Band 8a Senior Project Manager

Location Belfast, County Antrim
Job type Temporary
Salary Up to £23.40 per hour
Published about 2 months ago
Start date ASAP
Contact Kathryn Blair
Job ref HSCSL1_1615908748

Job description

Staffline has been appointed as HSCNI's number 1 recruitment provider for Admin, Clerical and Support Services.

Senior Project Manager Band 8A - required on a full-time, temporary basis based in Belfast-city centre.

Role: Senior Project Manager Band 8A

Rate of Pay: £23.40 per hour

Location: Belfast city centre

Hours: 37.5 Hours

Duration: At least 12 months

Job Summary:

The Postholder will take lead responsibility for the management and delivery of a range of complex Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Systems and Projects. The Postholder will provide a specialist IT service which focuses on the delivery of complex ICT Projects.

The post holder will work with customers to support them across a range of areas including contributing to the development of an ICT strategy, developing a plan to for the implementation of that strategy, identifying ICT solutions to support that implementation, identifying opportunities for systems development.

The post holder may also manage the delivery of the ICT elements of those solutions if required. In order to do this, the post holder will work with the customer; other teams within ITS, external Suppliers and other public sector bodies.

The Post holder will be responsible for determining their annual projected programme and project financial spend and overseeing its successful and accurate execution. The Postholder will also be responsible for interfacing with other programme projects and the relevant HSC and non-HSC organisations impacted by their projects and programmes. The readiness of the business to exploit new capabilities is crucial to success.

Main Duties/Responsibilities:

Service Delivery

1. Successfully delivering short time bounded complex ICT projects to time and budget as directed by BSO Senior Management, the individual project Senior Responsible Owners (SROs) and Project Boards, as appropriate.

2. Working collaboratively and innovatively with all stakeholders to develop business cases.

3. Undertaking desktop analysis of customer business plans, internal policies, strategy, operation and performance management documents to identify and report on how ICT can further facilitate customers in meeting their corporate objectives and deliverables.

4. Review of customer business identifying risks in terms of availability, supportability and capacity. Propose options to address identified risks, including budgetary costs, procurement strategy and timeframes.

5. Identification of solutions to address requirements which may use innovative technologies or transformation to digital business.

6. Presentation of findings and recommendations to customer Senior Management.

7. The management and delivery of the relevant project and documentation in line with BSO and HSC Standards and Practices and PRINCE2 project management standards.

8. Working with external commercial suppliers for the procurement and subsequent implementation of ICT Systems, Solutions and Services.

9. Working with specialist advisors in legal and procurement services to successfully deliver projects and their relevant contractual agreements.

10. Planning, monitoring and reporting on projects utilising the BSO standard Programme and Project Management (PPM) software tool (Project Vision); Setting up project and programme structures for the effective management, quality assurance and reporting of projects and programmes.

11. Liaison with Programme management and related projects to ensure that work is neither overlooked nor duplicated.

12. Financial planning and control of individual capital and revenue project and programme budgets.

13. Reporting through agreed reporting structures project progress through Highlight Reports and End-Stage Assessments.

14. Managing Project Administration resources.

15. Organising and preparing for Post Project Evaluations and Project Reviews to assess how well the Project was managed and where appropriate, disseminating 'lessons to be learned' and the preparation of any Post Project follow-on action recommendations as required.

People Management and Development

1. Participate personally in the organisation's Performance Review Scheme and review individually on a regular basis the performance of any direct reports, providing guidance on personal development requirements and advice on appropriate action.

2. Take responsibility for a team of staff and maintain good relationships and morale amongst those reporting to him/her.

3. Delegate appropriate responsibility and authority to the level of staff within his/her control consistent with effective decision making whilst retaining responsibility and accountability for results.

4. Participate as required in the selection and appointment of staff reporting to him/her in accordance with procedures laid down.

5. Take such action as may be necessary in disciplinary matters in accordance with procedures laid down.

6. Promote equality of opportunity through his/her own actions and ensure that policy is adhered to by staff for which he/she has responsibility.


· Review individually, at least annually, the performance of immediately subordinate staff, provides guidance on personal development requirements and advises on and initiates, where appropriate, further training.

· Maintain staff relationships and morale amongst the staff reporting to him/her.

· Review the organisation plan and establishment level of the service for which he/she is responsible to ensure that each is consistent with achieving objectives, and recommend change where appropriate.

· Delegate appropriate responsibility and authority to the level of staff within his/her control consistent with effective decision making, while retaining overall responsibility and accountability for results.

· Participate, as required, in the selection and appointment of staff reporting to him/her in accordance with procedures laid down by the Trust.

· Take such action as may be necessary in disciplinary matters in accordance with procedures laid down by the Organisation.

Essential Criteria:

1. A university degree or professional qualification and have worked for at least 3 years in the last 5 years in a project management role;


Have worked for at least 5 years in the last 7 years in a project management role within a major organisation


3. Have experience of leading complex ICT supported projects with a budget of over £100,000

4. Have at least 3 years' experience managing teams of people.

5. Hold a current full driving licence which is valid for use in the UK and have access to a car on appointment.

6. Demonstrate evidence of personally managing and leading change within an organisation.

7. Have worked with a diverse range of stakeholders to achieve successful outcomes.

8. Have excellent communication skills to meet the needs of the post in full.

9. Must demonstrate a broad range of technical knowledge and be aware of new technology and service developments.

To be shortlisted for this role all applicants MUST meet the essential criteria. If you are interested please upload your CV to the link provided, and Kathryn will be in contact to confirm if you have been shortlisted.


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