Based in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, EPM is an award-winning and accredited education services business with 25 years of expertise.
We are a technology-enabled business, but people are at the heart of what we do. We believe in developing long-lasting relationships with our customers and employees, with our relationships lasting, on average, 11 years.
We are 100% dedicated to education and our expert team of nearly 200 highly qualified employees support more than 1,700 schools nationwide.
Our culture is unique and is based upon our motivated and passionate team. As a result, we encourage our employees to flourish and unleash their talent by building their confidence and providing them with the opportunities and support to empower them and realise their full potential. This is just one of the many reasons we were awarded 'Employer of the Year' at the Hunts Post Business Awards 2018.
EPM's performance in the market has been and continues to be, exceptional, resulting in significant growth year after year. Our success can be attributed to our proactive, forward-thinking approach and passionate team. Our plan is to continue this growth, increase our geographical reach and consider expanding the services offered.
Purpose of the Job
As the Project Manager, you will be proving project support for the Transformational Project Lead. You will be coordinating and facilitating the department heads, 3rd party suppliers and end-users to ensure a smooth and timely rollout of projects and improvements across the business. As well as engaging with all areas of the business which will require excellent stakeholder engagement and management.
As the successful candidate, you will have worked within a project support role before, Project Coordinator, Business Analyst or similar, and be looking to take the next step towards Project Management, you will have excellent stakeholder engagement. You also have the ability to be comfortable with a high volume workload and not be afraid to "roll up your sleeves".
Main Responsibilities/Duties of the Job
Provide operational leadership for all assigned projects
Responsible for aspects of planning, management, report writing and programming of projects
Analyse project specifications to accurately plan activities to ensure profitable and timely delivery of works
Provide technical project advice and assistance to operational teams
Ensure that you play an active role in keeping the team appropriately motivated to deliver for the business across all key responsibility areas
Develop project plans, gain the necessary approvals and deliver in accordance with these plans
Provide site teams with appropriate targets in terms of work outputs and deadlines
Actively monitor outputs achieved and provide timely feedback of information to the Transformation Lead
Control and communication of project documentation to stakeholders. Timelines, project plans, kick-off meeting notes and milestones
Raise any feedback to implement process improvements
Facilitate the definition of project scope, deliverables and success criteria
Management of projects in line with the defined project management methodology and standards
Creation of project plans to identify tasks, deliverables, milestones and resources whilst ensuring that appropriate documentation is in place
Escalation of issues to ensure the wider project team and appropriate stakeholder group are kept informed
Management of risks, aligned to appropriate accountabilities, impact and mitigating actions
Capture lessons learned in alignment with the delivery methodology in order to support continuous improvement initiatives