Senior Project Manager Social Care - Kingston Upon Thames
£43,638 per annum for 36 hours per week based at County Hall, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2DW. This position is based inside one of our main area offices, click HERE to see a 360 degree view of the building and surrounding area along with a view of the reception.
This is a 12 month secondment / fixed term contract.
Where possible, we offer flexible working, mobile phones and laptops. 24 days annual leave for full time staff or pro rata for part time staff. Local government salary-related pension offered, discounted child care vouchers as well as the option to join the car lease scheme. For more information, please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
About the Role
Are you looking for an opportunity to build on your IT project management career?
Surrey County Council’s IT & Digital Project Delivery Team has a vacancy for a IT Senior Project Manager. As an experienced project manager you will deliver a number of concurrent IT projects for business solutions to support major IT-related change initiatives across the Authority. These will be delivered through the use of internal staff, contractors and third party suppliers.
The Project Delivery Team is part of the Projects and Innovation group responsible for delivering major IT-business solutions across all services of the Authority and a number of external partners. The team comprises a number of Project Managers, Senior Project Managers and Principal Project Managers, supported by a Project Support Team.
Our project managers are at the centre of a major transformation programme to deliver IT solutions that make the Authority’s staff more mobile, flexible and responsive, providing them with ability to work in partnership with colleagues, other public bodies, agencies and residents, using a variety of IT devices, tools and applications.
Some of our current major projects include:
- Signs of Safety
- Robotic Process Automation
- Digital Organisation Programme
Working with Heads of Services, Technology Boards and other key stakeholders, you will develop and agree projects briefs, PIDs, and project and resource plans, and be responsible for the day to day management of projects, and ensuring completion to agreed cost, time and quality criteria. This will often involve working and negotiating with external suppliers, as well as management of a virtual project team. You must be an experienced PRINCE 2 project manager. As a recognised expert in the theory and practice of Project Management you will develop good Project Management expertise in others and enhance Project Management processes in the organisation. Ideally you will also have had exposure to AGILE project delivery.
Additionally you must also be an experienced in LAS, LCS and Controcc applications that support our social care directorates and therefore have a social care background. We would ideally prefer a candidate who is a qualified social worker. But experience of working with/within social care and an awareness of how IT system can assist practice in addressing the needs of vulnerable children is essential.
You will manage virtual project teams and will therefore have good communication, engagement and organisation skills together with credibility in the role. The post requires strong influencing skills and the ability to bring together project sponsors (usually senior managers), expert advisers, external consultants, contractors and end users together to form an effective team focussed on delivery of the projects.
Surrey County Council and East Sussex County Council collaborate on a number of business services and therefore the successful post-holder needs to be flexible in terms of working locations across the two counties as project demands arise.
For more information please find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job profile.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 3 June 2018.
Interviews will take place on week commencing 18 June 2018.
Equal Opportunity, Values and Behaviours
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.
The values below will be crucial in delivering our corporate strategy, and are what we draw on to make a difference for Surrey residents.
- Listen - We actively listen to others and expect to be listened to.
- Responsibility - We take responsibility in all that we do at work.
- Trust - We work to inspire trust and we trust in others.
- Respect - We are supportive and inclusive and committed to learning from others.
Our behaviours are what people experience when they interact. They encompass how we do our work and how we treat other.
- Be customer focused - We put the customer at the heart of our work and take responsibility to uphold the customer promise in all that we do.
- Work as one team - We collaborate with and involve our partners, customers and colleagues, and build strong and lasting relationships based on listening, trust and mutual respect.
- Make things happen - We plan and deliver our work on time and effectively, making sure we understand the needs and priorities and considering all our options and risks.
- Communicate with purpose - We communicate clearly to all our stakeholders, making sure that we listen, understand and inform in the process.
- Be the best we can be - We embrace the need for change and innovation, taking responsibility to improve our services and processes in the right way.
- Develop ourselves and others - We learn continually, we seek feedback about our own performance and support others to learn.
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