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Project Manager

Manage the planning and organisation of all internal projects to achieve objectives identified in the Project Brief, across all areas of the business.

Department
Project Management
Location
Cardiff & Redditch (Central team)
Responsible to
CEO
Posted
Friday October 25, 2019
Key duties

People:

  • Ensure own CPD and professional competency is maintained
  • Strive to maintain positive working relationships across the team
  • Maintain a flexible approach to support your team and the wider business

 

Quality & Compliance:

  • Set clear project plan goals and objectives, defining roles and producing schedules and timelines for tasks.
  • Manage and track project action plans against work completed, set deadlines and support the delegation of tasks to the project team, identifying any potential risks.
  • carry out monitoring and control activities in order to track the progress of the project
  • Ensure that the Project Process is followed on time, documenting the risks and lessons identified in each project.
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation
  • Evaluate the successes and challenges of projects to enhance learning for your next project.
  • Seek ways to develop and enhance practices and ways of working via project objectives and working groups
  • Keep up to date with and adhere to company, policies and procedures at all times
  • Demonstrate a commitment to safeguarding. Playing your part to protect colleagues and learners against all types of bullying, radicalisation or abuse
  • Take responsibility for the protection of data in line with policies and procedures

 

Stakeholders:

  • Liaise with cross departmental employees who are identified as stream leads to drive forward and lead projects ensuring milestones are met
  • Support the Project leads by assigning and undertaking actions within projects where possible
  • working closely with executive team to make sure that the scope and direction of each project is on aligned to organization goals and objectives
  • Manage conflicting priorities and project activities within stakeholder group, taking the lead on decision making where required to ensure adherence to the project plans
  • Influence and direct the project team from both internal and external stakeholder organisations
  • Promote a positive and professional image of the company and all of the services it delivers through excellent customer service
  • To demonstrate and uphold the company values, creating a great place to work for all

 

Growth:

  • Measure success of all projects against project objectives and set KPI’s
  • Coordinate the project team to keep them on track and keep projects on budget
  • Ensure all projects are delivered on-time, within scope and budget
  • Contribute positively to growth of the business by controlling costs
knowledge and desirable experience

Knowledge and desirable experience:

  • At least two years experience in the education and training provider sector
  • Proven working experience as a project manager, managing multiple, cross departmental projects
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Project

 

Desirable qualifications:

  • Level 2 English and maths
  • PRINCE II Foundation and Practitioner certification
  • Leadership
  • TAQA
Skills and behaviours

Skills:

  • Planning and Organising
  • Leadership
  • Effective time management
  • Effective communication skills both verbal and written
  • Confident and engaging presentation skills
  • Extensive ability to organize multiple work streams and projects
  • High attention to detail
  • Conflict resolution
  • Competent in the use and purpose of technology with strong IT skills in Microsoft office, learner management systems and Virtual learning environments
  • Planning and organising

Behaviours:

  • Motivating & engaging
  • Influential
  • Problem solver
  • Analytical
  • Team player
  • Confident to challenge and lead

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