ICT Project Manager / IT Project Technician / Systems Manager

Walsall Council
Walsall, West Midlands
£36511 - £41263 per annum
20 Oct 2019
26 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Title: ICT Project Manager (2 x Positions)

Location: Walsall

Salary: £36,511 - £41,263 per annum

Job Type: Full Time, Fixed Term (18 months)

Closing date: 28th Oct 2019

The Council is transforming how it works. Developing technologies, customer expectations and external budget pressures mean they need to modernise and rethink how they deliver their services.

They are recruiting a number of ICT Project Managers to join their ICT Programme Management Office (PMO) Team, tasked with delivering Projects and Services to ensure the Council continues to have an ICT infrastructure fit for the future.

Job Duties:

Horizon Scanning
  • Work with others to plan and develop projects with a future timeline
  • Work innovatively to solve project problems - risk and issue assessment, mitigation and resolution

Leading People
  • Communicate with others to develop projects and contribute to programme delivery
  • Put equality and diversity at the heart of everything they do

Managing Resources
  • Managing project data (GDPR Compliance)

Managing Performance
  • Progress updates for projects
  • Monitoring and reporting project quality and performance
  • Ensuring policies and procedures are followed

Managing Self
  • Be responsible for own health and safety
  • Networking with others

Key Requirements:
  • Education to degree level, equivalent qualification or extensive professional experience required
  • A Prince2™ Practitioner or equivalent project management qualification or extensive professional experience required
  • Successful track record of designing, planning and delivering medium-large sized complex technical change initiatives in a public sector organisation at a senior level
  • Successful leadership of multidisciplinary technical and professional staff within a project environment
  • Development of organisational capability and capacity (people, processes, technology, knowledge)
  • Experience of innovation and change delivery
  • Experience of communicating and inspiring confidence at a senior level with technical and non-technical audiences
  • Evidence of working collaboratively cross-organisational teams to deliver shared outcomes
  • Evidence of using reporting tools to monitor programme activities and analyse project performance, plans, milestones, budgets and risks
  • Good analytical, conceptual and financial analysis skills, and familiarity with financial reporting tools - with a demonstrable ability to develop and deliver against financial and resource constraints
  • Able to lead the development and delivery of technical projects of change with evidence of supporting strategic corporate priorities
  • Able to communicate innovative technological solutions effectively to a range of stakeholders
  • Able to process data and information in order to build robust business cases and project initiation documentation
  • Able to work with integrity and commitment to deliver the best outcomes for council staff
  • Having a strong focus on equality, diversity and respect in their leadership role
  • Strong planning skills to ensure the integrity of the projects which the postholder is managing

For this role the successful candidates must undergo a Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) check. BPSS is the minimum standard to ensure the identity and integrity of an employee who has access to official information using secure networks linking central government and local authorities. A BPSS check involves four main elements; Identity Check, National and Immigration Status, Employment History (last 3 years) and Verification of Criminal Record (unspent convictions only).

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