Job Role: Management

Salary: NJC Salary Scale SO2 NJC pts 26 – 28 (£30,984 – £32,798) per annum

Hours per week: 35.00

Closing date: Tuesday 16 July 2024 at 2:00pm

PlayBoard is the leading agency for the promotion, development and delivery of play in Northern Ireland. This vibrant organisation is at the forefront of shaping the future of children and young people’s play opportunities and experiences.

  • Do you have the drive and passion to support children and young people?
  • Do you want to help children and young people reach their full potential?

Then this is the job for you!

Main purpose

The Service Delivery & Development Co-ordinator will be responsible for co-ordinating and managing all aspects of the development and delivery of OUR Generation commitments. 

The OUR Generation project is supported by the European Union’s PEACEPLUS Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB), and brings together the expertise of nine partner organisations for the delivery of a project that seeks to:

  • Improve good relations in communities which have been impacted negatively by conflict through the development and delivery of youth and children’s programmes focused on mental wellbeing and resilience
  • Ensure quality assurance of the delivery mechanisms, and develop mental health and resilience guidelines for youth focused organisations.

Liaising directly with the accountable body (Action Mental Health) and project partners, the post holder will line manage a team of four Play Participation Officers and an Administrator working across Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland to deliver a play programme (Spaces to Be) as part of the overall OUR Generation programme.

The successful candidate will have:

Essential requirements

  • Have attained a degree relevant to the post, OR have 4 years full-time continuous employment experience developing and managing children and young people projects.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ full-time experience providing staff line management which also involves providing support and supervision responsibility.
  • Experience of planning, implementing and monitoring structured face to face delivery programmes. Experience of writing overarching programme evaluation reports focused on demonstrating impact.
  • Demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of the importance of play for children and young people.
  • Have excellent motivational leadership and management skills that inspire staff to work effectively, both individually and as a team.

Benefits working with PlayBoard

  • Flexible working
  • Competitive salary
  • Pension package with Standard Life
  • Occupational sick pay subject to service
  • 24 days’ holiday per year plus 11 bank holidays
  • Committed management team giving continuous support

The contract for this post will be up to 30 September 2027 subject to funding.

If you are a proactive person with the required skill set, want a job that makes a real difference to children and young people, takes pride and ownership in your contribution, have excellent attention to detail, are tenacious and outgoing, we’re interested in hearing from you.

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A project supported by PEACEPLUS, a programme managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB).