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Senior Project Manager - Cultural Quarter (5 Year Fixed Term)

Job Description
To lead on the development and delivery of the Moray Growth Deal "Cultural Quarter" project. The post holder will co-ordinate overall project management, lead on the development of the full business case and project plan and co-ordinate delivery of the project in line with the project brief, key milestones and budget.

Contribute to the development and implementation of a robust and comprehensive full Business Case in line with UK Treasury Green Book guidance for the Cultural Quarter project, which will deliver the outcomes set out in the agreed Outline Business Case.

Develop and implement a detailed project plan with key stakeholders to set out how the project will be delivered. The project plan should align with interdependent projects and include monitoring and evaluating activity and outcomes, preparing update reports as relevant and required.

Staff deployment and supervisory responsibilities.

Budgetary responsibilities including sourcing and preparing funding bids as appropriate and monitoring expenditure, advising the Project Board of risks and issues, and developing solutions to mitigate and resolve these.

Establish and build links with both key internal and external contacts. This may involve leading, organising and attending action plan meetings and workshops.

Lead research into best practice in relevant matters and translate this into ways of working, action plans and delivery models.

Contribute to the effectiveness of the service

The Individual
Expertise in analysis, research, project management.

Knowledge of UK Treasury Green Book business case development

Successful partnership working and networking with key stakeholders, including government officials, businesses and communities

Excellent communication and engagement skills and can demonstrate an understanding of the value of excellent Communications and Engagement

Ability to develop, maintain and review procedures

Liaison, co-ordination and collation of information from multiple sources into reports

Ability to work within tight deadlines

Experience of building networks and with stakeholders across a range of organisations to deliver objectives

High level programme/ project management skills

Educated to Degree level in a relevant discipline or with relevant programme/ project management experience.

Excellent level of accuracy in work

Excellent organisational skills

Ability to work on own initiative

Excellent team worker Excellent IT skills

Ability to think strategically and creatively

Creative thinking to develop solutions to issues arising

Ability to absorb and process technical and financial information

Ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently

Ability to develop, review and monitor work systems and data management

Ability to use a range of data sources for planning, monitoring and evaluation

Excellent presentation skills

Excellent report writing

Ability to contribute effectively to meetings and present at Council meetings

Ability to assert own opinion in difficult conversations

Chairs meetings and facilitates groups effectively

Ability to travel efficiently and effectively between various work locations within Moray to meet the operational requirements of the Service, due to the rural nature of Moray this is normally undertaken by use of a car/van

Ability to work effectively in a team, contribute to a team and show initiative to work on your own with minimum supervision

Ability to relate well to customers and other professionals

Ability to relate well with all levels of staff

Excellent communication skills both oral and written

Willingness to work in a demanding position where a flexible and corporate approach is required

Willingness to accept direction/delegation

Appreciation, acceptance and commitment to the importance of confidentiality

Ability to work flexibly to meet the needs and demands of the service

Ability to work in different offices and at home dependent on service requirements

Temporary for 5 years fixed

Closing Date: 13 May 2022

Starting Salary: £47,652.80

£25.28 per hour 36.25 hours per week

Proposed Interview Dates Week Commencing 26 May 2022

For further information contact: Jim Grant -
Elgin, Scotland, UK