Project Coordinators - Leeds

An opportunity has arisen to join Ahead Partnership - a thriving, dynamic growing organisation operating across Yorkshire, Birmingham and London areas with plans to develop further across England.

We are recruiting two Project Coordinators. You will be based within our West Yorkshire offices and will operate predominantly across the wider Yorkshire region, with potential travel to other parts of the country. You will develop and deliver programmes of events to schools and businesses ensuring high quality and consistency in all activities.

The role is subject to satisfactory references, a satisfactory DBS check, and a six-month probation period.

Job Title:   Project Co-ordinator
Location:   Leeds
Job Type   12 months fixed term, with possible permanent offer.
Salary     Appointing salary £23,000 - £26,000 dependent on experience.

Job Details            

As part of a dynamic Delivery Team, and with support from the Project Manager, you will lead the development and delivery of a programme of events for children and young people across our operating areas. You will ensure these events are of a high quality and achieve their agreed aims and objectives.

You will be responsible for delivering excellent customer service, which is at the heart of everything we do. You will maintain and develop relationships with the businesses and schools we work with. You will support the business volunteers that deliver the programme, ensuring they have the tools and information they need to provide the best possible activities and outcomes for each event.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Plan and deliver events and projects from conception to completion and evaluation in line with the agreements we have in place with our partners
  • Attend the majority of events in order to host the day and support the engagement between the businesses and school
  • Recruit, organise, train and manage volunteers
  • Effective administration and accurate recording of data including the updating of bespoke management information systems
  • The ongoing monitoring of allocated projects to ensure the key outcomes are met within scope, identify potential risks and issues, addressing these accordingly
  • Identify potential PR and business development opportunities
  • Working closely with other members of the organisation to deliver our objectives. This will include occasional travel across the UK.

The Person          

You will have experience in project delivery / management and experience of developing and sustaining relationships with key stakeholders and partners.

You will have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with good customer service skills along with the ability to work well as part of a busy team

You will be self-motivated, have good organisational skills and a methodical approach to project delivery.

You will have good attention to detail and have a sound knowledge of Microsoft Office packages.

With the ability to multi-task and work effectively under pressure, you will also demonstrate commercial awareness and the ability to deliver projects from start to finish.

Experience of working with young people is desirable.


Applications will only be accepted from candidates who are authorised to work for any UK employer.  Candidates should be independently mobile, ideally with access to a car.

The organisation is an equal opportunities employer.


Benefits include flexible working hours, and 28 Days Annual Leave per year (pro rata for part time employees) plus public/bank holidays. Additional benefits apply on successful completion of probation.

To Apply:                        

Apply using our application form. You can download it here and submit your completed form to

Please note only applications submitted on fully completed applications forms will be considered. If you have any problems with the format of the application form please contact the email address above.

Deadline for applications: 8am Monday 13 August

Interview dates: First stage interviews are expected to be conducted Monday 20 or Wednesday 22 August, with second stage interviews W/C 27 August.

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