Job title: Project manager
Contract type: 10-month fixed-term contract
Location: Swindon

 

We are looking for a Project manager to join our Academy of Computing department, in a contract capacity until the end of March, 2022.

About the role

Manage a significant new project which will see the creation of an online tool to support schools. Part of the DfE-funded National Centre for Computing Education, the self-review tool will support schools to improve their computing offer, and reward them with a “Computing Mark” in achieving a standard.

As Project manager, you will ensure that the solution is delivered on time, specification and budget. You will lead the project through development on to delivery and business as usual.

Key responsibilities

  • Responsible for planning and implementation of a key project;
  • Plan and schedule project timelines;
  • Coordinate supporting staff, including those in other organisations;
  • Manage project administration, including all documentation;
  • Manage project budget, ensuring that accurate and up to date reports are available for scrutiny by internal and external stakeholders;
  • Resource planning and allocation;
  • Manage relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders;
  • Track project performance and report regularly to senior management;
  • Develop all associated operational process and establish BAU monitoring and reporting processes;
  • Work with Marketing Manager to plan and execute a highly effective marketing campaign to drive awareness with target audience groups;
  • Flexibility is required of all job holders to adjust responsibilities as required from time to time by their Line Manager/Divisional Director;
  • All staff will live BCS’ values and support our purpose;
  • Continually looking at ways to make improvements to systems, processes and procedures;
  • The content and reporting lines detailed in this job description may be reviewed and changed from time to time to reflect organisational requirements.

Who we are looking for

Education and qualifications
  • Educated to A level or equivalent
Experience
  • Proven experience of managing successful projects
  • Proven experience of delivering project to specification, time and budget
  • Proven experience of working with a range of stakeholders
Competencies and skills
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to build effective relationships with a range of stakeholders
  • Ability to prioritise workloads (of self and others) in order to meet deadlines
  • Expertise and capability in managing digital projects
  • Proven track record of working cross functionally with colleagues across all levels
  • Tenacity, professionalism and integrity as well as the drive and pragmatism to get things done
  • Exceptional written and oral communications
  • Competent in using Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel & PowerPoint
Knowledge
  • Project management
  • Education sector
  • Digital solutions
Special conditions
  • Occasional out-of-hours working including weekends
How to apply

Please send your CV to hr@bcs.uk