Project Manager – Braintree District Council - Working for Essex
Salary: £46,135 to £50,146 per annum
Closing date: 03 Jun 2024
Location: Braintree
Hours: Full-time
Req ID: 16954
Role: Service transformation
About the role

Project Manager – Braintree District Council

Braintree District Council

Fixed Term (12 months), Full Time

£46,135 to £50,146 per annum

Location: Braintree

Workstyle: Hybrid working arrangements available (home/office based) subject to business need

Closing Date: 3rd June 2024

Essex County Council (ECC) are delighted to be supporting Braintree Council to recruit a Project Manager. 

To apply for this role please click here – Project Manager

The Opportunity:

We have an opportunity for a Project Manager to join our team and take the lead on our new Agile and Flexible Working Project.

The Role:

The project is part of a wider transformation program that aims to revolutionise organisational structure, work practices and culture in order to adapt to the changing demands of the modern workplace.

As Project Manager, you will collaborate with managers and stakeholders, implement Agile frameworks such as Scrum or Kanban and develop and roll out executive Change Management strategies, promoting cultural shifts and overseeing a successful and sustainable move towards new ways of working.

You will identify potential risks and work proactively to mitigate challenges and maximise opportunities within the wider program.

You will also coach and mentor project team members, encouraging and empowering them to embrace flexibility, collaboration and continuous improvement in their day-to-day work.

Accountabilities:

  • Project Leadership: Lead the Agile & Flexible Working Project within the broader transformation program, collaborating with other project managers and stakeholders to ensure alignment with overall strategic objectives.
  • Agile Methodology: Implement Agile frameworks such as Scrum or Kanban within the context of flexible working arrangements, fostering cross-functional teams and iterative development cycles to enhance productivity and innovation.
  • Change Management: Develop and execute change management strategies specific to agile and flexible working practices, addressing organizational resistance, promoting cultural shifts, and ensuring sustainable adoption of new ways of working.
  • Stakeholder Engagement: Engage with key stakeholders across departments and levels of the organization to gather requirements, gain buy-in, and foster a shared vision for agile and flexible working practices.
  • Risk Management: Identify potential risks and dependencies associated with the Agile & Flexible Working Project, proactively mitigating challenges and maximizing opportunities for success within the wider transformation program.
  • Team Development: Coach and mentor project team members on Agile principles and practices, empowering them to embrace flexibility, collaboration, and continuous improvement in their day-to-day work.
  • Performance Monitoring: Establish KPIs and metrics to monitor the effectiveness of agile and flexible working practices, providing regular reports and insights to inform decision-making and drive continuous improvement.
  • Documentation and Reporting: Maintain accurate documentation of project plans, progress, and outcomes, ensuring transparency and accountability throughout the transformation program.
  • Quality Assurance: Ensure that agile and flexible working practices meet quality standards and regulatory requirements, conducting regular reviews and audits to identify areas for enhancement.
  • Continuous Improvement: Encourage a culture of innovation and adaptability within the transformation program, soliciting feedback from stakeholders and team members to refine processes and optimize outcomes over time.

The Experience You Will Bring:

  • The ideal candidate should have proven project management experience, along with a strong understanding of change management principles.
  • You will be Degree qualified, or have the equivalent work experience, in an appropriate field of study. You will also have a relevant Professional Qualification, (e.g. APM, Prince 2).
  • With experience in leading professional teams, you will have excellent communication, presentation and organisational skills, along with the ability to multitask and work flexibly, proactively and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.
  • If you are an experienced Project Manager, who is passionate about change and would love to work for a dynamic and innovative local authority, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity.

Why choose Braintree District Council? 

Braintree is an ambitious and dynamic Council and is becoming one of the fastest growing Districts in the East of England with three growing towns, London just 45 minutes away and the District located directly between the international transport centres of Stansted Airport and Harwich and Felixstowe International Ports. We have a deserved track record for delivering and a strong reputation within the business community.

Braintree District Council is a great place to work. We pride ourselves on our creative, innovative and forward thinking approach which is led by our staff. We are committed to having an engaged workforce who understand our strategy and how they can help deliver it.

Visit our website to read more about what our district offers residents, visitors, businesses and employees. You can also view our strategic investments and the innovative projects setting up home in our region.

Braintree District Council offers an excellent benefits package to all its employees which includes:

* Competitive pay and benefits

* Flexible working

* Hybrid working arrangements are available in this role (home/office based) subject to business need

* Free parking

* Local government pension scheme

* Learning and development for all staff

* Staff discount scheme

* Staff recognition schemes

* Extensive health and wellbeing programme including discounted gym membership

* Employee assistance programme

What should you do next?

If you are interested in finding out more about this role, we would love to hear from you. Please visit our Braintree District Council website or apply using the link below

To apply for this role please click here – Project Manager

Please Note – Essex County Council is advertising this role on behalf of Braintree District Council and if successful you will be employed by Braintree District Council

If you have any queries regarding submitting an application or require anything further, please