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Project Manager (Communities and Research)

Cambridge House & Talbot

Reports to: Head of Service

Responsible for: Posts allocated to the role

Working hours: 35 (FT) hours per week (Monday to Friday)

Special conditions:

  • Enhanced DBS check
  • Flexible remote and office working arrangements by agreement
  • Occasional evening and weekend work

Job Purpose

As a member of Cambridge House’s Safer Renting Team, led by the Head of Service, this role is to:

  • Prepare and manage delivery of a programme of diverse research and development project plans.
  • Assign project work to self and others according to capacity.
  • Supervise a project officer and oversee a small team of contracted part-time research officers.
  • Keep up to date with policy developments and media coverage relating to the private rented sector.
  • Cultivate positive partnerships and knowledge sharing with relevant campaigning, lobbying and research bodies to collaborate on advancing the Safer Renting mission.
  • Be responsible for regular progress reporting to the management team and external partners.

Key Duties:

Project Management

  • Prepare and agree the annual programme of projects, including SMART objectives.
  • Develop and keep up-to-date SMART project plans with project officers, management team and, where appropriate, external stakeholders including satisfying reporting requirements to funders.
  • Prepare risk assessments and risk mitigation plans for all projects.
  • Keep project plans updated, undertaking regular gap analysis.
  • Provide regular progress reports on an agreed cycle to Head of Service and management team.
  • Ensure compliance with Cambridge House’s data and knowledge management processes and procedures; team data recording and quality assurance processes; and AQS accreditation requirements.

Publish and promote research reports

  • Prepare reports on finalised projects for publication
  • Organise public round tables and events to share our work in line with the Safer Renting Communications plan

Supervise and motivate the Project Tea

  • Supervise and performance manage direct reports in compliance with Cambridge House’s HR policies.
  • Taking responsibility for maintaining agreed cycle of project meeting, agendas and minutes.
  • Liaise with management team to ensure project officers have manageable workloads.
  • Undertake periodic reviews including identifying cross-cutting learning, to share good practice across related initiatives and core operational programme.

Stakeholder Management

  • Administer a range of informal partnership oversight boards where applicable, managing their agenda and action points.
  • Prepare progress reports for funders and other partnership institutions where applicable.

General Responsibilities

  • To keep abreast of the overall work of Cambridge House.
  • To be self-servicing and competent in the use of IT software.
  • To participate in regular supervisions and an annual appraisal, and to be committed to one’s own professional development.
  • To participate in internal/external meetings as required, to attend conferences and other functions, and to contribute to general management decision making as necessary.
  • To comply with all of Cambridge House’s corporate policies and procedures.
  • To carry out any other duties commensurate with the role.
  • To work occasional unsociable hours (evenings and weekends).
  • Travel across, and on occasions, outside of London.

To Apply

Please click on the 'Apply' button, all applicants are required to submit a CV, supporting statement and complete and send our Criminal Records Declaration and EDI form (which are downloadable from our website).

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £30,000 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 4th December 2023
Closes: 14th January 2024
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