Project Manager (Change)

Job Category: Temporary
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Bristol

Positive Employment is currently recruiting for a Project Manager for our client a local government organisation based in Bristol.

The successful candidate will be responsible for translating a set of consultant’s recommendations in to a deliverable project that will ultimately reduce the number of people being placed in to temporary accommodation in the City.

This work will include a service redesign; a recruitment drive to build the required team; and changes to ways of working that optimise and improve triage processes and prevent homelessness.

This is a 6 month starting contract with the possibility to extend. Remote working available.

Duties and Responsibilities but not limited to:

  • Manage the successful delivery of a project on time, to budget and of the right quality through appropriate use of organisation’s standard project management methodology, reporting progress to the Project Board and ultimately bringing the project to a controlled close.
  • Manage project budgets in accordance with the organisation’s financial procedures and regulations; managing actual and forecast expenditure to within agreed tolerances and reporting variances to the Project Board as necessary.
  • As part of the Business Case development, lead the business in exploring options, fully costing these and identifying realistic and measurable project benefits (including establishing suitable benefit owners and putting in place appropriate benefit realisation plans) to support informed decision making.
  • Build, maintain and execute a fully integrated, realistic and deliverable end to end project plan (including any standalone contingency, transition, testing and/or training plans) identifying key milestones, dependencies, resource requirements, critical path and associated assumptions in line with the overarching programme and portfolio plan (as applicable).
  • Establish and maintain appropriate governance structures to support and enable delivery, integrated with other existing portfolio, programme and business decision-making bodies as appropriate.
  • Manage the project change control process, approving all potential change requests, establishing their potential consequences, assessing against pre-agreed tolerances and putting forward change requests for Board approval where appropriate.

Personal Requirements:

  • Relevant Project Management and Change Management experience.
  • Experience delivering projects within social housing (desirable).
  • Experience delivering change within social housing (desirable).
  • Public sector experience (desirable).
  • PRINCE 2 qualified or another professional project management qualification with detailed knowledge of the practical application of PRINCE2/MSP methodologies (or similar) principles, methods, techniques & tools with proven project management experience.

Working Hours: 09:00am – 17:00pm,  Monday – Friday

Pay: £450.00 per day

Please note this role is within the scope of IR35.

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