Recruitment Contract Project Manager

Recruitment Contract Project Manager

You will be responsible for identifying, assessing and managing the risks to the success of the project and ensure that realistic project and quality plans are prepared and maintained, providing regular and accurate reports to stakeholders as appropriate.

Reference number: CIPHERL00426

Deadline date:04/05/2012

Contract value:£101,000 – £150,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out: London

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers? Yes

Is this contract suitable for a voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations? No

Name of the buying organisation: Capita Resourcing


Description of the contract

Background Our client is currently recruiting for a Project Manager. You will be responsible for identifying, assessing and managing the risks to the success of the project and ensure that realistic project and quality plans are prepared and maintained, providing regular and accurate reports to stakeholders as appropriate. You will also need to ensure that quality reviews occur on schedule and according to procedure. Public sector experience is highly desirable for this role. You will be managing a payment engine / system project so need to have an good understanding of architectural solutions. Main Duties/ Responsibilities Key activities envisaged: • Takes responsibility for the definition, documentation and safe execution of a project or a work stream within a larger project, actively participating in all phases of the project. • Effectively estimates costs, timescales and resource requirements for the successful delivery of the project(s) to agreed terms of reference. • Ensures that realistic project and quality plans are prepared and maintained and tracks all activities against the plan, providing regular and accurate reports to stakeholders, as appropriate. • Monitors and forecasts costs, timescales and resources used, and takes action where these deviate from agreed tolerances. Ensures that delivered systems are implemented within these criteria. • Manages the change control procedure ensures that change is captured, impact assessed and approved and ensures that project deliverables are completed within planned cost, timescale and resource budgets, and are signed off. Gains agreement for revisions to the project(s) from project sponsors. Outputs/ Deliverables to be achieved • Ensures that own projects are formally closed and, where appropriate, subsequently reviewed, and that lessons learned are captured and actioned. Produces appropriate documentation to support these processes. • Evaluates and makes recommendations/decisions on technical options as appropriate. • Maintains a broad understanding of the commercial IT environment, how the organisation sources, deploys and manages external partners and when it is appropriate to use in-house resource. Advises on policy and procedures covering the selection of suppliers, tendering and procurement. • Acts as the liaison between the customer and supplier organisations, owning the relationship regarding the contracts on behalf of the customer organisation, enabling all communications to take place effectively and efficiently (the supplier of a service or system may be either internal or external). • Acts as the first point of escalation for any issues or problems raised by the supplier, or users. Resolves or escalates problems, and suggests arbitration in situations of conflict. • Supports the setting up of individual project processes and procedures. Ensures that in depth project and programme management advice and assistance is available to strategic projects. • Advises on the use of planning, estimating, tracking and risk analysis tools and techniques, and supports the use of selected tools, such as project management software. • Specifically for this project, the role will include performing a System Integrator function, bringing together and co-ordinating a disparate group of suppliers (not contracted to each other) to deliver a composite IT solution. Skills/ Experience Required ESSENTIAL • The successful candidate will be an experienced IT professional. • You will possess strong communications, relationship building, negotiation and influencing skills combined with budget management and control skills and experience. • You will need to demonstrate high credibility and integrity in order that you can provide expert best practice advice, direction and support for senior managers and stakeholders. • Your strong stakeholder management skills will facilitate delivery in a large scale ICT outsourced and contracted supplier environment to ensure you get the best out of a wider range of delivery partners • You will have demonstrable people and professional leadership skills that will empower, support, robustly performance manage and develop your teams to achieve the highest performance standards • Broadly skilled in information and communications technology. Has a comprehensive knowledge of relevant development life-cycles. You will have strong Application Development experience. DESIRABLE Understanding of software development and delivery processes, methods and standards • Familiarity with the Government IT Profession and cross government IT policies • Demonstrated awareness of the social, environmental and corporate impact of ICT; • Familiarity with relevant national and international legislation pertaining to the Government/Public Sector IT – e.g. Data Protection Act, Information Assurance policy. • Practitioner Certificate in PRINCE2 Formal Qualifications Required DESIRABLE: PRINCE 2 Additional Comments If you are interested in applying for this role then please apply via the job board, unfortunately we cannot accept email applications.




Classification of the contract

72000000 IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support


Additional information

Contract type: Services – Unspecified

Estimated length of contract: 12 Months


Who to contact

Contact name Sarah Prodywus

Organisation name Capita Resourcing

Address , SL5 1DP

Is outside UK No


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How to apply

To apply for this role, please copy and paste the link into your web browser; Capita is managing this Contract on behalf of the Client via an approved framework. All interested suppliers, companies and organisations please note; Capita Resourcing is the managed service provider and all contracts will be based on time and materials. Applications should be from the lead individual who is intending to complete the services including a full CV or experience profile which meets the described requirements. Please proceed to application: URL reference Contracts Finder on any application or correspondence. This contract is open for direct supply only, application from recruitment agencies will not be considered – If you would like to register to become a supplier to Capita Resourcing email your details to;