Project Lead - Kingston upon Thames - Flexible Working Available

Kingston Upon Thames (City/Town), London (Greater)
£30,660 per annum
12 Aug 2019
30 Aug 2019
Full Time
Contract Type


£30,660 per annum for 36 hours per week based at County Hall, Penrhyn Rd, Kingston upon Thames KT1 2DN. We are looking to relocate back into the county by 2020.

From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 24 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

About the role At Surrey County Council, we want Surrey to be a uniquely special place where everyone has a great start to life, people have healthy and fulfilling lives, are enabled to achieve their full potential and contribute to their community, and no one is left behind. 

 A number of exciting and ambitious transformation initiatives are under way to deliver our vision for Surrey's residents.

The Project Delivery Team in the IT & Digital department at Surrey County Council, plays a central role in delivering projects to enable our work force to deliver new and improved services for our residents. We use we use agile and waterfall methods to deliver effective and high-quality projects, with scalable and robust controls, that deliver business benefit.

The Project Delivery Team provide expertise in IT Project delivery to ensure changes to the Council's IT are managed; on time, within budget and to the specified quality. We offer this service across the authority to support staff in providing services for the benefit of the local community, to support efficiency drives and innovation in delivery. The team comprises Programme Managers, Project Managers, Business Analysts and PMO. 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Project Lead, within the Project Delivery Team, with experience of managing a portfolio of small projects.

The Role

The role will focus on delivering a number of concurrent small IT based projects for business solutions to support IT-related change initiatives across Surrey County Council.

Working with the all staff within IT&D including PMO, project managers, resource managers and other stakeholders such as suppliers and Service representatives, you will devise and agree projects briefs, PIDs and resource plans, and be responsible for the day to day management of small projects and ensure completion to agreed cost, time and quality criteria. This will often involve working and negotiating with external suppliers, as well as management of a virtual project team. 

You must have a good awareness of PRINCE 2 and AGILE project management methodologies as well as an appreciation of IT projects delivery life cycle. As a practitioner in the theory and practice of managing work you will develop good expertise in others and enhance Programme Office processes in the organisation.

Delivery activities will include stakeholder engagement, project management, project planning and governance, accurate and timely reporting, some business analysis and understanding of solutions implementation, IT infrastructure and upgrades as well as an appreciation of a Programme Office and resource management tools and processes. 

The role is a key one to the organisation requiring the position holder to have the ability to work across all levels of the organisation to ensure smooth running and timely delivery of the small projects portfolio. Good planning and organisational skills as well as a proactive logical way of thinking are essential to this role.

To be shortlisted to interview for this position your application will clearly evidence abilities and relevant experience to be successful in the role.

For more information please find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job profile.

Additional information

Contact details

For an informal discussion contact Abid Ataullah on 0757 222 3846 or by e-mail at We look forward to receiving your application. 

Additional information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 30th August 2019.

Interviews will take place week commencing 2nd September 2019.

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