Project Manager - Public sector

£40k - £60k
Kingston upon Thames
03 Sep 2019

A public sector Council are looking for 3 Project Managers to work on 2 different programmes of work within Special needs and Waste Management / transport amongst others.

Job Introduction

Do you relish a challenge? Do you have a proven track record of delivering complex projects and programmes in demanding environments? Are you tenacious, committed to the cause and able to inspire others? If so then we want to hear from you!

At Surrey, we are undertaking significant fast-paced improvement across the council. Tim Oliver (Leader of the Council) and Joanna Killian (Chief Executive) have emphasised a clear strategic direction as key to the council's improvement journey. In order to achieve this we have embarked upon a massive transformation programme which consists of a number of key projects that are critical to the future success and financial stability of the council. We are on a rapid change journey, with new management, innovative approaches, energy and ambition.

We are looking for exceptional, forward-thinking candidates to drive the delivery of our transformation programme across the council (and its partners), while reducing costs, increasing efficiency and ensuring our services meet the needs of residents and service users. The projects within the programme are taking place across all of our directorates and are varied in terms of their subject matter and end goals. Areas of focus include, but are not limited to, Children's Services, Adult Social Care, Highways and IT & Digital. Therefore we are not necessarily looking for a subject matter expert; if you are a professional project manager who relishes a challenge, then we want to hear from you!

The role of Project Manager will require you to co-ordinate, oversee and manage a project in its entirety, ensuring that it is delivered on time and to budget. This particular role is to manage projects within our SEND Transformation team. The multi-agency system for delivering services and support to children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in Surrey is currently undergoing a major transformation. Through our programme we intend to significantly improve experiences and outcomes for all children and young people living with SEND, the services and support we offer, and the quality of our work. The transformation programme is broad ranging and includes multiple projects. We are looking for dynamic, creative and experienced project management professionals to support us in this work. Experience of seeing complex projects from initiation through to closure is essential. As is experience in impact measurement and benefits realisation.

Alongside the specific role person requirements we are looking for people who have:

  • A track record of managing a wide range of complex projects or programmes
  • Consistent & rigorous application of RAID management
  • Strong written and oral communication and interpersonal skills
  • The ability to work collaboratively with internal and external partners/professionals
  • Proven problem solving skills with the capacity to devise and implement innovative solutions
  • A forward thinking, positive and action oriented attitude
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • A genuine interest in making a difference a delivering change for the people of Surrey

This particular role is to manage projects within our Community Protection, Transport & Environment directorate

Morgan McKinley is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

Please note that any references to salary or pay rates in this advertisement and in the salary refinement section are indicative only and should only be used as a guide.

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