their delivery.

For this role it is vital that you are able to effectively project manage multiple schemes of work in parallel. You must be able to think strategically, anticipating and resolving problems before they arise and used to making decisions autonomously, on difficult issues, working to tight and often changing timescales. You will be able to prioritise your own work and direct the activities of others.

You will need to build and maintain relationships with potential providers through market engagement activities and wider strategic communications.

About us:

As an employer, the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) is made up of a number of key Greater Manchester strategic functions and service providers including; Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS); Waste and Recourses; Environment; Work and Skills; Research; Public Sector Reform; Police, Crime and Criminal Justice; Homelessness; the Greater Manchester Ageing Hub and the Commissioning Hub.

We value the diversity of our employees, and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects our diverse communities across Greater Manchester. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified individuals, irrespective of people's age, disability, gender, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or other personal circumstances. We have guidance in place to ensure that all applicants are treated fairly and consistently at every stage of the recruitment process, including the consideration of reasonable adjustments for people who have a disability.

The GMCA is an Equal Opportunities Employer and we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

Our offer

In return for your hard work, we offer our employees a competitive package as part of our offer, which includes:

· - Flexible working conditions with the ability to accrue 2 flexi days every 4 weeks (up to grade 11)

· - Family friendly policies including parental leave (maternity, shared parental, adoption, maternity support)

· - Ability to buy additional annual leave

· - Generous Annual leave scheme - 25 days + Bank Holidays per annum upon starting, after 5 years service increase to 30 days + BH and after 10 years service increase to 32 days +BH.

· - Local Government Pension Scheme

· - Employer investment in training and development, and professional sponsorship including CPD

· - Corporate travel loans

· - Cycle scheme

· - Discount scheme (MiRewards) on local and national high street brands

· - Health and wellbeing offer - Occupational Health and Employee Assistance programme

· - Modern city centre offices (role specific)

· - Sports and welfare club

· - Commitment to diversity and inclusivity with 4 active staff networks for; LGBTA, BAME, Disability and Womens

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