Transformation Project Manager - Stop Smoking Service

Posted 23 November 2023
Salary Negotiable
Job type Temporary
Discipline Professional & Technical
ContactHannah Harvey

Job description

Job Title: Transformation Project Manager - Stop Smoking Service

Location: Hybrid - WFH and One Angel Square, Northampton

Rate of Pay: £24.36 per hour PAYE - £26.02 per hour PAYE OR £31.67 per hour Umbrella - £33.83 per hour Umbrella

Working Hours: Monday to Friday 37 hours per week

Type: Temporary Assignment until April 2024

Opus People Solutions are working with West Northamptonshire Council to recruit for a Transformation Project Manager - Stop Smoking Service, to successfully deliver transformational projects within Public Health services to benefit the team, it's partners and customers. These projects will have a specific Public Health focus but will follow similar processes to those within the Corporate Transformation Team

Main Responsibilities:

  1. Project management. To understand and interpret business requirements, undertaking all planning and coordination of the project. Required to recommend appropriate solutions and is ultimately accountable for delivering a solution that meets the service needs.

  1. Stakeholder management. Responsible for ensuring all stakeholders and their degree of interest in a project/project outcome are identified. The postholder is required to develop effective relationships with stakeholders, ensuring expectations and project deliverables are met.

  1. Project governance. To work within the relevant policies, procedures, frameworks and SORPs ensuring all projects are managed consistently across the organisation and are clearly defined.

  1. Resources. To work within an allocated budget, responsible for the monitoring and reporting of all budgetary spend. Responsible for ensuring the budget does not exceed constraints as set out by the Senior Responsible Owner (SRO). The postholder is expected to forecast spend and identify potential issues or risks related to resources through the life of a project.

  1. Leadership. Responsible for allocating work to team members as appropriate, whilst still remaining accountable for the overall outcome of the project. The postholder is expected to identify what resources are needed and at what stage of the project. Responsible for defining the work programme and setting priorities for others.

  1. Service Improvement. As part of the Project Manager role managing business transformation, the postholder is required to develop capability within service areas to embed service improvement tools designed to support the Council's corporate outcomes that are in fitting with the Council's Next Generation Working approach.

  1. Project documentation. To ensure all aspects of the project are appropriately recorded. This includes the work programme, risks, benefits and cost, ensuring the project is delivered within the required timescales and within any set constraints (i.e. Cost/required savings).


  • Experience of managing small to medium sized projects (< £250k)

  • Experience of using tools and techniques associated with service improvement and project management.

  • Experience of managing small scale business improvement or change, e.g. for a single team.

  • Experience of managing business improvements, including full process mapping and options analysis and appraisal.

  • Experience of analysing and solving complex process and systems problems

  • Demonstrable experience of leading people and teams

  • Experience of identifying, managing and influencing stakeholders throughout all phases of a project.

  • Knowledge of project/change management concepts and methodologies e.g. PRINCE2.

  • Knowledge of business process mapping and analysis tools e.g. Visio

  • Awareness of the National and Local Government agenda, current issues and challenges.

For more information or to process your application for this role, please apply online now.