Interim Project Manager (Children's Services)

New
  • Location
    Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
  • Salary
    £450.00/Day
  • Category
    Public Sector - Public Sector Projects & Programmes
  • Job type
    Contractor
  • Industry
    Public Sector
  • External Reference
    PMCS1402

Our client within public sector is looking for an Interim Project Manager to work within the Children's Families and Learning Directorate. The role holder will be working on a contract basis for a year (with potential for extension) offering up to £450/day umbrella rate and based in Kingston upon Thames (although the services would be relocating to Woking in 2020). Some travel to Epsom and Woking is likely to be required for meetings


Our client will be launching an exciting and innovative transformation project called the 'No Wrong Doors' project. This model is being used in other authorities with evidence available of very good outcomes for children.


The experienced Project manager will support service managers to initiate and deliver the project relating to the experience of people in care. Primary responsibilities are:



  • Shaping and implementing a programme of work that will assist effective mobilisation of the service by linking up with existing specialist services in Surrey to ensure best outcomes are achieved for children.

  • Initiating the project by engaging relevant stakeholders, developing a project brief and setting up project governance arrangements, so that the project is mobilised rapidly but effectively.

  • Once the project has been initiated, the role will have the opportunity to work closely with the Service Development Manager to design and implement the model, whilst co-ordinating actions and supporting the project board meetings.


Required Experience and Skills:



  • Project manager with experience defining project scope and desired outcomes, developing and managing project plans within Children' services

  • Managing time, cost and quality of project deliverables, escalating risks and issues when necessary.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with a broad range of stakeholders.

  • Individual with genuine interest in improving outcomes for children who may need to be looked after.

  • Excellent organisation and planning skills












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Please apply with your CV to: Sharon moses