Group COVID-19 Response Project Coordinator
This is a fixed term role until June 2021.
Salary: £23,500 - £25,500 per annum dependent on experience and qualifications.
Location: The role can be home based or attached to our office in Stockport with requirement to travel to settings as necessary. Expenses for mileage/travel will be reimbursed.
Kedleston Group Limited is an independent organisation which owns and operates a group of schools/homes for children with a range of special educational needs. Kedleston’s vision is to become the most respected provider of specialist schooling in the country. The Group is composed of 13 day schools, residential schools and children’s care homes across England, which have remained open throughout the COVID-19 pandemic thanks to the dedication and commitment of all our colleagues to ensure we work in a COVID-secure way in order to continue our provision of essential education and care services for our children and young people.
Reporting into the Group Head of HR, you will support the COVID-19 Core Group and its respective core functional leads, including Operations (Education and Care), Quality & Assurance, HR and Health and Safety, to remain abreast of any changes at local and national level which impact on our response to COVID-19, our working practice, policy, and COVID-secure workplace and individual risk assessments.
A key focus will therefore be on clear communications, policy writing, document control, monitoring and sharing government and company guidance as it emerges and supporting the implementation of projects managed by the COVID-19 Core Group. As such, you will be able to assimilate information from a variety of internal and external sources with ease and use this to make timely recommendations to the COVID-19 core group of any changes required to risk assessments, working practice and/or policy, supporting these through to implementation at local and Group-wide level.
Your skills in project management will enable you to work across functions and teams, and quickly build good working relationships with a variety of stakeholders to coordinate and manage all Group information and data relating to COVID-19. Your analysis of the information and data will be shared with stakeholders in a variety of ways to ensure there is an understanding of any impact of COVID-19 on our staff and student population as well as ensure we remain alert to any emerging incidents or trends of note or concern. You will therefore be able to summarise and share data accurately and quickly and you will be highly articulate and able to communicate messages clearly and succinctly, both verbally and in writing.
You will possess excellent administration skills and be comfortable with using technology such as Microsoft Teams, Outlook, Excel, Word, and internet as well as survey platforms to complete your work successfully.
You will monitor stocks and supplies of material required as part of our response to the pandemic, such as PPE, test kits, cleaning products, hand sanitiser, to ensure there are adequate resources across all our provisions and you will be responsible for managing the procurement of additional supplies as necessary.
You will support the roll out of initiatives and projects such as the NHS app, and NHS Test and Trace service to ensure colleagues are able to continue their vital work in a COVID-secure way.
You will monitor the Group COVID-19 mailbox and act as a key internal and external contact for matters related to the COVID-19 pandemic, assisting in driving a positive and robust student and staff focussed response to ensure health, safety and wellbeing throughout the Group.
Due to the nature of the role, you will able to work flexibly out of key office hours and at weekends, if required.
This role offers an exciting opportunity to gain great project management experience and knowledge across a fast-changing landscape and to get involved in the practical implementation of projects.
There will be opportunities for engagement and liaison with a variety of experienced staff, senior management, local authority and others who support the implementation of our developing response.
The successful candidate will have good project management and coordination skills. They will also be able to work under pressure as well as be able to work flexibly out of key office hours and at weekends, if required and with prior agreement.
For further details about the role please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Maria Pieroni, Group Head of HR on 0203 855 4151.
Closing Date: 11 October at 23.59
It is anticipated that the interviews will take place on Wednesday 14 October 2020 via MS Teams.
Kedleston Group Limited is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its young people. This post is subject to a DBS check. We are an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community.