Project Coordinator ((Building Resilient Communities Project)


You will manage an agreed project lifecycle to deliver an ambitious collaborative mental health and wellbeing project which has multiple strands.

Funded by the Welsh Government, this joint project represents a collaborative approach between six further education institutions across the south-east of Wales; Bridgend College (project lead), St David’s Roman Catholic Sixth Form College, Coleg y Cymoedd, The College Merthyr Tydfil, Coleg Gwent and Cardiff and Vale College. A secondment opportunity from one of the six partner colleges will be considered.

Scope and Objectives

The project is built around three strands, each of which has multiple external project partners and stakeholders. The project strands are;

Strand 1 → Building Healthy Relationships

Strand 2 → Becoming a Trauma Informed College

Strand 3 → Self-Help Support

The project aims to raise understanding of the broader determinants of health and wellbeing, promoting strategies and capabilities for self-help and self-regulation. The project recognises the continuum of mental wellbeing and adopts a graduated approach through the identified project strands, in supporting both learners and staff within further education institutions.

To fulfill this role effectively and efficiently, the ideal candidate will have demonstrable experience (minimum two years) of delivering complex, time bound and multifaceted projects, and the ability to handle and prioritise a portfolio of responsibilities and demonstrate highly effective approaches to delivering outputs.  Previous experience of working within a post-16 education environment is desirable.  

Location of role: Based at Bridgend College / Hybrid working with travel across south-east Wales. A full driving licence and access to a vehicle with business insurance is essential to fulfilling the requirements of this role. All mileage expenses will be reimbursed on a monthly claim basis.

For further information, please view the job information pack. 

Bridgend College recognises its responsibility to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all students.  We apply a rigorous process of checking the suitability of staff and volunteers to work with children and vulnerable adults.   The above post is subject to a satisfactory/enhanced DBS disclosure for child and adult workforce.

Bridgend College understands the value of providing services in Welsh and the need to grow its bilingual workforce. We therefore encourage applications from candidates who are able to demonstrate good Welsh language skills. Please specify in your personal statement whether you would prefer to have your assessment/interview conducted in Welsh.

We are actively seeking to improve representation from all sections of the community and promoting equality of opportunity.  We welcome applications from everyone, including people from different backgrounds and communities, and of different ages. 

We are proud to be a Disability Confident Leader and we guarantee to interview anyone with a disability if their application meets the essential criteria for the post, and consider them on their abilities. We can also offer reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment process. 

Please note there may be a requirement for a second stage interview or assessment.

For further information about the role including job description and application form please visit the vacancies section of our website via the apply link.