Deputy Project Support Manager

Deputy Project Support Manager

Job role: Early Years Professional Development Programme (EYPDP) 

Deputy Project Support Manager 

Location: Home based  

Salary: Home based £26,986 - £28,352

Contract: Full time, Fixed term – 17 Months in the first instance.

Start date: as soon as possible. 


We are Speech and Language UK (formerly I CAN) – we want every child to face the future with confidence. For 1.7 million children in the UK learning to talk and understand words feels like an impossible hurdle. We want to reach children earlier to make sure every child has the skills to face the future. We design innovative tools and training for nursery staff and teachers, give families the confidence and skills to help their child and put pressure on politicians to prioritise support for children.  

We’re thrilled to be working with the Education Development Trust to deliver Phase 3 of the Early Years Professional Development Programme (EYPDP). Through this programme funded by the DfE we will provide a blended mix of online e-Learning and facilitated webinars for up to 10,000 Early Years Practitioners (EYPs).  The programme will run over a two-year period. It started in February 2023 and there are staggered start dates for the four cohorts of EYPs who will take part.  Each EYP will receive training in three learning modules Communication and Language, early Mathematics and Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED). This is an amazing opportunity to be involved in embedding the best practice to support our youngest children and give them the best start in learning. 

We’re keen to recruit a Deputy Project Support Manager who will work closely with the Programme Lead, and Project Support Team to provide high quality and effective support to the EYPDP Project and its participation in wider Speech and Language UK work.

We are keen to hear from you if you are an experienced project manager with 

  • Experience of using and supporting others to use project management approaches, systems, tools, and practices with non-project professionals. 
  • Experience of supporting projects and completing pieces of work within set timescales 
  • Microsoft Excel and data management skills (for example: use of formulas, pivot tables, basic data analysis)  
  • Excellent communication skills including the ability to maintain good relationships when working remotely. 

Does this sound like you? We would love to hear from you if that is the case. 

To apply, please submit your up-to-date CV and a covering letter addressing how you meet the criteria above by midnight, Sunday, 13th August 2023. Interviews will take place on Tuesday 22nd August 2023.

If you would like an informal discussion about the role please contact the EYPDP team 

Please note that we will not close applications before this time and date as we recognise that candidates put in a lot of time and effort into making an application and we want to give each of you the time and space to put in an application you feel proud of. 

Please note that we will not shortlist candidates who do not submit both a CV and a completed question pack. 

Speech and Language is passionate about promoting equality, valuing diversity and working inclusively. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons particularly Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic and LGBTQ+ applicants, as these groups are currently under-represented in our workforce. 


We are committed to safer recruitment practices and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.



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