Role summary: Growing Minds aims to improve school readiness in Littlemore and Berinsfield by providing a continuum of support for families from birth until their child is five. This is a ground-breaking initiative run by three Oxfordshire-based early years charities: Peeple, Home-Start Oxford and the Berin Centre. You’ll also have the option to extend your hours and manage other projects within Peeple delivering services in Oxford supporting parents and children to learn together.
Job location (usual place of work): Littlemore, Oxford or remote working
Pay rate: £30,753 p.a. to £33,961 p.a.
Pay is pro rata?: Yes
Job title: Growing Minds Project Manager
Applications close on date: Monday 11th July 12 noon
Hours are: Part time
Contract is: Temporary to permanent
Job description: Main purpose of the job As the Project Manager for Growing Minds, you will lead on fundraising for the future of the project and make a significant contribution to its strategic direction. You will also be responsible for the operational running of the project, overseeing delivery plans, ensuring smooth working and communication between partners, and reporting to funders.
The job optionally includes an extra one or two days a week managing other Peeple projects in the Blackbird Leys/Greater Leys/ Littlemore/Rose Hill areas of Oxford where the Peep Learning Together Programme is delivered to local families by Peeple staff.
Reports to: Peeple Chief Executive Officer Manages: Peeple Project Co-ordinator; other staff as required
Accountabilities • Ensure co-ordination of the Growing Minds partnership so that the delivery plans for project are implemented effectively and that families are offered all appropriate elements of the service. • Ensure timely and effective data collection from partners. • Produce reports for funders and the Peeple board including quantitative and qualitative data. • Ensure funding is in place to secure the sustainability of the project until March 2024.
Key Performance Areas
1. Project Co-ordination
1.1 Schedule, chair and minute regular meetings between partners across the two project areas 1.2 Maintain an overview of the objectives, delivery plans, funding strategy and workplan, and reporting obligations 1.3 Draw up and negotiate Partnership Agreements with the project partners 1.4 Work with project partners to ensure individual inputs meet the needs of the project and funders as a whole 1.5 Manage the administration of Imagination Library
2. Fundraising and donor stewardship
2.1 Work with project partners to devise a funding strategy and workplan for the project. Be responsible for drafting and delivery of the plan, including scheduling of work by project partners 2.2 Write funding bids, letters and campaign materials 2.3 Coordinate a plan for donor care, including donor thanks and site visits
3. Project finance
3.1 Work with the Peeple Finance and HR Manager to prepare the annual project budget and lead discussion with partners over allocation of funds 3.2 Report to partners on income and expenditure against budget including progress in raising funds 3.3 Authorise project spending in line with the budget including disbursement of funds to project partners
4.1 Lead on work with partners to agree shared and local messaging for the project, including consistent publication through partner websites and social media 4.2 Promote Growing Minds locally, nationally, and to policy makers 4.3 Write and collate copy from partners to create quarterly donor and supporter communications
5. Support for project implementation and learning
5.1 Coordinate local practitioner meetings in each project area to support peer learning and development of the frontline support, including the involvement of (non-funded) community partners 5.2 Support the Project Co-ordinator to strengthen relationships with referrers including registry service, midwives and health visitors 5.3 Act as a critical friend to the partnership as needed
6. Impact, data and reporting
6.1 Develop and lead on the implementation of our evaluation strategy 6.2 Work with partners to support them in the planning and delivery of bi-annual Learning Days 6.3 Collate partners’ impact data 6.4 Write impact reports for circulation to donors and funders 6.5 Oversee the ongoing data collection across the project
To apply, please contact: To apply please download full job details and application form from the Peeple website: www.peeple.org.uk/jobs. We do not accept CVs. For further information please email email@example.com or phone Janet Sly on 01865 397978