Vacancy posted: Tuesday, 26 Jun 2012
Grade: Grade 12 £37,143 - £39,408
Hours: 35 hours per week
Location: Cunninghame House, Irvine
Duration: Secondment Cover - Initially 12 months
What is the Role? To plan, execute and complete projects according to strict deadlines and within budget. This includes acquiring resources and coordinating the efforts of project team members and third-party contractors or consultants in order to deliver projects according to plan. The Project Manager will also define the project's objectives and oversee quality control and manage risk throughout the project's life cycle.
What will you do?
Direct and manage project development from beginning to end, using the project management framework and adhering to the Change Programme governance. Adopt a structured programme management approach, by utilising techniques and disciplines to support organisational development, change and management of risk. Ensure project delivery team has the knowledge, skills and abilities required to effectively develop and progress project plan and ensure promotion of continuous development of these. Support and challenge the senior and line managers in their duties and responsibilities relating to the project and assist with the development of creative change solutions.
What do you need to bring to the Role?
Educated to Degree level or equivalent in an appropriate discipline, experience in managing and delivering change, experience of using project management methodologies and knowledge of key strategic risks and issues facing change projects. High developed communication and presentation skills, experience of supporting cultural change in a large and complex change initiative, the ability to work flexibly and abiliy to seek solutions to problems.
Job Reference: NAY002704
Closing Date: 09-Jul-2012
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