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Project Manager

Salary: £60000.00
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  2. IT and Applications
  3. Central Support

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Job description



About the Role

  • Support the business case and budget creation process
  • Ensure there is a plan in place, including planning assumptions, dependencies, a critical path, criteria for success and benefits to be realised
  • Ensure adequate mechanisms are in place to continually track progress to plan
  • Maintain an up to date understanding of the risks and issues to be managed to ensure success
  • Proactively coordinate the resources and activities to deliver the plan, fostering teamwork and openness
  • Manage the scope, raising change requests where required to address scope creep
  • Effectively liaise and manage the expectations of stakeholders with timely, tailored communication
  • Routinely report progress and take corrective action where the project is at risk
  • Escalate issues promptly and drive action through to resolution
  • Ensure the change impacts are clearly understood and a change management plan prepares the impacted teams for the change
  • Work to the established project management framework, complying with governance, gate meetings and reporting requirements
  • Identify resources required to deliver the plan, establish and manage the team
  • Ensure the project work is completed in line with the plan, delegating task appropriately and tracking progress of individual tasks
  • Report on progress and regularly communicate and align with stakeholders and management
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Person Profile & Skills Required

  • Strong planning and organisational skills, ideally with experience of Microsoft Project
  • Experience of managing projects and teams to deliver outcomes to time, cost and quality
  • Ability to understand the strategic context and how it affects both the project and other projects in the portfolio
  • Effective communication skills – written, verbal, influencing – with the ability to handle tough conversations
  • Ability to manage and resolve risks and issues, using appropriate tactics for the situation
  • Strong relationship management skills with the ability to adapt style for different types of stakeholders
  • Self-managing and actively engaged with the business; takes a balanced business approach when assessing priorities
  • Experience of managing changes from conception to delivery, supporting team members
  • Adopts and displays our PDR values:
    • Care
    • Pace
    • Difference
    • Belonging
    • Value


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