42985 - Project Manager

Job details
Posting date: 12 April 2021
Salary: £30,989 to £47,591 per year
Additional salary information: (Salary will depend on location)
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 10 May 2021
Location: London, UK
Company: Ministry of Justice
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 42985

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Directorate: MoJ Project Delivery Function
Job Title: Project Manager
Pay Span or equivalent: Band B SEO

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) priorities include improving public safety and reducing reoffending by reforming prisons, probation and youth justice, and building a justice system which makes access to justice swifter and more certain for all citizens whatever their background. Project professionals in the MoJ help to improve the government’s ability to protect the public and reduce reoffending, and to provide a more effective, transparent and responsive criminal justice system for victims and the public.

This role provides you with the unique opportunity to being central to the delivery of the Secretary of State’s priorities by being a member of the Ministry of Justice Project Delivery Function. The MoJ Project Delivery Function sees the centralisation and coordination of all project delivery within the Ministry. By joining the MoJ Project Delivery Function, you will be able to access professional development opportunities including an enhanced and tailored development plan, access world leading guidance, tools and support across and access to the unique Government Project Delivery Professional Network, not to mention your participation in some of the Countries most ambitious projects.

As Project Manager, you will lead / manage the project and the project team on a day-to-day basis. You will be responsible for driving and overseeing the delivery of the project to ensure that the objectives are clearly defined and achieved within the agreed time, cost and quality constraints. As Project Manager, you will play a key role in project governance and working with stakeholders, to ensure the agreed project outputs are delivered to enable benefits to be realised. These opportunities provide a unique chance to be at the forefront of implementing significant projects across the MoJ. Successful candidates are expected to committee to the role for a minimum of 18 months.

MoJ expects its leaders to show openness, honesty and commitment, and, of course, to deliver results.

Key responsibilities of the role

• Delivery – Create and lead the project to deliver the agreed outcomes within time, cost and quality constraints.
• Project Management – Day to day management and leadership of the project and the project team. Set project controls. Design the project structure appropriate to stage. Select and apply appropriate delivery methodologies.
• Business Case – Coordinate development of the Business Case.
• Budget – Track delivery within budget.
• Resources – Schedule / manage resources to deliver the project. May work independently or with a small team.
• Benefits Realisation – Ensure benefits are identified, understood, measured, tracked and owned. Ensure appropriate Benefits Realisation Strategy is in place, and monitor longer term delivery of benefits against the Business Case.
• Stakeholder Management – Identify key stakeholders and develop effective relationships.
• Risks & Issues – Identify and monitor project risks and issues. Develop mitigating actions and escalate as appropriate.
• Governance – Provide key reports and support effective governance and decision making.
• Assurance – Support or set appropriate project assurance.
• Change Management – Ensure effective Change Management processes are in place to agree and document changes to deliverables as agreed with stakeholders.
• Guidance & Support – Seek appropriate support, guidance and coaching from the project community. Show commitment to personal development. Promote effective individual and team performance.
• Project Performance & Controls – Build Project Plan and apply appropriate project principles to deliver stated objectives. Identify and set appropriate Project Controls. Track and report delivery against milestones.

This is a permanent position with frequent weekly travel to other sites.

Location & Terms of appointment

These positions will be based out of either;
Leeds - 5 Wellington Place, Leeds, LS1 4AP.
London - 102 Petty France, London, SW1H 9AJ / 10 South Colonnade, Canary Wharf, E14 4PU - Please note you will be contracted to 10 South Colonnade HQ but you will be required to work out of 102 Petty France with our Major Portfolio Project Teams.

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