Join our Team - We are looking for a Project Manager
Full time and Fixed Term Contract until 31/12/2019
Salary: £37, 591 per annum.
About the Organisation
Politics Plus, was established to enhance the capacity of elected Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs) and representatives of political parties; to strengthen the role of women and young people in political and public life; and deliver international development and exchange programmes for elected representatives and public officials in states affected by conflict and instability.
It is widely accepted that there has been insufficient representation of women in peace negotiations and in engagement in community reconciliation in Northern Ireland and the border regions of the Republic of Ireland. It is difficult for women to have their voices heard and to participate fully in initiatives intended to support the transition out of conflict. Therefore, in further development of the work of Politics Plus, in partnership with Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action (NICVA) and Irish Rural Link, we have developed an innovative project seeking to help address this issue: The Next Chapter.
The Next Chapter project aims to improve the representation of women in public and political life and contribute to a more gender-sensitive society, and this will in turn create positive working relationships between people from different communities. This project will include the creation of a network of people working together to support peace and reconciliation, mobilising social change in their own communities and throughout the entire region. The Next Chapter will contribute to SEUPB’s overarching programme output of regional level projects that result in meaningful, purposeful and sustained contact between persons from different communities.
Politics Plus, in partnership with NICVA and Irish Rural link will implement this project on a cross-community and cross-border basis. 10 Chapters will be set up across constituency areas in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland; across the border regions, on a cross-community basis and will be inclusive of participants from all communities. The Chapters will make up a network of participants brought together with the collective goal of mobilising social change in their areas, through building their capacity and networks and working together towards a better future.
The Next Chapter project is supported by the European Union’s PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB).
Politics Plus (lead partner) in partnership with NICVA and Irish Rural Link will implement this collaborative project.
This project is funded until 31st December 2019.
About the Role
The Project Manager will be employed by the lead partner, Politics Plus, to ensure the smooth delivery of the project throughout its lifetime. This role will involve operational responsibility for the core components of the project and will involve; identifying tasks and responsibilities of the project team and developing action plans for staff. The Project Manager will ensure that the project is effectively resourced and will manage the project team to ensure the delivery of project outputs.
The Project Manager is required to have experience managing public-funded projects and a combination of skills, including the ability to work collaboratively with stakeholders, to have a high degree of impact and influence, as well as more general people management skills.
For more information, including a full Job Description and Person Specification, please download our Candidate Information Booklet and Application Form via this link.
Closing date: 5pm on Tuesday 24th July 2018.
Politics Plus is an equal opportunities employer