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Assistant Project Manager

Closing date
3 Jun 2022

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Technology & New Media
Contract Type
Full Time
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Badenoch and Clark (trading as Adecco Group) require an Assistant Project Manager to work with a Healthcare Organisation. This is a contract role until the end of March initially, paying circa £(Apply online only) per day, inside IR35, mainly remote working.

As an Assistant Project Manager you'll:

Liaise and communicate project progress and issues with Programme Manager and workstream leads
Responsible for the provision and circulation of highly complex, sensitive or confidential project related information
Ability to communicate via Project Board meetings, supporting the Project or Programme Manager, and the production of management information, both verbal and written.
Ability to make a decision in line with the issue at hand and having taken into account all of the information and be held accountable for it.
Prepare cost/benefit analyses, SWOT analyses and options appraisals.
Ability to provide detailed project plans, set deadlines and milestones, allocate and monitor resources and identify critical path.
Ensure that all projects are planned effectively and are adjusted to accommodate change to achieve business objectives whilst ensuring adherence to agreed tolerance levels.
Ability to travel extensively to centres and external parties, including overnight stays as and when required.
Access construction sites for visits & inspections as required
Promote the Programme Management Office as the source of Portfolio, Programme and Project Management Methodologies within the organisation, setting an example by abiding by such standards.
Implement and influence policies of other directorates.
Authorised signatory and responsible for approving expenditure within an allocated budget where appropriate.
Monthly financial monitoring and reconciliation of project spend that adheres to the standard project financial model.
Ability to interface with others at all levels.
Ability to influence, persuade and change the attitudes of others, both internally and externally, if successful outcomes are to be achieved.
Ability to promote cross-functional teamwork.
Experience of managing and negotiating with external suppliers
Ensure that the assigned resources (staff, equipment, services, time, funds and internal/ third party resource) are properly utilised and accounted for, and that up to date information on usage is provided for senior management.
Limits laid down in Standing Financial Instructions must be strictly adhered to, with any desired deviation being referred to senior management.
The jobholder will be responsible for ensuring that all projects are initiated and conducted in accordance with prevailing standards.
Ability to solve complex problems.
Production of high level Management Information and Project Documentation.
Identify the project issues and collate and sift all the relevant information and use appropriate techniques to reach a resolution.
Ability to deal with interruptions from urgent incidents or requests for advice. Will typically be required to refer to policy, procedure and precedent where appropriate, or may need to be more innovative, in order to resolve constraints where policies, procedures or precedent are absent or inapplicable. In this instance, some external research and referral to the Project Board may be needed to agree a solution.
Ability to manage negative customer feedback/complaint.
Manage the communication of specific project related decisions to staff they manage working on the Project workstreams.
Ensure that you follow health and safety policies, risk assessments and safe systems of work to ensure your safety and the safety of others. Managers will address the health, safety and wellbeing of any staff they are responsible for, in proportion to the level of risk in their department and promote a positive safety culture.

Essential skills:

Ability to manage project workstreams, including negotiating and arranging for the appropriate levels of resources from within all Directorates
Ability to successfully influence, persuade and negotiate with internal and external customers and suppliers
Proven ability to communicate thoughts and ideas verbally and in writing to others in a clear, concise and easily understood manner. Proven ability to carry out presentations effectively using appropriate visual aids to large groups of people.
Proven ability to manage time effectively.
Ability to frequently concentrate on both a regular and unpredictable pattern on a range of issues, some of which will be complex.
Knowledge of the complete project life cycle, including change and risk management, in a Project Management environment.
Knowledge of budgeting in a project context
Good understanding of the PRINCE2 project management methodology.
Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Project or similar tool to prepare basic project plans
Thorough knowledge of other Microsoft Office tools, in particular Microsoft Word, Excel and Visio
Understanding of specific project lifecycles including software development (e.g. agile, waterfall, RAD), asset development, and business change lifecycles
Knowledge of public sector procurement regulations
Knowledge of the work of operational Directorates
PRINCE II foundation or equivalent qualification

Please apply should you meet the above criteria
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