Are you looking for an opportunity to build on your IT project management career?
At Brighton & Hove City Council IT & Digital's Change Delivery Team has a vacancy for an IT Project Manager. As an experienced project manager you will deliver a number of concurrent IT projects for business solutions to support major IT-related change initiatives across the Authority. These will be delivered through the use of internal staff, contractors and third party suppliers.
Interview date: We are looking to interview on the week commencing 17th February 2020.
For an informal discussion, please contact Seán Hallinan - ICT Programme Manager on 01273 296093.
About the role
The Change Delivery Team is part of the Projects and Innovation group responsible for delivering major IT-business solutions across all services of the Authority and a number of external partners. The team comprises of a number of Project Managers, supported by a Project Officer Team.
Our programme and project managers are at the centre of a major transformation programme to deliver IT solutions that make the Authority’s staff more mobile, flexible and responsive, providing them with ability to work in partnership with colleagues, other public bodies, agencies and residents, using a variety of IT devices, tools and applications.
Some of our current major projects include:
- Replacement of Housing & Adult Social Care case management systems
- Insourcing of our future repairs arrangements for Council properties
- Externalisation of the Royal Pavilion & Museums
- Data centre migration & server upgrades
- Replacement of our corporate debt & bereavement services systems
- Cloud migration of our revenues & benefits case management system
- Upgrading our Microsoft SharePoint estate
- Windows 10 and device refresh rollout
Working with Heads of Services, Business Partners and other key stakeholders, you will develop and agree projects briefs, PIDs, and project and resource plans. Understanding business areas and gathering well documented requirements is essential. You will be responsible for the day to day management of projects, and ensuring completion to agreed cost, time and quality criteria. This will often involve working and negotiating with external suppliers, as well as the management of a virtual project team.
You must be an experienced PRINCE 2 project manager and have experience of managing multi million pound budgets. As a recognised expert in the theory and practice of Programme and Project Management you will develop good Project Management expertise in others and enhance Project Management processes in the organisation. Ideally you will also have had exposure to AGILE project delivery.
Therefore, you will 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 together to form an effective team focussed on delivery of the programme.
Brighton & Hove City Council, East Sussex County Council and Surrey County Council collaborate on a number of business services and therefore the successful post-holder needs to be flexible in terms of working across these organisations as project demands arise.
As part of the application process we require you to answer some additional questions to support your application called 'Branching Questions'. These questions form part of the online application process, accessed via the 'Apply' button.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.
Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System.
From 6 April 2011 the Home Office has placed a permanent restriction on the number of migrant workers that all Tier 2 (General) Sponsors can recruit. Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.
We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as, LGB, male or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce.
As part of Brighton & Hove City Council's ongoing commitment to redeployment, please note that this vacancy may be withdrawn at any stage of the recruitment process, without prior notice if a suitable redeployee (internal employee at risk of redundancy) is identified.