Future Place Project Manager
Are you a faffer or a do-er? If it’s the latter – come and talk to me.
Membership body seek self-starting and driven individual to work alongside the president to drive and deliver the Future Place Initiative in collaboration with their project partners, You will manage the company contribution to the Housing Expo Partnership alongside the competitions team and take full responsibility for its delivery.
This will suit someone from a bid writing, planning or development background within urban design who enjoys outreach and working collaboratively.
- Manage the president’s identified quality initiatives (Future Place and the Housing Expo), monitoring progress, managing risks and resolving issues to ensure the project objectives and outcomes are met.
- Develop and manage relationships with external partners to ensure that the projects are delivered collaboratively and work with regional teams and members to support local delivery.
- Carry out research into similar initiatives during project initiation and discovery phases to learn from best practice and optimise project outcomes.
- Research funding application requirements, and develop and submit funding bids.
- Develop and manage open calls for submissions following RIBA best practice.
- Manage project budgets between £500k - £1m.
- Set up an evaluation process, defining metrics for success and tracking outcomes.
- Manage wider stakeholder consultation and engagement, including workshop facilitation.
- Facilitate project steering groups and provide support for meetings.
- Develop and keep up-to-date project web pages and online resources including news features, case studies and best practice.
- Manage the contractual relationships and work of external consultants and third-party organisations.
- Work with the external affairs and marketing teams to develop strong communication and marketing campaigns to achieve the project objectives and engage and inform the public, construction industry, government bodies, and practitioners.
Skills and Experience
- Post-graduate or professional qualification in a relevant built environment discipline and considerable practical experience of working in a built environment organisation.
- Experience of applying and communicating expertise in quality in the built environment.
- Strong track-record of delivering complex programmes, involving multiple projects and activities at one time at one time, on time, to budget, and to meet project objectives.
- Strong track record of effective budget and risk management.
- Experience of working with minimal supervision in a fast-paced environment with excellent planning and prioritisation skills.
- Experience of working with multiple and complex external partners and stakeholders.
- Experience of representing an organisation on design quality matters at the highest level.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills with an ability to produce high-quality material for different audiences (public, policy, built environment professionals).
- Experience of developing learning and best practice resources desirable.
- Experience of running competitive processes and making funding applications desirable.
- Experience of working with project management, data analysis/reporting and digital communications software.
If you are ambitious, have a passion for communication and want to raise your profile by working with high powered individuals and bodies, this is a niche opportunity for you.