Programme Manager

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£31,371 - £37,849 per annum
20 Sep 2019
05 Oct 2019
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Contract Type
Fixed Term Contract
Working Pattern
Flexible hours

The Employment and Skills Service is looking to recruit to several posts for a new programme named the “Ignite Project”. The Council was successful in a bid through the “Controlling Migration Fund” which is a fund administered by the “Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government”. The primary aim of the 1-year project is to allow the local authority to respond to the impact of recent migration on their communities.
The “Ignite Project” will support refugees and migrants in to employment or a positive destination. A key aspect of the role will be to link with a range of specialist migration/refugee programmes; and partners, including the City Council’s Migration Team, Coventry Refugee and Migrant Centre and Ashley Community Housing. We are looking for individuals who are motivated and passionate about supporting refugees and migrants.

The successful candidate will lead on the Employment and Skills Service aspect of the project. You will be expected to drive the delivery, management and reporting of the project. With strong written and verbal skills, you will be a pro-active individual and a self-starter with experience of project and budget management.

The following are the key areas we are looking at:
• You will have pronounced ICT skills and be proficient in using a variety of packages to accurately record, analyse, monitor and review information.
• The ability to work effectively as part of a team, on your own and with a wide range of partners is also critical to this role.
• Strong analytical and interpersonal skills
• Effective time Management skills, with an ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines, prioritise competing work tasks.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills.
• Excellent research and business networking skills

Working Hours:  37 Hours

Interview Date:  22/10/2019


In return, we can offer you an excellent pension scheme, 'MyCar' scheme, flexible working, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at a number of city centre restaurants, shops and other establishments.

Coventry City Council is committed to delivering the best possible services and improving the quality of life for Coventry people. In order to do this effectively we aim to have a workforce that represents the diverse communities we serve, embracing and utilising the broad range of skills, experiences and perspectives this brings.

We are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for all. This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition.

Key Requirements

This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This post is covered by the Code of Practice on the English language fluency for public sector workers.

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Supporting documents
Job Description & Person Specification .pdf

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