Senior Technical Project Manager (and positive impact leader!)

Are you…?

  • Looking for a new management and leadership challenge with entrepreneurial and social impact elements?
  • Experienced in managing complex built environment projects with physical, public-centric assets? [or directly comparable]
  • Highly experienced in construction or new built environment Project Management roles leading multi-organisation teams? (4 years min. as the accountable PM)
  • Passionate about people, planet & business for good


NB: classified as part-time, as we actively encourage applications from those with parental/caring responsibilities or other part-time working needs. However, full-time role is possible.


Interested? (Or know someone who should apply?)

Candidates must have a minimum 4 years’ experience in directly relevant Project Manager roles. If successful, you will build relationships with partners and suppliers across private, public and 3rd sector organisations, to deliver our exciting new multi-sport venues. You will project manage all aspects of the design, build, test and launch of – including social impact initiatives.

We’re looking for a passionate, energetic, and experienced Project Manager. One who has a track record of building great relationships with partners and suppliers whilst ensuring they deliver, in tight timescales.

You’ll be thoroughly organised, process-minded and maintain exceptional standards. You will collaborate to ensure rapid progress by avoiding problems in advance. You will be a people-motivator, who cuts through complexity.

However, we also want you to have a good sense of fun(!) allowing your positive energy, purpose and values to come through in your work.

We also want to hear from people who have transferable skills and a passion for learning, and being part of a social impact movement. You DON’T need to tick all the desired boxes/examples.

If this sounds like you check out the specific role responsibilities and desired attributes below.




Strategic & entrepreneurial

  • Develop strategies and plans to achieve project outcomes and benefits, our mission and strategic aims
  • Contribute to venue business ideas, social impact initiatives, planning and budgeting
  • Refine governance model & process



Ensuring delivery against business case and overall programme plan.  Accountable for all aspects of a multi-activity venue. With responsibilities including:

  • Drive the structure and delivery of our overall objectives, that each venue will enable
  • Lead high performing teams and support them to deliver planned benefits to customers and communities by delivering:
  • Deliver the physical site and infrastructure
  • Collaborate with venue operations workstreams to
    • Ensure operational team, equipment processes & systems are fully tested and launched to standards required
    • Deliver all core offerings (activities, events programme; food & beverage; other CX; amenities)
  • Direct the launch of community impact projects/initiatives with partners (local, regional & national)
  • Ensure effective quality assurance
  • Support the Programme Manager (e.g. benefits management, masterplans, budgets,)


Experience and qualities

  • 4 years’ [essential criteria] as the accountable Project Manager for complex, multidisciplinary built environment projects i.e. multi-party projects and workstreams
  • Accountable for direct supplier and contract management (ideally multi £m NEC3/4)
  • Building strong relationships whilst being a stickler for exceptional standards
  • Creative ‘big picture thinker’ focused on long-term goals with pragmatic, solution focus
  • Supporting programme and portfolio planning
  • Building effective relationships with private, public and 3rd sector partners and suppliers


Skills and knowledge: 

  • Leading multi-stakeholder planning sessions
  • Highly experienced in financial planning, risk and change control
  • Presenting concise reports to executive level upward
  • [desirable] Sports / recreation / leisure and social impact project management or at least knowledge and experience of in a professional context
  • Fully proficient in applying relevant construction, project and programme management methods pragmatically. (e.g. RIBA, BIM, MMC, MSP, PRINCE2)
  • Highly proficient with project planning and collaboration tools (we use or MS Project; MS 365/Teams; Miro.
  • Structured thinker, problem solver with excellent written and verbal communication


Type: Part time
Location: Flexible base with remote working possible.
50-65k (Full time) capabilities + experience dependent.
Closes: 24/07/2023
What is Social Sports Society all about?

We fill unoccupied spaces with proven, successful sport and leisure concepts.

Want to be our Senior Technical Project Manager (and positive impact leader!)?

Do you align with our ethos and vision? Does SSS sound like a company you would like to be part of?