Are you looking for an opportunity to build on your IT project management career?
At Brighton & Hove City Council, IT & Digital's Change Delivery Team has a vacancy for an IT Project Manager. As an experienced PM 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.
This role is available as a secondment to internal applicants in line with our secondment policy.
Interview date: Week commencing 11th July 2022.
For an informal discussion, please contact either Phil Williamson or Seán Hallinan, IT&D Programme Managers - firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
About the role
Fixed term for: 12 months
The Change 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 of a number of Project Managers, Business Analysts and is supported by a Project Officer Team.
Our programme and 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 recent and new projects include:
- Replacement of Housing & Adult Social Care case management systems
- Rollout of Teams, SharePoint and OneDrive for the organisation
- System and server upgrades
- Insourcing of our repairs solution for Council properties
- Upgrade of our allotment services asset management solution
- IT provisioning for the redevelopment of our CityClean services
- Migration of our finance solution from on premise to supplier hosting
- Replacement of our telecare and homecare rostering solutions for vulnerable people
Working with Heads of Services, Business Partners and other key stakeholders, you will develop and agree projects briefs, PIDs, and project and resource plans. Understanding business areas and gathering well documented requirements is essential. You will 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 the management of a virtual project team.
You must be an experienced PRINCE 2 project manager and have experience of managing multi million pound budgets. 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.
Therefore, you will 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.
Brighton & Hove City Council, East Sussex County 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.
We are trialling hybrid working where some staff have the option to work remotely for some of their time. Please note that the successful applicant will be expected to attend the Brighton & Hove offices as and when needed at the discretion of the service and needs of the role.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 27 days annual leave (pro-rata), 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 Brighton & Hove City Council staff.
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Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours 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 Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see Gov.uk for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.
Remote working with occasional attendance in the office – There is the option for the suitable candidate to choose to work mostly from home. Attendance at the office with reasonable notice would be required on occasion. This notice would be subject to local team and service working arrangements. Your contractual location will be the designated council office for your team and travel to and from your contractual location would be at your own expense.
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