Project Manager

  • Job Reference: DQPM
  • Date Posted: 12 February 2021
  • Recruiter: Advancing People Ltd
  • Location: Poole, Dorset
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: plus company benefits
  • Sector: I.T. & Communications
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description


Advancing People are working closely with an International Software business who are looking for a Project Manager with exceptional communication skills, working remotely, whilst being able to visit their office based in Poole for team meetings.

Our client is looking to interview immediately and will on-board a suitable candidate ASAP.

The role:

This varied and challenging Project Manager role will be client facing and responsible for project delivery of software platforms to end user customers within the Public and Corporate sectors, delivering projects to agreed timescales, specification and within budget.

You will be multi-tasking and managing several projects at different stages with your time spread mainly between these three areas:

  • Customer contact - kick-off, checkpoint and ad hoc meetings
  • Scheduling activities and resourcing for project needs
  • Documentation and actions from the above

This is a truly customer facing role dealing with external clients that may or may not have their own project manager representation, communication skills and confidence to take ownership will be key.

You will be interfacing with various teams internally in order to mitigate and identify risks and potential issues, whilst ensuring all mandates are agreed and understood in order to be delivered within a defined schedule, delivering customer success.

Preparing clear and accurate documentation for projects you will be expected to support and recommend improvements based around delivery, methodology and process, taking detailed minutes that are then validated and distributed to all parties.

With budget responsibility you will need to escalate when needed, ensuring project governance is adhered to and actions are taken swiftly, ensuring projects are delivered within the agreed specification.

Maintaining and refining the projects you will be able to create regular project schedules,
providing accurate analysis and forecasting to all stakeholders.

By identifying and scheduling project resources you will ensure the teams involved will fully understand the tasks and project work assigned to them.

Adhering to the inhouse change management process you will be managing any changes within the life cycle of the project as required, in a prompt and compliant fashion.

Acceptance certificates will need to be created and completed whilst focusing on quality management which includes test plan and specification execution, adhering to the quality assurance process.

Managing the day to day operational aspects of projects you will complete, update and record all associated documents, using this information to create and present accurate reports throughout the project life cycle.

The candidate:

Our client will consider candidates from a variety of industry backgrounds and the successful candidate will have a confident and outgoing personality. You'll be a strong team player with the ability to remain collaborative and vocal, whilst working remotely.

As well as being able to take on the various parts of this role you will have a natural ability to communicate tactfully, often at a technical level, with external clients at all levels. Self-motivated, flexible and positive with the ability to work using your own initiative.

Strong time management is a must - having the ability to manage multiple projects at various stages.

A background in hands on Project Management with external clients is more important that the sector you work in - a software background is not essential.

Our client will consider:

A Project Manager within most sectors that has a proven track record of working remotely and will be a vibrant contributor to the team, offering the skills required in the above job description.

Or

A candidate that could be a Project Coordinator, Junior Project Manager or even a Business Analyst - you will have a confident personality and will want a genuine opportunity to take the next step in your career to Project Manager.

Full training and ongoing support is provided by our client and the immediate project management team.

If you can demonstrate you have been in a client facing role, delivering solutions to these clients then this could be the role for you…


You will be well educated to at least GCSE level, ICT and/or Prince2 qualifications are desirable but not essential as these skills can be trained - personality and hands on client facing project experience is the most important thing.

You will be given a laptop, soft phone and all the tools you need for the role, along with a very supportive line manager that will provide a full and detailed induction in the role.

Our client has a proven track record of developing staff and empowering them to be free-thinking in the role and not to work from a script.

You will need to have a full and clean driving licence to be considered for this role.

There is a competitive basic salary range available for this Project Manager role depending on the level of your experience, plus benefits with full ongoing support, training and genuine career opportunities.

If you have the client facing project management experience our client is looking for then apply now or contact Dominic Quirke at Advancing People directly, for immediate consideration, in complete confidence.

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