Project Manager £39,275 - £45,000

  • Job Reference: TG210
  • Date Posted: 3 January 2023
  • Recruiter: Gray & Associates
  • Location: King's Cross, London
  • Salary: £39,275 to £45,000
  • Sector: Higher Education & Charity, Office & Professional
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Duration: 12 months initially
  • Contact: Tom Geekie
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Job Description

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.


Personal Specification:

  • 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.