Project Manager – Generation Green

at YHA
Location Nationwide, United Kingdom
Date Posted 18th January 2021


Reference: JAN20218193 Expiry date: 17:00, 12 February 2021 Location: Derbyshire Salary: £35,000 Per Annum Benefits: Excellent Benefits Duration: Funded until March 2022 YHA have an exciting opportunity for a funded Project Manager post until March 2022 following a recent successful bid win.

You will take the lead in project managing YHA’s deliverables for Generation Green, a project which aims to connect young people to nature, create jobs and build an aspirant workforce for a green recovery. Your efforts will result in YHA connecting 3,900 children and young people to nature through day and residential experiences, as well as five apprenticeships and 30 work placements under the Kickstart programme.

Generation Green is a project hosted by YHA set to create opportunities for thousands of young people to connect with nature through new jobs, training, volunteering roles, residential and outdoor learning experiences. The project is run by the Access Unlimited coalition supported by a c.£2.5 million Green Recivery Challenge Fund* The coalition comprises YHA (England & Wales), The Outward Bound Trust, Scouts, Girl Guiding, Field Studies Council and the 10 English National Parks. supported by a c.£2.5 million Green Recovery Challenge Fund*.

Generation Green capitalises on the combined reach of the coalition partners of more than two million young people. Together, Access Unlimited will provide more than 100,000 progressive opportunities throughout the project to connect young people to nature.

The environment workforce is one of least diverse workforces in England and this project has a specific remit to look at ways to respond to this challenge. From thousands of opportunities for light touch micro volunteering; to connecting some young people to nature and the outdoors for the first time, activities delivered through Generation Green will help create the spark for new groups of young people to see their career aspirations in the environment and outdoor learning sector.

YHA has overall accountability for delivery of the project and as such you will report to and support the Programme Director, working closely with key stakeholders within the five other consortium partner organisations. You will lead YHA’s internal project team made up of representatives from across central departments and the hostel network to ensure smooth delivery of the project goals ensuring they are delivered on time, within agreed scope and budget.

The successful candidate will be educated to a degree level standard or equivalent experience and ideally possess a project management qualification. You should also be able to demonstrate experience of managing and leading a range of multi-disciplinary projects. You will have excellent written, communication, organisational and planning skills. You will also have the ability to work collaboratively with various teams internally and externally to build and maintain positive working relationships with a variety of people and functions.

** The £2,543,602 grant has been awarded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund on behalf of the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra).

Your candidate journey will follow the below steps:

  • This advert will close on Friday 12 February, but early applications are encouraged.
  • You will be required to complete our short application form, which includes a statement ‘Why do you want to work for YHA?’ and to upload your most recent CV.
  • You will be asked screening questions.
  • If you are successful you will be invited to answer a short video questionnaire.
  • Following your questionnaire, shortlisting will take place.
  • After shortlisting, successful applicants will be invited to interview.
  • Interviews will take place week commencing 15th February.
  • All candidates will receive communication in due course.

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