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IT Project Manager - Remote Working

Reed Professional
London, SE17 3PY
Competitive salary
Closing date
19 Jun 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
Job Function
Project Manager
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Have you got experience in developing a large IT project?

Consider the role of IT Project Manager at Reed in Partnership!

We are on a mission to be the partner of choice for developing people and their communities. Reed in Partnership is a public service provider specialising in skills training for the long-term unemployed, increasing employment opportunities by working with employers and providing youth services.


The Role:

The IT Project Manager will be responsible for end-to-end management of projects, from inception, through to go-live and hand over to support. Responsibility for planning and overseeing IT projects to ensure they are completed in a timely fashion and within budget. They will plan and designate project resources, prepare budgets, monitor progress, and keep stakeholders informed throughout.

They will also act as a partner with the central IT team and work in collaboration to help progress IT service requests raised across the business.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop, maintain and update project plans/schedules e.g. implementation plans, RAAID documents
  • Launch projects in conjunction with the team, to effectively start the process, ensure documentation is completed and effective communication
  • Facilitate the definition of project scope/requirements, defining goals and deliverables by working closely with Product Manager/Head of Business Systems/Business Analysts and Project Stakeholders
  • Prepare project budgets based on scope of work and resource requirements
  • Prepare and present documentation to a range of stakeholders to provide updates on the project
  • Lead meetings with project workstream stakeholders and hold them to account for progress against their plans and actions
  • Identify and call out emerging risks and potential roadblocks to ensure successful, on time go-live of projects
  • Share, train and embed project management best practice and methodology – due to the nature of the work this could be a mixture of Waterfall and Agile projects therefore PRINCE2 Agile knowledge and/or qualifications are desired
  • Work with the central IT team to help progress IT service requests from across the business
  • Maintain and update the Project governance framework and associated template documents

Essential Criteria:

  • Good experience and knowledge of project management principles (e.g. PRINCE2, Agile) and governance, including planning, stakeholder management, communication and risk and issue management
  • Certification and accreditation from industry standard professional body in project management
  • Experience of working as part of a project team in a business and IT change environment
  • Proven track record of delivering medium – large scale IT projects on time and budget
  • Exceptional organisational skills
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Excel; and intermediate knowledge of other Office packages
  • GCSE English Language at a minimum of a Grade B (or equivalent Level 2 qualification). OR achievement of a Level 2 in Literacy Assessment at interview stage.

Desirable Criteria:

  • Some experience of working with third party IT companies/suppliers
  • Experienced customer and business service focus and attention to detail, with demonstrable experience in business engagement and stakeholder management
  • A good understanding of the software development lifecycle and release processes
  • Experience of using Jira
  • Experience of eliciting software requirements
  • Understanding of the UK Welfare to Work Sector and/or Preventative Health agenda

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