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Project Manager
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/24995/11842
  • Published: Fri 08/01/2021, 15:21 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 17/01/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £40,227 - £44,619 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Woodhatch, Cockshot Hill, Reigate, Surrey

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Project Manager

Are you looking for an opportunity to build on your IT project management career?

Surrey County Council’s IT & Digital Project 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.

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 comprises a number of Programme Managers, Senior Project Managers and Project Managers, supported by a Project Support 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. 

Some of our current major projects include:

  • Rollout of Windows 10
  • Replacement of the current iPhones estate
  • Complete refresh of desktops and laptops to all Libraries
  • Replacement of the Pensions application
  • Projects to support Coronavirus activities

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 PRINCE 2 project manager. 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. Ideally you will also have had exposure to AGILE project delivery.

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.

Surrey County Council and East Sussex County Council collaborate on a number of business services and therefore the successful post-holder needs to be flexible in terms of working locations across the two counties as project demands arise.

This is a 6 month fixed term contract with a possibility to extend.

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

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Interested in finding out more?  Please feel free to contact Cary Osborn 07890 317150 or

Please note that Surrey County Council's headquarters, where this role is currently based, will be phasing a relocation back into Surrey to support our Community Vision 2030. Flexible and agile working is fully supported in this role. From then the administrative base will be at Woodhatch, Reigate,  but as an agile organisation we have a number of offices you are able to work from as well as working from home.

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