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Project Manager

Venesky Brown
Closing date
7 Jul 2022

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Technology & New Media
Contract Type
Full Time
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Venesky-Brown's client, a public sector organisation in Glasgow/Edinburgh, is currently looking to recruit a Project Manager for an initial 6 month contract with option to extend on a rate of £450-£500/day (inside of IR35). Due to the current circumstances this role will be remote based with the occasional need to attend the office.


-Setting-up and embedding the delivery of a Supplier Levy (SL), initially via the forthcoming Civil Engineering Framework. Thereafter, it is the intention that a SL will be incorporated within future collaborative frameworks/contracts, where appropriate.

-Work with a wide range of stakeholders both internal and external to the Directorate and across the organisation to establish, develop and project manage the implementation of this important Programme. This will lead to the introduction of a Directorate operating and contract management model for a Supplier Levy.

-Contribute to the core business / delivery of activities within Collaborative Construction Team, as deemed appropriate.

-Report directly to a Senior Procurement Manager, who leads the Collaborative Construction Team.

-Establish and lead the project management, in an effective and efficient manner, to successfully embed and deliver a new strategic Programme - the Supplier Levy - within SPPD; including setting the vision and strategic objectives, whilst managing the timely delivery and reporting to stakeholders (including Ministers).

-Working with the senior management team, lead on engagement with key stakeholders to undertake consultation, identify key risks (and mitigations) to inform and develop a 'SMART' Action Plan and Programme Plan that identifies an appropriate business operating model, successfully embedding the Programme within SPPD, details the ongoing contract management roles and responsibilities and considers continuous improvement.

-Within the Action Plan and Programme Plan, ensure that all activities and counter /co- dependencies (including financial matters) are taken into account, planned, proactively managed and escalated - where appropriate.

-Leading the development of key workstreams to support the introduction of a Supplier Levy, e.g. Finance, Systems, MI, Audit, etc.

-Supporting skills transfer/capability development within the project sphere, through working with staff and assisting their development.

-Supporting the cross-directorate introduction of this Programme (and the wider PPM Development within SPPD), including awareness sessions, training, presentations, etc.

-Providing support to CCT, where appropriate.

Essential Skills:

-Senior experience in programme and project management delivery in a fast-paced environment.

-Strong relevant strategic development and co-ordination capability, including working closely with senior stakeholders to achieve improved outcomes.

-Excellent leadership, communication, engagement and influencing skills, with experience of engaging with senior leaders across a public sector landscape.

-Senior experience of change management and successful transformation.

Desirable Skills:

-Improving Performance

-Leading Others

-Analysis and use of evidence

-Communications & engagement

If you would like to hear more about this opportunity please get in touch
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