Senior Project Manager

Job Category:
Reference 22466
Contract Type Permanent
Location Northamptonshire
Job Type Full-time
Hours per week 37
Salary Annual salary from £44,228 to £49,887

About the Job:

Our client is looking for a project manager to join it’s Business Systems and Change team. The purpose of the role:

1.To define, develop and deliver corporate projects that are large scale (>£250k), complex and
high risk, serving partners and customers.
2. As part of the Business Systems and Change Team, provide project management leadership
in order to deliver successful business change and sustainable improvements.
3. Accountable for the planning, delivery and monitoring of change projects; from feasibility to
project closure stages, including transition to operational teams across the business, its partners and
customers.

  1. To define and agree business requirements and recommend appropriate solutions and
    prepare specifications required for those solutions. Obtain Senior Responsible Officer (SRO)
    acceptance of proposals to meet their needs.
  2. To actively engage with the SRO and other stakeholders during the course of a project and
    communicate effectively on project deliverables to ensure they are well received by the
    recipients of the change and that the project is successfully delivered and benefits realised.
  3. To comply with Prince2 and the PMO standards to ensure that projects are defined, governed
    and managed as appropriate.
  4. To secure and allocate resources as necessary for project work, working within an allotted
    budget and monitoring spend for each project, making appropriate adjustments within agreed
    limits in order to see a project through to successful conclusion.
  5. To manage the work and priorities of the project team throughout the project lifecycle, defining
    appropriate products, standards and timescales in accordance with PMO standards, to ensure
    that the project delivers quality products to time and within budget.

Graduate level or equivalent professional qualification or relevant senior management experience. Post-graduate qualification or recognised professional training in programme/project management.

Knowledge and significant experience of delivery of project/change management concepts and methodologies in a complex environment e.g. Agile, PRINCE2, MSP, LEAN, (or equivalent) etc.

Experience of managing medium and large sized projects (>£250k), working with external partners.

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

Evidence of professional, academic or management studies in one or more of the following disciplines; HR, Finance, IT or Procurement.

Commitment to ongoing lifelong learning and personal development.

Procurement and/or Contract Management experience, with understanding and experience of outsourcing.

Good working knowledge of public sector service delivery and systems that support it, operations and customer access services and channels.

Experience of people management and leadership.

Experience of designing and delivering training and development in service improvement.

To apply, please send your CV to [email protected]

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