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STEM Project Manager

£39,543 - £41,466 (PO3)
London Borough of Hackney

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Work Hours: 36 Hours per Week

Fixed Term/Secondment Contract (24 months)

Hackney Council is looking for someone to help us close a key skills gap in the borough. Our local economy is evolving rapidly, we need to make sure our residents’ skills and qualifications are keeping up with these changes. By improving access to employment, you will help us make Hackney a place for everyone.

As a STEM Project Manager, you will bring together partners to develop a shared approach to helping resident’s access quality employment in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. This means ensuring residents have the skills needed, and that opportunities are increased and made more accessible.

This is an exciting opportunity to shape our response to a priority issue. You will be bringing your research and project management skills together to make a tangible difference in people’s lives. Giving you the fulfilment of seeing the real-life impact of your research.

Day to day, you will help develop a STEM Commission. This will include a variety of stakeholders including employers, education providers, voluntary and public sector partners. You will also work with Universities and third sector partners to create a strategic approach to this work.

We need someone able to build effective relationships with key partners. You will need to be a confident communicator, able to influence and negotiate with diverse audiences. You should have proven experience of writing reports that have informed strategy at a senior level. It’s likely you will come from a STEM-related role or have worked to increase career access opportunities.

Hackney is one of the UK’s highest performing local authorities, serving one of London’s best places to live and work. We have achieved a huge amount: our services, our schools, our public spaces are all amongst the very best. We have changed the reputation, not just of the Council, but of Hackney itself. Bringing jobs and investment into the borough, securing the legacy from the 2012 Games, and making this a place of which we can all be proud.

If you want to work in a place where you can represent our values so we achieve the best for our residents, please click on the apply button below.

When applying, it is essential that you include a supporting statement (no more than two sides of A4), addressing how your skills, knowledge and experience meet all aspects of the post, as indicated in the job description and person specification.

Closing date for applications: 01 July 2020

Interviews: 15-16 July 2020

We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.

Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under-represented in our workforce.

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