The starting salary for this role is £45,734 per annum for a 36 hour working week.
IT&D has a vacancy for a Senior Project Managers to work on our Digital and/or Agile programme that sits within the councils Transformation programme. The role is offered initially as six month fixed-term contract, with the potential to be extended beyond this period subject to project requirements.
You will need to be able to define projects whilst being adaptable to ensure the scope of the project is always fit for purpose and in line with council priorities. In this role you will need to understand the real benefits when adopting new ways of working that are enabled through new digital technologies and be able to identify opportunities where this can be scaled across the council. Excellent communication and stakeholder management skills will be essential in order to engage, enthuse and manage these work-streams.
Working with Heads of Service, 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 to ensure completion to agreed cost, time and quality criteria. This will often involve working and negotiating with external suppliers.
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.
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 to form an effective team focussed on delivery of the projects.
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The job advert closes at 23:59 on 25/07/2021.
Interviews will take place virtually - to be confirmed.
This is a 6 month secondment / fixed term contract with the possibility to extend.
For an informal discussion please contact Dee Daffu on firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to receiving your application.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
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.