Project Manager

Renaisi

  • Team: Consultancy
  • Grade: Manager
  • Salary: £30,000 - £40,000
  • Location: London, but some remote working
  • Closing: 12:00pm, 26th Jan 2023 GMT

Job Description

*1hr interview anticipated to take place over Microsoft Teams. You will also be asked to do a written task one hour before the interview*

Renaisi is a social enterprise that helps people and places to thrive. Founded in 1998 to regenerate deprived neighbourhoods in Hackney, East London. Our mission is to create the conditions for strong, inclusive communities to thrive by supporting people to learn work and connect with their community, help organisations across the UK to understand and evaluate their impact on communities and develop collaborative strategies for improving places.

We care about creating the conditions for strong, inclusive communities to thrive. Find out more at www.renaisi.com.

The main responsibility of the Project Manager is managing evaluation and learning projects through the full project cycle, from evaluation design, to data collection and analysis, through to developing conclusions and recommendations. The role includes:

Project Management

•  Project managing small research and evaluation projects for external clients or internally at Renaisi,

•  Project managing strands of a larger project for external clients or internally at Renaisi,

• Responsibility for adhering to agreed budgets, resource plans and timelines, meeting project milestones, and managing the work of the project team, sub-contractors and partners.

Conducting Research and Analysis

• Designing and implementing high quality research, analysis and evaluation methodologies for small projects. This might include: designing discussion guides; conducting interviews in person or over the phone; setting up and running surveys; facilitating focus groups and workshops; and recruiting participants,

• Managing research strands of projects,

• Managing robust and imaginative analysis of qualitative and quantitative data to create insight for Renaisi and our clients,

• Ensuring ethical approaches are used in all of our research.

Business development work

• Preparing and contributing to proposals for new client commissions as part of a wider team,

•Supporting pitch presentations for new client commissions,

•Supporting clients,

• Drafting accessible and concise reporting outputs of evaluation findings, in Word and PowerPoint,

• Presentation of findings to clients and stakeholders,

• Maintaining strong client relationships for commissioned work, ensuring that communication is regular, proactive and respects client confidentiality,

• Attending client meetings as necessary and being prepared to attend evening and weekend meetings and events as required.

Team Management

• Line management of junior staff within the consultancy team,

• Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with colleagues at all levels,

•Leading on recruitment of junior staff, with support from Team Manager

Company,

• Contribute to organisational learning, for example through internal initiatives such as sustainability and equal opportunities, internal evaluation or equitable evaluation,

• Promoting the image of Renaisi, which may include attending conferences, training, exhibitions and other events and preparing publicity material,

• Promote equal opportunities and cultural development,

• Carry out all duties in accordance with Renaisi’s Equal Opportunities Policy.

Notes

1. In addition to the above, you may be required to carry out any other duties required to ensure the implementation of the programmes and projects or other areas of work for which the Company is responsible.

2. This list is not to be regarded as exclusive or exhaustive. Any additions or alterations will be put in writing by the Chief Executive or a Company Director.

Requirements-

About you; your skills, knowledge and experience.

1.     Values and equalities

  • Proven and demonstrable commitment to the principles and practice of equal opportunities in employment, and ability to promote the Company’s Equal Opportunities Policies (essential),

  • Identify with the values and ethos of Renaisi (essential).

2.     Experience

  • Minimum of three years of experience of social research and evaluation in an applied setting (essential),

  • Designing and managing projects effectively through the full life cycle of proposal, implementation, delivery, completion and post-project review (essential),

  • Designing and delivering research and evaluation projects within a strong ethical framework (essential),

  • Line managing junior colleagues, and supporting them with their progression and development (desirable).

3.     Knowledge

  • Good knowledge of the issues affecting the communities and organisations that Renaisi works with (essential),

  • Knowledge and expertise of research and evaluation methods and analysis, including both qualitative and quantitative methods (essential),

  • Knowledge of different evidentiary quality levels, and the trade-offs required in delivering practical and robust research for charities, social enterprises and the local public sector (desirable).

  • Interest in one or more of the following areas (essential):

Employment and skills, Public health, Youth sector, Education, Families and carers, Community engagement and/or Arts and culture.

4.     Attributes

  • Prioritising, planning and managing multiple tasks (essential),

  • Managing project teams and maintaining positive working relationships with other staff (essential),

  • Communicating highly effectively, both orally (presentations, client meetings, telephone) and in writing (reports, PowerPoint slides, blogs) (essential),

  • High quality analytical skills involving a high attention to detail and accuracy (essential),

  • Confidence to liaise and negotiate with clients in person and via email / telephone (essential),

  • Being interpersonal and empathetic (essential),

  • Self-motivated and able to act on own initiative (essential),

  • A high attention to detail and accuracy (essential),

  • Ability to work with diverse groups – including vulnerable participants in research and evaluation (desirable),

  • Interest in and flexibility to work across different projects and sectors (desirable)

5.     Qualifications

  • A-Level or equivalent qualifications in subjects that include research, numeracy and/or writing skills (essential),

  • An undergraduate degree in any Social Science, Science, Humanities or Business subject is desirable but not essential if you have other professional or voluntary experience (desirable),

  • Professional qualifications in any discipline that includes numeracy, writing skills and/or oral communication/presentation skills is desirable but not essential if you have other academic or voluntary experience (desirable).

We are looking for people who want to make a difference to communities and places with meaningful research and consultancy projects. We’re passionate about that and you’ll need to be too!

Examples of relevant experience includes some of the following:

  • Experience working with communities or people from diverse backgrounds

  • Research skills, including the ability to rapidly digest information and make sense of complex problems Project Manager 5

  • Experience of doing or participating in evaluations or other types of research

  • Experience of managing multiple projects at the same time

  • Excellent writing skills (either academic or professional)

How to apply:

Please apply by completing the application form. Please attach a CV and answer all sift questions to outline your skills and experience against the Job Description and Personal Specifications. For questions or queries about the role please contact Lily O’Flynn at l.oflynn@renaisi.com or m.nichols@renaisi.com.

CLOSING DATE: Monday 26th of January 2023 at 12:00 pm. Applications received after this time will not be considered.

We encourage applicants to submit their applications as soon as they can.

Renaisi is an equal opportunities employer. If you require any adjustments as part of your application please contact us to discuss.

No agencies please.

Benefits:

As much as we’re looking for someone with the relevant skills, knowledge and experience, we are also looking for someone who wants to make a difference to communities, organisations and places. We’re passionate about that and you’ll need to be too!

We want to give back to our team as well and offer:

  • £30k - £40k salary per annum,

  • Permanent Role,

  • NEST pension scheme (6% Pension contribution),

  • 5 days paid charity days per year,

  • 25 days holiday entitlement + 1 day per year of tenure (max 5),

  • Cycle To Work Scheme,

  • Employee Assistance Programme.

Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Applications closed Thu 26th Jan 2023

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Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Applications closed Thu 26th Jan 2023