Project Manager - Technical

Salary: Competetitive (dependent on experience)

Location: Ilkley, West Yorkshire

The Role:

We are looking for an experienced Project Manager, Technical, to join our journey and to play a key part in the successful delivery of all technical projects in Virtual College. Reporting to the CTO, this role requires strong project management and technical experience, working previously in an agile environment. You will be responsible for the management of high-risk projects to completion and for building strong working relationships across the business. This role is based in Ilkley and you would earn a competitive salary.

Who are we:

At Virtual College, we create inspiring learning so that people, organisations and communities succeed and flourish. We do this by putting the learner first and sparking their enthusiasm for learning. We believe the most effective way to deliver great results is to make learning meaningful and engaging, using our experience of delivering training to more than 4.5 million learners and a wide range of organisations.

Virtual College is for those who think people first. We want people who are naturally collaborative, who thrive when faced with a challenge and who actively seek variety and responsibility. We are looking for individuals with a growth mindset, who are interested in trying new things and see the merit in redefining how things are done to make improvements. We pride ourselves on our people, and it is these people that make Virtual College a great place to work.

Key Duties:

  • Owning and developing plans with clear and achievable timescales and identifiable costs
  • Building strong working relationships with both technical and business teams and be a positive leader who can communicate well and listens to the team and customers and adaptable to making changes if needed.
  • Giving and taking clear direction and looking to add value wherever possible using key skills and experiences
  • Ensuring all projects are delivered within the agreed project constraints and agreed budget
  • Ensuring all projects are managed in line with Virtual College policies and procedures and indeed contribute to the design of these.
  • Responsible for the overall success and continuous development of the project team along with individuals within the project team and mentor where applicable
  • Responsible for the project team’s overall contribution to Virtual Colleges operational, technical and business objectives

Key Skills/Experience:

  • Strong communicator
  • Action focussed
  • Comfortable with ambiguity
  • Strategic thinker
  • Able to deliver operationally
  • Challenges where necessary
  • Solution focused
  • Influences others
  • Strong interpersonal, coaching and facilitation skills
  • Empowers others but ready to make decisions
  • Engages others and someone who is seen to be approachable

Package Includes:

  • Hours of work covering 37.5 hours (Monday to Friday) including flexible working
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Extensive induction programme and ongoing training and development
  • Regular charity and social events organised by our voluntary Sports and Social team for everyone
  • Contributory Pension Scheme, Simply Health Cash Plan, Life Assurance and MCard Corporate Discount Card for West Yorkshire travel

Interested in the role of Project Manager - Technical based in Ilkley, West Yorkshire? Then please apply by submitting your CV and covering letter detailing your current salary and why you think you are suitable for the role to careers@virtual-college.co.uk

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