The Donkey Sanctuary Head of Project Management

As Head of Project Management you will develop and implement best practice project management disciplines and approaches to successfully deliver a rolling portfolio of projects of significant strategic benefit to the charity, supporting our five year strategy and goals to transform the welfare and elevate the status of donkeys and mules across the world. You will manage projects and change programmes measured against profitability, time and quality KPIs, ensuring successful delivery and adherence to best practice.

Possessing extensive experience of successfully managing and delivering a range of concurrent projects and complex business initiatives and change programmes, you will lead and define the charity’s demand profile to forecast future resource requirements to plan, source and allocate the resources required to ensure the delivery of project portfolios within programmes. You will develop and manage frameworks and standards for Programme and Project Management, and monitor strategic programme reporting and assist the Executive team in reporting to the Trustee Board.

Able to demonstrate excellent communication, influencing and collaborative skills and experience of successfully building lasting relationships, you will provide experienced project management expertise to key stakeholders at all levels, ensuring projects are delivered on time and within agreed budget, competently mediating disagreements and negotiating agreeable resolutions.

A recognised formal project management qualification (PMP/APMP/Prince2/P30 or equivalent) is essential, as are excellent organisational and planning skills, an ability to multitask in a busy environment with multiple projects, priorities and time frames, demonstrable management or supervisory experience, and the ability to lead and motivate a number of diverse project teams.

This is an exciting time to join our innovative organisation and to be part of the evolutional program of change taking place within the charity. Based in Sidmouth, Devon – “an area of outstanding natural beauty”, this is a full-time, permanent contract starting as soon as possible.

To apply for this role, please submit an expression of interest, including CV & cover letter, to Steph Kinsella at

For more information about this role please download our Application Pack.

Closing date for applications: 12.30pm Wednesday 29 November 2017.

Please download the Word document to complete your application on the computer (preferred option) or, print the PDF form to complete your application by hand

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