Project Manager - Promoting Independence

281.00 - 350.00 GBP Daily + GBP281 - GBP350/day
10 May 2017
31 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for project managers for a programme of change to transform the way Social Care is delivered, using demand management tools.
•We are looking for project managers with 2 years experience / PRINCE2 practitioners with previous Local Government or Local Authority experience.

Job Description

Job title Project Manager - Promoting Independence x 3 Positions

Department Adult Social Services
Section/Service Promoting Independence : Transformation Team
Location County Hall
JE Number JE4324 GR Number
Grade L
Responsible to Programme Manager - Promoting Independence
Responsible for N/A
Effective date June 2017

Role and Context
Job Purpose
There are 5 key inter-linked work streams responsible for departmental transformation to implement the requirements of the Care Act, delivery of the department's challenging savings programme and readiness for closer and effective integration with Health in line with the Council's agreed approach to the Sustainable transformation plan for future delivery of health. Responsible for the delivery and co-ordination of all activities within assigned work stream management of small / medium projects (in accordance with NCC project management guidelines) to ensure delivery of agreed outputs on time and within budget from the projects to which the post holder is allocated.

This is a significant and ambitious programme of change which will be using demand management tools to transform the way Social Care is delivered.
It is a complex programme of change which will require delivery of savings in the order of GBP56m over the next three years so that by the end of 2020 the Department will look radically different with clarity about the role of Social Care and preferred opportunities for closer working with Health and other key partners where there are sound business reasons for doing so.

Using the legislative framework of the Care Act to promote social models of care and support which promote independence, build resilience and enable people to be safe and well is fundamental to the approach. This will entail ensuring provider and partner agencies understand their responsibilities for delivery of an approach that promotes independence and social models of care and support.

Other Job Information (e.g. any special factors or constraints)

The post will be primarily based at County Hall but will be required to work in localities across the County as required.

Principal Accountabilities
Accountability Order of importance (1 = most important etc.)
Deliver projects within the assigned work stream to agreed business requirements, agreed timescales and budget at pace and in line with the Promoting Independence management standards. Take responsibility for creating and motivating teams as appropriate and ensuring effective and timely delivery of activities.

Provide leadership to the work stream and staff/project officers responsible for implementing key activities including sound people management skills, data analytical skills and business process re-engineering techniques, required to achieve objectives. This will encompass working with customers, providers, partners and stakeholders, as well as management of project team resources making maximum use of deployed resources through effective and efficient matrix management skills.

Ensure effective project communications to ensure all stakeholders receive timely accurate and appropriate information and are able to provide their input to the project. Production of regular highlight reports on achievement of deliverables

Identify risks and issues and recommend control measure and actions. Work with colleagues to ensure alignment of work stream priorities and interdependencies

Work with stakeholders, project boards, and project teams to ensure that projects meet business requirements, specifically ensuring the benefits realisation plans are in place and delivered.

Develop and maintain sufficient knowledge of the work stream area to enable informed management decision making. This will require a working knowledge of the Care Act, demand management and the Departmental savings requirements

Manage project documentation to ensure that the storage, retrieval, disposal and management of all project information is compliant with agreed policies and standards, including creating, maintaining and monitoring project plans.

Person specification
Essential Desirable
• PRINCE2 practitioner

Essential Desirable
• 2 years' experience of project management or equivalent transferable skills and experience

Essential Desirable
• Sensitivity and confidentiality
• Well organised and excellent time management
• Professional manner
• Initiative to develop solutions and work plans based on business demands and objectives
• Proactive and dynamic in solving problems
• Good communication and interpersonal skills
• Takes responsibility for successful timely project delivery
• Outcome orientated approach

Ways of Working- Behaviours

There are three levels to choose from- Everyone, Manager/Operational or Strategic

General Information

• The job description details the main outcomes of the job and will be updated if these outcomes change.

• All work performed/duties undertaken must be carried out in accordance with relevant County Council and Departmental policies and procedures, within legislation, and with regard to the needs of our customers and the diverse community we serve.

• Job holders will be expected to understand what is meant by safeguarding vulnerable groups (children, young people and adults) and how to raise concerns.

• Job holders will be expected to be flexible in their duties and carry out any other duties commensurate with the grade and falling within the general scope of the job, as requested by management