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Project Manager

up to 53,300
Start Date
Leeds and Home Based
Shift Pattern
Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm
Contract Type
Hours of Work per Week
Closing Date
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We have a rare and exciting opportunity for a Project Manager to join our well-established Change Delivery team, reporting directly into the Programme Manager. This is an ideal opportunity for someone who is an expert in managing change through software development lifecycle. Must be able to demonstrate strong communications and negotiation skills.

The purpose of the role is to work closely with the Head of Change, members of the Change Delivery Management Team and other senior stakeholders to drive improvements to the charity’s Change Framework. Manage business-critical initiatives and lead on large and complex projects, from scoping out to delivering initiatives that may provide new products, processes, standards, or operational plans to deliver charity strategies that have a direct impact on overall results.

With this role you will enjoy a hybrid working model, combining working from home with some days in our Stepchange office in Leeds City Centre.

What you will be doing

  • Lead large and complex change projects from conception, through scoping to implementation, ensuring delivery to agreed scope, cost, quality and timescales, effectively managing conflicting deadlines and priorities with multiple stakeholders.
  • Define and implement the detailed delivery approach for each stage of the project life cycle and obtain acceptance by encouraging ownership to the approach from all stakeholders. Be persuasive and influence senior leadership colleagues where they are not aware of or willing to accept best practice in project management – identifying learning opportunities and making recommendations for development.
  • Ensure adherence to the change management framework across all project activities and make recommendations to the framework’s ongoing development.
  • Identify key project stakeholders and develop an appropriate stakeholder management plan, delegating different activities across the project team where appropriate.
  • Work collaboratively with sponsor and other leadership team members to define robust project cost-benefit analyses and ensure that suitable measures are stablished that will enable benefit realisation to be evidenced post implementation.
  • Produce and maintain all project management deliverables including all elements of the project plan, resource forecast, budget tracker, RAIDD logs, contingency plans, etc.
  • Track progress against the project plan and implement strategies to recover time or budget slippage, as required, maintaining change control protocols at all times.
  • Provide leadership, direction and development across a multi-disciplinary charity-wide project team, support individuals with coaching and development as required.

What we want from you

  • PRINCE 2 Foundation and Practitioner
  • Thorough understanding and experience of working within Procurement processes
  • Highly competent in working with third party suppliers and driving delivery from them
  • Knowledge and experience of Agile PM, DSDM and other agile methodologies
  • Project Management experience of large-scale business-critical change involving a significant budget, risk and bottom-line impact
  • Experience of using project planning tools, preferably MS Project
  • Methodical and organised with a demonstrable ability to initiate, manage and deliver business/IT projects of various size and complexity
  • Advanced communications skills
  • Ability to prioritise activities effectively
  • Experience of managing Programmes (desirable)
  • Line management experience (desirable)

 What we offer you

  • 24 days annual leave (this increases by one day per year up to a maximum of 29), plus bank holidays
  • The opportunity to buy and sell annual leave
  • Hybrid working – with IT equipment provided when you’re working from home
  • A personal career plan and ongoing training and development and support with role-related professional subscriptions and qualifications
  • Travel season ticket loans
  • Cycle-to-work scheme
  • Group pension scheme
  • Group Company Life Assurance
  • Westfield Health cash plan with employee discounts in high street shops
  • Vitality at Work health and wellbeing
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Access to financial planning and advice
  • 2 days paid volunteering leave per year
  • Family friendly pay: pre-adoption/fertility/surrogacy and post-adoption pay
  • Long service awards
  • Free hot drinks (tea, coffee, hot chocolate) in the office

About us:

StepChange are the UK’s largest and most comprehensive provider of free debt advice. Hundreds of thousands of people come to us for help every year. Some are at crisis point and many don't see a way out. We help them to find a way out of their debt problems. We don't judge people; we provide the support, guidance and solutions that are needed. Whatever the situation we'll look for practical solutions that make our clients' lives better.

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