Our local authority client has a 3-month contract vacancy (with the possibility of extension) for the role of an ICT SYSTEMS PROJECT MANAGER, details as follows
The ICT Systems Project Manager has to undertake a full feasibility study into the transfer of a major shared services database (PARIS) into a new children's services social care system as well as plans for transferring the data from health visitor, special educational needs and other associated services. The primary responsibility of the ICT Systems Project Manager is to determine the viability of the project prior to full resource commitment and implementation.
Confirm and document the requirements for a replacement system (Children's Services).
Assess the impact of decommissioning the existing system.
Consider alternative systems and the scope of what is required.
Assess potential approaches to data migration.
It is the responsibility of the ICT Systems Project Manager to understand the resources needed to deliver the project, including time and effort of key stakeholders such as children's services, ICT and adult services employees.
Understand the full costs of implementation and post go live support and management.
Estimate the implementation timescales of the project from scoping to go live.
Capture risks and issues to predict challenges which could prevent the project from becoming a success.
Produce a report that can be used to make a management and business decisions.Essential Requirements
Evidence of continuing professional development particularly with regards to remaining current with infrastructure and security technology and best practice.
A minimum of 5 years' experience of working as a technical ICT Project Manager or IT Systems Manager
Experience in using a structured project methodology eg PRINCE2, ITIL, Agile
Experienced at compiling realistic, large scale feasibility studies to enable effective management decision making
Experience of implementing major children's databases, knowledge of Cloud, Infrastructure and Services and Cybersecurity
Experience in project documentation and change control
Experience in the estimation of costs and staff resources.
Knowledge and understanding of legislation, statutory frameworks and policy affecting services for children, young people and families
Knowledge of services for children and families (including relevant national policy and legislation) in a local authority setting is also desirable.If you have the necessary experience and qualifications to fulfill this role, please submit your CV ASAP