Can you lead processes, ensure progress, and keep track? Then join us and help create the country's first public, international school.

 

Denmark's First Public, International School

The City Council of Lolland Municipality has decided to establish the country's first public, international school. The school is a significant political and strategic investment that will help realize the permanent opportunities that the Fehmarnbelt tunnel will create for Lolland's citizens.

As a result of the Fehmarn tunnel, many foreign employees will look to reside on Lolland and the public international school will ensure a high-quality school offer for their school-going children, e.g., by offering English language education. The school will also be an offer for children of foreign employees with employment in local companies and as a school for Danish students in Lolland Municipality as long as spaces permit. The school will be established in accordance with KIG-loven, and will be organized with a bilingual program and Cambridge certification. This means, among other things, that the school's teachers must be able to teach in English.

The school is a strategic investment that will contribute to realizing Lolland Municipality's Planning and Development Strategy. Thus, the school will support the municipality's development and recruitment efforts and contribute to creating a sustainable Lolland.

The school is part of the Danish School and Day Care Sector.

 

The Project Manager

As a Project Manager, you are in charge of the many processes associated with creating something entirely new. As the first in Denmark, we will establish a public, international school. We will be busy ensuring that the school can open its doors in August 2021. You will work in close collaboration with the sector management, staff, school leader, and the consulting firm' Globally Local'. The Project Manager will also be responsible for assisting the sector management, the school leader, and contributing to the sector management's work with the Executive Board and political committees. Further, the Project Manager will be responsible for internal and external communication.

Essential roles and tasks include:

  • Leading processes, including tactical feedback to the project team

  • Facilitating planning with internal and external stakeholders

  • Acting proactively and systematically to ensure progress

  • Supporting the school leader and sector in the overall tasks of establishing the school

  • Making significant contributions to communications- and marketing initiatives as well as to the Cambridge certification process.

 

Through 2021, it is expected that the Project Manager will be fully engaged in the establishment of the school. After this, the workload is expected to be reduced. The Project Manager will then be part of the general staff consulting and contributing to the school's further development. The consulting tasks can be project and process management, communications, sector management assistance, contribution to executive and political tasks, etc.

The Project Manager reports to the Deputy Head of School and Day Care and is part of the staff with 13 other employees.

Read more about the position in the Job and Personal Profile description.

 

Your Personal and Professional Profile:

We expect you to have substantial professional experience and relevant education at Master's or equivalent level, or have similar strong competencies combined with project management training and significant project management experience, including experience working with a politically controlled organization. Additionally, we expect:

  • Good collaboration skills; you value establishing and nurturing relationships with personnel and staff in the School and Day Care sector, and other stakeholders associated with Lolland municipality

  • Good oral and written communicative skills, including teaching skills

  • Excellent writing and speaking skills in English; in other words, you must be able to work in English

  • A high degree of organizational understanding

 

We offer:

  • A dynamic and broad consulting atmosphere and good opportunities for further development and growth

  • A good and developing work environment

  • Leadership that places a high value on dialogue, recognition, and trust

  • Skilled and committed colleagues

  • Professional sparring and teamwork

  • A workplace that's exciting, busy, and challenging in an informal environment

  • Flexible working hours, including the possibility of remote work, taking into account the tasks that need to be solved

  • A workplace in central Maribo, close to the highway and train station

 

Salary and Employment Conditions:

Salary and employment in accordance with the applicable collective agreement with the principles of local wage with the possibility of negotiating competitive, individual supplements based on your competencies.

This is a permanent position of 37 hours starting on 1 January 2021 or by appointment.

 

More Information

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Sector Deputy Manager, Carsten Frigaard at 30 46 62 34 or cahof@lolland.dk 

 

Application Process

The application deadline is 12th of November 2020. The interview rounds will be held on 16th and 25th of November.

Applicants who advance to the second round of interviews will complete a profile analysis and be presented with a second interview case.

The start will be 1 January 2021 or by appointment.