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Project Manager - Remote Working

  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/1036/17835
  • Published: Wed 13/10/2021, 8:05 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 22/10/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £35,382 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Reigate

The starting salary for this position is £35,382 per annum based on a 36 hour working week.

This role is open to remote working meaning you aren't required in the office 5 days a week. We’re less about you driving to work and more about us collectively driving down our carbon footprint. We care about how you work rather than where you work; the people rather than the postcode. In support of our people and our greener futures strategies, we’d welcome a conversation with the successful candidate on what remote working may look like for you.

At Surrey County Council, we want Surrey to be a uniquely special place where everyone has a great start to life, people have healthy and fulfilling lives, are enabled to achieve their full potential and contribute to their community, and no one is left behind. A number of exciting and ambitious transformation initiatives are under way to deliver our vision for Surrey’s residents.

The Projects and Innovation Team in the IT and Digital Department at Surrey County Council, plays a central role in delivering projects to enable our work force to deliver new and improved services for our residents. In Projects and Innovation we use agile and waterfall methods to deliver effective and high quality projects, with scalable and robust controls, that deliver business benefit.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Project Delivery Team for a Project Manager, with experience of managing a portfolio of small projects. The role will focus on delivering a number of concurrent small IT based projects for business solutions to support IT-related change initiatives across Surrey County Council.

About the Team

The Project Delivery Team provide expertise in IT Project delivery to ensure changes to the Council’s IT are managed; on time, within budget and to the specified quality. We offer this service across the authority to support staff in providing services for the benefit of the local community, to support efficiency drives and innovation in delivery. The team comprises Programme Managers, Project Managers, Business Analysts and PMO.

About The Role

Working with all staff within IT&D including PMO, Project Managers, Resource Managers and other stakeholders such as suppliers and service representatives, you will devise and agree projects briefs, PIDs and resource plans, and be responsible for the day to day management of small projects; ensuring completion to agreed cost, time and quality criteria. This will often involve working and negotiating with external suppliers, as well as management of a virtual project team.

Delivery activities will include stakeholder engagement, project management, project planning and governance, accurate and timely reporting, some business analysis and understanding of solutions implementation, IT infrastructure and upgrades as well as an appreciation of a Programme Office and resource management tools and processes.

About You

You must have a good awareness of PRINCE 2 and AGILE project management methodologies as well as an appreciation of IT projects delivery life cycle. As a practitioner in the theory and practice of managing work you will develop good expertise in others and enhance Programme Office processes in the organisation.

The role is a key one to the organisation requiring you to have the ability to work across all levels of the organisation to ensure smooth running and timely delivery of the small projects portfolio. Good planning and organisational skills as well as a proactive logical way of thinking are essential to this role.

At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.

For more information please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 22/10/2021. Interviews will take place shortly afterwards.

Contact Details

For an informal discussion contact Cary Osborn on 07890 317150 or by e-mail at cary.osborn@surreycc.gov.uk. We look forward to receiving your application. 

Benefits

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.

Our Commitment

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.

 

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  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/1036/17835
  • Published: Wed 13/10/2021, 8:05 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 22/10/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £35,382 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Reigate

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