IT Project Manager

Location
London
Salary
£47182.00 - £54980.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted
31 Jul 2017
Closes
30 Aug 2017
Ref
61817SM
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Contract

IT Project manager - Fixed Term Contract (6 months)

Our client, a leading cancer charity, currently manages its IT infrastructure in-house, supporting a series of web-servers and a stack of on-premise business systems servers. They have decided to migrate the hosting and management of these servers to external suppliers. There are two projects in the pipeline, a web-server migration and a business systems server migration.

Due to limited internal resource, they are seeking an experienced Project Manager to lead on these two projects to ensure that they are delivered successfully and within an agreed timeframe.

Reports to:

  • Finance Director
  • IT manager - a key stakeholder and responsible for ongoing management of IT
  • Head of Digital and Head of CRM / Data - key stakeholders and critical users of IT infrastructure
  • Users of IT infrastructure

What they are looking for:

  • Experienced IT project manager - specifically in managing server migration projects
  • Self-starter - pro-active and inquisitive
  • Good communicator and influencer - able to simplify complex or technical issues so that relevant stakeholders can understand and take appropriate decisions/action
  • Strong interpersonal skills - able to build effective working relationships across organisation and with multiple external stakeholders
  • Robust, analytical and clear thinking - able to identify potential issues / current issues and identify or work with others to avoid problems or deliver solutions
  • Methodical in approach
  • Confident challenger - able to appropriately challenge stakeholders and others probing information, plans and explanations, and holding stakeholder to account
  • Hands on project manager willing and able to deliver aspects of the plan

What you will do:

  • Troubleshoot web server migration project identifying critical issues and working with internal and external stakeholders to identify and implement solutions
  • Lead business systems server migration project (including Finance system upgrade)
  • Develop and maintain clear project plans - scope, timeline, budgets,
  • Manage risk registers for projects
  • Co-ordinate and liaise between key partners (internal and external) to ensure successful project delivery
  • Identify and resolve problems on projects to maintain progress against project plan
  • Develop and deliver internal communications in relation to projects
  • Support internal staff to deliver necessary elements of plan through developing and leading workshops or other mechanisms to obtain input
  • Ensure appropriate training is provided to staff to operate within the new IT environments
  • Provide regular reporting to Executive team (and as necessary summary information for Board / Audit & Risk committee)
  • Provide additional PM support to other projects as necessary (and where time permits)
  • Work with Planning & Performance team to design and roll-out project management tools across the organisation (where time permits)

Person Specification:

  • Project management qualification
  • Strong technical ability in relation to IT server migration projects
  • Experience of leading IT server migration projects (essential)
  • Experience of Finance system upgrade projects
  • Knowledge of Microsoft, Linux, Drupal, CiviCRM, Java, SQL
  • Experience working in a busy mid-sized organisation with limited resources
  • Excellent communications and influencing skills

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