Project Manager: A Menu for Change - Oxfam

Project Manager: A Menu for Change - Oxfam 

Location: Glasgow

Salary: £32,000


About the Organisation 

Oxfam is a global movement of millions of people who share the belief that, in a world rich in resources, poverty isn't inevitable. In just 15 years, extreme poverty has been halved. 15 more years and we can end it for good.

To spread that change and make it last, political solutions are also needed to tackle the root causes of poverty and create societies where empowered individuals can thrive. We will always act, we will speak out, and we won't live with poverty.


Job Description

We are looking for a Project Manager you will lead the A Menu for Change Project during the project’s critical final year with support from Oxfam Scotland’s Programme Manager and the Project Board.

In this rewarding and multi-faceted role, you will have overall responsibility for shaping, managing and delivering the A Menu for Change Project which aims to address food insecurity in Scotland while also helping to tackle the underlying drivers of income crises. You will also lead a team of at least five project staff based across the four partner organisations as well as directly line-manage the Project Assistant as well as the Research and Policy Officer.

The A Menu for Change is a partnership project, funded by the National Lottery Community Fund and led by Oxfam Scotland in partnership with the Poverty Alliance, Child Poverty Action Group in Scotland and Nourish Scotland.

If you are looking for a challenging role where no two-days are the same and want to be part of an innovative project and have a major impact on addressing food insecurity in Scotland this is the perfect opportunity for you!

What we are looking for

Our next Project Manager will bring proven experience of project management, including well-developed analytical and planning skills and good time-management skills. You will also experience of managing complex, multi-partner projects to time and within budget as well as experience of working with various internal and external stakeholders, including local authorities and other key local statutory partners.

You will also possess a strong understanding of working with policy, advocacy, campaigns, media and communications, experience of resource and people-management as well as an understanding of poverty and inequality in Scotland.

We Offer

This role will give you an opportunity to make a major difference and impact in addressing food security in Scotland, to work with a group of people who are experts in project management and passionate about the underlying drivers of income crises, as well as fair pay and a highly competitive benefits package.

Our values and commitment to safeguarding

Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Note: All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks.


How to Apply

For further information and to apply please visit our website

As part of your online application, please upload your up to date CV and a covering letter explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile.

Closing date: 31st of March 2019. 

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