Vacancy details

CRF Project Manager

Location: Peripatetic – Hertfordshire region

Posted on: 02/12/2021

Do you have a real passion for supporting with SMEs?

Do you have experience of project managing and driving funded business support contracts?

Can you lead and motivate a team?

If so, this role could be for you!

About the role

This is a great opportunity for an individual with experience of project management in business support, to make an impact within the local SME business support landscape. 

The main purpose of the role is to take overall responsibility for the successful delivery of two Community Renewal Funded business support projects, being delivered through a partnership of key business support providers in Hertfordshire; ensuring that all project objectives and outputs are achieved within the agreed timeframes and compliance conditions met, whilst maximising drawdown of available the funding.

Key tasks and responsibilities include:

  • Developing and implementing project mobilisation and delivery plans/strategy; 
  • Leading and managing the CRF projects delivery team, covering all aspects of people management activities (recruitment and onboarding, performance management and improvement, absence management, learning and development, coaching and mentoring, wellbeing, etc.);
  • Designing, developing and implementing project processes and procedures, ensuring they are fit for purpose and enable MI reporting as required by the project.
  • Managing the planning and monitoring of the project’s budget, taking corrective action where required to ensure maximum drawdown of funding available;
  • Developing, maintaining, and managing strong and effective relationships with delivery partners including Visit Herts and UH to ensure all work streams are delivered successfully;

About you

We are looking for someone who has demonstrable track record and experience of driving the successful delivery of business support projects and contracts, ideally working with public sector funding.

The successful candidate will also need to have the following skills and experience:

  • Experience of and working knowledge of HR processes for managing people and teams; Experience of leading and managing a team to deliver an exceptional service to internal and external stakeholders;
  • Experience of financial and general monitoring and project management systems;
  • People management skills, in particular motivating and encouraging others, coaching, and mentoring, adaptable communication style, managing conflict, giving feedback, etc);
  • Ability to identify and solve problems;
  • Ability to interpret complex guidelines;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Empathetic and able to develop rapport with partners, businesses and colleagues;

What do we offer?

This is a full-time, fixed term contract until the 30 June 2022.  The role is peripatetic and we currently working remotely due to Covid-19. with occasional days at our offices in Hatfield. We are flexible as to where you are based but this role will require meeting partners face to face across Hertfordshire, as well as via video calls, and visits to our Hatfield offices when required.

  • The salary of up to £45,000 per annum for the right candidate;
  • Car allowance of £3,840 per annum
  • Broadband allowance;
  • A generous, up to 10.5% non-contributory pension scheme (conditional upon being enrolled and remaining in the scheme for the duration of employment);
  • 26 days holiday (rising to 28 after 2 years’ service, pro rata for part time);
  • Free car parking onsite;
  • A flexible and supportive working culture including access to mental health first aiders;
  • Wellbeing programme for employees including access to discounts, workshops, health screening, employee assistance programme, Doctorline and more;
  • A modern, open space and technology enabled working environment.
  • A range of flexible benefits including holiday-buy scheme, eye care vouchers, annual flu vaccination and a cycle-to-work scheme.

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all and value diversity in our workforce.  If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

About us

We are one of the UK’s foremost business support organisations with approximately 200 employees across a number of locations. For over 25 years, we have provided business advisory services to more than 500,000 small to medium sized businesses on behalf of Government and Private sector organisations. As a business we recognise that giving a superior service to our clients depends on making the most of our people and we aim to give our teams challenging opportunities, recognition for achievement, job enrichment and the maximum flexibility we can.

The fine print

  • Please note we are not a Home Office visa sponsorship licence holder and therefore you must be currently eligible to live and work in the UK to apply for this role.
  • Please read our recruitment privacy notice for information about how we process your personal data.

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Creative Sector Specialist Adviser

Peripatetic – Hertfordshire region

CRF Business Information Adviser

Hatfield – currently working remotely

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