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Project Manager in Northampton, Northamptonshire


Northampton, Northamptonshire





Project Manager
3-6 Months initially then moving to perm role
Mainly remote with the expectation to go to site in Northampton when required
£210 per day Inside IR35 (PAYE)
£270 per day Inside IR35 (Umbrella)
£52k - 56k per annum after the initial contract

My client, a local authority is looking for a project manager to join their fast paced team on an initial 3-6 month contract which will then lead to a permanent position.

Purpose and impact:
To define, develop and deliver corporate projects that are large scale (>£250k), complex and high risk, serving external partners and customers.
As part of the Shared Portfolio Programme Team, provide project management leadership in order to deliver successful business change and sustainable improvements.

To define and agree business requirements and recommend appropriate solutions and prepare specifications required for those solutions. Obtain Senior Responsible Officer (SRO) acceptance of proposals to meet their needs.
To actively engage with the SRO and other stakeholders during the course of a project and communicate effectively on project deliverables to ensure they are well received by the recipients of the change and that the project is successfully delivered and benefits realised.
To comply with Prince2 and the PMO standards to ensure that projects are defined, governed and managed as appropriate.
To secure and allocate resources as necessary for project work, working within an allotted budget and monitoring spend for each project, making appropriate adjustments within agreed limits in order to see a project through to successful conclusion.
To manage the work and priorities of the project team throughout the project lifecycle, defining appropriate products, standards and timescales in accordance with PMO standards, to ensure that the project delivers quality products to time and within budget.
To advise project boards, resolving issues and recommending corrective action as appropriate so that projects are sustained and implemented, working within the agreed decision-making process/project governance arrangements.
To prepare project documentation, using the PMO standards, guidance, and associated toolkits. Set out the project objectives, plan, costs and performance measures to ensure that work is carried out in a timely and effective manner and to meet budgets and deadlines where applicable.
If appropriate, to prepare invitations to tender and manage the tender process through to successful completion to ensure that the procuring organisation gets value for money and services/resources secured are relevant and represent good practice.
Demonstrate awareness/understanding of equal opportunities and other people's behavioural, physical, social and welfare needs.
Ensure that reasonable care is taken at all times for the health, safety and welfare of yourself and other persons, and to comply with the policies and procedures relating to health and safety within the department.
Carry out any other duties which fall within the broad spirit, scope and purpose of this job description and which are commensurate with the grade of the post. This job description reflects the major tasks to be carried out by the post holder and identifies a level of responsibility at which they will be required to work.
To maximise personal productivity, minimise duplication and errors; and manage our information efficiently and securely to reduce risk, though effective use of Office 365 and our internal IT systems and applications.
Actively challenge and seek to eliminate any directly or indirectly discriminatory practice or behaviours.
Demonstrate awareness and understanding of other people's behavioural, physical, social and welfare needs and ensure that reasonable care is taken at all times for the health, safety and welfare of yourself and other persons.
This job description reflects the major tasks to be carried out by the post holder and identifies a level of responsibility at which they will be required to work. In the interests of effective working, the major tasks may be reviewed from time to time to reflect changing needs and circumstances. Such reviews and any consequential changes will be carried out in consultation with the post holder.


This vacancy is being advertised by either Advanced Resource Managers Limited, Advanced Resource Managers IT Limited or Advanced Resource Managers Engineering Limited ("ARM"). ARM is a specialist talent acquisition and management consultancy. We provide technical contingency recruitment and a portfolio of more complex resource solutions. Our specialist recruitment divisions cover the entire technical arena, including some of the most economically and strategically important industries in the UK and the world today. We will never send your CV without your permission. Where the role is marked as Outside IR35 in the advertisement this is subject to receipt of a final Status Determination Statement from the end Client and may be subject to change.

Job reference 121521_1697547397
Date posted 17 October 2023

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