Job Vacancy: Project Manager
Salary: £25,213 FTE (Pro Rata 16 Hours per week)
Location: Liverpool based office, with travel across Merseyside

The Anthony Walker Foundation (AWF) is recruiting a Project Manager for a new, exciting and challenging community project funded by the P. H. Holt Foundation.

The post requires the successful applicant to plan, deliver and evaluate the Community Diversity Champions Project, an initiative to identify and work with members of the community to take an active role in responding to and supporting the wider community who may be experiencing hate incidents throughout Merseyside.

The role will seek to promote and increase the reporting of hate incidents whilst developing the skills, knowledge and experience of the Community Diversity Champions to operate effectively in their own communities.

An essential requirement for the post is at least 2 years’ proven experience in successful delivery of capacity and capability projects with people from disadvantaged communities. The post is fixed-term, funded for 11 months with the successful applicant taking up the post on 1 May 2019

Main Responsibilities:

  1. To plan, deliver and evaluate the Community Diversity Champions Project.
  2. To identify and engage with people from local communities to help develop a network of diversity champions who can then offer additional support to others in their local community.
  3. To plan, organise, deliver and evaluate programmes and activities which enable the personal development of the diversity champions enabling them to develop transferable skills to assist others.
  4. To support and signpost people to access information, advice and guidance, particularly relating to hate incidents.
  5. To manage and support individuals to help them develop, run and evaluate activities.
  6. To work closely and maintain good communication with funders and project partners including representatives and staff from local authorities and community groups.
  7. To supervise, support and train a team of individuals to enable them to cascade their understanding and awareness to others in their community.
  8. To help establish/ develop outreach centres where the work of the Foundation can be promoted and an effective third party reporting process for reporting hate incidents can be implemented.
  9. To ensure the stated outputs and outcomes of the project are met and to provide regular reports to the Manager.
  10. To be responsible for administration and finance including health and safety, and the recording of project participants, attendance, outcomes and achievements.
  11. To assist in fundraising activities and the submission of funding bids to external funders for the continued development of the project and to manage any delegated budgets,
  12. To manage the behaviour of project participants and deal with issues that arise.
  13. To be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of individuals engaging in the project.
  14. Undertake aspects of facilities management under the direction of the Manager.
  15. Ensure health and safety standards are identified and are maintained, risks are identified, controls implemented and communicated to all relevant persons.
  16. Work in accordance with Anthony Walker Foundation policies, procedures, principles, vision and values and be proactive in implementing equal opportunities in all aspects of work.
  17. Maintain confidentiality in all aspects of your work.
  18. Attend relevant training, participate in professional updating/development opportunities and partake in regular work review procedures as required.
  19. Undertake any other duties that are commensurate with the post.

Person Specification



Experience of design, delivery and evaluation of projects and activities with a diverse range of disadvantaged individuals and communities
A minimum of 2 years’ experience working with and directly engaging with a diverse range of people A current First Aid Certificate and recent Safeguarding Training
An understanding of the issues which concern communities today and an ability to audit people’s needs and plan and deliver activities that increase awareness and understanding of support and resources available Experience of writing successful funding bids and managing budgets and outcomes
Knowledge of Hate Crime policies and good practice
An understanding of Hate Crime and discrimination, and the impact these have upon individuals, both from a victim and offender perspective.
Experience of working with a diverse range of and an understanding of different community needs and issues
An ability to establish, motivate and develop positive relationships with people, empower them, and involve them in decision making processes
A recognised qualification in youth and community work at NVQ Level 3 or related subject or substantial relevant experience
Ability to manage people’s behaviour and deal with conflict
Experience developing positive partnerships with statutory and community partners
Experience in supporting and supervising staff and volunteers and the ability to lead, motivate and supervise staff and volunteers
Ability to carry out administrative duties and meet deadlines (to include submission of external funding bids and writing quality reports)
Excellent interpersonal skills including spoken and written communication and presentation skills
Ability to work in a team and on own initiative
Positive, enthusiastic and committed
Able to undertake a flexible and varied working pattern including evenings and weekends
Must be able to be contacted by telephone and deal with out of hours emergencies
A commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults
Good understanding of health & safety issues and experience of carrying out risk assessments and implementing health & safety controls
Commitment to equal opportunities & diversity with particular reference to a willingness to challenge discriminatory behaviour and language
Able to be in sympathy with the Aims & Purposes of the Anthony Walker Foundation

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