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Project Manager – 6 month Contract

Job ref: CH120718

At Checkatrade we are passionate about matching the best quality Trades in the UK, with Customers who are searching for a trusted, transparent and quality service. We have a significant ambition to expand in the UK, in both the number of Trades and Customers we serve. Our team at Checkatrade has developed over 20 years, and we are looking for individuals who put People first, are big on trust, do the right thing, go above and beyond and own exceptional service every time.

Outline of role

We are recruiting an experienced project manager for a 6 month contract to lead the delivery of key workstreams that directly support the strategic growth ambitions of Checkatrade. The individual will work within a programme team and have end to end responsibility for ensuring that the project(s), technical and non technical, under their control deliver the agreed benefits to time, cost and quality. The individual must have business change experience and be comfortable working in an evolving business with an entrepreneurial culture.

Key Responsibilities

  • To ensure that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget
  • Develop and maintain appropriate project plans and track against key milestones 
  • Actively manage change, risks, assumptions, issues and dependencies (CRAID) 
  • Actively liaise with other project managers and IT colleagues to manage any project inter-dependencies
  • Keep robust financial control of project spend and take appropriate action when exceeding budget 
  • Ensure that any IT project or associated change is transitioned carefully into live production support
  • Actively manage any third party resources or suppliers, any internal IT resources, and guide and support any business resources required to deliver the project(s) 
  • Ensure that change is appropriately embedded in the business with end users
  • Inform project board and key stakeholders of the project progress in accordance with Checkatrade governance and reporting cycles, including weekly project updates, steering committee packs and the escalatation of any key risks or issues in a timely manner 
  • Produce any required deliverables associated with project delivery 
  • As is and to be process  mapping

Professional Skills & Experience

  • Track record of successful project implementations through the full project lifecycle
  • Knowledge of Agile and Waterfall methodology
  • Proven experience balancing multiple priorities in a evolving environment
  • In depth understanding of project management documentation.
  • Able to work at all levels within the organisation; good interpersonal skills and stakeholder management.
  • Educated to degree level desirable 
  • Prince 2 or similar qualification desirable, minimum of 3 years project management experience
  • Team player, who can work alongside the current project managers and business SMEs

Personal Attributes

  • An energetic, confident and articulate self starter, with experience of working on change programmes in small to medium sized entities with an entrepreneurial leader.
  • Strong problem solving and facilitation skills, comfortable on their feet presenting
  • Well organised and demonstrate good time management, able to prioritise tasks and to meet deadlines.
  • A team player, strong communicator and relationship builder with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Able to work under pressure to tight deadlines ensuring quality is not impacted
Salary Competitive (depending on experience)
Location Selsey or Portsmouth
Job type Contract
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