Project Manager

Undisclosed Company
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Up to £17.26 per hour
01 Jul 2019
15 Jul 2019
Manpower UK
Job Type

Manpower is currently recruiting for a Project Manager to work on an exciting assignment at the Open University in Milton Keynes. This is a temporary position starting on 8th July 2019 until 30th September 2019.

Your main duties will be to to lead the execution of a series of projects or sub projects within a larger project from inception through to business handover, ensuring the delivery of specified outputs within agreed time, quality and cost parameters.

Key Responsibilities

Planning, managing and delivering services -

  • Coordinate and maintain project timescales
  • Ensure team members work collaboratively in the interests of the project and in partnership with clients
  • Communicate progress on developments in liaison with other members of the project team
  • Anticipate and contribute to the resolution of problems and departures from project specification and schedule by monitoring project progress
  • Assist in negotiating and communicating with client’s variations to project specifications, designs, resources and schedules, as necessary
  • Communicate progress in accordance with organisational procedures.

People management â€"

  • Understand the role of other team members, and collaborate effectively to ensure smooth and timely production and roll out
  • Take a flexible approach to task boundaries where appropriate and also where it is necessary to seek the expertise of others
  • Engender a knowledge-sharing and expertise-sharing culture with colleagues to contribute to best practice
  • Develop and agree a work plan that identifies key activities, outputs and resource requirements and that provides a basis for monitoring performance
  • Take responsibility for own contribution to team performance
  • Collaborate effectively with other members of the wider LDS (Learner and Discovery Services) team.

Skills and experience

Education, qualifications and training -


  • Higher education qualification or equivalent professional experience.


  • A recognised professional qualification relevant to project management.

Knowledge, work and other relevant experience -


  • Proven track record of workflow co-ordination, capacity planning, estimating and scheduling
  • Experience of using common software tools (e.g. MS Office)
  • Experience of using computer based project management or resource management tools.


  • Experience of project management.
  • Experience of working in a media production environment
  • Experience of working in a fast paced environment and within tight deadlines

If you’re looking for an exciting temporary position starting immediately, please apply here today!

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