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Project Manager

  • Full time
  • £30,000
  • Clydebank
  • Closing 25th May 2020

  • Advertised from 27th March 2020
  • 35 hours per week


Clyde Shopmobility is a charity which was set up to tackle loneliness and isolation for elderly people and people with disabilities. Our principles are built around the social model of disability and helping people to live independent lives. This includes providing mobility scooters, wheelchairs and sighted guides to allow people to go out into society. We have also set up various groups to allow people to come into our shop for socialisation. We are supported by our local authority and also access various grants to allow us to provide these services.

We were also successful in accessing monies from Scottish Government for a separate project called SDS Ideas. This enables information to be given to residents throughout West Dunbartonshire Council Area regarding Self Directed Support. The project provides independent support to anyone going through the process of accessing social care.

Job Purpose

The Project Manager will report to the Clyde Shopmobility Board and will be responsible for all aspects of the delivery of Clyde Shopmobility and SDS Ideas services, staff management, reporting and finance.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage a team of staff and volunteers, thus ensuring the smooth operation of Clyde Shopmobility, SDS Ideas and any other projects for which funding is given;
  • Ensure the appropriate processes and structures are in place;
  • Represent Clyde Shopmobility at various meetings, including West Dunbartonshire HSCP Programme Board and develop effective relationships at that level;
  • Identify resources and assign responsibilities;
  • Manage budgets and financial controls;
  • Prepare and submit the appropriate project documentation to ensure compliance with grant guidelines and ensure these are appropriately stored;
  • Create and deliver project work plans and revise as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements;
  • Work closely with relevant stakeholders to ensure effective and efficient implementation of the projects;
  • Understand basic revenue models to ensure they meet the financial objectives by preparing an annual budget and scheduling expenditures;
  • Support and challenge Clyde Shopmobility board;
  • Implement risk management and quality assurance control;
  • Assist in the preparation of grant applications;

Job Specification

Candidates should give examples in their applications to demonstrate they have these skills.

Essential Skills

The Project Manager must have:

  • Proven years of experience as a project manager or project co-ordinator, including service and line management experience;
  • Financial management experience and understanding of financial controls;
  • Knowledge of the social model of disability;
  • Knowledge of the issues facing people with disabilities;
  • Knowledge and understanding of social care, how this is delivered and current challenges in this area;
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills;
  • Proficiency in appropriate software which may be required for the position;
  • Planning and organising skills at an individual and project level;

Desirable Skills

  • Knowledge of The Self-directed Support (Scotland) Act 2013;
  • Understanding of local authority and health and social care partnership structures;
  • Knowledge of the voluntary sector;
  • Experience in project management, from conception to delivery;

Salary and hours

The Project Manager will work 35 hours each week, working on a flexible basis to accommodate the needs of the service. This may mean attending evening meetings or working on Saturdays or Sundays.

The salary will be £30,000 per annum.

Application notes

Applications and CVs to be submitted via email to

Closing date for applications: 25th May 2020

Ideally, we will want to carry out interviews during the first week in June, to enable the successful candidate to hopefully be able to commence their post at the beginning of July.