Project Manager

Funded By –  Heritage Lottery Fund:

Next Step Initiative is a registered Scottish Charity Incorporated Organisation and leading ethnic minority social enterprise that works to empower, improve and transform the quality of life of African communities in Scotland

Project: The Ethnic Minority Career Museum & Built Environment Heritage Programme

Post Title: Project Manager; The Ethnic Minority Career Museum & Built Environment Heritage Programme

Main Purpose of Post:
Next Step Initiative (NSI) has created ‘’ The Ethnic Minority Career Museum & Built Environment Heritage Programme’’ to focus specifically on the people of African and Caribbean/Ethnic Minority Communities across Scotland on widening and strengthening skills development within both the Museum and Built Environment Heritage Sectors. This new initiative will help to specifically address both sector-specific skills shortages and the under-representation of African and Caribbean/Ethnic Minority Communities in both the Museums and Built Environment Heritage Sector’s workforce across Scotland.

Contract Terms: Fixed Term

Salary: £26004 per annum, inclusive 4% Pension Contributions, Employer’s NI & Tax

Number of Hours: 35 hours per week, permanent post

Start Date: 1st March 2018        End Date: 28th February 2021

Location: The work will be office based in Glasgow with travel across Scotland required

Reporting to:  NSI CEO

We are looking for an exceptional and experienced Project Manager to join our team to deliver a new project across Scotland, working with African and Caribbean & Ethnic Minority Communities, local communities, Museum and Built Environment Heritage Sector partners to deploy new approaches in empowering and mobilizing communities. You will be part of an innovative and learning organisation; our work builds strong, resilient African and Caribbean/Ethnic Minority Communities and gives people the tools to make real lasting changes in their lives.

Your Role:
As part of the team at Next Step Initiative, you will coordinate, manage and deliver ‘’ The Ethnic Minority Career Museum & Built Environment Heritage Programme ‘’.

The project involves  the delivery of high-quality work-based training to people of African and Caribbean/Ethnic Minority Communities across Scotland in both Museum and Built Environment Heritage, outreach awareness raising events in the community, capacity building programme with Scottish Museums and Built Environment Sector on how  to engage and work with African and Ethnic Minority Communities, provide support to 16 full time  paid accredited work-based training and placements opportunities for African and Caribbean/Ethnic Minority Communities’ individuals within Scottish Museums/Built Environment and bring together Scottish Museums/Built Environment heritage organisations through a project steering group to support the long term sustainability of project activities. A key part of your role will be to lead the delivery of the project as well as package up all the learning and insights from the work into several engaging and well as written reports, tools, and other visual outputs and dissemination these through events, roundtables, and other communications.

What you will need to succeed:
You will have experience of successfully leading the development of short-term, high impact programme that supports the development of new approaches. You will be skilled at building relationships and communicating with a range of stakeholders including community members, the experience of working in or with the voluntary sector or with African and Caribbean/Ethnic Minority Communities’ organisations across Scotland. You will have the experience of working with museums or cultural heritage environment.You will be creative and innovative, designing new activities on the basis of initial findings, and flexing your approach. You will be able to produce high-quality influential reports and present them in a compelling to influence change. You can facilitate, encourage, motivate and inspire. Like anything at Next Step Initiative, the work is fast moving, creative and varied, so we are looking for an exceptional individual who will be comfortable and experienced in leading this fixed term high impact and exciting project to influence change for the future.

How to Apply:
Please send a CV and covering letter (Max two pages) outlining why you are applying and your suitability for the role. The letter should speak directly to the responsibilities, Key Competencies, skills and experience outlined in the job description. Please also return a completed equality and diversity monitoring form. The Role description and person specification can be downloaded from here – Project Manager Role Descriptor, please email to recruitment@nextstepinitiative.org.uk.

Applications should be sent: recruitment@nextstepinitiative.org.uk

Please include your name and ‘’Project Manager’’ The Ethnic Minority Career Museum and Built Environment Heritage Programme’’ in the email line.

Deadline for applications: 12 noon, 8th February 2018

Interview Date:   Wednesday, 14th February 2018.

Next Step Initiative is a Registered Scottish Charity Incorporation Organisation in Scotland and Registered Scottish Charity No. SCO14305. Registered Office: Africa House, 300 Broomloan Road, Glasgow, G51 2JQ

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