Projects Manager

£30,000 - £35,000 FTE in Rockinghorse is based in central Brighton. Our work is across Sussex.

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Projects Manager

About Rockinghorse Children’s Charity

Rockinghorse Children’s Charity supports sick and disabled children across Sussex. We support babies, children and young people, along with their families, at The Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital and The Trevor Mann Baby Unit in Brighton and all of the specialist children’s wards and baby units throughout Sussex.

We deliver and fund projects that enable doctors and nurses to do more. All of projects are led by the needs of children and young people and their families – the lifesaving medical equipment, the support for parents and families, the toys for children spending time in hospitals across Sussex, the environments and spaces that help children feel more at home when they are in hospital and additional staff to make sure children get the best possible care when they are unwell.

Originally set up in 1967 by Dr Trevor Mann, we have been supporting children for more than 55 years, and in that time, we have supported nearly a million children and their families. As the official fundraising arm of the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital, including the Trevor Mann Baby Unit, we work with the NHS, charity partners and the Sussex community to ensure children can be children no matter now sick they are.

We do not receive any government, statutory or local authority funding and so we rely on the generous support of individuals, community groups, companies and trusts: people like you, who care about children and want Sussex to be a safe place for children to grow up.

For more information, news and events, click here

About the role

In 2022 we launched our three-year strategic plan, which prioritised our activities to enable us to support more babies, children and teenagers. As we enter the final year of this strategy the charity continues to expand and develop its projects and services for sick and disabled children all over Sussex:

Read our strategy here.

This role is the lead for project development and implementation. Working with, and supporting, a team of champions (doctors, nurses and other health care professionals across Sussex) and the whole charity to ensure our projects save lives. You’ll bring brilliant project management and excellent service delivery to the charity, to create, develop, implement, evaluate and grow our impact.

This is a pivotal role within the charity, working across the whole charity. You’ll be a key influencer and consultative colleague within the charity. You’ll help to foster a culture of excellence and wellbeing in the charity, building accountability and championing teamwork, where our vision for children and young people is shared, and success is celebrated.

This role sits within the Projects & Operations team. We have two other teams in the charity – the Supporter Engagement team and the Communications team. To find out more about our team, click here.

Application Process

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter outlining how you fulfil the eight essential elements of the person specification to: finance@rockinghorse.org.uk

Your covering letter must address your experience, skills and knowledge against the eight essential elements of the person spec. Applications without a covering letter will not be considered. If you also have any of the four desirable criteria, please outline these too.

If you need any support with the process or application, please get in touch. We can also talk to through the role and answer any questions you may have informally.

All applicants will be shortlisted (to go to interview) based on their ability to demonstrate they have, or can gain, most of the essential criteria for the role – as demonstrated in the covering letter.

Estimated Timeframes:

  • Application Deadline midnight 25 February 2024.
  • Shortlisting w/c 26 February 2024.
  • Interviews will be the 4 March or 6 March 2024 in central Brighton.

Interviews will be with the CEO, Finance & Operations Director and Head of Trusts and will consist of a series of set questions (the same for each candidate) about your skills, experience and knowledge relating to the post (Essential, Work and Desirable skills).

The interview will also be an opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the role, the charity and the process of recruitment.

The role will be available from 11 March 2024 onwards (depending on post holder’s availability).

Download the job description here: Rockinghorse Projects Manager Job Description