Project Manager

  • Contract: Fixed Term to 31st March 2024
  • Hours: Full Time, 37 Hours per week
  • Location: Office based (Leyland) with travel across the County and occasionally the North West. Also remote working from home.
  • Salary: NJC Spinal Point 29 - 32 £32,910 - £35,745
  • Closing Date and Time: Monday 5th April 2021 at 5pm
  • Interview Date: First Phase Interviews will take place on Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd April 2021. Final Interviews Friday 30th April 2021. All candidates will be informed if they have been successful for interview by Wednesday 7th April 2021.
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About Active Lancashire and the Job Vacancy

Active Lancashire is the Strategic lead for physical activity and sport across Lancashire. Our purpose is to “Bring partners together to create healthy lifestyles through Sport and Physical Activity”. This Active Lancashire video tells you more about who we are and what we do.  

We are currently in a position to recruit for a Project Manager. This is a new post to Active Lancashire and is part funded by the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund Healthy Ageing Trailblazer programme.

Reporting to the Operations Manager, this role will take the lead for the project management of the ISCF Healthy Ageing Trailblazer project within the Business Health Matters programme. The post will play a key role in ensuring the ISCF project is effectively delivered by putting appropriate project management systems in place, performance managing and supporting project partners, and analysing project performance data to make recommendations to various management structures.

An important aspect of the role will be the management of the relationship with the project funder, ensuring all project reporting requirements are met and the funder is satisfied with project performance. Developing good working relationships with all project partners and supporting the project evaluation will be essential parts of this role.

Effective team working will be a key part of the role as the post will require joint working with the other members of the Business Health Matters team, so that seamless delivery and development of all the projects in the Business Health Matter portfolio can occur.

Business Health Matters Programme

Active Lancashire is in the process of developing a portfolio of projects linked to Workplace Health and Wellbeing. These projects (collectively named “Business Health Matters”) will involve working in partnership with a number of organisations such as Lancashire Mind, UK Active, UCLan and Leisure Service Providers in order to deliver a variety of projects and services to workplaces (SME’s) across Lancashire.

The projects and services delivered aim to improve the wellbeing of employees in the workplace and address both physical and mental health. The portfolio of projects and services include health screening, wellbeing planning and Workplace Health Champion Training.

The first project to come on stream is health screening in the workplace. We have joined forces with UCLAN to lead a programme which will upskill gym and leisure centre employees, so they are qualified to conduct health screenings within workplaces. More information on this element can be found here.

The next project within the Business Health Matters portfolio is a European funded project, which will be linked to skills development and in particular the training of Workplace Health Champions in SME’s across Lancashire. In order to deliver the necessary project outcomes, we are developing an accredited Workplace Health Champion qualification at Level 2 and Level 3 so that we can deliver training in the workplace and up to 5,000 employees could become Workplace Health Champions in SME’s across Lancashire. The Champions would gain a Level 2 or Level 3 accredited qualification and act as a champion for workplace health within their organisation.

This role is essential to the successful delivery of the Business Health Matters project and supporting the project partners to deliver the various component parts of the project to the highest standards.

Our Values

As a vibrant organisation we are committed to upholding our values and ensuring they are embedded across all that we do and this role will play a key part in communicating that to our audiences. As a Sales and Marketing professional for the Business Health Matters Project, the ideal candidate will also be passionate about driving forward the message about how the benefits of an employee’s improved mental and physical health can have a positive impact to a business’ productivity and retention.

How to apply

To apply for this role, please complete the Active Lancashire application form and please also ensure that you address ALL of the Essential Criteria set out in the Skills and Experience section on the Job Profile, using examples to demonstrate how you meet each of these Essential Criteria requirements. Active Lancashire will assess applicants based on the Essential Criteria requirements for this post.

We can only accept a completed Active Lancashire application form; CV’s will not be accepted.

Please submit completed applications via email to Paul Blythin, Operations Manager at [email protected]

Closing Date and more information

The closing date for all applications is Monday 5th April 2021 at 5pm. First Phase Interviews will be held on Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd April 2021. Final Interviews will be held on Friday 30th April 2021.

If you would like to discuss this role informally, please contact Paul Blythin (Operations Manager),  [email protected] or call 07549 774563. 


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