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Senior Project Manager
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/237920/28808
  • Published: Mon 21/11/2022, 12:25 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 05/12/2022, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £46,634 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Reigate

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Senior Project Manager

The starting salary for this role is £46,634 per annum for a 36-hour working week. 

IT&D has a vacancy for a Senior Project Manager to work on our Digital Programme that sits within the Council Transformation programme. The role is offered initially as an 18 months fixed-term contract/ secondment opportunity.  

You will need to be able to define projects whilst being adaptable to ensure the scope of the project is always fit for purpose and in line with council priorities. In this role you will need to understand the real benefits when adopting new ways of working that are enabled through new digital technologies and be able to identify opportunities where this can be scaled across the council. Excellent communication and stakeholder management skills will be essential in order to engage, enthuse and manage these work-streams. 

Working with Heads of Service, Technology Boards 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 to ensure completion to agreed cost, time and quality criteria. This will often involve working and negotiating with external suppliers. 
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. 
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 to form an effective team focussed on delivery of the projects. 

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Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 05/12/2022.

This is an 18-month fixed term contract/secondment opportunity.

Contact Details

For an informal discussion please contact Dee Daffu by email at or Jo Blount 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.