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IT Technical Project Lead

Employer
Marsden Building Society
Location
Lancashire
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
14 Jun 2024

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Sector
IT
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job Function
Assistant Project Manager

If you have varied technical experience, have been co-ordinating IT Projects, and are looking for an opportunity to grow and develop your career working directly with the support of a very experienced Head of IT; or if you re a technical coordinator looking for the opportunity to lead IT Projects while still maintaining a hands-on approach to technical changes, then this could be the role for you.

We are looking for an IT Technical Project Lead, to support the completion of multiple IT projects at Marsden Building Society. Reporting directly to the Head of IT, this is an exciting opportunity for a technical project specialist to continue to hone their skills.

Working with key stakeholders throughout the Society and third-party suppliers to ensure projects run smoothly, meet deadlines and are fit for purpose; the IT Technical Project Lead will have great communication skills and be able to explain technical terms to operational teams with ease.

With an analytical approach to problem solving, the successful candidate will undertake business analysis to understand the requirements and deliverables of IT projects, producing project plans, timelines, and a recommended approach with support from the Head of IT.

What we're looking for in our IT Technical Project Lead:

  • Recent hands-on experience of supporting IT infrastructure including computer networks, network administration and telephony systems.
  • A good knowledge of information analysis, and computer hardware, software, and cyber security solutions.
  • A good understanding of project management processes including producing documentation i.e., business cases, project plans and associated documentation.

Responsibilities as our IT Technical Project Lead:

  • Build relationships with key stakeholders throughout the Society to ensure the smooth running of IT projects, meeting deadlines and ensuring operational effectiveness.
  • Undertake business analysis to understand the requirements and deliverables of IT projects, utilising this information to provide project plans, timelines, and recommended approach.
  • Effectively communicate project updates to stakeholders and manage expectations throughout IT project lifecycles.
  • Identify and mitigate project risks, demonstrating astute problem-solving skills.
  • Produce IT project plans and associated documentation, with due consideration for business impact assessments, requirements, and key deliverables.
  • Undertake hands on implementation (Technical Changes) of some project deliverables, managing third-party changes and performing testing as required.
  • An understanding of TCP/IP, LAN, WAN, Firewalls, Switching and Wireless

While experience of working in the Financial Services sector would be beneficial for this role, it isn t critical. We welcome applications from candidates from other sectors who can demonstrate a diverse set of technical skills and a love of project management.

So what s in it for you as our IT Technical Project Lead?

Rated outstanding for employee engagement (Best Companies 2023), we are a progressive organisation that values individuality and diversity. We are signed up to the Women in Finance Charter and are proud to have a 55% female Senior Management Team. We are an accredited Living Wage Employer and operate with purpose. In 2022 we set up our Charitable Foundation, and we are always looking for ways in which we can better support our communities.

This role is advertised on a full-time basis, but we will consider applications from candidates wishing to work with a job share or part-time arrangement. While the successful IT Technical Project Lead will need to attend our Head Office in Nelson for 30% of their working week, we have embraced hybrid working and aren t restricted by geography. Hiring the right person who shares our values and demonstrates the key skills required for this role is far more important to us than rigid working patterns and where someone chooses to live.

In addition to the competitive salary on offer, we also provide an attractive suite of benefits including a generous annual leave entitlement, contributory pension scheme (with 10% employer contribution), life assurance, simply health cover, and discounted memberships.

Apply today!

Please read through the full job description available via the careers page on our website. If this sounds like the perfect role for you, then apply now to become our IT Technical Project Lead!

Please note we are not accepting support from agencies at this time and are looking to engage with candidates directly.

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