The Project Manager has a key role in the effective planning, management of business gain, scope control, risk mitigation, quality management, and review of the project. The role will be directed by the Head of Service who will provide broad boundaries within which the project needs to operate and the outcomes it needs to deliver. However, the role will have the creative freedom to define how the project is delivered in practice to achieve these.
The Project Manager is responsible for the success of the project by taking appropriate actions where required and working closely with, and advising, the Project Sponsor, Board and key project stakeholders on the risks and recommendations.
The Project Manager is responsible for defining the overall project structure, organisation, delivery strategy and schedule of the project, working with the project sponsor and directing project team members to ensure the delivery of what is needed, when it is needed to maintain quality and standards of outputs.
The Project Manager is responsible for all aspects of project planning and management, including; strategy, timescales and budget.
The role is responsible for quantifying the gain from a project ensuring that benefits are realised, sharing learning with; other project managers, the project board, senior managers and the wider organisation using whatever means appropriate.
The role is responsible for ensuring that project outputs meet quality standards and are fit for purpose, with key stages accepted, endorsed and ‘signed off’ by the project sponsor.
The Project Manager is accountable to the Project Sponsor for all aspects of risk management on the project, including; adequate review and assessment of risk, understanding probability and likely impact and ensuring adequate contingency and mitigation is in place.
The Project Manager is responsible for developing, resourcing and implementing an effective change management and communications strategy plan, which will include; a comprehensive understanding of business needs, assessment of skills and competencies of staff and how they can most effectively be used, adequate training, development and continuity plans.
The Project Manager is responsible for day-to day management of the project budgets, typically up to £250k and for overseeing the project change control and day-to-day issue resolution, dealing with inevitable problems in a clear and transparent manner, ensuring the project owner approves any changes and actions and is aware of all potential consequences.
The Project Manager is responsible to the Project Sponsor and Project Board for reporting on overall progress, benefits, costs, issues and risk in a timely manner.
The role is responsible for management of supplier quality and performance and any associated contract of up to £1m of value, monitoring supplier performance and resolution of supplier issues and reporting this to the Board.
The Project Manager is responsible for the management of all project team staff, including leading and mentoring the individual project team members helping develop the skill set of team members and delegating responsibilities and transferring external skills from contractors and consultants into the organisation as appropriate.
To work on tasks throughout the organisation of a similar level of authority and responsibility or comparable technical and managerial responsibility, providing advice and expertise to aid the success of the Councils objectives.
Qualifications: Project management qualification, ideally Prince 2, supporting Knowledge and practical experience of project management techniques.
Experience: Knowledge and experience of project management techniques, and approaches with practical experience of managing and delivering complex projects.
Travel: Clean UK driving license with the ability to commute to and from work independently.
Hours: 37 hours p/w.