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Project Manager
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/914/25711
  • Published: Fri 22/07/2022, 14:38 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 08/08/2022, 0:59 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £41,127 per annum
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Leatherhead

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Project Manager

The starting salary for this role is £41,127 per annum for working 36 hours per week. This is a 6-month secondment / fixed term contract.

This role is open to remote working meaning you aren't required in the office 5 days a week every week. We’re less about you driving to work every day and more about us collectively driving down our carbon footprint.

This is an exciting opportunity to help shape the future of services for children and young people in Surrey. Your project management expertise, knowledge of children’s services and experience working with stakeholders will be instrumental to our success in this role.

The Business Support service is looking to recruit a Project Manager on a secondment or fixed term basis to undertake a review of administration processes in the Safeguarding Children Unit.

The Safeguarding Children Business Support Team provides administrative support to child protection conferences and looked after children reviews (along with other statutory tasks) as well as to the LADO service which investigates allegations against people working with children.

Previous project experience is essential along with the ability (and demonstrable experience) to support stakeholders and take a proactive approach to your work. You should be confident taking the lead on project management activities, resolving issues (escalating where necessary) and focussing relentlessly on the overall programme outcomes.

Working with Business Managers, the Business Support Team and other key stakeholders, you will help develop the project plan and take responsibility for the day to day management of the project, ensuring completion to agreed cost, time and quality criteria.

To be shortlisted to interview for this position your application will clearly evidence:

  • Experience of project management work
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Your innovation and flexibility to find solutions to issues
  • Evidence of building positive relationships with stakeholders
  • A proactive and collaborative approach to problem solving.

At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.

For more information please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 7th August 2022 with interviews to follow.

A Basic DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) will be required for this role.

Contact Details

For an informal discussion please contact Susan Lilley by e-mail at

We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.


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 26 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.

Our Commitment

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.