Project Manager - Leeds

Travel Connections Project Manager – Fixed Term

Our client exists to promote the wellbeing of older people. They are a network of 90+ third sector organisations working to ensure older people have the opportunities, freedom and support to live the life they want. Our client also has equality and diversity at its heart and a real focus on co-production. They are constantly exploring, evaluating and adjusting to the needs of older people. Thanks to their connections to the wider health and social care network in Leeds, our client is currently in a position to promote the wellbeing of older people in a way that’s shaped directly by their voices.

What’s involved?

You will lead the team to develop and manage the Travel Connections programme, working closely with our clients local providers, strategic partners and funders. You will also be involved in contract management for third sector delivery partners, commissioning, sharing learning and networking. This role will build on a substantial amount of project planning and implementation work which has already taken place. Third sector delivery partners, stakeholders, staff and Trustees, amongst others, have worked together since January 2022 to develop and establish the programme. We are looking for an experienced leader to drive the Travel Connections programme forwards now that the foundations are in place.


As Travel Connections Programme Manager, you will have proven project management experience, working with multiple stakeholders, knowledge of contract and performance management and a passion for working with older people. You will recognise the responsibility our client has to the funder to deliver a successful programme and understand inequality and intersectionality. Knowledge of one or more of the following sectors is essential:

  • Transport options in Leeds

  • Grant management / contract management

  • Third Sector organisations supporting older people in Leeds

Additionally, you will have proven performance in a strategic or senior management role, have had successful delivery of outcomes relating to a project or programme. Experience of budget management, grant or contract management, supervision and development of staff, promoting equality and diversity ad influence stakeholders to bring about change. The ability to travel around Leeds (via car, active travel or public transport) to visit stakeholder premises and attend meetings is essential.

Responsible to: Chief Executive Officer
Responsible for: Travel Connections Project Officer, Office Manager, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
Salary: PO5 (SCP 38) £42,614
Contract: Fixed term contract ending 31 May 2023 (secondment or job share requests will be considered)
Annual Leave: 25 days + 8 days public holiday pro rata
Pension scheme: Company scheme or contribution to private scheme (5% employer contribution)
Hours of working: 35 Hours per week (Option to work 30 hours per week over 4 days)
Location: Varied (a mixture of working from home and working from the client’s office in Leeds)

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