About Barnet Council
Barnet is a borough with much to be proud of. Our excellent schools, vibrant town centres, vast green spaces and diverse communities all help make it a great place to live and work. As a council we want to build on these strengths as we move into the future. We are growing and developing as an organisation to meet the challenges facing our borough, and we are committed to working with partner organisations and residents to make Barnet even better.
As an organisation, our staff are committed to Our Values – We Care, We Can Be Trusted, We Work Together, We Value Diversity, We Embrace Change and Innovation – which drive everything we do.
About the role
You will be working for London Borough of Barnet within Family Services and joining a small but growing projects team which supports Family Service meet the needs of children, young people and families.
We are looking for a skilled, dynamic and motivated Project Manager who has a passion for achieving excellence and the ability to work alongside senior managers in driving change for children and young people in Barnet. The Project Manager is responsible for working alongside Senior Managers and service areas in Family Services to support the delivery of improvement activity. The successful candidate will have experience and/or knowledge of working in a children's early help and/or social care environment; we are looking for someone who can hit the ground running and will get things done.
You will have:
- In-depth knowledge and understanding of project management methodologies
- Excellent written and oral communication skills,
- Great organisation skills and be able to work on multiple work streams at any one time
- The ability to identify and assess risks and issues finding mitigating strategies to reduce them, and finally,
- Proven experience in demonstrating your impact on delivering outcomes on budget and more importantly on time
- We are looking for a highly motivated and committed self-starter with excellent communication and partnership working skills
- The work is often fast-paced and you will need to be as comfortable taking the initiative as you are working to others’ requirements
- You will need to be flexible in approach, pay attention to detail, manage conflicting priorities and tight deadlines across a varied workload for different areas – although you will be supported and guided by the Family Services Projects Lead
Skills crucial to the role:
- Educated to degree level or equivalent
- Strong project management/research training or on the job experience supplemented with relevant training (PRINCE2 Practitioner or equivalent PM qualification)
- Competent user of MS Office tools, including MS Project and Visio
- A clear understanding of the principles of effective project management
- Experience in the initiation, development and implementation of service redesign projects
- Ability to monitor and evaluate project work in order to facilitate the achievement of project objectives while ensuring projects are kept to agreed timescales and budgets
- Successful experience and/or knowledge of working within a local authority, or in an equivalent Children’s Service organisation/environment
What we offer
- 30 days annual leave, plus public and bank holidays
- Access to the employee benefits scheme
How to apply
Barnet 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. Barnet operates stringent safer recruitment procedures
Click on the apply button on our website where you will find the job listed. Please read through job description and person specification and complete the online application form. If you would like any further information about the role before applying please contact Jalpa Patel, Family Services Projects Lead - firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are planning to shortlist soon after the closing date and hold interviews during the week commencing Monday 27th September 2021.
If shortlisted you will be required to bring photographic ID to your interview to prove your identity.