Project Manager

UK Youth
09 Nov 2019
15 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Project Manager

This is an exciting time to join our creative and dynamic National Programmes Team as an organised, energetic and highly competent Project Manager.

This is a busy role for a talented individual who has experience of managing effective projects, engaging with a wide range of stakeholders and is passionate about raising awareness of the youth sector. We are looking for someone who is proactive and uses their initiative to find creative solutions and manage priorities. You will have excellent attention to detail, be super organised and a team player.

About UK Youth

UK Youth provides young people aged 8-25 with high quality services, delivered through a network of 3,536 local youth organisations across the UK. Together we offer support, advice and training to over 1.5 million young people to equip them with skills for the future and help them engage in education, volunteering and employment.

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About the role

We are looking for an organised, energetic and highly competent Project Manager with experience of managing effective projects. You will be a key member of the National Programmes Team working across a portfolio of our inspiring projects that give young people the skills they need to grow into confident and capable adults who lead fulfilling lives.

Our programmes tackle widespread issues and range from music and sport engagement, coding, social action, road safety, financial education and employability. Our partners and funders include Microsoft, UPS, Coca-Cola European Partners, The National Lottery Community Fund and Sport England.

You will to be responsible for managing all project related activity for multiple programmes including promotion, training sessions and events, building and maintaining relationships with delivery partners, establishing and maintaining databases, producing documents, reports and presentations and administration.

In this exciting and flexible role, you will work closely with National Programmes team, as well as with the Finance, Impact & Learning, Membership and Communications teams, to lead the delivery of a number of programmes within UK Youth. You will provide support and direction to project coordinators and interns, depending on the projects that you are responsible for. You will report to a Head of National Programmes.

You will be creative, proactive and have initiative and ideas. You will be organised, driven, reliable and have a positive approach to your work. You will be able to work at a high level both within UK Youth and with our charity and corporate partners, have a flexible approach to work and be prepared to travel away from home on occasion to meet operational needs.

This is an exciting time to join our team in a role that offers you the opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of thousands of young people.

How to Apply

To apply please click the "Apply Now " button and upload a CV and supporting statement. Please ensure you fully addresses the criteria in the person specification and to state your salary expectations. Full details of the role can be found in the person specification below.

Alternatively you can forward a CV together with a one page supporting statement to .

Closing date for applications will be 9 am, 25 November 2019.

Interviews will take place in the week commencing 2 December 2019

Why work at UK Youth?

We are a value-based, passionate and committed organisation offering a friendly working environment with lots of opportunities for professional development and socialising with colleagues through activities such as office yoga, lunch and learn sessions and potluck lunches; as well as optional out of work social events such as bowling, tennis and baking.

This role will be located at our new Head Office in Westminster. With multiple public transport links, a bright, modern and engaging working environment and access to local green spaces, the river Thames, cafes, bars and shops. We also benefit from a staffed reception, 24 hour access, showers and cycle storage, with a modern kitchen and communal spaces as well as free fruit and breakfast provided for all staff.

UK Youth prides itself on being an Equal Opportunity employer and we would particularly welcome applications for this role from those who identify under one of the protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010, which include race, age, disability, gender, religion or belief, and sexual orientation.

We value the differences that a diverse workforce brings and are committed to inclusivity, and to employing and supporting a diverse workforce. Our selection procedures ensure that people are treated on the basis of their relevant merits, experience, skills and abilities and that no individual receives more or less favourable treatment. We can offer flexibility through the interview process and endeavour to accommodate candidate's needs.

What we can offer you?

A salary of GBP30,000-GBP36,000, dependent on experience and other benefits including:
  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays (pro rata for part time staff)
  • Pension scheme (currently UK Youth match employee contributions up to 5%)
  • Membership of our life insurance scheme which would pay out up to 4 times your salary
  • 15% off at Cotswold Outdoor, Snow+Rock, Runners Need and Cycle Surgery.
  • Employee Assistance programme to support employees both professionally and personally
  • 20% discount off bookings at Avon Tyrrell our New Forest Outdoor Centre including, camping, lodges and outdoor activities

We are committed to investing in the personal and professional development of everyone at UK Youth. Every staff member is entitled to 1 days paid development per calendar year in addition to the 2 days charity wide staff training days as well as volunteering leave one full day or two half days per calendar year.

Additional Information

As part of the recruitment process UK Youth will be gathering and uses certain information about you. For further information regarding this please review our Data protection privacy notice (recruitment ) which explains what data of yours we process and how we use it.

As this role involves working in a regulated environment with young people any offer will be conditional to satisfactory background checks which include criminal record check and employment reference.

Job Location

London, some travel is required across the UK, London, some travel maybe required across the UK, London, UK

Working Hours

37.5 Hours per week

Employment Type


Base Salary

GBP 30,000 - GBP 36,000

Date posted

November 8, 2019

Valid through

November 25, 2019

Job Description & Person Specification

Project Manager

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