Interim Project Manager – Climate Change and Sustainability

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Interim Project Manager - Climate Change and Sustainability
Southwark, London
Interim Position

Southwark 5224201

Posted: 20th February 2023 09:20
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  • Pay Rate:

    £200 per day PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    36, Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 4 months

  • Southwark, London,

    SE1 2QH

What's involved with this role:

Interim Project Manager - Climate Change and Sustainability

Reference no: Southwark 5224201

Pay Rate: £200 per day PAYE

A Project Manager is required to manage and deliver complex and multiple projects simultaneously across the Environmental and Leisure departmental such as service reviews, service improvement, Southwark Stands Together projects and staff wellbeing initiatives.

The post holder will ensure that projects are delivered within the scope constraints, quality, and financial and responsible for supporting the head of the service with project reporting and the production of all project-related artefacts.

Key responsibilities:

  • Responsible for planning, managing, co-ordinating and reporting on activities to implement one or more projects from proposal to initiation to delivery including the transition into “business-as-usual”.
  • Collaborates with directors and head of services to ensure projects are delivered to scope, within budget and to agreed timeframes, prioritising the work that needs to be done against the capacity.
  • Understands and interprets the business objectives, goals and targets into a tangible deliverable that is sustainable after the project ends.
  • Determines most suitable approach to meet business goals, including adoption of any formal project methodology.
  • Works in conjunction with the Head of Programmes and Change to create a robust Business case and Benefits plan.
  • Collaborates with internal and external suppliers to ensure that the business gets best value from its change programme of work.
  • Prepare and present reports including recommendations, for the head of service on outcomes of research and monitoring as well as proposals linked to delivery of all projects in their remit.
  • Manage projects to agreed vision, objectives, and success criteria and manages progress against them.
  • Manage project budget including ensuring that resources are allocated in the most effective way.
  • Resolves any issues affecting the project and takes remedial action. Develops quality plans. Collating any lessons learned to improve future projects and embed best practice.
  • Working within a governance framework, providing appropriate controls, and reporting on project progress, benefits and achievements in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Produce executive level and team status updates that highlight risks/ assumptions/ issues and dependencies, clearly and concisely.
  • Draft, submit and manage project budgets as required to deliver projects.


“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:


  • Agile methodology, scrum master or PRINCE2 certified or equivalent by experience.
  • A good understanding of project delivery experience in a modern local government organisation(s) - including change management.
  • A good understanding of organisational redesign and the issues facing directorates in local government, going through change.
  • Knowledge of a variety of project management tools, methodologies, and best practice. e.g., Agile or Prince 2.
  • A good understanding of working on change management projects and how to maintain appropriate documentation including process maps and change requests.


  • Experience working, through the full project life cycle from inception to completion, including transition to a new Operating Model for affected staff.
  • Experience of producing project management protocols, initiating documents, reports and managing risk and finances for a variety of audiences.
  • An experienced people leader, able to inspire, unite and motivate a diverse team.
  • Experience in building strong and sustaining relationships with stakeholders.

Skills/Technical skills:

  • Ability to persuade, convince, influence, and make a positive impression.
  • Competent in simplifying complex ideas and changes and communicating them to staff across all levels of the organisation.
  • Ability to vary delivery style based on audience.
  • Strong decision maker and programme management skills.
  • Able to engage clearly and confidently with all internal and external stakeholders, in a variety of communication formats.
  • Demonstrates creativity and innovation in solution finding and achieving initiatives.


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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 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 for clarity.

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
  2. 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.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed.


Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for.


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Interim Project Manager - Climate Change and Sustainability
Client Category: Local Authority

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