Project Manager

FSB is seeking an experienced Project Manager to manage IT and Business change projects ensuring delivery to scope time and budget.

Hours: 35
Salary: £38,874.00 plus competitive benefits package
Location: Blackpool
Status: Permanent 

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Working on a mixture of Technical IT and Infrastructure projects as well as Business Change projects you will need to be a good all-rounder.

FSB is currently undergoing a digital transformation programme and reviewing the technology in all areas of our business, so there is an exciting variety of projects you will be working on such as Web applications, security, SaaS & data integrations, Business Intelligence, data warehousing and mobile applications. Joining a well-established development team located in Blackpool, you will contribute to FSB’s transformation journey.  You will be involved in all stages of projects, helping to shape and innovate solutions for business problems. This role is usually based in our Blackpool Office, however we are open to discussing flexible working and so invite applications from across the North West

In this role, you’ll be responsible for the successful delivery of projects and the effective allocation of resources within those projects. You will be required to define the project delivery scope supporting the businesses objectives amongst the Portfolio of Programmes and Projects of the IT and Change team.

You will be required to plan, schedule and track project timelines and milestones using the appropriate tools. In addition to this you will be managing relationships with project sponsors and stakeholders, continually managing expectations.  As a Project Manager, you will proactively manage changes in project scope, identify potential issues and devise appropriate contingency plans.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • PRINCE2 accreditation or equivalent professional Project Management qualification
  • Degree or equivalent organisational experience
  • A strong track record of successful project delivery
  • Experience developing project plans and associated documentation
  • Management of suppliers and other third parties
  • Ability to influence and negotiate up to Director Level
  • Experience of procurement with third party suppliers
  • Very strong interpersonal skills
  • A good team ethic

About Us

As experts in business, we offer our members a wide range of vital business services, including advice, financial expertise, support and a powerful voice in government. Our aim is to help smaller businesses achieve their ambitions.

Established over 45 years ago to help our members succeed in business, we are a non-profit making organisation that’s run by members, for members.

Members get an exclusive package of great value business services including advice, financial products and support. These cover a wide range of benefits such as tax, legal and HR, local network groups, business banking and mentoring.

We don’t only provide fantastic membership benefits - FSB is also the UK’s leading business campaigner, focused on delivering change which supports smaller businesses to grow and succeed. Our lobbying arm starts with the work of our team in Westminster which focuses on UK and English policy issues.

Other Information

All applicants must be able to provide at interview stage their highest education certificates as listed on their CV and verification of their eligibility to work in the UK.

The policy of FSB is that all job applicants and employees shall be given equal opportunities in all the areas of employment. This means that job applicants and employees will not receive less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, colour, race, ethnic origin, religious beliefs or disability. Neither will they be disadvantaged by conditions or requirements that cannot be shown to be relevant to the job.

Applicants are advised to apply early; we reserve the right to close a vacancy prior to the closing date if a high number of applications are received. If you are successful and short listed for interview you will be contacted by email.

To apply for this role please email your CV and covering letter detailing how your knowledge and experience meets the essential criteria to [email protected]