- Reference: 011698
- Published on: Mon 17/07/2017 12:11 PM
- Closing on: Sun 06/08/2017 23:55 PM
- Working Pattern: Full Time, Permanent
- Hours: 37.5 hours per week.
- Salary: £39,720 pa plus excellent benefits
- DBS Check: No
- Location: Manchester
Closing date: 6 August 2017 (at Midnight). Interview dates: 16 & 17 August 2017
We’re looking for an exceptional individual with strong analytical and communication skills and a proven
project /change management background to join us as a Development Manager and take responsibility for developing and managing a new programme focussed on transforming the PRS for vulnerable tenants in Greater Manchester.
The Nationwide Foundation is funding this post as part of its Transforming the Private Rented Sector in Greater Manchester programme
Transforming the Private rented sector in Greater Manchester programme
The Nationwide Foundation is a charitable funder (charity number 1065552) with the strategic aim of increasing the availability of decent, affordable homes for people in need. One of three programmes to deliver its strategy is Transforming the Private Rented Sector, which has the intended outcome that the private rented sector (PRS) will provide homes for people in need that are more affordable, secure accessible and better quality.
A major focus of the delivery of this programme is a commitment from the Nationwide Foundation to fund and support collaborative work in Greater Manchester, finding ways to meaningfully improve the PRS in the region.
The work in Greater Manchester will find system wide solutions to improve the PRS for vulnerable tenants and will maximise the opportunity presented by the new metro mayoral political system for influencing local and, in time, national change.
Crucial to the work is the inclusion of tenants’ voices and collaboration with all stakeholders. The work will be led by a partnership board which will include representatives from the new mayoral combined authority, housing providers, local authorities, charities and other relevant service providers, private tenants and landlords.
A project team will be hosted by Shelter Manchester and will be responsible for managing the work, which will include working with private tenants to identify issues and finding potential solutions to address these issues. The ideas will be explored via a test and learn grants programme that will allow learning to be evidenced, with the intention of future scaling up.
The Nationwide Foundation has initially made a three-year, £1m commitment to support the work.
This is your chance to play a key role right from the start. You will act as a lynchpin for the project, using your strong project management skills and techniques, relationship and communication expertise and commitment to Shelter’s and the Nationwide Foundation’s values and the change we want to see. You will drive the programme forward from its inception and ensure the programme’s objectives are fulfilled, creating lasting change for people in need.
Benefits include 30 days’ annual leave, the possibility of flexible working and significant opportunities for learning and development.
Your key responsibilities:
- Making sure that the overarching aims and objectives of The Nationwide Foundation’s TRPSM Programme are achieved
- Supporting the establishment and running of a TPRS Partnership Board
- Identifying key stakeholders and developing relationships across Greater Manchester
- Developing innovative and accessible methods to amplify tenant and landlord voices and facilitating the formal, independent evaluations of the programme in conjunction with TNF.
- Developing and maintaining strategic and operational relationships with a range of relevant stakeholders across Greater Manchester
- Direct line management of other TPRSGM project team members
And what you’ll need:
- Excellent project management skills and experience of using project management tools and techniques
- Experience of developing and maintaining strategic and operational relationships and partnerships across a range of sectors
- The ability to analyse and present complex information to a range of audiences
- Experience of business development and service implementation
- Excellent presentation and communication skills, proficiency using social media, case management and reporting systems and the credibility to influence and manage stakeholders across a variety of sectors.
- An understanding of housing, homelessness and the private rented sector
Shelter is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of clients, in particular children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff, workers and volunteers to share this commitment.
At Shelter, we welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. We are facing diverse problems, so need diverse people to tackle them.
Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help.
We’re here so no one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own.
Shelter does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.