Project Coordinator

Manchester Digital -

Full-time (Permanent)
Published on
3 December 2019
Deadline
4 December 2020

Job title: Project Coordinator
Type: Full time or part-time, 12 months fixed contract
Salary: £21- £26k (pro-rata) depending on experience
Reports to: Head of Talent and Skills

The opportunity 
We’re looking for a project coordinator to support our busy and varied programmes that are helping to create the digital and tech workforce for the future .

We are looking for a highly motivated, multi-tasker to help us develop the direction and delivery of our skills programmes working with industry experts, educators and young people.

Do you want to make a real difference to our organisation and the life chances and opportunities of young people, whilst learning new things, applying your skills and expanding your knowledge? We’d love to hear from you.

About our programmes

Digital Her is a programme created by Manchester Digital that exists to end gender inequality in the digital and technology sector by encouraging more young women across Greater Manchester to consider careers in our industry. 

Digital Futures inspires students across the region to consider a career in digital, it gives them access to industry work placements and the opportunity to work on projects designed by local tech businesses.

Software Development Apprenticeship - our industry led apprenticeship is delivered in partnership with. some of the region's leading tech employers and we have a higher than average rate of merits and distinctions compared to the UK average.

Digital Skills Festival - this flagship event has been going for 9 years and is a must attend event for many of the region's tech businesses. The week comprises of a conference, a recruitment fair and opportunities for the tech community to upskill itself and well as providing students with an opportunity to spend a day with a tech business.

What you’ll do (non-exhaustive list) 

You will play a supporting role that contributes to the achievement of our talent and skills portfolio and wider organisational priorities.

  • Key contact point for the programme

  • Organise meetings and events 

  • Undertake all aspects of project administration 

  • Manage effective and timely information flow

  • Build relationships with and communicate with schools/colleges and educators 

  • Build relationships with and communicate with businesses and other stakeholders 

  • Keep project plans and monitor performance 

  • Write project reports 

  • Stakeholder management 

  • Facilitation and delivery of workshops and consultation activities 

  • Promote project benefits and success stories 

  • Undertake project evaluation activities and impact reporting 

  • Be responsible for the promotion and social platform presence of the programme

About you 

You will: 

  • Have an understanding/awareness of the digital and technology sector (or willingness to learn) and a genuine interest in the sector

  • Have an understanding of the principles of good project management

  • Be self-motivated

  • Have excellent organisational skills 

  • Multi-task effectively 

  • Be focused on practical outcomes 

  • Have the ability to communicate effectively at different levels and with different audiences 

  • Have the ability to problem-solve effectively / solution-focused 

  • Take responsibility for your own learning and development 

  • Able to manage multiple stakeholder relationships effectively  

  • Have good personal resilience 

  • Have an aptitude for team working   

  • Develop processes and effective and efficient working practices 

  • Be comfortable working independently and managing your own workload 

This role comes with public profile and responsibility. You will have a great deal of autonomy and you’ll be a key part of the decision making from the start. The role will provide you with the ability to drive programmes forward and develop them.

We don’t always work 9 – 5 so some early event starts and some evening work and general flexibility are required for events. Team spirit and embracing our values is important. 

About us 

Manchester Digital, the largest independent trade body for the digital and technology sector in North West. Established for nearly 20 years we have over 500 digital and technology businesses in our membership, including GCHQ, BBC, Auto Trader, On the Beach and Missguided, who are committed to working with schools and colleges through Digital Her. We believe that by harnessing the power of industry experts we can help tackle the digital skills gap for the future and enable more young women to have amazing careers right here in the region.

Find out more about who we are and what we do: www.manchesterdigital.com

Our values 

We are a culture that:

  • Rewards results 

  • Recognises the hard work we put in 

  • Values knowledge sharing 

  • Values autonomy 

  • Believes in honesty and loyalty 

  • Operates with transparency and accountability 

  • Values resourcefulness and creativity 

  • Believes in making informed decisions 

  • Is personally invested in all that we do/the organisation 

Apply

Send your CV and a short cover note explaining why you are applying for this role and how you fit what we are looking for. Please ensure you refer to the job description details specifically.

beccy@manchesterdigital.com

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