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Senior Project Manager - Exeter

Job Title: Senior Project Manager - Exeter
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: Exeter
Salary: £465 per day
REF: PM717940
Contact Name: Parbej Miah
Contact Email:
Job Published: 5 months ago

Job Description

Senior Project Manager – Exeter (Temp Vacancy)

Umbrella Pay Rate: £ 465.00pd

Full-Time (37 hours)

Job Purpose:

  • A vacancy for a senior project manager has become available within the Strategic Sub-Portfolio, which is responsible for delivering a significant number of Programmes and Projects for the Met Office.
  • The role will deliver projects across multiple areas of the portfolio working alongside a pool of experienced project and delivery managers as well of a broad range of other specialists (e.g. Product Managers, Architects, Analysts, etc.) as part of a large multi-disciplined team.
  • Projects will be within the Supercomputer Exploitation Programme (SEP), a large scale and highly complex capability enabled business transformation programme as well as stand along projects in the strategic sub-portfolio. You will help to deliver a range of projects of varying complexities using, predominately agile (Scrum or Kanban), or in some cases classic waterfall (tailored PRINCE2), as necessary within a Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) framework.
  • Actual assignments will depend on individual skills and programme and portfolio priorities. The work is all designed to provide an uplift in the Met Office capabilities which support the value streams which supply the Met Office environmental data to staff, partners and customers.
  • We’re looking for people with the experience to deliver projects on time and on budget without compromising on quality. Excellent communication and leadership skills are a must, along with practical knowledge of agile 'at scale'. Qualifications in agile and an understanding of working in a large scale programme environment would be advantageous.


  • To provide a professional advisory/consultancy service on human resource/workforce development issues across the organisation, schools and external customers to develop and support organisational or individual specific HR solutions
  • To effectively manage a large and complex human resource caseload and ensure that casework and investigation processes are streamlined and handled quickly and efficiently.
  • To advise and support Managers/Head Teachers with the management of organisational change and human resource planning, consulting with appropriate stakeholders and engaging with the workforce to achieve positive workforce outcomes
  • Work collaboratively with senior leaders to influence, challenge and support continued improvement in service delivery to achieve organisational goals; with people at the heart of everything we do
  • Horizon scanning, leading on and ensuring an up to date knowledge base of employment law, organisational and workforce development approaches and initiatives; locally, regionally and nationally
  • To support the Council’s workforce development programme (known as the People Plan) by identifying opportunities and supporting activities to ensure we have an appropriately skilled workforce and a culture and ethos that enables all to do their best whilst enabling good health and wellbeing, for example, preparing and deliver training session/briefings to Managers/Employees/Head Teachers and external customers.
  • To develop and maintain effective working relationships with key stakeholders across the organisation, partner organisations and trade unions, to work collaboratively when developing and implementing workforce projects or HR solutions to ensure their engagement and support
  • To represent the People and Workforce Development Service on collaborative project working  
  • with other public sector partners, undertaking necessary actions as directed by the project.
  • To undertake research and project work on human resource/organisational development issues including preparing and presenting reports; analysing and presenting statistical information.

We offer:

  • 24 hour one on one specialist consultant based within your geographical area
  • 4Recruitment Services Employee Benefits Programme
  • Our own dedicated payroll support ensuring you get the full benefits of your payment

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

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