Project Manager £39,275 - £45,000
An exciting opportunity to join one of the UK’s most reputable Academic Institutes. Initially a 12 month contract with possible extension to 24 months. The role is responsible for providing comprehensive programme and project management expertise to a number of internal strategic projects in addition to standalone projects. The main focus of the role will be to oversee and co-ordinate the activities and stakeholders around the development of new academic online programmes. Suitable candidates should demonstrate experience in all phases of the project management lifecycle, dealing with end-to-end Project Management and stakeholders. The role is a 50/50 hybrid.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Lead on writing the business case to meet size and shape and targeting growth.
- Co-ordinate the size and shape of the project, managing it’s dependencies.
- Manage the day-to-day drive of project activity, checking progress and motivating individuals to achieve their objectives.
- Co-ordinate with stakeholders in order to develop detailed plans, monitor and report progression and ensure activity remains on track.
- Support Senior Staff members to establish the appropriate staffing model.
- Prepare and maintain appropriate project documentation eg. Project briefs, project plans, risk registers, communication plans etc.
- Coordinate financial management of ongoing projects, business case drafting etc.
- Work collaboratively with relevant colleagues to plan and support project events.
- Liaise with project members and relevant communications staff to ensure that communications are timely, relevant and engaging.
- Support the development of project management capability internally.
- Co-ordinate project closure and lessons learnt reviews, highlighting considerations and recommendations as appropriate.
- Experience in supporting interlinked projects for delivery under a single project, driving day to day activity forward and monitoring progress.
- Experience of working within a change programme environment (desirable).
- Demonstrable experience in all phases of the project management lifecycle.
- Able to combine personal and technical project management techniques and tools to achieve desired project objectives, engage people and manage relationships.
- Highly effective interpersonal, influencing and communication skills both oral and written.
- Adapts to a variety of team environments and fosters constructive team relationships.
- Identifies innovative solutions to problems to bring a wider benefit to the organisation.
- Research skills, including quantitative and qualitative analysis.