Hours of work: 37 hours per week
Working pattern: Full-time
Fixed term for: 24 months
Closing date: Sunday 05 December 2021
Interview date: TBA
For an informal discussion, please contact Andrew Wroblewski - IT&D Project Consultant on 01273 482244.
About the role
Are you looking for an opportunity to build on your IT project management career?
East Sussex County Council, IT & Digital Project Delivery Team have a fixed term vacancy for an IT&D Project Manager for a one to two-year period.
As an experienced project manager, you will deliver several concurrent IT projects to support major IT-related change initiatives across the Authority. These will be delivered using internal staff, contractors and third-party suppliers.
The Project Delivery Team is part of the Projects and Innovation Group responsible for delivering major IT-business solutions across all services of the Authority and several external partners. The team comprises several Project Managers, supported by a Technical Delivery Team.
Our 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.
Working with Heads of Services, Business Partners 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, and 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.
You must be an experienced MSP / PRINCE 2 project manager with experience of managing large budgets, an exposure to Agile project delivery would be an advantage. 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 together to form an effective team focussed on delivery of the programme.
East Sussex County Council, Brighton & Hove City 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.
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 Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.
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.
If you require any reasonable adjustments, due to disability, to enable you to participate fully in the process please contact the hiring manager on the contact details above.
Reasonable adjustments include things like an offline application form. If you would like to discuss your requirements further, please get in touch.
East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.