Family Action
Walsall, West-Midlands
£26682 - £29280 per annum
Permanent, Full-time
Job description
Project Manager 
Walsall, West Midlands

About Us

We are Family Action, a national charity committed to building stronger families and brighter lives by delivering innovative and effective services and support that reaches out to many of the UK’s most vulnerable people.

We seek to empower people and communities to address their issues and challenges through practical, financial and emotional help. Our work is wide-ranging and includes help for parents-to-be, the provision of many Children’s Centres in local communities, intensive family support, emotional health and wellbeing services, counselling, mediation and therapies, support in schools and financial grants programmes. Family Action is also recognised as a leading provider of training and consultancy.

We’re currently looking for a Project Manager to join us and lead the delivery of our Special Education Needs and/or Disabilities Information and Advice Service (SENDIAS) in Walsall. 

The Benefits

- Salary of £26,682 - £29,280 per annum
- Leave entitlement and pension scheme
- Career development opportunities
- Full induction and ongoing quality training
- The opportunity to become part of Family Action initiatives
- Flexible working hours

If you have experience of supporting children and young people with SEND, this is a great opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of families in Walsall. 

You will have the chance to play an integral role in driving the success of the service at a local level and ensuring that SEND issues are a priority for everyone. 

We are forward looking, ambitious and committed to continuous improvement. We are a people-focused, can-do organisation that operates with mutual respect. If you share these values, we would love to hear from you.

The Role

As the Project Manager, you’ll oversee the delivery of our SENDIAS offering, which will be launched in Walsall in September 2020. 

SENDIAS aims to empower parents/carers and young people with special educational needs and disabilities by providing free impartial information and advice relating to education, health and social care.

In this important role, you will: 

- Lead your team to deliver services to a high standard 
- Ensure that the voices of children, young people and parents inform and influence the development of SEND policy and practice 
- Provide practical support to parents, either individually or as a group 
- Organise workshops/conferences/forums for parents, young people and other agencies to promote understanding of current SEND issues

About You

To join us as a Project Manager, you will need: 

- Proven experience of working directly with vulnerable families to support positive, measurable and evaluated outcomes for children and young people with Special Educational Needs
- Experience of managing a budget and the ability to manage demand within allocated resources
- Strong leadership skills with the ability to manage and supervise both paid staff and volunteers
- A detailed understanding of current SEND legislative framework, particularly affecting SEND processes, admissions, exclusions and appeals
- Demonstrable experience of contributing to, and producing, high-quality data reports
- The proven ability to manage and develop a project that has a multiagency component and work in partnership with other agencies
- Knowledge of safeguarding children and vulnerable adults and Working Together to Safeguard Children
- A relevant health, social care or education qualification (NVQ level 3 or equivalent) and experience of working with SEND procedures 
- An Independent Provider of Special Education Advice IPSEA legal training qualification (or the willingness to gain this within three months) 

Other organisations may call this role SENDIAS Project Manager, SEND Project Manager, Programme Manager, or SEN Programme Manager. 

You may have previously worked as a Children’s Support Worker, Families Support Worker, Senior Children’s Safeguarding Practitioner, SEN Practitioner, or Special Educational Needs & Disabilities Advisor. 

The closing date for applications is the 12th August 2020. 

Webrecruit and Family Action are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be.

So, if you’re seeking your next challenge as a Project Manager, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency. 

Working hours: 37 hours per week
Posted on: 04 August 2020
Closed date: 12 August 2020
Job ref: HKWUZ1208/CC-HL
Tags: Project Management