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Career Grade Project Managers
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Career Grade Project Managers

Posted 10 September by Publica Group
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£23,266 - £43,352 per annum
Cirencester , Gloucestershire

We’re looking for Project Managers at all levels

As Career Grade roles we are looking for those that need support to start a career in project management as well as those who are already qualified, experienced and ready to help us support those starting their careers. This is a post you can apply for whether you are a recent graduate or have a few years project management experience and are looking for a new career opportunity and we are looking to appoint people at different points on the career grade structure according to qualifications and experience.

There are a few great organisations that can help you excel, and achieve, and support you in discovering your true potential - Publica Group is one of these organisations. For those who aspire to learn and develop their project management skills we can offer funded courses as well as providing excellent on the job experience. If however you are an experienced project or programme manager then we would welcome your expertise in shaping our new focus on excellent project management in delivering Council priorities.

Publica provides project management to three Local Authorities. So, if you are starting your career journey you will have an extensive training ground and scope to progress; and if you are already an experienced Project Manager you will have a scope of opportunities that you will not find anywhere else. The salary range is purposefully wide in order to properly recognise your level of experience, qualification and talent.

About the role…

These exciting opportunities to lead projects that will transform communities, support the improvement of vital services and benefit the environment and local economy. We are looking for project managers who can inspire and drive a range of projects and programmes and have opportunities for those who have a keen interest but minimal experience in project support, those that have a good grounding in project management and those who are highly experienced in complex project and programme management. You will have the opportunity to work on a range of projects across numerous specialist areas such as Climate Change, supporting community health and wellbeing and the local economy and delivering affordable housing and waste and recycling services.

Project Support Officers will provide essential support in the delivery of projects, coordinating and monitoring progress, ensuring key lines of communication are maintained and project documentation is produced and kept up to date.

Project Managers would lead on the delivery of a range of projects and need some experience in project management however, we welcome applications from those who wish to build on their experience and gain further experience or qualifications.

The Senior Project and Programme Manager role involves coordinating complex projects or programmes supporting Councils in delivering a wide range of priorities and could include major property acquisitions and development or transformational service change. You would coordinate projects, working closely with project managers and project support officers to ensure a robust approach to project management. Experience in delivering a range of different projects across multiple disciplines is required although specific experience in delivering local government projects is not essential.


You will need…

  • A level or equivalent qualification.
  • Undergraduate degree or experience in a relevant field (period dependant on role), or a combination of qualifications broadly equivalent to degree level and required experience.
  • Competent in using a range of technology and software packages, including Microsoft and Google.
  • Experience in supporting, administering, managing or implementing projects.

What can we do for you…

  • agile working allowing a mix of home and office working
  • flexible working arrangements (depending on the role)
  • 26 days paid annual leave (pro rata if you are working part time) plus bank holidays and an extra two volunteering days off a year for you to support a charity of your choice
  • paid for health cash plan giving you cash back on health, dental and eye care
  • pension scheme with a good employer contribution of 5% of your earnings
  • paid for Employee Assistance Programme 24/7, providing positive, preventative and supportive advice and counselling to deal with everyday events and issues
  • cycle to work scheme
  • paid for access to digital financial advice (covering your pension scheme, mortgages and other finances)

If you feel this is the role for you please email your CV and supporting statement detailing how you meet the criteria above by clicking on the 'Apply for this Position’ icon within this page.

Your application will not be considered if you have not provided a supporting statement, in addition to your CV.

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Required skills

  • Local Government
  • Project Managers
  • Project Support
  • Transformational
  • Monitoring Progress

Reference: 44010681

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