WORCESTERSHIRE - WORCESTER - PROJECT MANAGER - PRINCE2 - 12 MONTH FIXED TERM CONTRACT - WEST MERCIA POLICE
A strategic alliance has been formed between Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police in order to enable both forces to meet the challenge of reducing policing budgets. By working more closely together the forces will benefit from greater operational and organisational resilience, making us the fourth largest geographic police area in England and Wales.
The main purpose of the role is to manage projects, from initial concept to implementation, so they deliver the required outputs within budgetary and time constraints, and thereby achieve the outcomes and benefits required. To apply project management discipline and processes, including responsibility for project stakeholder engagement.
To compile business cases (in collaboration with senior stakeholders), including whole life costing analysis, ensuring briefs and feasibility proposals are developed in accordance with project aims and objectives, and Project Management Office standards. To responsibly manage project within budget, and project/programme parameters, being responsible for decisions on changes and subsequent alterations to the financial structure within project parameters. To identify and plan resource requirements both internal and external of the organisation. To manage, co-ordinate and direct resources assigned to projects on a day to day basis to deliver the projects objectives. To produce project specific programmes of work, continually monitor and update for reporting purposes, undertaking performance assessments and addressing issues and using corrective actions as necessary. To ensure benefits management is an integral part of a project from the outset, and that benefits are identified, planned and measured. To regularly report upon project progress to key stakeholders (programme manager, business leads etc), ensuring that issues are raised in a timely manner. To plan and initiative post implementation reviews, ensuring organisation learning is maintained for future continuous improvement and identify relevant training needs. To be responsible for stakeholder engagement and actively engage all key stakeholders in the delivery of projects, ensuring compliance with Home Office and other statutory guidance. To assess and manage project risks and issues, ensuring appropriate mitigating action is undertaken, including escalation if necessary. To liaise with consultants and contract resources as authorised in accordance with procurement policies and procedures and providing regular reports on all project matters to Business leads. To undertake other duties commensurate with the nature, level of responsibility and grading of this post, as required.
PRINCE2 Foundation level or equivalent project management methodology qualification Desirable
Possess or studying for PRINCE2 (or equivalent) Practitioner qualification or at least two years experience in a project manager role
Educated to degree level or equivalent
Experience of undertaking project management of projects of significant value
Proven ability of running multiple projects, co-ordinating multi-disciplinary teams and achieving projects delivery within programme and budget
Experience of managing teams of professional staff
Significant, proven and demonstrable experience of whole project lifecycle, including implementation, in a complex environment
Demonstrate experience of budgetary management
Demonstrate a track record of building strong working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders – internal and external, e.g reporting bodies, senior management, suppliers and contractors Key Skills:
Ability to interpret and extract information from a variety of sources, and create well presented, accurate, concise documentation, demonstrating attention to detail
Demonstrate excellent negotiation, influencing and communication skills and all levels internal and external of the organisation
Demonstrate excellent organisational/time management skills and the ability to work calmly and professionally under pressure
Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office suite, including MS Project
We want our organisation to be as diverse as the community it serves. We welcome applicants from all sections of the community.
Candidates will be required as part of Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police recruitment process to successfully complete vetting and credit checks.
If you have the skills and experience to be successful in this role, please call Alice on (Apply online only) or email (url removed)