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Programme & Project Manager - Ethics & Diversity - Home Based Role

Ipswich, Suffolk, United Kingdom, £ £ 35000.00-50000.00 Annual Annual, Permanent


We are very excited to be working in exclusive partnership with The UK Cyber Security Council as they establish themselves as the self-regulatory body for the UK cyber security profession. This Project Manager role is a fantastic opportunity to work on this project from the very beginning looking at the areas of Ethics and Diversity within the cyber security profession. Initially a 6 month FTC with plans to extend the role early next year.

This is a dynamic role that will be core to the delivery of the Council's strategy and growth. The post-holder will be one of two PMs working closely with the Council's management team to co-ordinate and drive external-facing programmes of activity.

This is therefore a key role, responsible for the planning and execution of a programme of projects to deliver both enhancements of the Council's existing products and design, build and implement new ones. It will also be important to liaise with, and potentially coordinate activities with, other external organisations and programmes. The role covers all aspects of project/product management, including stakeholder management, business case development, planning, designing, executing, monitoring and reporting every aspect of specific projects; and also maintaining an overview of, and reporting on, the overall programme of projects.

What will you be responsible for in your new role?

  • Working with the team to create and implement the project and programme methodology for the Council, with a focus on effective and efficient delivery.
  • Working with the CEO and volunteers to identify, develop and implement new projects and programmes in line with the strategic objectives of the Council.
  • Developing strong relationships with team members, volunteers, suppliers and partners, using influence to generate support for projects.
  • Ensuring management and stakeholders are engaging in identifying project requirements, delivery timelines and costs to align with strategy and wider plans.
  • Effective estimating, budgeting and management of resources and ensuring timely delivery of projects and programmes.
  • Supervising and coordinating activities of suppliers and ensuring all tenders and contracts are managed in accordance with Council policies.
  • Planning and tracking product roadmaps, and developing activity sets to implement those plans. This will include developing an understanding of similar external programmes and their alignment with Council (and Govt) strategy.
  • Developing and maintaining detailed project plans to guide management, staff members and project teams and managing inter-dependencies.
  • Identifying and assigning project tasks based on the skill sets, experience and strengths of staff members and volunteers.
  • Working with committees as the decision-making focus for projects.
  • Preparing project status reports and updating management and other stakeholders about the programme.
  • Identifying and managing risks and resolving issues with management; ensuring this is in line with and integrated into the Council's risk management processes.
  • Ensuring project and programme benefits are reviewed and realized.
  • Maintaining an up-to-date understanding of programme and project management good practice, ensuring this is captured in appropriate procedures and working practices for the Council.
  • To undertake any other duties and projects at the request of the CEO.
  • To comply with data protection legislation and act responsibly on matters of data disclosure both internally and to third parties.
  • To be familiar with the Health and Safety policies for the organisation and to attend mandatory updates where require

What skills will you need to be successful in your new role?

  • Experience in the development and application of professional ethics
  • Educated to degree level standard or equivalent
  • Demonstrable experience in managing projects at all stages
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, particularly oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to drive projects forward, solve problems and meet deadlines
  • Good team-working skills
  • Demonstrable stakeholder management skills at a variety of levels
  • Good level of IT literacy
  • Understanding of diversity, equity and inclusion issues and development of support activities
  • PRINCE2 or similar certification
  • Experience in managing a portfolio of projects or strategic programmes
  • Experience of working in a technology environment
  • Experience working with committees and volunteers
  • Experience of working in a professional body environment (as staff or volunteer)
  • Familiarity with developing systems to support complex processes
  • Experience of managing people

Interviews are available immediately for this brilliant role and feel free to contact Francesca or Alexandra to discuss in more detail!

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Ipswich, Suffolk, United Kingdom
£ £ 35000.00-50000.00 Annual Annual