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Project Manager

  • £400 per day
  • London
  • Posted: 11/06/2019
  • Contract
  • Job Ref: 809104893

Job Details

My local authority client based in Central London is looking for a Project Manager who can overlook the Global Information Services.

The purpose of Global Information Services (GIS) in the Council is to partner with the business in order to make effective use of Information in all its forms across the organisation. GIS has accountability for enabling the full life-cycle of information for the whole of the business.

This role is located within the GIS Change Delivery team and reports to Head of GIS Project Management. The GIS Change Delivery function is responsible for the management of Projects, Programmes and the overall GIS Portfolio of change delivery, and the definition of standard practices, methodologies and tools to ensure well managed delivery of change.

Change delivery can be sponsored by any area of the Council, including those outside GIS, and a "matrix" or dual reporting line may be agreed depending on specific programme needs. There will be a reporting line to a Senior Responsible Owner for the project.

Key duties will include:

To the Project Executive/Senior Responsible Owner (SRO) for delivery of the GIS Target Operating project in accordance with the Project Mandate, including key outputs and outcomes, delivery to time, cost and quality requirements.

For defining and agreeing the scope of Project delivery, and securing its sign off by the Executive/SRO and key stakeholders.

For implementing and/or designing Project Governance, and securing approvals from SRO and GIS Head of Project Management as a minimum.

For designing the Project structure, workstreams and key resource plan.

For developing, and managing the end to end Project Delivery Plan, including the proactive monitoring of progress to plan, and processes to secure inputs from responsible delivery or workstream leads.

For the day to day management of the Project, including reporting, management of risks and issues, team and supplier management, management, tracking and reporting of the Project budget.

For proposing and agreeing with both the Project Executive/SRO and Head of Project Management the key Project control documents.

For preparing, managing and maintaining the key Project control documents, for example:

Project Mandate (normally prepared by SRO/Executive)

Project Brief

Project Initiation Document

Project Delivery Plan

Project Financial Management Plan

Stakeholder and Communications Plan

Risk and Issue Management Plan

Project Change Control Plan

Project Quality Plan

Project Resource Plan

For conforming to GIS Change Delivery & British Council governance, methods, tools and standards.

For leading the Project Team, including, where appropriate, direct line management of team members, such as Project Management Office (PMO).

For representing, where directed, the Project in wider British Council governance forums, such as the Global Portfolio Office, Audit and corporate functions such as Corporate Communications, Finance or Human Resources.

For contributing and playing an active role in the development and evolution of GIS Project and wider Change Delivery practices, methods and tools, coaching, mentoring and information sharing.

This role is initially for 6 months with a view to extend just depending on the business needs.

My client is offering £400.00, OUTSIDE IR35.

If you or know anyone who would be interested, please get in contact and send CV's to or call Remy on 0121 230 9111.