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Local Project Manager (Ownership Hub) (FTC 2 years)

  • Salary and contract: £30,432 plus excellent benefits package. 2 years fixed term contract
  • Hours and location: 35 hours per week, with flexible working. Sheffield-based with occasional travel
  • Application deadline: Midnight, Monday 30 August 2021
  • Interviews: To be held on or around 6 & 7 September 2021, in Manchester.

Thank you for your interest in the role of Local Project Manager. This is an exciting opportunity to join our dynamic and growing organisation.

Owned and run by our co-operative members for nearly 150 years, Co-operatives UK promotes, develops and unites the diverse range of member-owned businesses, which together contribute over £38bn to the UK economy. 

The Local Project Manager will play a pivotal role in growing employee and worker owned business in the Ownership Hub’s first partner area – Sheffield City Region.

As the Local Project Manager in Sheffield City Region you will lead on an awareness raising, business engagement and knowledge building campaign to support the growth of employee and worker ownership in the area. This will include being responsible for building new relationships with all areas of the local business support environment, local decision makers and stakeholders as well as signposting business owners and workers to where they can get further support.

The Ownership Hub is a two-year funded programme, which supports the core aim of the #1MillionOwners campaign – to create one million employee and worker owners in the UK by 2030. Your role will help build an evidence base to support this campaign as employee and worker ownership starts to grow in the region.

We are looking for someone who knows Sheffield and the surrounding area well, who is able to manage their own time and workload, and who has a strong interest in creating an inclusive economy and resilient economy.

This is a unique position – sitting in the centre of a number of partnership. The role is employed by Co-operatives UK, but embedded with the team at Sheffield, and will be a representative and accountable to the Ownership Hub, the partnership between Co-ops UK and the Employee Ownership Association.

Co-operatives UK is a flexible and inclusive employer and offers a great benefits package including 33 days annual leave, a generous contributory pension scheme and critical illness cover.

How to apply

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