Head of Strategic Projects and Management

Posted 25 June 2024
Salary £45,000 - £50,000
Job type Permanent
Discipline Human Resources Recruitment
Contact NamePeter Bennett

Job description

Our client, based in Birmingham, is currently recruiting for a Project Manager on a 12 month Fixed Term Contract to cover a maternity leave starting in September.

They are looking for extensive experience in Project Management as it will be ensuring a coordinated approach to strategic and operational change and they can offer hybrid working (3 days home working) and a salary of £45,000 - £50,000 plus great benefits.

Duties will include (but are not limited to):

  • Identifying, proposing and leading strategic development opportunities for the organisation
  • Developing and maintaining an organisational analysis, including undertaking and presenting research on potential strategic partners, such as for joint ventures and new initiatives
  • Monitoring and tracking major projects, supporting colleagues with project management oversight, visibility of key activity and effective resource allocation
  • Rolling out and embedding the new major projects approval, ensuring consistent usage of the documentation and a commitment to continuous improvements
  • Reporting processes that are either on or off track and feeding back to the relevant director
  • Embedding effective reporting processes across the organisation so that the Executive Committee and Governance Groups, Committees and Boards benefit from a comprehensive schedule of reported information

Experience required:

  • Demonstrable experience of working in a project management environment
  • Experience of producing comprehensive research papers and reporting
  • Experience of driving change and an ability to work on short and long term projects simultaneously to deliver against organisational objectives

Skills, knowledge and expertise required:

  • Strong attention to detail and ability to analyse complex data
  • Numeracy and analytical skills sufficient to be able to manage budgets effectively
  • Self-motivated and able to use initiative to plan work effectively and prioritise tasks, staff and resources and work methodically under pressure

Rewards and Benefits:

  • Hybrid working (3 days Working From Home)
  • Free on-site parking
  • Free access to gym, pool, and yoga sessions
  • Free access to an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) offering free, 24-hour confidential assistance
  • Free annual flu vaccinations
  • Corporate Eyecare vouchers
  • Membership of a regulated pension scheme - 8% employee pension contribution and 5% employer
  • Death in service benefit: lump sum equal to twice basic salary for those in the pension scheme at the time of death and a spouse’s pension
  • 28 days’ holiday per year, plus 8 bank holidays and 4 concessionary days.

Working hours:

  • 35 Hours per week

James Andrews is acting as an employment agency and business in relation to this role.

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