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Salary: Up to £42,000
Job Type: Full Time, Permanent
Location: Head Office
Benefits: Competitive pension, 26 days holiday plus bank holidays, increasing with service, cycle to work scheme, season ticket loans for public transport plus much more.
Reporting to the IT Portfolio Manager, the IT Project Manager will work with the business to successfully deliver IT projects in line with the project methodology.
PURPOSE OF ROLE:
To work with business stakeholders to deliver IT change in support of the IT and business strategies.
To drive forward the delivery of IT solutions throughout the Great Places Housing Group in accordance with the methodology.
To ensure the responsibilities of the post are carried out in a way that reflects the standards, vision and values of Great Places;
To deliver value for money and manage resources effectively and efficiently, ensuring that targets (financial and non-financial) are met;
To promote Great Places to employers, sector bodies, and the local community, developing effective partnerships with employers, the funding agencies and other representative bodies;
To observe all policies / procedures / working practices / regulations and in particular to comply with Great Places Equality and Diversity Policy, Health and Safety Policy and Safeguarding Policy
To undertake appropriate training and staff development.
To identify and develop individual contribution in the delivery of the Great Places competency framework
End to end management of projects
Coordinate internal resources and third parties/vendors in the execution of projects
Ensure that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget (as appropriate)
Developing project scope and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility
Ensure resource availability and allocation
Develop a detailed project plan to track progress
Use appropriate verification techniques to manage changes in project scope, schedule and costs
Report and escalate to Project Sponsor and Management as needed
Manage the relationship with the client and all stakeholders
Perform risk management to minimise project risks
Establish and maintain relationships with third parties/vendors
Manage third party vendors
Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation from templates that are in place
Build maintain effective relationships with the Project Sponsors/Business Area leads to deliver the solution according to the objectives and requirements.
Ensure successful integration of projects into business as usual support through appropriate Service Transition
Manage project change in line with change request processes in place.
Conduct lessons learned and benefit realisation assessments at the end of projects.
Organise and facilitate workshops.
Undertake any other duties as reasonably required.
QUALIFICATIONS & PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:
Project management qualification eg Prince 2/PMI – PMP necessary.
Degree level education or equivalent preferred
ITIL Foundation is desirable
Qualified to minimum GCSE grade C or equivalent in English and Maths.
EXPERIENCE & SKILLS:
Use of full range of Microsoft Office
Knowledge of Process Improvement
Experience of running projects with a Business Analyst or Process Improvement Analyst assigned
Experience of Project Management tools (Microsoft Project Preferred)
Able to manage multiple projects
Able to deliver a high standard of customer service
Ability to build strong relationships across the business at all levels of seniority
Ability to manage, challenge and influence stakeholders at all levels to ensure the correct solutions are delivered.
Experience of a wide range of ICT solutions and techniques.
Experience of delivering and managing IT projects.
Ability to quickly comprehend complex business processes and people issues across the organisation.
Written and presented business cases to senior management including cost / benefit analysis.
Experience of software development life cycle.
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