We are recruiting for a freelance project manager

Project Manager

Pregnant Then Screwed is the main project coordinated by the Motherhood Plan Community Interest Company. We protect and support women who are the victim of pregnancy and maternity discrimination and campaign for legislative change. Since March 2015 we have supported over 1,000 women, we have built an online following of over 15,000 people and we have made waves in Westminster. We run a free legal advice line, a mentor scheme which supports women going through an employment tribunal, a flexible working helpline and we document the stories of women encountering discrimination.

On the 31st October we staged a demonstration in 6 cities across the UK called March of the Mummies which demanded the Government takes decisive action with 5 demands for legislative change.

The Role
We are looking to work with a self employed project manager who can support the development of two key projects:

Tribunal Mentor Scheme
The tribunal mentor programme is about to be much bigger and better than ever before. Working with a technology company we are undertaking a major project to develop a chat room, message board and online training programme for our mentors. This will encourage and facilitate greater peer to peer support and knowledge sharing amongst women experiencing pregnancy or maternity discrimination. We will also build an online training programme for the mentors so they feel confident when supporting a woman through a tribunal process. The Project Manager role will involve working with a technology partner on the development of the system, project managing the delivery of the system within the time frame and ensuring the contractor fulfills their obligations. You will also design and deliver the mentor scheme training programme working with a filmmaker, designer, copywriter and experts in discrimination law and councillors.

The Tribunal Mentor scheme must be in working BETA state by 31st March 2018.

Pregnant Then Screwed Live
The first event of its kind in the UK, Pregnant Then Screwed Live will take place in Manchester on the 19th May 2018. It will be a festival of motherhood and work. Attendees will be mothers who are either planning on returning to work after a period of care or are in a job that isn’t working for them. The role will involve event management, budgeting, curation, marketing and selling exhibitions to relevant organisations.

* Project managing the build of a new technology platform
* Designing and delivering an online mentor training programme
* Managing a project budget of £200k for the Tribunal Mentor Scheme
* Contracting other suppliers and ensuring they fulfill their contractual obligations including: designers, web developers, film makers, photographers, lawyers and copywriters
* Testing materials with users
* Developing a detailed timeline of activity
* Recruiting new mentors
* Reporting to the Equality and Human Rights Commission
* Fulfilling all milestones within the specified timeframe
* Working with the CEO to scope and plan Pregnant Then Screwed Live, managing budget and sourcing sponsorship – the event needs to be cost neutral
* Working closely with Z-Arts, the venue hosting Pregnant Then Screwed Live, on all event logistics
* To be available during the event to manage all event logistics and a team of volunteers working on the event
* Approaching relevant organisations for sponsorship and exhibition opportunities
* To coordinate all marketing for Pregnant Then Screwed Live
* Alongside the CEO, curating Pregnant Then Screwed Live
Managing all ticket sales and advance communications with the audience, speakers and exhibitors

Person specification
* A minimum of 3 years event management experience
* Experience of project managing the development of new technologies
* Experience of fiscal management on large and complex projects
* Experience of securing sponsorship
* Good organisation skills
* A team player

* Manchester based (or willing to travel to Manchester regularly)
* A passion for women’s rights
* A mother who has experienced pregnancy or maternity discrimination

The Contract:
This contract will run from 15th December 2017 until 22nd June 2018.
We can be very flexible with hours to work around personal commitments but will need someone who can work approximately 100 days from 15th December until 25th May and then a further 15 days between 15th May – 22nd June 2018. You must be available to attend the event on the 19th May 2018.

Total contract value

If you would like to do this as a job share then please feel free to pitch for the contract as a team.

To apply
Please send us your CV and up to 500 words on why you think you are the right person for the role to [email protected] by 2pm on 11th December.

Please note: This role is dependant upon funding which is not yet fully secured. We find out if we are successful on 8th December. If you would like to apply for this role, please feel free to email us on the email address above after the 8th December to confirm whether we are still recruiting for this position. Please also use the above email address if you have any questions. We will be conducting interviews on the 14th December via Skype, or in person if based in Manchester


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