Agile Project Manager

  • Location

    Leatherhead

  • Sector:

    Education & Academia

  • Job type:

    Contract / Interim

  • Salary:

    Daily Rate approx. £300 dependent on experience

  • Contact:

    Michaela Abraham

  • Contact email:

    michaela.abraham@thpt.org.uk

  • Job ref:

    HS002

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Expiry date:

    2021-12-04

  • Client:

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We are seeking to engage an Agile Project Manager on a zero hours contract who has extensive experience of project leadership driving and delivering initiatives unsupervised involving multiple stakeholders, Prince 2, agile working and business transformation or equivalent and extensive experience of SCRUM and of working across a range of electronic packages and systems is required for a fast-growing Multi Academy Trust based in Surrey.

Working as the Agile Project Manager you will act as a project manager for the Trust, ensuring that first class project disciplines are deployed in the execution of all change management and agile working.

This role will be a combination of on site and remote working.   

The daily rate will be approx. £300 per day dependent on experience. 

Please send your CV to recruitment@thpt.org.uk  

For more information regarding working within The Howard Partnership Trusts and what we can offer please visit:

https://www.thehowardpartnership.org/Careers/

Employment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

The Howard Partnership Trust is school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Our Vision is to excel at ‘bringing out the best’ in young people of all abilities and aptitudes, and so increase their life chances for their future success and fulfilment.

JOB PROFILE

AGILE PROJECT MANAGER

Working as the Agile Project Manager you will act as a project manager for the Trust, ensuring that first class project disciplines are deployed in the execution of all change management and agile working.

The Role

  • To provide the team timely and accurate status updates on ongoing projects and upcoming initiatives. This includes accurate forecasting and reporting on project spend, and adherence to project budget
  • To develop a project management approach (agile or schedule-driven) appropriate to the projects assigned.
  • To manage available project resources
  • To deliver projects working with a combination of in-house and external resources
  • To work with internal stakeholders to drive projects from Pilot to Roll-out.
  • To support internal and external teams and stakeholders follow agile principles, and carry out required scrum events, and capture team performance analytics.
  • To lead the delivery of assigned projects
  • Act as the focal point for preparing and maintaining project plans that cover all aspects of the Trust’s multi-locational school and functional change management requirements
  • Identification of project workstreams via project charters, initiative prioritisation, milestones, dependencies, risks, and issues so that business objectives are met
  • Monitoring and completion of monthly / periodic project status reports
  • Help to manage overall programme dependencies between work streams, and with other programmes/projects, and provide full and monitoring, oversight, and stakeholder management
  • Actively manage project budgets to ensure full budgetary control with support from Finance
  • Identify the sources of raw data from Trust systems, and work collaboratively with business system owners to ensure the accurate extraction of the data is fit for purpose

Candidate Requirements

  • Degree in a technical / project management discipline
  • Evidence of relevant recent professional development Prince 2, Change Management, or equivalent project management qualification
  • Agile Project Management Experience including working application of SCRUM principles
  • Understanding of Data, IIOT industrial applications
  • Extensive experience and knowledge of Power BI and of working across a range of electronic packages and systems
  • Extensive experience of project leadership, driving and delivering initiatives unsupervised involving multiple stakeholders
  • Strong understanding of Excel (Marcos, VBA, etc.) is preferred
  • Experience of working with multiple workstreams
  • Experience in working in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience in general and project management
  • Experience in negotiating and working with suppliers
  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Demonstrate a systematic approach to problem solving and demonstrate strong attention to detail
  • Strong Analytical skills and excellent attention to detail
  • Significant understanding and commitment to safeguarding
  • Well-motivated with the ability to use own initiative
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Able to work efficiently and accurately under pressure and to prioritise tasks
  • Honest and acts with integrity
  • Strong people management skills, with highly developed interpersonal and motivational skills
  • Exercises sound judgment, especially relating to confidentiality and discretion
  • Production and planning skills
  • Excellent presentation skills