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  • Project Manager London
  • The HR Dept in London, , United Kingdom
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  • 2 weeks ago

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JOB TITLE Project Manager

Salary: £70,000 per annum

Location: London office (60% office/40% wfh)

Contract type: 12-month Fixed Term Contract

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday

Benefits: Pension scheme (non-contributory), private medical insurance, life insurance, season ticket loan

Role Purpose

We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced project manager to support the Head of United for Wildlife (UfW) as well as the Taskforce Managers in the management and implementation of key projects. With a proven ability to undertake the day-to-day monitoring of projects, activities and deliverables, you will be comfortable prioritising workloads and projects, working independently and be a confident communicator.

Working with the Head of UfW, the role holder will manage the day-to-day coordination of key and priority projects identified and agreed with the team. They will be based within the United for Wildlife team, and will work closely with other Royal Foundation... teams, Kensington Palace, and external delivery partners.

Key responsibilities, but not limited to:
• Designing and maintaining the overarching programme delivery plan, ensuring it aligns and supports the delivery of the wider UfW Strategic Plan.
• Assisting the Head of UfW and the Taskforce Managers to identify and prioritise critical projects and project deliverables, and assist them with the management and implementation thereof, ensuring that key milestones are met on time.
• Engaging with the network of UfW Regional Chapters to assist in the delivery of their projects, ensuring they are on time and impactful.
• Designing an agile programme monitoring system to provide effective oversight of what is a complex and multilocation global programme.
• Coordinating activities on a weekly basis, to ensure delivery against the plan: overseeing and tracking key milestones, identifying risks, and ensuring that work remains in line with agreed budgets as relevant.
• Supporting senior management on resource allocation decisions, helping to ensure the team has the right skills and capacity at the right time.
• Identifying risks (both current and potential) and alerting relevant colleagues, also contributing to risk mitigation strategies.
• Supported by the Team Assistant/Project Officer, to ensure the maintenance of an accurate and up to date member database, and to support the Taskforce Managers in recruiting new members.
• Chairing key project update meetings, working with the Head of UfW to develop the agenda and then ensuring actions are captured and disseminated.
• Drafting regular written project updates for the Head of UfW, leadership team, and wider Foundation.
• Contributing to regular (oral) updates to members of the Senior Management Team and, less frequently, Trustees and The Prince of Wales.
• Establishing and maintaining relationships with appropriate internal and external stakeholders, providing dayto-day contact on project status and changes.
• Monitoring work being undertaken by external delivery partners to ensure that it remains aligned with agreed KPIs.
• Playing an active broader role in the programme team, working collaboratively to offer ideas on strategy and operational design and acting as a support and sounding board for other members of the team.
• Maintaining collaborative relationships with other Foundation programmes, ensuring plans align and complement each other to deliver against the Foundation’s wider strategy and roadmap.

Knowledge, experience, and personal qualities:
• Knowledge and experience of agile project management (essential)
• Demonstrable experience of an ability to work collaboratively across different teams (essential)
• Experience of budget management (essential)
• Previous experience in a sector relevant to the programme (e.g. nonprofit organisations) (desirable)
• Previous experience in, knowledge of or passion for conservation (desirable)
• Fluency in Spanish and/or French would be advantageous

Our Company & Culture:

The Royal Foundation is a high-profile organisation, and the successful candidate will appreciate the importance of discretion and confidentiality and have a mature and professional approach.

This post is subject to receipt of two satisfactory references and right to work in the UK.

Please note, this job description is subject to change. With any significant change, we will ensure this is discussed with you before any final approvals and or commitments. 

If you have the relevant skills and enthusiasm for the role, then we’d love to hear from you. Please send your CV and a one-page covering letter explaining your motivation for applying and how you meet the skills and experience required for the role by clicking ‘Apply’ now
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