Project Manager

Job Description

Number of vacancies: 1 x full-time

Reports to: HKB Directors


Position & Project Duration: 5.5 months fixed-term (mid-Oct 2021 to end Mar 2022) – position only confirmed in mid-Oct 2021 pending funding results

Working location: home office

Working hours: 37.5h/week, flexible working times

Expected salary: £2500/month, for 5.5 months (mid-Oct 2021 to end Mar 2022).  

 

  • Manage and oversee the daily operations of Project PERM with implementation and delivery, ensuring they meet all key objectives and targets/outcomes as set out in the project outline

     

  • Supervise and provide support to Employment Coordinator, Mental Health Coordinator, Casework Team, SMP & UK-Wide Outreach Coordinator, copywriters/booklet designers

  • Communicate, liaise and collaborate with consortium partners including delivery partners where necessary

  • Provide interventions to mitigate general issues/challenges (e.g. falling behind schedules, performance issues, workload distribution), give direction and empower other team members to make informed decisions to ensure project is kept on track

  • Provide regular project updates and write reports to various stakeholders on progress, and make timely adjustments where necessary

  • Manage budget and ensure all funds are spent appropriately, keeping clear records

  • Provide end-of-project detailed reports on goals met, outcomes achieved, budget
     

Person Specifications
 

Essential qualifications:

  • Educated to Degree level or above

 

Essential skills and qualities:

  • Project Management and Leadership Skills

  • Fluency in spoken and written English and Cantonese

  • Ability to effectively collaborate and engage with large number of colleagues and partners/stakeholders internally and externally

  • Ability to lead and summarise group discussions

  • Ability to work independently, flexibly, calmly, and take on challenges with a positive attitude

  • Ability to initiate/self-start and solve problems

  • Ability to organise, develop work plans and schedules, meet deadlines and prioritise, work well under pressure

  • Ability to take and explain detailed, accurate information

  • Ability to manage budgets, resources and keep track of costs

  • Ability to provide regular project updates to various stakeholders on progress and make timely adjustments where necessary

  • Ability to provide end-of-project detailed reports on goals met, outcomes achieved, budget

  • Good IT literacy

  • Experience in using various social media platforms (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Telegram, Signal)

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

  • Strong understanding and sensitivity of UK’s policies towards Hongkongers since July 2020

  • Understanding and sensitivity of the needs, issues and challenges of Hong Kong arrivals in the UK

 

Desirable experience and knowledge in:

  • Working and leading on large-scale projects and funding management

  • Line-management

  • Managing or working in projects in full cycles

  • Working in multi-cultural projects and environments

  • Good practices and methodologies in project management


 

Application Process

Please submit a Cover Letter in English in no more than 1 page and a CV to

hkb-recruitment@protonmail.com 

before Sunday 17th October 23:59 UK Time, stating the applied vacancy in the title of the email.

If applying for more than one post, please send one email per each post.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified for the follow-up with online interview(s).

Please note: successful candidates must be able to take up their roles before the end of October.

 

Equal opportunities:

HKB is working towards equality and has policies relating to the equality of opportunity in employment and service delivery. All staff are expected to comply with these policies.

 

No job applicant or employee receives less than favourable treatment on the grounds of sex, racial or ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or other legally protected characteristics and is not placed at a disadvantage by conditions or requirements that cannot be shown to be justifiable.

 

Health and Safety:

All staff have responsibility to maintain the health and safety of themselves and others within the performance of their duties in accordance with HKB health and safety policies and to undertake specific health and safety responsibilities as necessary.

 

Note: This job description will be reviewed from time to time or as necessary and may be amended to meet the changing needs and priorities of the project or organisation. The content is subject to periodic review.