We are recruiting!

Project Leader

Contract: 14 hours per week, fixed term contract

Salary: £21, 067 pro rata

We are looking for an experienced project leader to join team Participate and help us deliver our programme.

At Participate we are all about ideas. From the small ideas that make the lives of people better in a single community to the big ideas that change the world. We support people and organisations to realise their potential by providing support that helps them to develop and grow their ideas into sustainable projects and enterprises.

Each year we support hundreds of individuals, charities, social enterprises, community groups and schools. The projects we support are found in areas of deprivation, tackle social issues or work with specific client groups in areas such as disability or homelessness.

We deliver direct support from our specialist team and work closely with our private sector partners to secure specialist skills and additional manpower. Types of support we offer are bespoke but will generally involve:

  • creating the right structure to deliver a new project/organisation
  • partnership development
  • finance and fundraising
  • business planning
  • marketing
  • start-up funding


Where we don’t have specialist skills within the team we look for volunteers from the private sector. Our network of business supporters has provided everything from practical help to build a community allotment to architectural support to design a new community building.

Your role will involve engaging the business community in volunteering; organising and attending community volunteering events and providing practical support to volunteers to deliver a programme of work.

You will also help to identify both new and existing social ventures and work with them to develop and grow.

To apply: please send a CV and covering letter explaining why we should hire you. Applications to be sent on e-mail to: gemma@participateprojects.org.uk

Job Description, Project Leader

Person specification, Project Leader

Deadline: 2nd March 2016, 9am

Interviews: 4th March 2016

Start date: 1st April 2016

Contract end date: 31st March 2017


If you would like to volunteer for participate! we would love to hear from you. We can use volunteers to support team challenge activities either on an ad-hoc basis or more regularly.

Work placements and work experience

We believe that everyone deserves a chance to learn new skills and get some experience. We are always keen to hear from students and unemployed people who wish to gain work experience working with our team.