Project Manager - Home Based

Posted 8 October by Illuminate Recruitment Ltd
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We are very excited to be working in exclusive partnership with The UK Cyber Security Council as they establish themselves as the self-regulatory body for the UK cyber security profession. This Project Manager role is a fantastic opportunity to work on this project from the very beginning. Initially a 6 month FTC with plans to extend the role early next year.

This is a dynamic role that will be core to the delivery of the Council’s strategy and growth. The post-holder will be one of two PMs working closely with the Council’s management team to co-ordinate and drive external-facing programmes of activity.

This is therefore a key role, responsible for the planning and execution of a programme of projects to deliver both enhancements of the Council’s existing products and design, build and implement new ones. It will also be important to liaise with, and potentially coordinate activities with, other external organisations and programmes. The role covers all aspects of project/product management, including stakeholder management, business case development, planning, designing, executing, monitoring and reporting every aspect of specific projects; and also maintaining an overview of, and reporting on, the overall programme of projects.

What will you be responsible for in your new role?

· Working with the team to create and implement the project and programme methodology for the Council, with a focus on effective and efficient delivery.

· Working with the wider team and volunteers to identify, develop and implement new projects in line with the strategic objectives of the Council.

· Developing strong relationships with team members, volunteers, suppliers and partners, using influence to generate support for projects.

· Ensuring management and stakeholders are engaging in identifying project requirements, delivery timelines and costs to align with strategy and wider plans.

· Effective estimating, budgeting and management of resources and ensuring timely delivery of projects.

· Supervising and coordinating activities of suppliers and ensuring all tenders and contracts are managed in accordance with Council policies.

· Planning and tracking product roadmaps, and developing activity sets to implement those plans.

· Developing and maintaining detailed project plans to guide management, staff members and project teams, and support managing inter-dependencies.

· Identifying and assigning project tasks based on the skill sets, experience and strengths of staff members and volunteers.

· Working with committees as the decision-making focus for projects.

· Preparing project status reports and updating management and other stakeholders about the projects.

· Identifying and managing risks and resolving issues with management; ensuring this is in line with and integrated into the Council’s risk management processes.

· Ensuring project and programme benefits are reviewed and realized.

· Maintaining an up-to-date understanding of programme and project management good practice, ensuring this is captured in appropriate procedures and working practices for the Council.

· To undertake any other duties and projects at the request of the CEO.

· To comply with data protection legislation and act responsibly on matters of data disclosure both internally and to third parties.

· To be familiar with the Health and Safety policies for the organisation and to attend mandatory updates where required.

This job description is intended as a general guide to the scope of the post and may change in line with the needs of the service or at the request of the line manager.

Who are you?

· Educated to degree level standard or equivalent

· Demonstrable experience of managing projects at all stages

· Excellent interpersonal skills, particularly oral and written communication skills

· Ability to drive projects forward, solve problems and meet deadlines

· Good team-working skills

· Demonstrable stakeholder management skills at a variety of levels

· Good level of IT literacy

What skills would be useful?

· PRINCE2 or similar certification

· Experience of working in a technology environment

· Experience working with committees and volunteers

· Experience of working in a professional body environment (as staff or volunteer)

· Familiarity with developing systems to support complex processes

· Experience of managing people

Interviews are available immediately for this brilliant role and feel free to contact Francesca or Alexandra to discuss in more detail!

Required skills

  • Project Management
  • Project Plans
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Timelines

Reference: 44318919

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