Senior Project Manager (Education)

Job Roles:
Organisation Type:
Further Education
FE College
Contract Type:
Full Time
Subject Area:
Contract Term:
Salary Description:
£39,161 - £41,222
8th Aug 2019
Start Date:
Workers' Educational Association
Job Ref:

Senior Project Manager (Education)
Job Ref: 194
Salary: 39,161 - 41,222
Place of work: Leeds
Business Unit: Association Services
Grade: 2

Purpose of the role:

Do you want to work somewhere that no two days are the same,

where you make a difference to people`s lives?
...and one that values yours?

Yes? Work for us - The WEA. Create real change, and be a part of something bigger.

We have a new and exciting role for a Senior Project Manager (Education).

Key areas of responsibility:
The post holder will be responsible for leading project management of a range of education projects across the WEA, as assigned by the Programme Manager - Education.

The post holder will work closely with Education Delivery Managers, Senior Project Managers, PMO and other colleagues to ensure successful delivery of allocated projects.

This post holder is responsible for larger scale projects and/or for support and trouble shoot across other projects, and may be required to deputise and cover for the Programme Manager - Education as appropriate.

The post is part of the Programme Management Office (PMO) and will be supported by the PMO team.

About you:
Degree in a relevant discipline or demonstrable equivalent experience

Prince 2 Practitioner or similar project management qualification

Proven track record of managing projects through their whole life cycle in a diverse and dispersed organisation

Experience of working with a range of funders and contract terms and conditions

Contract and project management ideally linked to adult and community learning

Experienced in risk and issue management and mitigation

Experienced in profiling deliverables and measuring and monitoring these

Experienced in writing project status reports and recommendations

Experience of managing or supporting across a portfolio of projects

Experience of managing project budgets

Experienced in developing effective implementation, communication and improvement strategies and plans

Experience of matrix line management and working

Experience of working with a wide range of stakeholders across all levels of an organisation

Experience in intervention techniques and developing effective improvement plans
Knowledge & Skills

Good and accurate ICT skills (word processing, spreadsheets, database and email) and literate in MS Office applications

Knowledge of project management best practice approach and tools

High level of written and oral communication skills

Ability to build and maintain relationships across a diverse and dispersed national team

Influencing skills

High level of agile and prioritisation skills

High level of organisation skills


Closing Date:
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