Project Manager

Project Manager

We’re looking for an Agile Project Manager with a difference, for an organisation that likes to make a difference! 

Undergoing a massive transformation, including an organisation-wide adoption of Agile, the client is looking for a strong Project Manager and Agile champion with an excellent track record of delivery in a Scrum environment to help to lead the transition from a largely waterfall way of working. 

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The Project Manager Role

You will join a growing team of PMs currently operating in a 'Wagile' way, delivering projects committed to improving the lives of millions of people in the UK. 

  • You’ll create and then lead multi-disciplined Agile teams, working in a Scrum environment

  • You’ll be acting as a Scrum Master for the team, facilitating and enabling, rather than dictating

  • You’ll be coaching and mentoring the team on ways of working, enabling them to deliver

  • You’ll champion both Agile and Scrum throughout the organisation

  • You'll face hurdles as you carry the beacon of change, but will be resilient, not be defeated by setbacks and have the backing of your leaders

  • You will hit the ground running, and immediately be able to set up a framework to deliver within

  • You will be proactive and comfortable taking ownership and responsibility

  • The role is diverse and you’ll see the results of your work in action

  • You will be able to manage and direct difficult conversations with senior stakeholders, challenge where needed and use your influence and negotiation skills to get the outcomes needed

  • You will hold the respect of your project team, leading them forward to deliver their projects on time and budget, and to the right quality

  • You need to be dynamic, articulate and driven, and just as comfortable in front of a Board Director as an end user or technical team member

Essential skills

  • Excellent track record of leading successful projects, delivering to time, cost and quality

  • Significant time spent leading Scrum teams is essential

  • Ability to inspire and motivate your team

  • Determination

  • Excellent process and documentation skills

  • Superb management of stakeholders at all levels

  • Dynamic, articulate and driven personality

  • Experience as an Agile coach or leadership of an Agile transformation would be an advantage

  • Experience as a Scrum Master would also be beneficial

  • Experience in the financial sector, particularly on regulatory projects would be a massive bonus

The company

Quality-driven, ethical company, committed to delivering excellent products that change lives positively. They are going through a period of transformation, and as such there is an excellent opportunity to shape the future direction of the business 

They actively promote a flexible working, family-friendly policy with an opportunity for excellent work/life balance 

They offer a salary of c.£40k, bonus, pension 

Project Manager

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