Project Manager

Finance and Accounting
£23.00 - £24.00 per hour
30 Sep 2016
31 Oct 2016
The Role Robert Half is pleased to be recruiting a Project Manager to undertake a 6 month role temporary role based in Stratford - upon - Avon. This position is an urgent requirement for a local government who is going through a period of change due to recent cut backs. The main purpose of the role is to lead and manage the successful delivery of a number of projects to ensure a timely delivery. Key Responsibilities: To develop, plan and manage the delivery of business change programmes and projects using MSP methodology and prepare relevant programme documents at each stage. To identify stakeholders at each stage of the programme and produce, implement and manage a stakeholder engagement and communication plan. To ensure that appropriate level of resources are identified and secured to enable programme and project delivery To ensure that benefits management is an integral part of the programme and that benefits are identified, planned and measured and that there is a clear understanding of impact on the business area To monitor overall progress of the programme, identifying and resolving issues and ensure that inter-dependencies within the same and other programmes/projects are proactively identified and managed in a timely manner. To identify, monitor and manage risks and issues ensuring they are resolved in a timely manner and the appropriate corrective actions are implemented and/or escalate risk where appropriate. To report progress of the programme and expenditure as required and in line with governance requirements To provide ongoing management support for project managers, to ensure they improve the quality of delivery of projects and meet key milestones and targets. Your Profile To be considered for this role you need to be able to demonstrate the following skills and experience Professionally recognised programme management qualification (e.g Foundation level MSP) A sound knowledge and understanding of procurement processes Knowledge of techniques for planning, monitoring and controlling programmes Significant experience of the management of programme and project whole life costings and benefits realisation Experience of leading a team and managing staff in a large complex multi-faceted organisation Experience of risk management practices Proven experience of managing change A track record of developing strong working relationships with a wide number of internal and external stakeholders including reporting bodies, senior executives, professional advisers and suppliers Proven experience of obtaining business briefing information, negotiating and rationalising requirements in line with organisational requirements Proven ability to plan, organise and deliver programme of projects within governance frameworks Demonstrate ability to think strategically and lead the development and delivery of organisational wide business change programmes Effective Negotiation and influencing skills A high level of oral and written communication skills Expert use of ICT in particular the Microsoft Project software The Company This is working for a joint venture between to local government agencies, as they bring in significant operational change. Salary & Benefits This role will pay £23.00 - £24.00 plus holiday pay and is based in central Stratford-upon-Avon Robert Half Ltd acts as an employment business for temporary positions and an employment agency for permanent positions. Robert Half is committed to equal opportunity and diversity. Suitable candidates with equivalent qualifications and more or less experience can apply. This job was originally posted as

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