Project Manager

Job Description

Cambridgeshire County Council is seeking an enthusiastic Project Manager to oversee and track the progress of the Partnership for Inclusion of Neurodiversity in Schools (PINS) project which aims to test an innovative model for the effective, efficient deployment of the specialist health workforce and strengthening of parent carer and school partnerships in mainstream education settings, focusing on supporting neurodiverse pupils, who represent a fast-growing group among the children most likely to benefit from more inclusive mainstream environments.

The successful candidate will work with the PINS Project Team in collaboration with system partners including Mental Health, Learning Disabilities & Autism Partnership, aocal Authority, schools, and parent/carer forums.

This role sits within Cambridgeshire County Council's Programmes Team, who work collaboratively across the council and the wider system to plan, implement and deliver the identified outcomes and benefits of the change and improvement portfolio. Using the council's programme and project management methodologies, standards and practice, you will ensure interdependencies are identified and managed, initiate monitoring and control processes, maintain an overview of progress, issues and risks and undertake effective reporting. You will have proven experience of project management in a large organisation, excellent stakeholder management and the ability to work across complex systems to deliver strategic change.

For more information or to chat about this opportunity please contact jane.hargrave@cambridgeshire.gov.uk

Our benefits

We value our colleagues in Cambridgeshire County Council and have developed a number of benefits:

  • Flexible working
  • Flexible Bank Holidays
  • A comprehensive wellbeing package
  • Our Cambs Rewards employee discounts
  • A comprehensive pension scheme
  • IDEAL staff equality, diversity and inclusion network.
  • Camweb our staff intranet helping to keep you informed
  • An employee recognition scheme
What will you be doing?

The post holder will be responsible for all aspects of project management including managing workstreams to support the development and implementation of the PINS Project in collaboration with system partners including:

  • applying structured and systematic approaches to delivery of the workstreams, determining appropriate outcome measures and key milestones to track progress
  • analysing information and delivering high quality update reports, as required
  • tracking and reporting on benefits realisation to ensure that the programme is achieving its objectives
  • identifying, recording and addressing project risks and ensuring actions are in place to mitigate significant risks
  • collaborating with system partners to ensure seamless management and to contribute to the development and delivery of the best possible solutions
About you

You will have a good level of knowledge and understanding of:

  • project management
  • stakeholder engagement
  • reporting and project tools, to effectively manage and monitor projects and workstreams.

You will be:

  • capable of coordinating a range of projects of varying complexity
  • organised with excellent time management skills, with ability to self-direct and work under own initiative
  • keen to support positive project outcomes
  • motivated to make a visible difference to our communities and drive forward change.
About us

Cambridgeshire is a great place to work and live with a diverse population, an urban centre in Cambridge, historic Isle of Ely, Huntingdon and St Ives as well as more rural landscapes.

Our four values are central to our culture, driving everything we do.

We are proud to serve the diverse communities of Cambridgeshire and want our workforce to be reflective of this diversity, which we firmly believe benefits our colleagues, the organisation and our communities. If you don't meet every single requirement in the job role but think this could be you, please don't be put off.   We are committed to building a workplace that is compassionate and inclusive as well as diverse, so if you think you could be a good candidate for this role please consider applying and speak to the recruiting manager if you have any questions.

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, along with our employee network 'IDEAL' and self-organised peer support groups help us to foster an inclusive, supportive and safe working environment where people feel valued, respected, and empowered.  We collect relevant diversity data for monitoring as part of the recruitment process to understand the diversity of our applicants and monitor any trends throughout the recruitment processes so that we can take meaningful action.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. We fully support providing reasonable adjustments throughout our recruitment process, as well as when you join us, and we encourage candidates to contact the Hiring Manager, whose details can be found in the advert, to discuss any adjustment needs. Some examples of adjustments could include additional time to complete an assessment or printing a document on pastel coloured paper with larger font size and line spacing. We would value talking about what might be possible to enable you to join us and thrive, so if there is something that would help you to do your best during your journey with us, please get in touch.

Visit our jobs and careers section to find out more about our wide range of learning and development opportunities; apprenticeships; our wellbeing package; staff benefits; our commitment to equality, diversity and Inclusion. 

https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/council/jobs-and-careers