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Project Manager - Worcestershire County Council

Job Title: Project Manager - Worcestershire County Council
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Worcester
Salary: £16.71 - 16.71 per hour
REF: NYKLH3162020
Contact Name: Nanayaw Kyeremeh
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 3 years ago

Job Description

Worcestershire County Council - Project Manager

Location: County Hall, Worcester, WR5 2NP

Contract: Initial contract role to 5th March 2021 with possible extension.

Hours: Full Time – Monday to Friday – 9:00am to 5:00pm

Payrate: £16.71 an Hour


Worcestershire County Council are looking for highly self-motivated and experienced professional Project Managers to join our busy Transformation and Change Team on a temporary basis.

The Project Managers will support the county wide COVID-19 response programme, delivering a wide range of specific and fast paced outcomes across Adult Services, Public Health, and Commercial & Change Directorates, as well as Worcestershire Children First.

The role will require close working with partner organisations, with a focus on stakeholder engagement and ensuring the effective delivery of rapid results. 

Main activities & Responsibilities:

To organise, develop and project manage a range of projects within Worcestershire County Council and with partners, working with a variety of stakeholders, and to key objectives

To develop and keep under constant review, implementation plans obtaining the approval of the relevant Project Boards for the same and for any significant planned changes during the process of implementation.  

To support the design, development, delivery and management of communications

To apply relevant change management processes and tools to create a strategy to support adoption of the changes required by the project or initiative

To develop and project manage plans which contribute to the effective implementation of projects within the current WCC programme on time to agreed standards; with the minimum of disruption to operational work.

To report regularly to the relevant Project Boards and stakeholders on project progress as appropriate bringing to them issues requiring their decisions or approval. 

To follow up on any decisions made to ensure their implementation.  

To take responsibility for overall designated project & work package progress and use of resources, in particular to identify blockages to progress and facilitate their removal.

Co-ordinate with other projects within the Programmes.

To specify the requirements for identified elements of projects within the current WCC programme working with operational staff to ensure they will provide their required outputs.

To ensure projects and Work Packages conform to identifiable quality standards

To supervise any other staff who may be engaged on projects or work packages from time to time, assisting with the specification of assignments and ensuring the work is undertaken to appropriate timescales and identified quality standards.

To attend such County Council Committees, Joint Consultative Committees, District & Health Liaison Bodies, District Committees and equivalent groups as directed.

To ensure that effective procedures are in place to report project issues, to monitor their mitigation and ensure that problems are dealt with within agreed timescales

To provide leadership and professional guidance to staff outside project teams who are also involved in the project, including suppliers, ensuring that work is undertaken to appropriate time scales, budgets and identified quality standards.

To facilitate changes in culture and approach to the production, management and utilisation of information throughout the organisation.

To manage the budget allocated to individual projects or phases ensuring it is cost efficient, maximises resources and regular analysis is provided against forecast of spend.

To ensure that Health and Safety legislation, procedures and regulations are observed as they relate to the post’s area of responsibility.

To attend training courses for staff development programmes relevant to professional growth as a manager, new statutes and departmental initiatives

Recruitment is done in line with safe recruitment practices. 4Recruitment Services is an equal opportunities employer.

To discuss this vacancy or other vacancies in your area please contact Nana Kyeremeh on 0208 514 9137 or Email