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Project delivery and improvement manager

Job reference: 224

We’re looking for a project delivery and improvement manager to lead a range of projects and improvements to enable us to deliver our aims and business objectives, playing a key role across the organisation.

The role

This is a fixed term role until 30 June 2023.

Working with the senior project delivery and improvement manager, you will play a crucial role in the organisation by leading a range of projects and improvement activities to support delivery of our strategic aims and business objectives. Your contributions will have a significant and long-term impact on organisational efficiency and effectiveness.  

We’re looking for an experienced and adaptable person who can quickly familiarise themselves with organisational challenges, analyse the situation, identify how to address them and deliver the necessary changes with appropriate controls and stakeholder management techniques.  

Your experience of successful project delivery to time, cost and quality, along with ability to identify and deliver improvements, will assist us in delivering the changes we need to continue to develop our organisation.  

Salary

£38,212 per year, rising to £40,278 per year after successful completion of a 6-month probationary period.

Location

Our offices are in Sheffield. We offer a hybrid model of working subject to business needs, so a mix of office working and working from home.

What you will do

  • Lead the projects assigned to you, working with the other project delivery and improvement managers and internal and external stakeholders at all levels of seniority
  • Define, scope and plan projects to deliver new capabilities that enable delivery of the organisation’s strategic objectives and mitigate risk
  • Track and manage project progress against plans, identifying risk and issues throughout, identifying appropriate mitigations, contingencies and resolutions
  • Identify the business benefits expected from the successful delivery of project objectives. Work with the project sponsor to help realise the benefits
  • Identify the impact of changes and interdependencies on existing systems, processes, future developments, and other projects within the wider organisation
  • Produce and maintain key project documentation in line with the project management methodology, throughout the project life cycle
  • Provide clear and accurate briefing papers and other reports for key stakeholders, including the executive leadership team and board
  • Develop, maintain and manage effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders 
  • Liaise with other parts of the organisation to develop innovative, timely and cost-effective solutions to organisational problems
  • Use a variety of methods, including recognised continuous improvement tools, to analyse and understand problems and identify potential solutions

Your skills, knowledge and experience

  • Experience of successful project delivery to time, cost and quality in complex and developing organisations
  • A recognised project management qualification or able to demonstrate a sound understanding of the principles of project management
  • Ability to analyse highly complex, cross-organisational problems and design and implement innovative and effective solutions that enable delivery of strategic objectives
  • A strong understanding of continuous improvement methodology, principles and techniques. A relevant qualification would be desirable
  • An understanding of the concept of benefits realisation
  • Experience of managing ongoing change, including process and system improvements, resource management across multiple teams and the people aspects of change
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written, including the ability to translate and communicate complex concepts effectively to stakeholders 
  • The ability to build and maintain strong stakeholder relationships and network at executive and senior management levels in order to deliver strategic and business objectives 
  • The ability to work autonomously and work on own initiative, managing conflicting priorities and maintaining pace of delivery
  • A demonstrable commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion

Contact

If you have any queries about the appointment process or if you need any information or forms in an alternative format, please contact [email protected].

How to apply

To apply, complete the application form by midday on 1 July 2022. Please also complete our equality and diversity monitoring form.

Interview

Interview date: TBC 

At interview we will seek to further understand your skills, knowledge, experience and motivation and test the key competencies of the role. If you are successful, we will undertake routine security checks.

Find out more about our application and interview process.

Want to know more about the role?

If you would like to discuss the role, please contact Matt Kirk: [email protected] 

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