Community Development Project Manager – BIG Alliance

 In Work for ELBA
  • Job Title: Community Development Project Manager (fixed term) BIG Alliance
  • Reports to: Head of Programme – BIG Alliance
  • Salary: £28,000 – £31,000 per year, plus generous benefits package
  • Hours: 35 hours per week, some evening work is required
  • Duration: Fixed term 12-month contract (renewable)
  • Annual leave: 27 days per annum plus public holidays
  • Location: BIG Alliance, 13 Elliott’s Place, Islington, London, N1 8HX
    We operate flexible working with all staff required to spend two working days per week in the BIG Alliance office. Outside of those two office days, the balance between office working and home working is dependent on the needs of the organisation, but will also reflect personal preference.
  • Application deadline: Friday 8th December 2023 5pm
  • Interviews commence: 14th and 15th December

BIG Alliance (Businesses for Islington Giving) delivers business-supported employee volunteer programmes to strengthen links between businesses, community organisations and education institutions across Islington. In doing so, it aims to help address issues of poverty and isolation, which are prevalent across the borough, despite the perception of Islington being an area of high wealth. 47.5% of primary school children in Islington live in poverty, the third highest rate in London.

Established in 2012, BIG Alliance aims to make community investment easier, more effective and more rewarding for its business members.  It is a partnership between, East London Business Alliance – a registered charity that has been supporting the social and economic regeneration of east London for 30 years, Macquarie Group – principal funder and founder, and Islington Giving – funder and founder.  To date, BIG Alliance has placed more than 9,000 business professionals into volunteering opportunities within over 200 community organisations, schools, colleges and universities.

ELBA has an excellent employees benefits package including generous leave, flexible balance between working from home and the office, above sector average maternity and paternity pay, 5% pension contribution, life assurance, and a great learning and development programme, including access to free accredited courses up to degree and post-graduate level.

Purpose of the job
The main purpose of the job is to facilitate development and delivery of the BIG Alliance’s skills-based volunteering programme as well as to lead on the new partnership between one of our corporate business partners and a local school; Young Minds, Brighter Futures.

The BIG Alliance skills-based volunteering programme utilises the skills, experience and sector-specific expertise of employees within our business partners to support Islington’s community organisations and residents. Over 2,500 employees have been placed as skilled volunteers through BIG Alliance since 2012 providing expertise in law, finance, IT, HR, and marketing and communications to name just a few.

Our skilled volunteers are placed with a community partner or beneficiary either individually or join once of our annual programmes which include: CoRe (Community Resourcing), Board Builders, Leaders in Partnership and Time to Talk.

Through the new Young Minds, Brighter Futures (YMBF) project, volunteers will support the school with career talks, enrichment activities and focused workshops such as Personal Statement Reviews. Launched in Sept 2023, the partnership is in its pilot year, there are activities planned to take place throughout the academic year each leveraging volunteers in various different ways.

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