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  • Could you project manage our high street support programmes?

    You would be responsible for delivering a variety of different local programmes to support and transform high streets, community champions and local businesses in the UK.

     

    ABOUT US

    Colex Connect Ltd trades as a portfolio of brands, all focused on reinventing and reviving the high street.

    SaveTheHighStreet.org is an industry movement that launched in August 2016 by outlining a new vision for the high street and how we achieve it together. 

    Jo (JoinJo.com) is the 1st digital assistant for local businesses; enabling personalised, ongoing and affordable support for retailers, cafes, boutiques, newsagents, restaurants, salons, market traders, startups and others across the high street. 

    We are engaging 1000s of high street businesses each week, building industry-wide partnerships across public and private sectors, leading research to understand what it takes to succeed in this market, mobilising networks of local community champions nationwide, repopulating vacant units and nurturing a new generation of high street entrepreneurs in the U.K.

    We are a hard-working, entrepreneurial team who are passionate about achieving our mission. Our management structure is flat, our communication is open and we invest in everyone who joins the team. 

    The team works remotely and flexibly, suiting the range of individual and family circumstances; in future, remote and office based options will be available.

     

    ABOUT THE ROLE

    Project manage our local high street and business support programmes. 

    Our programmes include local business support, start-up incubators, local champions campaigns, vacant unit initiatives and more, typically funded by public sector or real estate partners. 

    Deliver our internal plans and objectives for each geographic place we focus on. 

    Identify, verify and ensure we stay aligned with the needs of each programme and place. 

    Develop and manage a comprehensive project plan and resourcing budget for each programme. 

    Deliver local engagement campaigns to build awareness and activation from local businesses, local community champions, landlords and other stakeholders. 

    Request and oversee the production of content assets and the delivery of events (local and online), to meet the needs of each programme. 

    Onboard businesses and other users onto Jo - our proprietary technology platform for delivering business and other support. 

    Recognise, understand, connect with, leverage and amplify other support initiatives being delivered locally. 

    Track and report on activities, outputs, outcomes and impact from each programme. 

    Manage the day-to-day relationship with the project partners who are funding programmes and co-ordinate project reporting from inception to completion.

    Liaise with our internal team to provide guidance, clarifications and support to continually improve our operational effectiveness.

    Provide input and support for our business development campaigns, tender responses and pitches when required.  

    As Programme Manager, you’ll report to the COO and work closely with all other members of the team.


    ABOUT YOU

    Adaptable, hands-on, juggler of many balls with a ‘get it done’ attitude.

    Passionate about high streets and town centres.

    Experience of managing the successful delivery of complex projects with multiple stakeholders.

    Experience leading projects with or for local authorities, BIDs or LEPs.

    Experience of delivering campaigns to engage local businesses

    Excellent attention to detail, with a well-organised approach to your work.

    Highly motivated by milestones, deliverables and outcomes.

    Positive, pragmatic and a team player.

    Strong communication skills and a natural networker.

    Experience of project management methodologies and tools.

    Comfortable working in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment.

    At ease around ‘tech’.

    Take ownership and lead by example.

     

    WHAT'S NEXT?

    Does this sound like you? 

    Email your CV to careers@savethehighstreet.org 

    We’re looking forward to hearing from you! 

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