Project Manager at GMB Union, Euston, London, £300 per day

£300 per day
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  • Euston, Thetford IP24 2QQ, UK
  • Apr 23, 2021
Duration not stated

Contract Description


Location: Remote (home) working basis but may, Post COVID, require some onsite visits to our premises as necessitated by the project needs.

Position: Task Force Project Manager

Contract: Freelance/Contract basis, hours equivalent to 2 days per week

Deadline to apply: 12 noon on Friday 7th May 2021

Salary:£300 per day


In Spring 2020, GMB commissioned an independent investigation into sexual harassment and our organisational culture. The investigation and subsequent report found that GMB was institutionally sexist and that bullying and harassment exist within our structures. 

In Winter 2020, we created a taskforce responsible for ensuring that the recommendations made in the Monaghan Report of 2020, together with the recommendations of an earlier report, The Dr Elizabeth Henry report, are enacted, to bring about the transformational change needed in our organisation.

In 2021 GMB appointed Helen Mott, a highly experienced sexual harassment and gender equality consultant experienced in transforming workplace culture, to lead the task force on implementing the recommendations of both reports.

A vacancy has arisen for a highly skilled Project Manager to join GMB’s taskforce project working alongside Helen Mott to steer the work of the taskforce and bring about the transformational culture change GMB needs. The role’s predominant focus will be in taking responsibility for end-to-end service delivery of a single-focus project, ensuring that the project’s objectives are met and delivered to time and cost targets and the appropriate quality standards.

Job Description:

This is a challenging role, where you will be responsible for the monitoring and tracking of deliverables and arrangements, and will establish with Helen Mott the key duties and task priorities for implementation. Stakeholder management will be a key focus, and you will oversee the progress of the assigned work of the project co-ordinator to ensure the successful implementation of the project’s goals.

In this role you will:

  • Have overall responsibility for the delivery and management of the project, ensuring that the project and its aims are actively progressed and in line with the brief set
  • Establish effective project governance, processes and systems to be effectively deployed throughout project
  • Track and monitor performance and progress and prepare project timelines, documents, finances and reports on deliverables
  • Prepare and maintain the project’s schedules of activity, including producing the master project plan
  • Develop and maintain partnerships with key stakeholders
  • Developing and implementing resource plans and procurement of resources 
  • To work closely with the Lead Specialist Facilitator and Project Co-ordinator
  • To have responsibility for developing a delivery strategy project plan
  • Establish the overall success criteria for the project, including time, cost and performance parameters, in conjunction with the external facilitator

Experience required:

  • Demonstrable project management experience
  • Previous experience working on projects tackling inequality issues, particularly race inequality issues, would be highly advantageous
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong stakeholder management skills
  • Excellent core project management experience with planning and scheduling, resource management, cost management, risk management, etc.