Research and Projects Team Leader

  • Job Reference: 00001533-1
  • Date Posted: 16 November 2022
  • Recruiter: ACH
  • Location: Birmingham
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £35,000
  • Sector: Administration
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Post: Research and Projects Team Leader

Department: Research / Projects

Reports to: Business Development Manager

Working Hours: Full time

Salary: circa £35,000

Location: Any ACH Office

About ACH

Our vision is to empower refugees and migrants who reside in the UK to lead self-sufficient and 
ambitious lives.

ACH is a social enterprise comprised of a diverse group of strategists and researchers led by lived 
experience. We provide tailored integration services that not only help individuals, but also 
disrupt the systems that have entrenched inequalities in our society. 

We have a track record of delivering effective support services that give refugees and migrants 
the tools they need to succeed. In 2021 alone, we have helped 1000+ people to achieve their 
personal goals and lead fulfilling lives in their new country. 
By working with us at ACH, you will be supporting refugees and migrants to build a better, 
brighter future. 

Purpose of job

The postholder will support the project management of both internal and external projects within the Research and Projects Team. Key activities include leading on the improvement and implementation of existing and new business processes and management information, active fundraising, and the project management of programmes and consultancy work. 

Key Responsibilities

Reporting directly to the Business Development Manager, the post holder will be expected to 
manage their own independent workload, as well as supporting and line-managing the 
Research and Projects Team. The main responsibilities are outlined below:

Contribute towards achieving ACH’s project strategic objectives
• Support the Business Development Manager to ensure effective development and delivery 
of all projects and strategic objectives.
• Support the Business Development Manager to complete grant applications and tenders to 
deliver business growth.
The postholder will support the project management of both internal and external projects 
within the Research and Projects Team. Key activities include leading on the improvement and 
implementation of existing and new business processes and management information, active 
fundraising, and the project management of programmes and consultancy work.

Build and manage projects & achieve work targets
• Maintain and process project paperwork including funding paperwork, recording 
invoices, payments, and budgets.
• Manage project calendar to ensure timely delivery of reports, meetings, and other 
deadlines. 
• Work with the Finance Team to efficiently administer invoices and monitor project 
budgets.
• Manage the project team to process contracts, commissioning, partnerships, invoices, 
and other operational paperwork.
• Organise, store, and manage project information, documents, files, and data in line with 
GDPR and ACH’s other relevant policies and procedures.
• Ensure compliance with all relevant procedures and regulations including, but not 
limited to, Health and Safety, safeguarding, confidentiality and GDPR.
• Manage the project team to deliver administrative tasks related to projects including 
event organising, liaising with interpreters, clients, and other stakeholders.
• Seek out potential business development and other funding opportunities.

Learning & expertise
• Deliver administrative tasks in relation to programme statistics and reports including in 
relation to programme monitoring and evaluation.
• Conducting tactical and strategic research projects from scoping through to 
implementation, creatively making use of the most appropriate methods and tools.

Develop and manage external relationships
• Manage project communications and act as first point of contact for external general 
queries regarding existing projects.
• Build relationships with external stakeholders to develop opportunities for new projects 
and areas of work.
• Contribute to ACH’s networking and external meetings with stakeholders.

Communications
• Support marketing team with media and communication administration activities.
• Contribute to the development of effective marketing strategies for new projects and 
other areas of work.
• Provide content for the marketing and communications team in order to promote 
ongoing projects.

Develop and manage internal relationships
• Support the Business Development Manager with record keeping volunteer expenses 
and records of purchases of equipment.
• Participate in and contribute to organisational team meetings.
• Develop and manage effective work relationships and mechanisms between relevant 
teams e.g., finance and operations / support and training.
• Support Business Development Manager to create reports for both the ACH and Himilo 
Boards.

Generate income and resources
• Provide administrative support to Business Development Manager in relation to grants 
and tender paperwork.
• Work closely with Business Development Manager and Finance Team to maintain 
accurate payment and reporting schedule of all successful grants, tenders etc.
This list is not exclusive or exhaustive, you may be asked to carry out other duties deemed 
necessary by your line manager.

 

This list is not exclusive or exhaustive. You may be asked to carry out other duties deemed necessary by your line manager.

For more information on the role and ACH please view the full job description here and our recruitment pack here

 How to apply

For an informal conversation or to find out more about ACH or the role, please don’t hesitate to contact our People and Culture Manager, Werner Werner Lourens - werner.lourens@ach.org.uk.

Due to the nature of this post, an enhanced DBS check will be undertaken for successful applicants, but only with their prior consent. 

Applicants need to have right to work in the UK and access to their own vehicle for business use to be considered for this role. We may close this role early, so please apply ASAP to avoid disappointment