37.5 hours per week (part time not available with this role)
Education Project Manager skills and experience:
- Experience of delivering high-impact education and/or youth work projects
- Qualified Teacher or Youth Worker (would consider equivalent by experience) and have a good understanding of contemporary education and/or youth work evidence and practice
- Highly organised with the ability to prioritise and manage multiple tasks with a solution-focused approach
- Demonstrable project and budget management experience, ideally gained in a complex / geographically dispersed organisation
- Experience of developing project success criteria and project outcome measurement
- Eye for detail and high level of accuracy. Drive and enthusiasm to make positive change.
- Effective communicator with the ability to engage with a range of stakeholders and have constructively challenging conversations.
- Ability to present your ideas, plans and solutions clearly and to respond to feedback from within YHA and across the education, charity and hospitality sector.
- We welcome candidates with lived experiences that they are willing to share, that can inform/shape our approach, and help to reach those facing a range of personal or professional challenges.
We note that communication can take many forms. This may include sign language; other adaptions for those with hearing impairments; or other speech or language difficulties. Lived experience can include protected characteristics, class, educational experience, personal experience such as debt, caring responsibilities, illness, hobbies, community work and interests.
Education Project Manager role responsibilities:
- You’ll develop and manage the 1-3 year Education Growth plan in England and Wales based on detailed scoping and feedback from teams within YHA, from customers, stakeholders and based on intel’ from the market. The plan will be reviewed annually with agreement from the Executive team; you will ensure that deadlines and budget expectations within it are met.
- You will be primary point of contact for teams within YHA for advice and guidance on matters to do with delivery of the Education Growth Plan and represent YHA at external events as required.
- Under your supervision, the effective delivery of the project will establish YHA as exemplar of outdoor education (OE) as part of our wider youth work.
- You will support the development of new products / experiences for young people at YHA based on feedback from those in education including participants, teachers, staff and key stakeholder groups.
- You’ll improve the quality of the experience education groups have through feedback and performance measures, working with the hostel, central and operations teams.
- You’ll develop our impact and evaluation framework for education groups to evidence the impact that YHA experiences have on young people. This will provide tools and develop expertise in YHA, building both capacity to measure and to grow our evidence base.
- You will monitor developments in the external education market, such as curriculum changes and recommend YHA’s response to these as appropriate in the context of the growth plan.
Our strategic priorities and working culture
Our top priority is ensuring YHA is for everyone. To achieve this, we need a diverse workforce that is representative of the communities we serve. We support equity, diversity, and inclusion in all aspects of our work. Our people share a common purpose: to improve health, wellbeing, and life skills. Our culture is collaborative; we work together following core values and behaviours called HEART: Helpful, Efficient, Authentic, Respectful and Team-spirited. To ensure we are reaching all, we capture equality information at both the attraction and onboarding stages of employment.
As a YHA employee you’ll have access to a whole host of benefits designed to make your job as happy and rewarding as possible.
To apply for this vacancy an updated CV and short application form online should be completed, upon receipt of these two documents a link to video interview will be sent to your email, this video interview must be completed in the time assigned, in order to be considered for the shortlist of interviews.
Please note: YHA is committed to safeguarding and ensuring the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. The suitability of all prospective employees or volunteers will be assessed during our safer recruitment process in line with this commitment, this will include the checking of relevant ID’s for Right to work and a DBS application.
We do reserve the right to close this advertisement early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications.