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International Longevity Centre UK
Head of Projects
ILC is looking for an experienced project manager to help us deliver a society that works for everyone, regardless of their age. We want someone who can help organise our work and keep us on track. We are looking for someone who will: • Manage projects, systems and processes across the charity; • Influence people internally and externally to ensure projects are timely and of an excellent quality; and • Play a leading role in developing the organisation as part of our Senior Management Team. This is a critical role, working across the organisation to maintain our reputation for quality whilst also ensuring that the work we do is relevant to and influences Government, academia, business and the voluntary sector. This is an exciting time to join ILC as we explore and articulate the impact of longevity on society and consider what happens next. *Reports to* Director *Direct reports* 1 to 3 members of the team *Hours* 28 or 35 hours per week
Location: London
Salary: £45,000 p/annum pro rata
Deadline: 07 December 2020
**Job description**

*Making us more efficient and effective* 1. Introduce and manage systems and processes for project management across the charity. 2. Maintain an oversight on all ILC projects and support the team to deliver effective projects. 3. Set and ensure internal project deadlines are met.

*Project managing* 4. Work with the Global Policy and Influencing Manager and Events Coordinator to ensure events are well planned and run smoothly (Future of Ageing; Webinars; Face to Face events) 5. Support the team to ensure delivery of ILC projects, in particular major initiatives such as our “Prevention in an ageing world” programme. 6. Work with the Head of Partnerships to ensure Funders and Partners are kept engaged and informed on progress with projects

*Understanding and reporting impact* 7. Develop and implement a simple “Rag rating” project reporting system for presentation to our trustees. 8. Produce the “project update” for our trustee meeting. 9. Work with the Head of Partnerships to report success of project to funders and potential funders.

*Making friends and influencing people* 10. Monitor delivery of team in relation to contracted hours on projects. 11. Develop and manage systems to ensure events, external relations and research colleagues work well together and are aware of interdependencies. 12. Line manage a small number of members of staff. 13. Work with finance colleagues to ensure the good financial management of projects.

*Helping us grow and develop* 14. Work as part of the senior management team on projects to help develop the organisation (e.g. process to link organisational objectives to KPIs to individual objectives; website review) 15. Support the Head of Operations to project manage organisational development projects

*Ensuring delivery of final “products”* 16. Co-ordinate and edit final reports. 17. Act as “brand champion” across the charity and proof materials to ensure consistency with brand. 18. Act as main liaison for our outsourced designer and manage external consultants and external copy editor as necessary.

**Person specification**

*Essential* 1. A strong track record of delivering high quality and impactful projects. 2. Excellent written and oral communication skills, with the ability to construct compelling narratives. 3. Exceptional attention to detail. 4. Strong organisational and IT skills (we use Microsoft 365, MS Teams, MS Dynamics) 5. Strong project management skills. 6. Good interpersonal skills and proven ability to support internal and external colleagues to deliver quality outputs on time. 7. Experience of managing multiple complex programmes, and juggling priorities. 8. Excellent people management skills, with experience of managing small but highly effective teams, recruiting and developing talented people and working with freelancers and contractors. 9. The ability to think, plan and act strategically and make decisions. 10. Experience of liaising with and working with funders of projects.

*Desirable* 11. Political nous and an understanding of policy-making processes 12. An interest in public policy and/or ageing and longevity issues. 13. Experience of developing successful funding bids and sponsorship proposals. 14. Intellectual curiosity, the ability to think creatively
How to Apply
for the full details on how to apply for this post, please review the recruitment pack on the ILC website: *Application deadline* 8am, Monday 7 December 2020 *Interview date* Interviews will be held on Monday 14 December 2020 We will review all applications after the closing date. Applications received after this time and date will be considered at the discretion of the organisation. *Equal opportunities* We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community
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