Interim Project Manager – ICT

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Interim Project Manager - ICT
Chester
Interim Position

Cheshire E 5211798

Posted: 26th July 2022 14:52
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  • Pay Rate:

    £281.12 per day PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 3 months

  • Chester,

    CH1 1SE

What's involved with this role:

Interim Project Manager – Grade 11

Job Ref: Cheshire 5211798

Candidates must have the ability to travel across the County.

To manage, develop and implement and maintain a range of information and communications technology (ICT) policies, processes, projects, products and services for the Council in accordance with the Corporate Plan and ICT investment strategy and delivery programme.

The post holder will define, manage, assess, estimate and document the execution of one or more complex projects or work streams scrutinising all activities against plan, providing regular and accurate financial and technical progress reports to senior managers, clients, users, suppliers and colleagues in order to deliver a quality product or service within agreed resources, timescales and other business constraints including budgets.

Key responsibilities:

  • Take professional responsibility for the full range of technical and supplier relationship management aspects of systems, products, services or infrastructure specification, capacity planning, strategic and operational design, policy and process definition, development, procurement, implementation, hand over and support in order to deliver effective business solutions that meet the needs of the clients and their users and comply with appropriate professional, technical and national standards.
  • Lead, manage and motivate large project teams in a matrix management environment influencing, negotiating and providing technical advice and expertise to clients, external partners, contractors and colleagues, undertaking appraisals and taking responsibility for mentoring staff.
  • Contribute to the development, understanding and support of a diverse range of strategies, standards and policies, including selection and tailoring of techniques and contributing to local working practices, by agreeing priorities, procuring resources and monitoring performance in support of the corporate, departmental, partnership and national objectives.
  • Propose evaluate and make recommendations combining technical limitations and knowledge of the business with operational realities in order to provide practical and innovative technical and business solutions for new or improved: products, services, infrastructure, tools, methodologies, policies or standards.
  • Plan, prepare and conduct meetings, workshops, training sessions and presentations for a wide variety of technical and non-technical audiences of all levels, including senior management and members, in order to communicate and validate business requirements, standards compliance, negotiate and collaborate with other technical and business professionals in order to match business solutions, develop policies, define education and communication needs and spread business/technical knowledge.

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.

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

 

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Degree level qualification in a relevant field or equivalent experience.
  • Extensive experience working in IT, including management experience in a technical area.
  • Programme and project management, including initial scoping, feasibility assessments and managing budgets within agreed constraints, using Prince 2 project planning, management and control techniques, e.g. risk assessment and critical path analysis.
  • Experience of managing multidisciplinary teams, including matrix management of staff working projects.
  • Experience of implementing ongoing process improvement including establishing educational programmes to support initiatives.
  • Tendering and contract management experience, preferably within a Local Government setting.
  • Working with technical and business partners to identify opportunities to realise benefits, income, savings and improvements.
  • Undertaking reviews, audits or forensic investigations.
  • Hands-on design and implementation experience in IT including third-party application development, training and testing.
  • Successful delivery of cross cutting change programmes.

 

Knowledge:

  • A comprehensive awareness of current and emerging technology, and a developed understanding of industry directions.
  • Awareness and understanding of the principles and operation of procurement and tendering exercises.
  • Developed knowledge of ICT tools, methods and, infrastructure, hardware and software.
  • A good understanding of technical architecture issues, technical solutions and forensic techniques.
  • A detailed understanding of management theory and concepts.
  • An appreciation of the challenges of implementing, maintaining and using ICT facilities, assessing risks and mitigation strategies including the areas of business continuity, Information Governance, security and safety.
  • Understanding of the business and front live services of local government.
  • Computer programming skills.
  • Ability to plan, prepare and conduct workshops, training sessions and presentations.

 

NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via [email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly. SEE DETAILS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS AD.

If you have previously applied to one of our vacancies and have already sent the required supporting documentation to us, please make this clear when you re-apply as this will help speed up your application.

 

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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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