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IT Project Manager

£35000 - £37000
Work from Home, Hybrid working

Job description

We are looking for an IT Project Manager within our Technology Team. This opportunity is a fixed term contract until December 2024 covering a maternity leave.

You will be an experienced and capable Project Manager with a proven track record in planning, managing, and delivering IT projects of varying scale and complexity. You will be responsible for managing assigned projects from inception to post-project closure ensuring the correct governance and management reporting is applied during the whole project lifecycle. 

In addition to the expectations of everyone in IT, the following responsibilities are specific to this role:

• Responsible for managing assigned projects from inception to post-project closure.
• Responsible for creating and managing documentation relating to the planning processes of the department, including charts, plans, and other representations and artefacts to be used internally and through engagement processes.
• Responsible for the effective implementation of processes, procedures and guidelines as defined by the organisational Project Management Office (PMO), and close interoperable working with the PMO, in all managed projects.
• Responsible for convening project teams, allocating workloads, and scheduling delivery.
• Responsible for regular and accurate reporting to the IT Leadership Team.
• Responsible for maintaining general awareness of organisational projects that may have an impact or a requirement for IT involvement, and to share relevant information with the engagement team.
• Accountable for the delivery of effective IT projects, with demonstrable successful outcomes achieved.
• Accountable for the provision of post-project/closure documentation, related to lessons learned and similar artefacts.

Contract Type: Full time, 37 hours, Fixed Term Contract, until the end of December 2024
Location: We have a flexible approach to working and work pattern and location will be agreed with the successful candidate. The role can be based at any of our UK offices, these are Belfast, Birmingham, Cardiff, Exeter, Glasgow, Leeds, London, Newcastle and Newtown. 

Expectation to travel to Birmingham due to the majority of the team being based there.

Interviews: w/c 15th January 2024 

If you would like an informal conversation about the role specifically, please contact:

Any questions about the recruitment process, please email:

Essential criteria

• In-depth knowledge of a range of project management methodologies and approaches, including but not limited to Agile and Prince2.
• The ability to apply lessons learnt and similar post-project activities at the inception of new projects, to ensure the maximum benefit can be gained from previous experiences.
• “Expert” ability to effectively utilise risk and issue management, contributing significantly to the wider departmental and organisational risk processes.
• Experience of user-led design methodologies, Agile software development and project delivery, rapid prototyping, and similar.

Desirable criteria

• Significant experience of managing projects, including the full software development lifecycle, including external contractors, in dispersed working environments.
• Significant experience of leading a project through an Agile lifecycle from strategic inception through to project completion, and post-implementation change.
• Familiarity with more than one area of IT landscapes and environments.
• Familiarity with a range of project management tools, to plan and communicate progress to differing audiences.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion  

Communities in the UK come in all shapes and sizes. National Lottery funding is for everyone – therefore, we are committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and we work hard to ensure our funding reaches where it is needed.  

We also believe our people should represent the communities, organisations and individuals we work with. That’s why the National Lottery Community Fund is committed to being an inclusive employer and a great place to work. We recognise and celebrate the fact that our people come from diverse backgrounds. We positively welcome applications from people from ethnic minority backgrounds, people with disabilities or longstanding health conditions, people who are LGBTQ+, and people from different socio-economic and educational backgrounds, as well as people of all ages. 

As a Disability Confident Employer, we take a proactive approach in making reasonable adjustments, if needed, throughout the recruitment process and during employment. (This can be related to a physical and mental health condition.) 

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