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Senior/Project Manager

  • Location
    Milton Keynes , Buckinghamshire
  • Category
    Project & Programme Management - Project Management
  • External Reference
    LB2778

Senior/Project manager
Education sector
Milton Keynes
3 months (opportunity to become extended)
Are you wanting to become part of a forward- thinking transformation team?
The leading expert in flexible higher education courses are looking for experienced Project Managers to join their forward-thinking transformation team. If you are looking for experience working in a large organisation and undertaking a series of interesting and exciting projects please apply!
This expanding organisation is looking for a talented project manager who has a pragmatic approach and has a strong desire to challenge and question stakeholders.

Responsibilities..
1.To lead small projects or workstreams from start to close, ensuring
2.Work with key stakeholders to clarify the business benefits and products that are to be delivered together with the quality, time and cost criteria that are to be met.

3.Identify and facilitate the evaluation of different delivery options to enable key stakeholders to select an appropriate approach.

4.Manage the performance of team members (including consultants, vendors and other external suppliers) to ensure effective utilisation of these resources and that their outputs meet defined quality, time and cost criteria. Identify, agree and implement remedial actions where necessary.

5.Identify and evaluate risks associated with the project, escalating where appropriate. Where necessary, develop, agree and implement solutions to overcome these.

6.Adhere to OU project and financial governance and reporting processes to ensure that decisions are made by the right people at the right time and that you and the project's key stakeholders can monitor, control and evaluate the performance of the project.

7.Obtain stakeholder sign off of the completed products and deliver documentation that enables implementation, operation and ongoing support.

8.Conduct assurance reviews within the project and facilitate the delivery of assurance reviews by independent third parties to give senior stakeholders confidence that the project can deliver to time, budget and quality.

It is essential that you..
Education
*Degree level education, or equivalent skills and experience
*IPMA Level D qualification (e.g. APMP), or equivalent skills and experience.

Knowledge
*Experience of managing the delivery of work in a project environment.
*Experience of leading a team to achieve work objectives.
*Strong IT skills and the ability to use a range of software packages including Microsoft Office, Project and SharePoint.
*Understanding of OUPM Project Lite methodology and project approval process at the Open University (or equivalent in external recruitment).
*Open University Project Management Competencies at Level 2.
*Use of the OU configured PPM Solution (Microsoft Project Server) for managing small projects and workstreams (or equivalent in external recruitment).
*Awareness and understanding of 'best practices' in all aspects of project management.
Badenoch & Clark is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy. Badenoch & Clark is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a registered Disability Symbol User.

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