Project Manager – Reigate, Surrey

Project Manager

Surrey County Council

Reigate, Surrey


This role has a starting salary of £36,282 per annum, based on a 36 hour working week.

Are you looking for an opportunity to build on your IT project management career?

Surrey County Council's IT & Digital Project Delivery Team has a vacancy for an IT Project Manager. As an experienced project manager you will deliver a number of concurrent IT projects for business solutions to support major IT-related change initiatives across the Authority. These will be delivered through the use of internal staff, contractors and third party suppliers.

The Project Delivery Team is part of the Architecture, Transition and PPM group responsible for delivering major IT-business solutions across all services of the Authority and a number of external partners. The team comprises a number of Programme Managers, Senior Project Managers and Project Managers.

Our project managers are at the centre of a major transformation programme to deliver IT solutions that make the Authority's staff more mobile, flexible and responsive, providing them with ability to work in partnership with colleagues, other public bodies, agencies and residents, using a variety of IT devices, tools and applications.

Working with Heads of Services, Business Partners and other key stakeholders, you will develop and agree projects briefs, PIDs, and project and resource plans, and be responsible for the day to day management of projects, and ensuring completion to agreed cost, time and quality criteria. This will often involve working and negotiating with external suppliers, as well as management of a virtual project team.

In order to be considered for shortlisting, we would love to hear about;

Your experience as a PRINCE 2 project manager.

Ability to develop skills in those around you as a recognised expert in the theory and practice of Project Management.

Your excellent communication, engagement and organisational skills as you you will manage virtual project teams.

Your ability to influence and ability to bring together project sponsors (usually senior managers), expert advisers, external consultants, contractors and end users together to form an effective team focussed on delivery of the projects.

Surrey County Council and East Sussex County Council collaborate on a number of business services and therefore the successful post-holder needs to be flexible in terms of working locations across the two counties as project demands arise.

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 26/03/2023.

Interviews will take place on date to be confirmed.

We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.


From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit the advert on the employer site.

Our Commitment

Surrey County Council 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. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.


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