Project Manager - HLF Project
Project Manager (Development Phase) – Yorkshire’s Cricket Heritage – A Lasting Legacy. A Heritage Lottery Fund project.
Yorkshire Cricket Foundation welcomes applications from an enthusiastic and motivated individual with a keen interest in cricket, and the appropriate qualifications and experience for the Project Management of Phase 1 (the Development Stage) of this volunteer-focussed project to preserve and celebrate the heritage of cricket clubs in Yorkshire.
The successful candidate should be able to start in early 2018, with a view to submission of the application for Phase 2 (Delivery Stage) funding from HLF in Summer 2018*
Subject to the performance of the successful applicant in this role, the delivery of the Development Phase, and further allocation of HLF funds, s/he will be eligible to apply for the position of Project Manager, Delivery Phase.
Deadline for applications is Friday 5 January 2018 at 17:00.
Interviews will take place, week commencing 15 January 2018 at Emerald Headingley Cricket Ground, Leeds.
This pilot project will preserve and celebrate the heritage of club cricket in Yorkshire as a unifying force in this socially diverse county. It will partner leagues in four areas – starting with Leeds, then rolling out to Bradford, Scarborough and Sheffield in the Delivery Phase – training volunteers in heritage preservation and access techniques.
It will look to create legacies of increased resources, skills, knowledge, interest, pride and resilience in discrete communities, whilst helping those clubs participating to understand, safeguard and celebrate their heritage and raise their profile, at no cost.
The aim is to recruit volunteers at the amateur clubs under the auspices of the leagues, and train them in researching, cataloguing, preserving, displaying and interpreting their memorabilia. There is a great deal of cross-pollination between amateur and professional cricket which will enhance the collections and related activities of the league clubs and supplement those of Yorkshire County Cricket Club.
Working to the Project Director (the Yorkshire Cricket Foundation Heritage Manager), the Project Manager will have a key operations and administrative role to play in ensuring that the project Activity Plan, as defined in the Development Phase, is carried out in accordance with the allocated budget, and that the work of the volunteers at each club is effectively coordinated.
Working under the guidance of the Project Director, the Project Manager will be expected to:
1. Deliver the Development Phase in accordance with the project’s timetable and activity plan, as agreed with the Heritage Lottery Fund;
2. Liaise with partnership organisations, key stakeholders and service providers, including:
• The Yorkshire County Cricket Club and Yorkshire Cricket Board;
• Heritage Lottery Fund [HLF];
• Senior representatives from Aire Wharfe, Wetherby, Dales Council and Bradford Leagues;
• Volunteers from those clubs which participating on the project;
• West Yorkshire Archive Service;
• The Sporting Memories Foundation;
• Sports Inspire Educational Publishing;
• Website providers;
• Other professional bodies, and members of the public,
in a professional and collegiate manner, developing and maintaining positive working relationships.
3. Co-ordinate the activities of the project’s Steering Group, including convening attendance, preparing agendas, and chairing and distributing minutes from its meetings;
4. Work alongside colleagues to publicise the project in the local media through television, radio and newspaper outlets;
5. Liaise with League Executives and its clubs to publicise project news and historical content through social media;
6. Prepare, arrange production of and distribute leaflets and other promotional material, including project and HLF logos on all material;
7. Work alongside League Executives and Club officials to organise and deliver a project recruitment presentation at each club;
8. Develop and maintain a database of participating volunteer individuals and groups, including contact details, areas of knowledge, interest and skills.
9. Demonstrate flexibility to respond to changes in the Activity Plan, take advantage of opportunities that arise, and in response to HLF advice, whilst remaining faithful to the content and spirit of the project’s Activity Plan;
10. Provide the Project Director with appropriate budgetary and financial information on demand, and against Agreed Cost profiles;
11. Coordinate and compile timely project reports in line with the Activity Plan and HLF requirement;
12. Maintain ongoing project evaluation, measured against the project’s Activity Plan;
13. Work to the Project Director to compile the project’s Phase 2 (Delivery Phase) application and related job briefs.
Professional Knowledge, Skills & Experience and Personal Attributes
• Project Management Expertise (E)
• Experience of Working in a Heritage Environment (D)
• Knowledge of cricket in all its forms (D)
• demonstrable experience of project management;
• appropriate qualification in project management;
• experience of delivering heritage-focused projects;
• excellent written and oral communication skills;
• competent ICT skills in Microsoft Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint;
• aptitude and experience in delivering engaging public presentations;
• ability to lead and work flexibly as part of a team;
• capability to work innovatively, independently and to use own initiative;
• capacity to prioritise and work to tight deadlines;
• experience in establishing and maintaining professional working relationships.
• knowledge of sporting, and particularly Yorkshire, cricket heritage, and an awareness of other adjacent county heritage (e.g. Lancashire, Nottinghamshire);
• informed general interest in cricket in all its forms;
• experience of writing applications for funding.
To apply for the position, please provide a copy of your C.V. with a covering letter outlining how your skills and experience make you the best candidate for the role to:
Paul Goodman, Yorkshire Cricket Foundation, Emerald Headingley Cricket Ground, Carnegie Pavilion, Kirkstall Lane, Leeds, LS6 3DP.
About Yorkshire Cricket Foundation
The Yorkshire Cricket Foundation is a registered charity that delivers community projects across the county. Using the power of cricket, the foundation aims to make a lasting, positive impact on the lives of those living in Yorkshire through education, participation, heritage and health & wellbeing programmes. To deliver our work the Yorkshire Cricket Foundation works closely with The Yorkshire County Cricket Club, the Yorkshire Cricket Board and Pro Coach to maximise the opportunities available for everyone to learn, participate and benefit from sport.