Permanent

Helping Hands Programme Manager

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an innovative, creative and resourceful individual to lead and manage our Helping Hands Project Team. This unique programme undertakes one-off home improvement projects such as accessible/sensory garden and bedroom makeovers.

Job details

Location

Head Office, Cheltenham

Salary

circa £35,000 per annum

Hours of work

Full time/35 hours per week

Contract

Permanent

Closing date

November 24, 2021

Background

WellChild, based in the centre of Cheltenham, is the national charity for sick children. We fund a wide variety of programmes and services to care for and support children and young people who are living with serious illness or have exceptional care needs.

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an innovative, creative and resourceful individual to lead and manage our Helping Hands Project Team. This unique programme undertakes one-off home improvement projects such as accessible/sensory garden and bedroom makeovers at families homes which have a positive, practical and long-lasting impact on the lives of children and young people that we work with and their families. This is a challenging but hugely rewarding role that works with an experienced and highly committed team of staff to deliver these projects. A key focus on this role going forward will be leading on the programme’s recovery from the effects of the pandemic and planning an exciting phase of sustainable future growth across the UK.

Key Skills

The successful candidate must be able to evidence that they possess:

  • Effective and efficient project management skills.
  • Extensive experience of overseeing and delivering high quality practical projects on time and to complex donor-funded budgets.
  • Experience of completing health & safety risk assessments.
  • Experience of financial management, budgeting and forecasting processes.
  • Working with and leading small teams.
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Practical DIY expertise as projects will include some manual work and very tight deadlines.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Resilience, adaptability and the ability to balance a fast-paced workload with clear forward planning and an eye for detail.
  • Strong negotiating and influencing skills.
  • A talent for identifying and maximising opportunities.
  • The capability to develop and implement new ideas alongside robust processes and procedures.
  • Stakeholder management, building successful working relationships with partners and donors.

What we can offer

  • Competitive salary circa £35,000 per annum
  • 23 days holiday on appointment rising to 27 days plus 8 bank holidays
  • Stakeholder Pension Scheme from appointment
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • TOIL for out of hours work

Work for us

JOB TITLE: Helping Hands Programme Manager
REPORTING TO: Director of Programmes
DIRECT REPORTS: Three
LOCATION: Head Office, Cheltenham
HOURS: Full time/35 hours per week

Other

This is a permanent full-time role, based in Cheltenham with some regular homeworking, fairly regularly travel working around the UK outside of normal hours, and occasional overnight stays.

Equal Opportunities

WellChild actively promotes equality, diversity and inclusion. We match charity needs with skills and experience of candidates, irrespective of age, disability (including hidden disabilities), gender, gender identity or gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation. We do this because we know greater diversity will lead to even greater results for the Charity and families that we work with.

Safer Recruitment

WellChild is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The suitability of all prospective employees or volunteers will be assessed during the recruitment process. The successful candidate will be required to complete regular safeguarding training and undertake a DBS check relevant to the requirements of the role. For this role that will involve a basic disclosure.

How to Apply

Application forms can be found below.
Completed application forms should be sent to jobs@wellchild.org.uk
Applications can also be posted to HR Team, WellChild, 16 Royal Crescent, Cheltenham, GL50 3DA.

Use of Curriculum Vitae (CVs)

Our policy is to recruit our employees on the basis of their suitability for the work to be done. An application form allows us to compare individuals based on like for like information and as such we do not accept a CV unless accompanied by a fully completed application form.

Recruitment Timetable

Application deadline: 12 midday 24th November 21
Proposed interview dates: W/C 6th December 21
Interview location: Cheltenham office

Queries

If you have a query regarding the recruitment process, require additional information, or would like to arrange an informal discussion about this role, please contact Johanna Waltho, HR Manager on johannawaltho@wellchild.org.uk or jobs@wellchild.org.uk.

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