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Senior Project Manager
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: SCC/20/122089
  • Published: Tue 18/02/2020, 15:35 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 08/03/2020, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours hours per week
  • Salary: £44,838 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: County Hall, Penrhyn Road, Kingston-upon-Thames, London, Surrey

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Senior Project Manager

Please note that Surrey County Council's headquarters, where this role is currently based, will be relocating back into Surrey in 2020 to support our Community Vision 2030.

About the role

Surrey County Council's IT & Digital Project Delivery Team has a requirement for interim experienced specialist IT Project Managers who can deliver a number of concurrent IT projects to support major IT-related change initiatives across the Authority's Transformation programme. These projects will be delivered through the use of 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 a number of external partners. The team is made up of Project Managers, Senior Project Managers and Programme Managers.

Our project managers are at the centre of a major transformation programme that will enable our staff to work anywhere, whenever, wherever, to collaborate and provide services to residents without constraints. This will provide them with the ability to work in partnership with colleagues, other public bodies, agencies and residents, using a variety of IT devices, tools and applications. 

For more information please find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job profile.

We are seeking experienced IT project managers with previous experience in the following areas:

  • Unified Communications

To implement a unified communications solution, including Microsoft Teams voice to PSTN integration, as an enabler to removal of desk phones and increased staff productivity and efficiency.

  • Staff identity and skills directory

To deliver a staff directory, easily updatable by staff themselves to provide a searchable digital profile that not only provides contact details but also provides staff with a tool to better promote their skills and talents, their work and develop their career opportunities.

  • Work Admin Solutions

Finding digital solutions to streamline the user experience around work admin to free up staff time for other more valuable work. Examples include booking leave, return to work forms, claiming expenses, accessing and booking resources such as desks, meeting rooms, conferencing tech, pool cars, etc. Solutions will, where feasible, provide more accurate, real time data to help maximise the use and management of resources and improve the services provided to staff.

Working with Heads of Services and other key stakeholders in the Transformation programme, you will develop and agree Project Initiation Documents, 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 project manager with both Waterfall and Agile/Scrum experience. 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 projects.

These positions are fixed term for an initial period of 6 months, with a possibility of further extension dependent on project requirements.

For more information please find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job profile.

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Contact details

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

Additional information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 18th February 2020. Dates interviews are to be advised.

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 24 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.

 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.

How to Apply

Please apply online via the link provided. Please note, we do not accept CV’s submitted without a fully completed online application form.

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