Project Manager
National Trust
Swindon, UK
11d ago

Summary

Things are changing in a big way here at the National Trust. With over 50 million annual visitors and over 61,000 volunteers working across over 350 special places, we do IT on a huge scale and right now, we’re on an incredible technology journey.

We are approaching the end of a £40 million three year IT strategy, named the Systems Simplification Programme (SSP) which introduced new Finance, Digital and MI platforms alongside a new EPoS Tills system.

We are now engaging with our business colleagues to deliver new or upgraded systems across a wide spectrum of other core business areas such as People Service, Conservation, Marketing, Supporter Development and Facilities.

To help us achieve this ambitious goal, we’re looking for people who can think on their feet and offer practical solutions, with a view of the bigger picture.

We need a team of people who thrive on variety and challenge and enjoy working on a range of different projects.

What it's like to work here

Heelis is the Central Office for the National Trust; it was named after one of the Trust’s biggest benefactors Mrs William Heelis, otherwise known as Beatrix Potter, the author of the much-

loved children’s books. Approximately 650 staff from across the Trust’s directorates, including the Executive team are based here.

Heelis was designed to be highly sustainable and has won a number of nationally recognised awards.

What you'll be doing

You’ll lead and manage a range of IT software development projects, delivering them on time and within budget and quality expectations.

You’ll work closely with a range of internal stakeholders IT colleagues and a diverse supplier base throughout the project lifecycle, keeping them up to date on progress and managing their expectations through a formal Project Management framework.

As we move into the next phase of this incredible IT journey, your role will be pivotal in transforming the way we deliver IT across the wider Trust.

Please note this is a 12 Month fixed term contract.

Please also read the full role profile attached to this advert.

Who we're looking for

  • A proven track record of delivering projects to budget, timescale and quality criteria over a minimum 3 year period.
  • A solid background in implementing IT software development within a multi-disciplined environment.
  • Knowledge and experience of delivering the IT infrastructure to support the above software development projects.
  • Experience of managing projects within different IT Project Management frameworks such as Waterfall and Agile environment.
  • Excellent communication skills and experience of sponsor, stakeholder and client management.
  • Demonstrable experience of working with 3rd party partners.
  • A good working knowledge and understanding of project management lifecycles, for example PRINCE2 and MSP.
  • Looking after you

  • Health cash plan from as little as £2.81 per month for you and your dependents
  • Pension contribution match up to 10%
  • EAP and proactive Health and Wellbeing
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Looking after your career

  • Grow your career through professional training courses across the Trust
  • Develop your skills with an internal secondment
  • Pay review linked to values and behaviours, commitment to progression
  • Income protection due to illness
  • Unique to Us

  • Work in some of the most beautiful, iconic and unique locations in the UK
  • Free entry to NT properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18)
  • 20% off in our retail and catering outlets
  • Discount up to 35% off a National Trust holiday cottage booking
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