Project Manager

Posted 15 days agoExpires in 3 hours
Leicester
Permanent
£35700

Help us make our churches more diverse

Research suggests that by 2050, about 30% of the UK population will be from the global majority. Current trends suggest that only a fraction of that number will be part of worshipping communities in the Church of England.

The Diocese of Leicester is responding to this challenge through an innovative project working with a number of churches in developing Intercultural Worshipping Communities– each will be given additional resources in order to foster an inclusive culture.

We are looking for a full-time Project Manager to work with the Diocesan BAME Mission and Ministry Enabler in implementing our strategy, and coordinating, managing and monitoring the implementation of the project.

Joining a thriving Mission and Ministry Team, you’ll be passionate about seeing churches grow and culture change as God’s Spirit leads us into new places. You’ll also be able to think strategically and act pragmatically, to produce plans and tenaciously deliver results without losing sight of the ‘why’.

The Project Manager is responsible for leading and managing the project from initial set up through to successful delivery.

Project Development

  • Implement the project confirming the outputs and outcomes to be delivered, alongside the appropriate lead and lag measures.
  • Define the project’s governance framework, including the approach to effective planning, monitoring and delivery of the project’s outcomes.
  • Implement the mechanisms by which lead and lag measures can be tracked.

Project Management

  • Day to day management of the project, proactively monitoring overall progress and ensuring that individual projects and the overall programme deliver to the appropriate quality, time and budget.
  • Manage and resolve any risks and issues that arise, initiating corrective action as appropriate.
  • Effective coordination of all contexts and their interdependencies, both within and external to the project.
  • Manage third party contributions to the project (partners, other agencies, consultants etc).
  • Report progress of the project at regular intervals to the Programme Board and the Portfolio Management Group, including tracking the delivery of outputs and outcomes.

Change Management & Communications

  • Assess the influences, interests and attitudes of the key stakeholders and align the communication and engagement plan accordingly.
  • Proactive day-to-day stakeholder engagement, building on positive feedback and identifying any barriers/resistance to change.
  • Track how well changes are being delivered and monitor the capacity of the organisation to cope with the level of change being introduced.

Resource Management

  • Manage the project budget, monitoring expenditure and costs against the outcomes to be realised as the project progresses.

Character and personal qualities

A desire to serve churches in the Diocese of Leicester and passion for enabling spiritual and numerical growth.

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An ability to cope well with times of change and encourage others in the same

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A pro-active self-starter, but also happy to work as necessary under supervision and to the plans of others.

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Experience and qualifications

Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to tailor words and pictures to different audiences and present credibly to churches and leadership teams.

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Programme and project management qualification or relevant experience of managing programmes and projects in a complex environment.

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Change management skills and the ability to promote good practice, deal with conflict and address any barriers or resistance to change.

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Ability of working with a diverse range of stakeholders from different disciplines and with differing viewpoints.

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Awareness and understanding of techniques for planning, monitoring and measuring programmes and projects, including risk management.

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Proven ability to lead and support organisational change and embed these changes firmly in an organisation.

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Understanding of the structure, breadth and dynamics of the Church of England.

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Experience in coaching others and facilitating learning.

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Experience and understanding of cross-cultural dynamics.

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Skills/Aptitudes

Leadership and influencing skills, with the ability to bring order to complex situations and find innovative ways of solving or pre-empting problems.

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Ability to think strategically and act pragmatically; able to produce plans and tenaciously deliver results without losing sight of the strategic context.

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Excellent communication skills.

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Excellent IT competency in Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

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Ability to work under pressure, to changing and simultaneous deadlines.

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Ability to deal sensitively and diplomatically with a range of people.

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Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.

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Good understanding of financial budgeting and budget management

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A completer finisher

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Attention to detail

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Ability to arrange own transport for work travel

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