Project Lead

  • Full time
  • £28,210
  • Lanarkshire
  • Closing 5th November 2021

  • Advertised from 14th October 2021
  • 35 hours a week


An exciting, unique and rewarding opportunity has arisen for an experienced and dynamic individual to join Liber8 Lanarkshire as a Project Lead. The successful candidate will lead the development and delivery of a person-centred women’s project in South Lanarkshire.


This new project will be delivered collaboratively with Women’s Aid South Lanarkshire & East Renfrewshire (WASLER); the project will work with women, children and girls throughout South Lanarkshire and will provide tailored services to fill the existing gap for a distinctive group of women who are, have been or are at risk of being affected by substance use and gender-based violence. The project funded via Scottish Government Equally Safe Fund, will incorporate holistic person-centred integrated pathways, interventions, and opportunities, including:

  • specialist 1-1 support provided by WASLER specialists.
  • group work.
  • wellbeing programmes.
  • safe drop in spaces.
  • prevention, education, and
  • self-development activities.

What we’re looking for

We are looking to attract an enthusiastic Individual that has experience of working within the drug and alcohol field and has previous experience of strategic development, project management and partnership working.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have experience and be able to demonstrate working effectively at a strategic level
  • Have demonstrable skills to influence, persuade and negotiate with stakeholders.
  • As well as the ability to manage effective, successful relationships, both internally and externally.
  • Have a proactive and dynamic personal style, with flexibility in style and approach
  • Will be qualified to Degree relevant or SVQ level 3 in social services & Healthcare.

The successful candidate, will provide strategic and operational project leadership for this new initiative, ensuring a strong and integrated approach. Crucial to the role will be the ability to lead, influence, inspire, motivate and robustly manage a varied programme of activities within four dedicated premises and across the whole system.

The post holder will oversee the day to day running of the project, lead on performance for the team, contribute to the governance and development and ensure there are sufficient resources to deliver the best possible outcomes for the women who use the project.

You will provide management, leadership and coaching to your team making sure the initiative achieves quality and team productivity standards. You'll also need to balance your day-to-day operational responsibilities with meetings and additional project work to make sure all objectives are achieved

The successful applicant will lead an exciting new approach which encourages creativity, innovation and joining an energised team with a can-do attitude.

Application notes

For more information go to to download a job description and application form or email or call 01698 533035

All posts are subject to satisfactory PVG Checks and references.

The posts are based on a fixed term contract for a period of 2 years

Please note CV’s will not be accepted as a means of application.

Closing Date Friday 5th November Interviews week beginning 15th November

Liber8 (Lanarkshire) Ltd is an equal opportunities employer.