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Strategy Project Manager

Milton Keynes

Strategy Project Manager

Salary: £35,000 - 40,000 per annum + good range of benefits

Contract: Full/part-time, Permanent

Based: Milton Keynes

Your leadership of significant elements of the overall Strategy Realisation programme will be crucial in the success of the strategy to grow our impact and help change childrens lives for the better

World Vision is the world’s largest international children’s charity. Every day we bring real hope to millions of children in the world’s hardest places as a sign of God’s unconditional love. At World Vision, our aim is simple – to keep every child free from fear. We are also proud to be ranked 9thplace in the top 100 ‘Best Not-For-Profit Organisations to Work For' in 2016.

Strategy Realisation includes significant programmatic elements to deliver on Imperatives and Enablers. Additional project and change management expertise is needed to support this, and achieve the agreed goals. WVUK recently embarked on the implementation phase of the new strategy, requiring changes in brand positioning, focus on Faith in development, initiatives to reach new audiences via new channels and beneficiary “products”, and management of increased grant work. Together these require additional project management capabilities, innovation, and ability to drive flexibility and agility. All these will enable us to fulfil the strategic objective standing more effectively with the worlds most vulnerable children?

Key Responsibilities

  • This role will be responsible for managing elements of the strategy realisation programme, including one of the Imperatives and 1 or more enablers

  • Establish and manage resources and accountabilities to complete consolidated activities across all teams in the organisation.

  • Gain buy-in from senior stakeholders; determine and agree priorities

  • Create work-plans including agreement on short-term priorities and the delivery of some ‘quick wins’, against agreed budget

  • Lead the delivery of the relevant Imperative and enabler(s), including project and change management

  • Oversee the identification and on-boarding of appropriate agency / specialist resources to support delivery

  • Identify & leverage best practice activities and solutions from across World Vision International (WVI)

  • Management of external relationships e.g specialists, consultants involved in strategy realisation work

  • Design, manage and oversee new processes

  • This role will require interaction externally, and leadership of WVUK teams. Both require a living out of an active Christian faith in their work.

As an active Christian, this role offers you the opportunity to integrate your Christian faith and be sensitive to its various expressions across cultures and denominations.

In addition to the salary offered, we offer good benefits including pension, subsidised gym membership, generous holiday entitlement, childcare vouchers and free parking.

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Please upload your CV and covering letter stating how you meet the essential criteria given in the Job Description.

Closing date for applications: 5th November 2017

World Vision UK is an Equal Opportunities Employer and this role requires the post holder to have an active Christian faith as an occupational requirement.

As a child focused organisation, World Vision UK is committed to the safeguarding of children, therefore any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of applicable background checks, including a criminal records check.

No agencies please.