Project Co-ordinator and Development Officer – Centre for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People (CfD)

Job Title: Project Co-ordinator and Development Officer (Part-time)
Location: Bristol
Salary: £24,000- £28,000 a year (pro rata)
Reporting to: Director
Responsible for: Some project officers

Centre for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People (CfD) is a registered small-sized charity working to encourage integration and equality between deaf and hearing people in all areas of life. We currently provide an equipment service, and we are also redeveloping the charity so we can provide Deaf and Hard of Hearing people with 21st century services.

This is an exciting time for CfD. We are expanding and running more projects. To help us move forward, we are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join our team in Bristol. You will manage a portfolio of CfD projects using the principles of Project and Programme Management (PPM) (e.g. life cycles, communication, governance, leadership, scope, scheduling, risk, quality, and procurement) in accordance with the charity’s business plan and strategic objectives. You will be responsible for the start-up of new projects, co-ordinate the delivery of existing project(s) and act as a key contact for delivery partner(s) liaising with employers, the Deaf and Hard of Hearing communities, schools and colleges, other 3rd Sector organisations, funders and any other stakeholders, as appropriate.

Current projects include a weekly Coffee Morning, a project developing peer support for Deaf and Hard of Hearing people who are worried about their employment and an initiative to encourage Hard of Hearing people to use new technology to decrease social isolation. (See CfD website for more details.) When you start, the role will involve the delivery of our Coffee Mornings and the new technology project plus contributing to and managing the Peer Support Employment Project (“Working the New Normal”). As the role develops, your role will have a greater managerial and strategic component.

We are looking for someone with experience of managing projects or portfolios of projects OR for someone who has experience of delivering projects and would like to develop their managerial skills. We will support the person appointed to gain a PRINCE2 qualification (or similar) if they do not have this.

This is a part-time role. We are flexible about hours and will consider applications to work between 3 to 4 days a week. The workload will be adjusted to reflect the number of hours.

The main responsibilities are to:

  • Ensure that new projects start-up on time, run smoothly and stay within budget.
  • Be the first point of contact for Projects.
  • Initially, deliver some projects (as agreed with the Director) to enable timely delivery of quality outcomes.
  • Ensure that project reports are produced on time and to a high standard.
  • Develop ways to improve how CfD delivers projects.
  • Contribute to the strategic development of CfD projects and to the completion of applications for funding.

Terms and Conditions:

  • This is a part-time position. 22.5 – 30 hours a week (3 – 4 days a week)
  • Working hours are negotiable. Our core working day is between 10:00 and 16:00.
  • Involves occasional evening and weekend work.
  • This post is permanent subject to funding. The Trustees will review the value and impact of the post at least every 6 months.

Closing Date: Friday Dec 11th at 12 noon.
Interviews: Friday Dec 18th (by Zoom)

Please download the full job description by clicking here (.docx)

To apply: Please request an application form by email: office@centrefordeaf.org.uk or telephone 0117 9398653. CV’s will not be accepted.