Project Planner – PART TIME

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Project Planner – PART TIME
Interim Position


Posted: 18th September 2023 10:11
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  • Pay Rate:

    Up to £280 per day pay range subject to IR35 status

  • Hours per Week:

    14 (2 days a week)

  • Anticipated 12 months

  • Reading
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Role: Project Planner – PART TIME

Contract Length: Anticipated 12 months.

Hours: Approx. 14 hours per week - Part-time 2 days per week

Location: Reading – onsite as and when required

Pay Rate: Up to £280 per day pay range subject to IR35 status

Our client is looking to hire a Project Planner, on a part-time basis (2 days per week), for approximately 12 months.


Minimum Requirement:

  • Experience in managing and maintaining project schedules
  • Experience using MS projects
  • Desirable defence/nuclear background


Key accountabilities:

  • Develop and maintain project schedules using industry-standard programming/scheduling software such as MS Project and MS Excel.
  • Collaborate with project managers and stakeholders to understand project requirements, objectives, and constraints, ensuring alignment with resource availability.
  • Utilise scheduling software to create detailed project schedules, including task sequencing, dependencies, durations, and resource assignments.
  • Monitor and track project progress, regularly updating schedules to reflect actual progress and identifying any deviations or delays.
  • Conduct resource planning and allocation, ensuring optimal utilisation of resources.
  • Collaborate with project teams to identify critical paths, potential bottlenecks, and areas of resource conflicts, proposing solutions to mitigate risks and optimise project timelines.
  • Generate reports and visualisations from scheduling software to communicate project status, critical milestones, and resource allocation to stakeholders.
  • Continuously evaluate and refine project schedules, considering changing priorities, scope adjustments, and resource availability.
  • Conduct what-if scenarios and simulations to assess the impact of changes, delays, or resource constraints on project schedules.
  • Facilitate schedule review meetings and discussions with project teams, stakeholders, and management, addressing schedule-related issues and proposing solutions.


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Security Clearance: DV  highly desirable; candidates with active DV clearance will be fast-tracked.

If you consider yourself to have a disability or if you are a veteran, and you meet the essential criteria for the role, you will be put forward for the ‘Guaranteed Interview’ scheme whereby you will have the opportunity to discuss this role and your suitability with a member of the Sourcing team.

If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the equivalent PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information.


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  1. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  2. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  3. Qualifications and experience relevant to the job role – please give full details within your CV document


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Project Planner – PART TIME
Client Category: Central Government Ministry

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