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Project Manager (x 6)

Salary details: £36922 - £42281

Organisation
Dorset Council
Location
Dorset
Reference
PMCTB
Occupational group
Digital & Change
Salary details
£36,922-£42,821
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
Fixed Term
Contact
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Contact email
Contact telephone
Closing Date
25 April 2021 11:00 PM
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Project Manager (x 6)

Full Time

Fixed Term 2 Years

 

We want to create a modern, customer focused, 21st century council which operates in a thriving digital place. We have six vacancies for experienced project managers to work with us on some exciting transformation in Dorset!

 

We have two opportunities for project managers to join the award-winning Digital Place team and help Dorset to prepare for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The past year has shown how vital internet connections are to people’s life and work. Help us help residents and businesses make the most of the fabulous connectivity which is coming to Dorset – and in some places is already here. You will build partnerships within Dorset Council, across the county and beyond to implement creative solutions to develop workforce digital skills at scale. Join the team and help people to get online and learn the right skills to benefit personally, socially and financially. 

 

We have four further opportunities for project managers to join the Change Team and help us deliver our ambitious transformation programme. Our programme spans across all council services - you may be working on projects within our Place, Corporate, Children’s and Adults directorates – so you will work with many different people across lots of services. Some of our upcoming projects include regulatory services convergence of systems, records management alignment, harbours review, street cleansing optimisation, customer services transformation and waste route optimisation. Our programme is ambitious and exciting; we’d love for you to be a part of it!

 

What you will be doing

 

In our Digital Place team…

Almost 100,000 people in the Dorset Council area are either offline altogether or lack all the essential digital skills. You will be leading initiatives to close the digital divide and build the digital skills right across the Dorset workforce.

 

We are looking for project managers to:

  • train frontline staff to help residents improve their digital skills
  • find new ways to support residents who want to get online for the first time to overcome the barriers they face, whether financial, confidence or skills
  • work with partners to help Dorset’s current and future workforce to gain digital skills they need to enter and develop our technical companies
  • develop training pathways for Dorset’s job seekers to become fibre engineers and build the network that will keep us connected through the next decades.

 

In our Change Team…

You will be asked to lead on one or two projects in the transformation programme, supporting the business owner and leading the delivery team in the discovery and subsequent delivery of that project.

You will have the opportunity to work closely with many services across the council, defining project detail, collaborating, influencing and helping to be a catalyst for change across the organisation.

We currently adopt a hybrid approach to project delivery involving the use of some waterfall techniques in an increasingly agile way. You will need to be flexible to your approach and able to be a part of our journey to agile as we utilise the support of an agile coach to support the business to understand our new way of delivering projects.

 

 

About you

Both teams adopt a hybrid approach to project delivery involving the use of some waterfall techniques in an increasingly agile way. You will need to be flexible to your approach and able to be a part of our journey to agile as we utilise the support of an agile coach to support the business to understand our new way of delivering projects.

 

You must be highly motivated and enthusiastic and will need strong verbal skills with the confidence to liaise and coordinate with colleagues from across all areas of the business.

 

You should have excellent organisation and planning skills, preferably gained with previous experience of working within a project environment. We would love for you to help us develop our online transformation hub to enable all project activity is transparent to the organisation.

 

In order to be successful in this role you should have previous project management experience, understanding of project governance and controls and be confident in the use of MS products including MS Teams.

 

Interviews for these roles will be undertaken during May and we will discuss with you which team you may prefer to work in and consider where your skills may be most beneficial. Please feel free to indicate your thoughts and preference on your application form.

 

So, if this sounds like a career move you'd like to make, then get in touch - we'd love to hear from you. For an informal discussion, please contact:

Change: Steve Stone, Programme Manager 01305 221248

Digital Place: Penny Syddall, Programme Manager 01305 225065

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