This is a really exciting time to join Girlguiding. We have much to be proud of in our one hundred years of history, but we know that to remain vibrant and relevant to young people we must continually evolve.
We have begun a process of significant change: transforming the organisation so it can meet the challenges of the future by putting young people at the heart of our organisation. We are on a mission to amplify the voices of girls and young women, so they can champion change in their own lives and the wider world; to build strong partnerships that can increase our reach and impact; and to increase the support we offer our amazing adult volunteers who deliver incredible experiences to young people across the UK every week.
Are you a project manager with experience brought directly from a creative environment? Do you enjoy managing large complex projects? Can you author meaningful project documentation, track interdependencies and deliver communications that inspire and inform, in a really human and straight forward way? Can you lead project teams? Are you excited to use your talents to help Girlguiding meet its objectives and help girls have amazing experiences?
Girlguiding is recruiting for a project manager to drive forward a large scale creative project across the organisation. This important role will lead on the planning, delivery and overall management of this key project, working collaboratively with colleagues across our organisation.
This is an exciting opportunity to join Girlguiding as we embark on year three of our new strategy and portfolio of change initiatives. We’re looking for someone with experience of managing complex, multi work-package projects in a structured (ideally, creative) environment. Formal qualification is desirable, but experience is what counts. We’re particularly keen to hear from people with strong interpersonal, leadership and budget management skills who are used to driving the shaping of projects amongst many stakeholders. Practical experience of working in a creative production environment or agency is a bonus but not essential.
The role is based in the transformation portfolio management office (PMO) and will work across the portfolio, mainly on creative projects; reporting to the portfolio office manager while being an active team member in the brand, marketing and communications department. This exciting role is focussed on managing a large-scale transformation project while contributing to smaller portfolio initiatives.
Girlguiding values the differences that a diverse workforce brings and is committed to inclusivity, and to employing and supporting a diverse workforce. Girlguiding is proud to be part of the Stonewall Diversity Champions programme, a member of the Business Disability Forum, and a member of Time to Change – improving attitudes towards mental health. While Girlguiding’s young members may be girl only, our staff team is mixed gender. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and do not discriminate on the basis of age, disability (physical or mental), gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex, and sexual orientation.
We are committed to supporting our staff to achieve a good work-life balance and offer flexible working options wherever we reasonably can. Girlguiding is a COVID secure employer, offering hybrid working and providing support for all employees during the current pandemic. All staff are required to carry out our online health and safety training and complete a DSE risk assessment to ensure we can provide the support you require.