IT Project Manager, Project management, Childrens services, OLM
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IT Project Manager - Hampshire

  • Job reference: AQIT401
  • Location: Winchester, Hampshire
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: IT
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Job description: My client, a local authority, are looking for two IT Project Managers to work in the Hampshire are. One role initially for 6 months and the other for 12 months.

Successful candidates will successfully deliver large and often complex IT solutions to fulfil organisational business requirements, in line with corporate and Children's Services departmental IT strategy. This role is based in the IT Dept, working with corporate and departmental solutions covering deployments of new software and application enhancements and a range of other IT solutions to Children's Services and Schools, both locally and cloud based.

Candidates applying for this role need to have previous experience within Childrens Services. The Social Care systems will be a variety of Children's Services education / schools, social care and digital technologies systems. Projects include changes to systems from Capita, OLM (formerly Northgate), Open Objects and systems developed in house. Children's Services sector experience is more important than specific experience in individual systems or supplier

Working in a fast paced IT delivery organisation your main responsibilities will be to:
* Manage and successfully deliver projects, ensuring in line with agreed standards, providing fit for purpose solutions within time, quality and budget constraints
* Successfully manage project stakeholders and communications developing strong relations with the key stakeholders and project board members
* Demonstrate strong control of the project delivery, agreeing and managing projects tolerances, utilising project standards and tools to ensure clear governance and plans
* Manage projects for a variety of customers and partners and often a range of projects concurrently
* Manage any project risks, providing appropriate controls and escalation and contain issues to avoid escalation from key stakeholders.
* Work with programme and portfolio managers, other project managers, technical leads and customers to ensure dependencies on other projects are identified and managed
* Provide quality assurance and monitor performance of projects, providing reports to senior management/members as required
* PRINCE2 Practitioner (or equivalent)

The ideal candidate will also possess the following qualities:
* Integrity;
* Enthusiasm;
* Confidence - able to command authority naturally;
* The ability to ask good questions and listen to stakeholders - to care about excellent communication and build valuable relationships;
* Good negotiation skills with the ability to resolve conflicts by finding the win-win scenarios for everyone;
* Be cool under pressure and carry on getting things done;
* Ability to quickly understand the environment we're working in and become a part of the culture.
* A determination to achieve the best results;
* Have a positive outlook and look forward to going to work
* Knowledge and experience working in a Children's Services environment (social care and/or education / schools) is very desirable but not essential.

If you are interested in this role, please contact Andy at Service Care Solutions on 01772 208958 or email