SV Academy Vacancies 


Job title

Projects, Programmes & Quality Delivery Manager

Work status:

5 days per week (35 hours)

Contract type:

Permanent full time (starting ASAP / May 2022)

Salary range:

starting at £28,000

Reports to:

Business & Projects Director


SV Academy, 6 Eltham High Street London SE9 1DA

Organisational context

SV Academy is an award-winning creative arts and education & training organisation, offering services for adults and young people, including education, training, digital media & music production and studio hire. We are an OFSTED-registered independent school and an urban music specialist, offering opportunities to disadvantaged young people. With a focus on social justice and inclusion, we seek to offer creative, inspiring, life-changing opportunities for progression and personal development. SV Academy has a 17-year track record in youth programmes, and the right candidate will be supported with a wealth of experience, but will have the scope to make the role their own and become an integral part of organisation as it grows and evolves.

Job overview and objectives

This is a new role in a fast paced, dynamic and entrepreneurial organisation with a strong social mission. Working directly with the Programme Director, we are looking for someone to build the development and delivery of a range of innovative new projects including an adult community skills programme, a creative learning project that aims to divert young people from crime, gangs and knives and an inspiring overseas trip to the Caribbean for disadvantaged young people.

Key responsibilities and duties

Main Duties and Responsibilities: 

• Manage and coordinate the delivery of our programmes in schools and in after school community sessions within Greenwich, Lewisham and          surrounding areas. 

• Manage existing - and develop new - partnerships with schools, local authorities, statutory services such as youth offending services and police and other local community organisations within Greenwich, Lewisham and surrounding areas. 

• Coordinate our mentoring team to mentor young people at risk of being involved in gangs and criminal activities. 

• Train, empower and manage youth mentors to effectively deliver community and school sessions to disengaged young people. 

• Develop and execute a social media strategy to engage target communities, promote our programme and celebrate its successes. 

• Track the progress of each participant and develop reports and case studies where necessary for internal management and to share with local authorities, funders and other partners. 

• Monitor the quality of delivery across multiple projects, courses and programmes. 

• Identify safeguarding concerns or potential risks and develop risk mitigation strategies • Input into research, evaluation and monitoring of programmes, supporting audits and inspections as required.

Person specification

Desirable - at least one of the following 

• Certificate of Higher Education in arts admin, management/business, or project management. 

• Diploma/Degree in relevant subject. 

• Other project management, admin/arts management or business qualification. Experience and knowledge Relevant experience 

• Minimum of 2 years project delivery experience in a similar role (charity, business, arts, community or education). 

• Previous experience of working in a team within a business or project delivery team in a busy office environment. 

• Accurate data input, utilising databases, spreadsheets and/or other management systems. 

• Proficiency in leveraging social media to support, publicise and recruit for arts, youth and community projects. 

• Customer service. Skills and personal characteristics • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 

• Approachable, patient and mild-mannered, especially in relation to customer service. 

• Excellent IT skills, particularly Microsoft Office/Mac and data entry. • Excellent numeracy skills. 

• An ability to self-organise, balancing conflicting demands and prioritise workload effectively. 

• Ability to be self-motivated and able to work on own initiative. • An all-round excellent attention to detail. 

• Ability to work productively within a team and build positive internal and external relationships. 

• Adaptability, as the post may require some Saturday sessions. 

• An enthusiasm for the arts, education, youth issues or music education. 

• A commitment to your own Continuing Professional Development, including being open to new ideas, training and ways of working.

Closing date: 03 May 2022 

 To Apply: email CV and cover letter to