Supporting Families – Project Manager

Job Description

Fixed term for up to 12 months (with the potential to extend subject to further funding)
The starting salary is £36,298 (Level One) rising to £38,296 (Level Two) on the first year anniversary, subject to satisfactory completion of a probation period (pro rata for part time workers).

Are you an experienced Project Manager who thrives on using their initiative and has a passion for helping to transform the lives of vulnerable children and families living in our city. The Supporting Families Programme (formerly Troubled Families) is a government initiative, which is now focussed upon transforming Early Help Service across the whole Children’s Partnership whilst promoting ‘whole family’ working.
We are looking for an experienced Project Manager to lead a number of initiatives within the programme and this will include the development of written strategies and guidance for colleagues across the partnership, coordinating the communication across individual partner agencies and maintaining and further developing the programme web presence. The Project Manager will support the Programme Co-ordinator and Senior Responsible Officer in the development and delivery of the programme plan to ensure it meets timescales and is delivered within budget.

The role involves ‘hybrid working’ which means some remote working from home but also working across various locations in the city. You will need to have a good understanding of the Supporting Families Programme. Whilst the initial contract will be for a 12 month fixed period, there may be an opportunity to extend the role until the end of the national programme (31/3/2025). Secondments could be considered where permission is obtained from the line manager.


  • Ability to provide complex technical advice and explain and communicate proposals with wide ranging and significant impacts for the Council in simple language to promote clear actions Ability to complete, analyse and review assessments of need and make recommendations in respect of risk management, safeguarding and effective intervention planning.
  • Experience in the application of Project Management practical techniques to enable monitoring and control of multiple programmes and projects.
  • Ability to manage, communicate and implement positive service change.
  • An awareness of service plan preparation and implementation based on the development and effective implementation of quality management systems and good practice.
  • A developed experience of working with a wide range of stakeholders and partners, to efficiently deliver a range of projects that meet customer needs.
  • Ability to review and identify constructive change to service delivery to improve accessibility for different sections of the community.

Employee benefits:-

We will value your contributions, promote flexible and modern ways of working, will double your monthly pension contributions, offer a very generous 25-32 days holiday package each year (exclusive of public bank holidays and dependent on length of service) and give you the option to purchase up to 28 days additional holiday tax-free!