Our client seeks a Programme Manager to join their team.
You will be responsible to the Director of Youth Employment and Skills and will be responsible for 14-16 teams, who are predominantly carrying out grounds maintenance work.
The delivery of training programmes is a vital part of our clients Employment Skills & Training programme. The Programme Manager leads and manages the Programme which oversees the grounds maintenance and landscaping contracts delivered by the teams. The Programme Manager is responsible for ensuring all contracts are delivered on time and to budget, and that the long term unemployed trainees are offered the best opportunity to develop our skills and experience through which to gain the necessary qualifications and experience to enable them enter horticulture roles within Green and Open Space programmes and initiatives.
The post-holder line manages the Supervisors.
MAIN OBJECTIVES: · Line management of Supervisors, ensuring staffing, resource allocation and management and staff/trainee skills are effectively and efficiently employed. · Secure, cost, plan and deliver an annual programme of landscaping and ground maintenance works. · Manage subcontractors effectively on site, ensuring our competence and the quality of our delivery is to the highest standard. · Oversee the management, training and supervision of trainees undertaking landscape improvement and maintenance projects across Our client’s operational area. · Ensure best practice and compliance with our clients internal project management and H&S systems and procedures, guaranteeing all resources are properly controlled and managed and that agreed financial processes are adopted and used at all times. · Ensure all work is carried out to the highest quality, meeting the expectations and targets set by our clients.
KEY TASKS & RESPONSIBILITIES: · Allocate staff resources to ensure the successful delivery of training programmes, of landscape maintenance and/or green space physical improvement contracts. · Work closely with the employment team to ensure all available training spaces on the s are filled. · Maintain an accurate and comprehensive understanding of all output and financial target requirements, ensuring these are monitored and remedial action taken as required. · Using the Project Management System, oversee the budgets and financial performance of work delivered cost control, invoicing and the provision of timely information relating to trainees for payroll. · Provide line management support for the Supervisors operating across London, including continuous performance management and development through performance appraisals, regular 1:1s, access to training opportunities, the establishment of personal development plans, and site based observations of the delivery of accredited training. · Provide direct delivery support as required to Supervisors working on complex projects. · Liaise with members of Our client’s Community and Landscape Design Service teams, providing an internal customer service that delivers maintenance and physical improvement works. · Maintain strong working relationships with their clients: ensuring the Trust meets the contracted reporting requirements of funders and stakeholders, and keeping them updated with progress. · Ensure that appropriate and agreed administration and paperwork are completed for all customers of activities. · Undertake Supervisor duties as and when required. · Procure the necessary project resources including materials and equipment ensuring compliance with Groundwork’s procurement and sustainability procedures. · Price work and provide quotes to customers and support the Fundraising Team on the submission of major tenders.
OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES · Undertake any other related responsibilities commensurate with the evolving objectives of the post and the evolution of the Trust, as may reasonably be requested by the Director · Work with due regard for the companies core values and objectives · Ensure the effective implementation of and adherence to, the Trusts Diversity, Equal Opportunities and Health and Safety policies and procedures. · Support the training team in the delivery of horticultural training through providing IV, input to course planning, direct delivery of sessions if required. · Support the employment team to build strong partnerships with landscapers and grounds maintenance companies, resulting in vacancies for our trainees.
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT · Participate in the Performance Management and Appraisal process, and agree short, medium and long term goals with line manager, and with direct line staff. · Identify learning and development needs with line manager and evaluate T&D to demonstrate needs have been met. · Share best practice and achievements, and actively seek opportunities to present outcomes and case studies. · Contribute to the learning of others across the organisation by sharing knowledge and skills both informally and formally by participating in the trusts training and development programme.