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Digital Project Manager

The Big Issue
Closing date
28 Jan 2022

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Technology & New Media
Contract Type
Full Time
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In 2021, The Big Issue embarked on a programme of rapid digital transformation, with the launch of an app, a digital subscription model and a completely relaunched news-led website to name but a few projects. We're not stopping there and have a whole host of exciting digital projects still to come in 2022 and beyond.

The Digital Project Manager works cross-functionally to lead and deliver various of these key strategic projects aimed at further enhancing our digital proposition. As part of a newly created PMO, the Digital Project Manager will also lead cross-group operational projects and help implement PM practices.

Key Responsibilities

Assuming overall accountability for end-to-end delivery of key digital and operation projects
Playing a pivotal role in defining and shaping our digital vision
Creating and managing detailed project plans for strategic digital and operational projects in areas such as digital inclusion for vendors, developing IT service provision and data management
Identifying opportunities to finetune ongoing digital projects
Ensuring roadmaps, KPIs and quality/timeline/budget targets are achieved

Skills & Experience


Demonstrable experience of successfully managing and delivering digital and operational projects
Knowledge of key PM methodologies, with the flexibility to adopt a "best-fit" approach
Strong communication and influencing skills, with the ability to effectively communicate technical information and risks to non-technical users in a meaningful way
Experience of connecting strategic organisational drivers with digital or technical solutions
Ability to take ownership of issues and instils confidence in stakeholders


Incremental holiday entitlement starting at 25 days per year plus bank holidays (pro-rata for part time staff) plus paid leave to care for a sick child or grandchild and a sick or elderly relation
Incremental sick pay starting at 5 days per rolling year
Enhanced contribution to our workplace pension
Enhanced maternity/paternity pay
Comprehensive flexible working policy open to all staff
Training and development opportunities including an open learning library and management training schemes
Health benefits include life cover, a health Cashplan scheme which provides access to counselling and a range of therapies

Please note that we reserve the right to review and amend our staff benefits and they do not form part of any contract of employment

Workplace details

London, with the option for partial home-working.

The Big Issue is committed to equal opportunities and committed to promoting and enhancing diversity, equality and inclusion. We welcome and encourage applicants from all members of the community and particularly welcome applications from people with disabilities, Black, Asian, or Minority Ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQIA, and from different socio-economic and educational backgrounds.
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