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Head of Delivery reporting to COO & member SMT. A strong strategic project manager who is passionate about early childhood development.
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London, Greater London
£45,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
This recruiter is scheduling interviews as the applications come in. So apply now!
Job description

The Charity

Best Beginnings is a national charity established to help give every child in the UK the best start in life and reduce inequalities in outcomes. Their aim is to improve the health, wellbeing and life-chances of young children of all backgrounds, with a firm focus on tackling inequalities. They forge partnerships and collaborate with parents, local communities, front-line professionals, service providers, professional bodies, academics and policymakers to create, disseminate and evaluate innovative interventions and drive positive change.

The Role

The Head of Delivery will report directly to Chief Operating Officer and will be a member of the Senior Management Team. The postholder will need strong strategic project planning and management skills and use their own initiative to seek solutions and keep programme planning and delivery on track. A good knowledge of community development principles and exceptional reporting and communication skills, along with a passion for social justice for seldom heard communities is required. This role will be responsible for directing all aspects of programme management including planning, budgeting, delivery, impact reporting, evaluation management, training and management of the delivery team colleagues. They will be a confident manager and communicator, with a strong track record of building and maintaining successful relationships with key internal and external stakeholders, as well as providing support and advice across multiple teams and organisational functions.

  • Reporting to the COO, partner with them on the development of the delivery strategy including establishing and formulating robust operating and delivery procedures.
  • Developing and implementing organisational programme and project management processes and systems, ensuring tools are applied effectively and consistently across the organisation.
  • Working with the delivery team to plan for the delivery of each programme that ensure maximum impact and success for recipients participating in each programme.
  • Ensuring that each programme and project has a fit-for-purpose project plan which will enable efficient delivery and successful impact monitoring.
  • Responsible for the management and collaboration across all Best Beginning teams and funders to ensure the successful delivery of all aspects of the projects, supporting colleagues to translate programme plans into effective and high impact delivery and measurable outputs and outcomes.
  • Working with the finance team to ensure alignment of budget and spending within programme plans.
  • Overseeing risk management in  the delivery of each project and ensuring that safeguarding, privacy and dignity of the recipients of the programmes are respected at all times.
  • Working with the fundraising and sustainability team to create winning pitches for programming opportunities, ensuring all aspects of the delivery, impact and evaluation process are outlined fully and are costed and budgeted for accurately.
  • Working with the engagement and marcomms teams, ensure all programmes implement robust communications and marketing campaigns to raise awareness across a wide range of stakeholders and to enable strong content gathering.
  • Working with the policy, evaluation and impact team to ensure robust policy making, evaluation and impact reporting frameworks are in place and delivered across all Best Beginnings projects.
  • Representing and carrying out the role of Best Beginnings programmes spokesperson at meetings, conferences and events, as required.
  • Delivering high quality monthly/quarterly/annual internal and external reporting within specific timelines.
  • Line-manage and matrix-manage relevant roles and consultants, as necessary.

Person Specification

  • Exceptional delivery and project management skills in a similar senior-level role, with experience of managing multiple projects concurrently, including report writing and adhering to reporting deadlines.
  • Experience of community development and a proven track record of bringing the seldom heard voice into the decision-making process.
  • Proven ability to successfully design, implement and develop processes and systems in line with best practice.
  • Strong strategic thinking and problem-solving skills and the ability to appraise options and adapt plans as required.
  • Proactive and able to confidently take initiative and make appropriate decisions.
  • Proven experience of good business writing skills, excellent communication, organisational, prioritisation and time management skills.
  • Highly organised with excellent information and database management skills.
  • Proven track record of converting data dissemination into meaningful presentations.
  • Proven experience of working with a range of stakeholders including communities, health professionals and voluntary sector partners.
  • Competent computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and competent in using digital technology to support delivery: Zoom, Microsoft Teams and Eventbrite. 
  • Ability to prioritise workload and work under pressure/pivot and available to work evenings and weekends as required.
Application Instructions

Please send your CV and covering letter.

More about Best Beginnings
Best Beginnings

Best Beginnings supports parents in giving their children the best start in life. We are a small charity with a large impact and value, an... Read more

Posted on: 12 May 2021
Closing date: 11 June 2021
Tags: Project Management,Operations

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