Project Manager (Capital & Business)
Hours: Full Time (35 hours per week)
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum
A vacancy has recently become available in our team for a Project Manager with experience of delivering large capital projects.
Reporting to the Head of Projects, the role is a vital part of our small Projects Team, which provides an in-house project management service to the organisation. The team delivers a range of strategic projects to support the delivery of Wasps’ Five-Year Business Plan.
The Project Manager role involves the full management of both major capital and business projects, including the preparation of briefs, business cases and fundraising plans, through to coordination of delivery – and so we are looking for a practical, adaptable and hands-on individual, with experience of managing large capital projects, to help us deliver our objectives.
Development Plan Objectives
The purpose of Wasps Development Plan is to consolidate and build upon Wasps market position to build up company reserves by developing the estate and efficiently managing its operational delivery. The Development Plan is focussed on major new developments in Inverness, Perth and Scotland’s Central Belt over the next five years. It seeks to investigate and develop new ways of operating over the Business Plan period (2018-2023) in line with market demand.
The Development Plan is focused on five core objectives:
A. Targeted estates growth – Any future development programme will be aimed at expanding our property portfolio into areas of defined need.
B. Establish a sinking fund for the existing estate and build a management and maintenance fund within Business Plans for all new projects to set out targets and minimum development thresholds.
C. Develop and test new Operational Models to meet defined need and support delivery of the Development Plan
D. Consultancy – Deliver targeted consultancy where it is of benefit to Wasps property portfolio, knowledge base or where robust income generation exists
E. Market Insight – Undertake a programme of research to ensure Wasps offer remains vibrant, relevant to artist’s needs and benchmarked against other studio provision.
For full Job Description, Strategy Objectives and Person Specification, including essential skills and attributes, please download the Job Application Pack in the side bar.
To apply please send a copy of your CV along with a covering letter outlining why you consider yourself suitable for this position. Please include contact names, phone numbers and email addresses for 2 referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer.
Applications should be submitted by no later than 5pm on Friday 23rd October 2020, by email to: Stuart McCue-Dick (Executive Director – Corporate Services) – email@example.com. Interviews will be held w/c 2nd November 2020.
Submissions should be titled: Private and Confidential - Job Application – Project Manager (Capital & Business)
For an initial discussion regarding the role please arrange a suitable time by emailing Chris Cowie, Head of Projects, in the first instance - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wasps has been supporting the arts community in Scotland for 43 years. We have grown to become one of the UK’s largest studio providers and home to Scotland’s largest cultural community. We currently house 900 visual artists, 35 arts charities and 33 creative businesses at 20 locations from the Scottish Borders to the ShetlandIslands. Their work in turn touches the lives of thousands of people across Scotland and beyond.
In addition, our activities support the regeneration of many deprived communities across Scotland. We redevelop redundant, historic buildings into beautiful facilities for artists and creative industries, improving the physical appearance and economy of the communities in which they are located.
Wasps also delivers a range of arts enterprise activity including exhibition, workshop and residencies opportunities, along with professional development support for our creative tenants, delivered across our nine galleries and four residency spaces.
Our plans for the future are exciting! We recently completed our first creative hub outside of Glasgow - Perth Creative Exchange, which opened in November 2019. Our next exciting development - Inverness Creative Academy Phase 2 is currently onsite and due to open in summer 2021, with Phase 1 completed in December 2018 and now a fully occupied, vibrant facility in the heart of the Highlands. These projects between them represent an investment of over £10m, and will deliver over 60 new studios for artists and space for 30 creative businesses in these locations. We also have a programme of property upgrades and energy efficiency initiatives planned as part of our five year Business Plan(2018-23).