Building Better Opportunities

Family Matters is a three-year project to help people across the Black Country build the skills and confidence to get into work. Family Matters is funded by the European Social Fund and the National Lottery, through the Big Lottery Fund which will be delivered through 16 community organisations across the Black Country.

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Family Matters works with people one-to-one to understand their goals and their challenges, and then offer all the support that’s needed to help them achieve their goals. If you are aged 16 or over, and are out of work, then Family Matters could help you. Family Matters also works with young people aged 15 or over who are not in education, employment or training.

Family Matters can help you with any of the following, get in touch to find out more -

  • Family support
  • Confidence building
  • One-to-one mentoring and support
  • Information, advice and guidance
  • Help with CVs and application forms
  • Job search support
  • Training
  • Volunteering opportunities

Job Opportunity

Partnership Manager - Family Matters in the Black Country

Salary:   £38,327

Location:  Dudley, with some travel across the Black Country.

Job Type: Fixed term until 31 December 2019

Category: Programme Management


Black Country Together CIC

Black Country Together CIC is recruiting a dynamic partnership manager to lead our small project management team.

We are a young and vibrant organisation with a strong track record of success, which this role will contribute towards. Family Matters is one of the 4 projects making up Building Better Opportunities in the Black Country, funded by the European Social Fund and Big Lottery.  It represents a huge opportunity for the Black Country, and our 16-strong partnership delivery team will work with 1,600 Black Country people and their families to develop a journey that is right for them and can move them closer to the mainstream labour market.

About the Role

We are looking for an experienced project manager to lead our small Project Management Team. The ideal candidate will have experience of managing and leading projects, preferably including ESF/ERDF.   You will lead the delivery of the Family Matters in the Black Country programme, funded by the Big Lottery Fund and European Social Fund. Overseeing the Programme Management Team to ensure programme delivery, financial and monitoring and compliance requirements are met for the life of the programme. The Partnership Manager will act as the primary contact for the programme’s Delivery Partnership, overseeing delivery of contractual obligations, identifying good practice and facilitating networking opportunities.

You will be the primary contact for wider stakeholders across the Black Country, ensuring the programme remains effectively engaged with other relevant programmes and services delivering Employment and Skills, including other Building Better Opportunities and ESF funded activities and those provided by statutory bodies.

Applying for the role

To apply please see below Job Description and Application Form

Partnership Manager Job Description

Partnership Manager Application Form BCTogether

For further information about the role please contact Tracey Quirk on 01384 573381.

Applications should be submitted by: 11.59pm Monday 25 June 2018.  Late applications will not be accepted. Interviews will be held in the week beginning 2 July 2018.

Black Country Together CIC is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

This post is funded by European Social Fund and National Lottery, through the Big Lottery Fund.


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