Creativity Works Project Manager

Victoria, London

  • Salary

    £28,000 - £32,000 DoE

  • Hours of work

    Full time, 9.30am to 5.30pm, Monday – Friday

  • Contract


  • Closing date

    11 July 2019

  • Start Date

    Monday 2 September 2019

  • End Date

    Fixed term until 20th Dec 2019 (with possibility of extension)

  • Interviews

    15 and 16 July

The Opportunity

Media Trust exists to help charities and under-represented communities have a stronger voice. We do this through our innovative training programmes and our ability to match good skills with good causes, harnessing skills-based volunteering by media industry professionals. We are also helping the media and creative industry to be more representative of society today by training and mentoring young people from diverse backgrounds to join the sector.

Our Youth Engagement team creates and delivers innovative projects and campaigns that empower young people to have a stronger voice.  All our youth programmes empower young people creatively by training them to make compelling multimedia content. Through our strong partnerships with the media industry, we are able to arrange for the content made by our young people to reach local and national audiences via platforms such as Together TV, BBC, Evening Standard and ITV News. One of our signature programmes is The Vlogstar Challenge – a video blogging training programme and competition for over 1,000 young people from across London and Essex, in partnership with YouTube, the Evening Standard and the Jack Petchey Foundation.

Many of our programmes also give young people the key foundational skills, confidence and access to join the media sector through training, mentoring, networking and work experience opportunities. Breaking Into News is a national talent spotting competition we run with ITN for the next generation of broadcast journalist rising stars while Creativity Works: Multimedia Genius Training is an intensive 10-week boot-camp of high-impact media masterclasses and employment skills training for young Londoners who are not in employment, education or training.

This exciting new role will support the Head of Youth Engagement, overseeing all of Media Trust’s youth programmes. You will be responsible for ensuring the effective and efficient delivery of all of our youth programmes, including overall programme and budget management, funder and partner relationships, impact evaluation and quality assurance. You will also contribute to strategic planning and new programme development, working on grant applications and pitching to potential new funders.

We are looking for a dynamic, organised, creative and strategic individual, who is happy to hit the ground running and manage multiple programmes and services.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone with broad and extensive experience within the youth sector, with the confidence and presence to lead at a senior level. This is a critical and fulfilling role which will give you broad exposure, responsibility and plenty of room to develop and bring your own ideas to work.

Key responsibilities:

  • Manage a complex project ensuring high-quality, effective and efficient delivery
  • Manage grant outputs, outcomes and KPI milestones on schedule and on budget
  • Work with internal key stake holders to plan and deliver a range of media-related and employability masterclasses and workshops
  • Maintain key relationships and communication with masterclass leaders and corporate partners across the media and creative industries
  • Work alongside our marketing team to support the production of any relevant marketing and communication materials.
  • Work in partnership with the programme funder, attending meetings and contributing to regular project updates and managing any relevant contracts and service level agreements
  • Work with Head of Youth Media to manage budget raising any relevant paperwork and ensuring all expenses are put through in a timely manner
  • Maintain project admin and filing systems, ensuring GDPR guidelines are adhered to
  • Manage all logistics for programme delivery including venue sourcing, catering and travel plans
  • Work closely with the funder to manage project reports and evaluations
  • Support with recruitment of 35 young people per season including promotion, assessment and onboarding candidates according to programme criteria
  • Provide on-going support and pastoral care to cohort throughout the programme and up to 6 months after the end of the course
  • Source a range of entry-level roles, internships and apprenticeship schemes for the young people to apply for
  • Support with recruitment and training of 30 media mentors per season and provide regular support throughout the mentoring phase of the programme
  • Provide the young people with careers advice and additional support and mentoring with their job applications

Person specification

  • Experience of working with diverse young Londoners aged 18-24
  • Knowledge of issues surrounding youth employability and the media and creative industries
  • A qualification in youth work would be advantageous or working knowledge of issues effecting young people
  • Experience working with young people with challenging behaviour and/or SEN
  • Experience of inclusive practice and ability to support all young people to engage with learning
  • Good knowledge and understanding of content design, development and delivery
  • Confident public speaker and experienced at delivering fully inclusive sessions
  • Experience managing complex projects including proven experience managing event logistics
  • Proven experience of managing volunteers and corporate organisations
  • Excellent relationship management ability, with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Proven social media marketing and communications knowledge and experience.
  • Monitoring and evaluation experience and an understanding of the importance of data to evaluate and focus project and organisational operations
  • Proven ability to manage significant annual budgets
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal, alongside attention to detail, analysis and focus
  • Strong ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • A proven ability to work without supervision as well as a strong team player
  • Highly organised with a systematic approach to work
  • Commitment to equal opportunities and the aims and values of Media Trust

About the Role

The Project Manager will be responsible for leading on Media Trust’s Creativity Works: Multimedia Training programme; a free, intensive 10-week bootcamp of high-impact media masterclasses and employability training for young Londoners who are not in employment, education or training (NEET).

The overall goal of the programme is to help NEET young people find paid jobs in the media. The scheme is run twice a year by Media Trust in collaboration with our network of media and creative partners. You will work on the overall programme set-up, delivery, monitoring and reporting with our programme partners, media partners and internal teams.

About Media Trust

Media Trust exists to help charities and under-represented communities have a stronger voice through our innovative training programmes and our ability to match good skills with good causes harnessing skills-based volunteering by media industry professionals. We are also very focused on making the media and creative industry more representative of society today by encouraging young people from diverse backgrounds to join the sector and training them to be more powerful communicators.

We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Project Manager to join our dynamic and passionate team. The successful candidate will have the ability to take on a complex brief, will be highly organised, driven by processes and procedures, while also taking a strategic approach to their work. Reporting to the Head of Youth Media you will be responsible for project delivery, ensuring our work is delivered to a very high standard, within budget and meeting KPI targets.

The above job description is a guide to the work you may be required to undertake but does not form part of your contract of employment and may change from time to time to reflect changing circumstances.

Media Trust is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We are committed to the safeguarding of children and will require the successful applicant to undertake an enhanced check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

To apply, please email a recent CV and cover letter explaining how you meet the person specification to

Please note, due to the high volume of applications received, regrettably only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Media Trust values diversity and is an equal opportunities employer.

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