Anti-Bullying Project Manager

The Diana Award
31 Aug 2017
21 Sep 2017
Contract Type
We're looking for a charismatic, experienced and passionate Anti-Bullying Project Manager to manage the successful delivery of a range of projects within our Anti-Bullying Campaign across the UK and Ireland. Our Anti-Bullying Campaign empowers young people, adults and parents to tackle bullying in their schools and communities. We work primarily with young people aged 5-18 to change the behaviour of young people and shape attitudes. You will provide overall management of the projects ensuring that adequate resources are in place to deliver a wide range of training programmes to young people; parents and teaching staff across a number of different locations. With strong people and project management skills, you will have experience of managing multiple and medium scale projects. Applicants will have an excellent understanding of delivering issues relating to bullying, safeguarding and behaviour and be able to create resources to support our education programmes around these issues; targeted at a wide audience. An exceptional understanding of communicating with young people through all social media outlets is essential, as well as the ability to deliver high quality training. The postholder will also be responsible for ensuring our services achieve or exceed our service level agreements and budgets in order to achieve key performance targets. The position requires an individual with the ability to manage own time, manage a team of staff and volunteers, as well as managing multiple projects across the UK and Ireland. Key Responsibilities and duties: Deliver and develop training modules and programmes to groups of young people, school staff and adult including parents across the UK and Ireland and develop high quality resources Resource and content development for related projects Supporting the team of coordinators in ensuring specific KPIs are achieved Undertake regular reviews of the project and its evaluation, and lead the development of new and existing training materials, in order to lead to evidence-based improvements in positive outcomes for young people Ensure appropriate reporting structures are in place to ensure timely feedback to meet funding obligations Ensure that all key stakeholder relations are managed to the highest standard, and oversee the smooth running of projects across the department Work closely with other departments to ensure the effective promotion of The Diana Award Anti-Bullying Programme Write reports for funders, stakeholders and partners, focusing on outputs and outcomes Managing key events To undertake any other reasonable duties as may be required To contribute to the general administration, well running and development of the organisation Line manage Coordinators, Officers and volunteers, ensuring they are supervised, developed and their training needs are identified and met Coach and support team members to reach set performance indicators Person Specification: Experience/Knowledge Successful track record in developing and maintaining a performance and accountability culture that measures and beats its KPIs Demonstrable track record of ability to provide strong leadership of a diverse team and organisation and the ability to build good relations, quickly establish credibility and carry the confidence of different stakeholders. Have interest and in-depth knowledge in the work of the voluntary sector particularly when it comes to bullying and online safety Proven experience of running effective campaigns with tangible, demonstrable outcomes. Effective high level contact with significant external stakeholders. Demonstrated success in new programme development and in winning new business and developing and maintaining client relationships Demonstrable expertise in terms of knowledge and experience of youth engagement work, mentoring, and working with young people who are vulnerable or at risk A proven track record of effectiveness in leading teams, including setting aims and objectives and influencing others to achieve those aims Excellent project management skills, with the ability to adapt and solve problems quickly Ability to demonstrate a history of effective partnership work with other organisations, sub-regional agencies and local authorities, building and maintaining networks and maintaining relationships Excellent knowledge of child protection, and legislation regarding children and young people, including safeguarding and child protection, both on and offline Experience of writing reports and summaries Experience of organising and prioritising a demanding workload, to meet deadlines Experience of organizing large scale events and programmes aimed at a variety of audiences Experience of line management of coordinators and officers Experience of being part of research and academic based projects is desirable Key Skills Excellent IT skills including Microsoft Office software Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate clearly and succinctly, both orally and in writing, including online communication. Knowledge and experience of online networking, familiarity with digital technologies and ability to manage work in an online environment Ability to negotiate, persuade and explain to diverse stakeholders and potential partners and funders A team-player, able to work in support of other teams and bring together colleagues from different departments Ability to set and work towards ambitious long-term and short-term targets Self-motivated and able to work well both as an individual and as part of a team Energetic, flexible, willingness to work outside of 'normal' office hours and to travel throughout the UK and Europe Personal Attributes Commitment to The Diana Award's vision, values and mission Personal integrity and credibility A 'can do' attitude Commitment to self-development Good judgment Ability to work well under pressure Energetic, flexible, willingness to work outside of 'normal' office hours