Transformation Project Manager

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£52,194 - £55,943
One Angel Square
Job Type
Full Time

Are you an experienced Project Manager who is looking for a new opportunity?  

Do you enjoy working in a fast paced environment which seeks to deliver transformational change for our residents?  

We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced IT Project Manager to manage a specific project to procure and implement an IT system across our Housing Service. You will see this project through concept, design, delivery and implementation.  

This is a 2 year fixed term role and will be working closely with colleagues across WNC and Northamptonshire Partnership Homes so an ability to lead and motivate cross-functional teams is a must.  

Interviews will be held week commencing 29 April 2024 at One Angel Square, Northampton.  

Our benefits

We offer a wide range of benefits to our employees, these include:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement starting at 28 days annual leave per year, 29 days for senior managers (pro rata, depending on how many hours per week you work), plus bank holidays. An additional 5 days, linked to continuous service, and ability to purchase up to 6 weeks additional leave per year.
  • Cycle to Work scheme. 
  • Local Government Pension Scheme plus immediate life cover (3 times your annual salary from day one) and ill-health protection.
  • Employee discounts with local and national retailers, days out, finance, health and beauty, travel and eating out plus lots more.
  • Car Lease scheme
  • Payment of professional subscription / membership - If your job description requires that you are registered with or are a member of a professional body, WNC will pay for your professional subscription or membership fees.
  • Employee Assistance Programme - We have an employee support programme run by Health Assured, an independent, external organisation. Health Assured is available for you and your immediate family members, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year and includes telephone counselling, legal advice, bereavement support and medical information.
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities.
  • A variety of flexible working options to support your work/life balance, including full or part time, term time, 9-day fortnight, etc. (subject to business needs).
  • Our West Ways of Working – We want our workforce to thrive, and we equip our employees with the right technology to support hybrid and collaborative working, on or off site, depending on the role.
  • Making a difference - If you want to use your skills and experience with an organisation that are genuinely invested in making a difference, are committed to improving people's lives, and whose success has a direct impact on the wellbeing of your family, friends and people in your local area, then West Northamptonshire Council is the place for you.

What will you be doing?

Manage the end-to-end delivery of a specific IT project for the Housing Service, covering housing advice, homelessness, allocations and landlord functions, making sure it is delivered on time and within budget.  

You will track benefits and performance alongside managing risks, issues and dependencies.  

Manage stakeholder relationships at all levels, helping to resolve risks, issues and conflicts.  

You will be working across the organisation, seeking out the experts in the services we support and collaborating with colleagues in IT, Northamptonshire Partnership Homes, Finance and Communications to deliver this large scale project.  

About you

You will have:  

  • Extensive experience of working within a project management environment including your experience of managing resources.  
  • Been an IT PM delivering a system roll out, ideally in a public sector organisation. 
  • Experience of managing stakeholders at all levels, including your ability to influence and appropriately challenge the status quo.  
  • Excellent understanding of how to deliver technology change within an environment where multiple other change projects are happening at the same time. 
  • Ability to drive, monitor and report on project progress.  
  • Flexible approach to managing projects, working well under pressure and to tight deadlines.  
  • Proven experience of working collaboratively with enabler services such as IT, HR, Finance, Legal and Communications to achieve results.  
  • Experience in PRINCE2 or other project/programme management. You will have sound knowledge and experience of change management methodologies and follow robust processes to ensure your projects run smoothly. 

Through your CV and supporting statement please provide examples of how you fulfil the essential criteria contained in the Job Description attached to this advert.    

About us

At West Northants Council, it’s about our people. People who thrive with ambition, bubble with new ideas, demand better ways of working, caring about every detail, and who never shy away from a challenge. Our culture is a gateway for new experiences. A place to forge new opportunities. To empower you in your career and unite you with like-minded people.

Our vision is ‘to make West Northants a great place to live, work, visit and thrive’. We truly stand by this and work hard every day to make this a reality. Our corporate values, THRIVE, stand for: Trust, High Performance, Respect, Innovate and Empower, they underpin everything we do and how we deliver services. 

Hear more from our Chief Executive, Anna Earnshaw, about what it's like to work at West Northants Council  

We are committed to ensuring diversity, equality, equity, and inclusion is woven into the fabric of WNC and everything we do, to enable all colleagues to develop and maximize their full potential.  We are a disability confident employer, a member of the Armed Forces Covenant, and a Care Leaver Covenant partner

The following film was created by our DEI staff network group - watch WNC colleagues explain what DEI means to us.

If you need additional support or reasonable adjustments during the application process, including needing the job description in another format or language, please email for support.

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