Project Coordinator for Women into Construction, working in partnership with Hill
Project Coordinator – Hill
18 Month Fixed Term Contract (which may be extended subject to funding).
Part-time 0.8FTE / 30 Hours per week, can be worked over 4 or 5 days.
Salary Range £28,000 – £30,000 pro-rated dependent on experience.
Cambridge / Oxford Corridor, initially working in Cambridge
Women into Construction is a not for profit organisation that supports women considering a career in the construction industry. We offer women advice, guidance and construction related training and work closely with the construction industry and other stakeholders to broker them into work placements and jobs. Our services impact positively upon the quality of life for women and their families and supports the industry to become more diverse and successful. We have been working in London for the last 10 years and have recently extended our services to Birmingham and the West Midlands.
Our people are key to our success and we are now seeking an exceptional Project Coordinator to support our next phase of growth. We offer in return a work environment which is stimulating, fast moving and supportive, giving you the chance to use your existing skills and developing new ones within our organisation. If you share our values, have the relevant skills and experience and are ready to be part of our exciting journey, we look forward to receiving your application.
The Role – Project Coordinator working in Partnership with Hill.
We are seeking a strategic person with leadership and practical skills to assist us to develop and deliver our services nationally. The project Coordinator will be the lead WiC representative in the Oxford/Cambridge corridor, embedded within the team at Hill, an award winning top 15 housebuilder and working from their Cambridge office.
The work will be both demanding and varied. A typical day might include coaching women on site, meeting with contactors to arrange work placements, delivering presentations to senior leaders or producing case studies and articles to raise awareness of female role models to attract women into the industry.
- Develop a strategy for raising the profile of WiC in the area, growing work placements and job opportunities, raising the profile of construction as a career choice for women.
- Networking and maintaining relationships with clients, contractors and stakeholders
- Provide advice and guidance to women interested in working in the construction industry
- Arranging and brokering construction related training to equip women to enter or progress within the industry
- Raising the profile of construction roles to young people and career changers e.g. by attending career and job fairs
- Working with contractors to source work placements and job opportunities
- Working in partnership with colleges, universities and other organisations to support women in to construction openings
- Overseeing, mentoring and coaching women on work placements and working proactively on creating job opportunities.
- Arranging and attending both in-house and external events to showcase good practice within the industry and the provide networking opportunities for clients.
The Project Coordinator will have a working knowledge of the construction or a related industry and understand the challenges faced by women and / or minority groups working in these environments. They will be a self-starter, highly organised and reliable, with great programme management skills. An effective communicator, with the ability to empower and motivate a diverse range of clients as well as communicate easily with contractors and stakeholders. They will report directly into the WiC Managing Director and be confident in working independently and taking decisions within an agreed framework. Able to work flexibly and travel to sites and stakeholders within the Oxford/Cambridge area, with occasional travel to London and attend meetings/events occasionally outside office hours.
- Commercial acumen and awareness – with the ability to determine existing and forthcoming opportunities to support women in the constructions industry, connecting women with contractors and training organisations.
- Analytical skills, proficient with mapping clients’ skills to careers in construction and arrange suitable training.
- Confident and competent to encourage, motivate and coach women to advance their career within the industry.
- Experience of writing clear and accurate reports and presentations and the ability to communicate with senior managers, site operatives and other stakeholders.
- Comfortable negotiating changes to industry practices and working collaboratively with stakeholders.
- IT Literate and to use those skills to maintain and update records for progress reporting and developing case studies.
- Excellent presentation skills and the ability to get their point across succinctly.
To apply for this position please email your CV and covering letter highlighting your suitability for the role to firstname.lastname@example.org by close of play Tuesday 12th March 2019.
First interviews will take place in Cambridge on Tuesday 19th March 2019.
WiC values diversity, equality and fairness and seeks to develop a diverse team. We welcome applications from anyone committed to our values and vision for the construction industry. Please inform us of any reasonable adjustments you might require to enable you to attend interviews.