Adult Education Transformation Project Manager



Ref: GSi60728

A South London Council runs a service that provides adult education and learning across the borough. Following a recent options appraisal, it has been decided to retain the service within the council and to fully transform it.  The Transformation Project Manager role is to programme and oversee this transformation programme. There are several interdependencies and overlaps between the workstreams so this is a key role in ensuring the programme is kept on track. There will be significant work to oversee with the service and colleagues across the council and this role is responsible for bringing together the right people at the right time, ensuring workstreams are delivered to timeframes and budget.  Some of the key deliverables for this role by September 2020 are:

  • To produce a project plan with key milestones for the transformation programme that has 6 workstreams to it
  • To use the project plan to show interdependencies and reduce duplication in the delivery
  • To liaise with key services and partners to keep the project on track
  • To co-ordinate and document regular project updates with key staff and stakeholders
  • To provide weekly project updates to senior officers

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following to an exceptional standard:

  • Experience of project managing complex programmes of transformation
  • Experience of liaising with a range of colleagues and stakeholders
  • Experience of dealing with Elected Members

This role is for 1 day a week till 31st March 2020, increasing to 2 days a week until 30th September 2020 c£500 a day outside IR35.  Days and hours to be worked are flexible and dependant on the needs of the programme.

How to Apply

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