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Greater.Jobs Project Manager

Business & Corporate Services

Project Management

Oldham Council

Greater.Jobs Project Manager
Communities, Strategy and Reform

People Services


Ref: G8/OL-38983

Contract: Fixed Term for 6 months initially – Secondments welcome (please request approval from your line manager)

Salary: £34,788 - £38,813 (Grade 8) per annum

Hours: 36.66 hours per week

Based: Negotiable (travel to other GM Authorities will be required) Please note even though the employer for this role will be Oldham Council. The role will be accountable to Tameside Council in a matrix management arrangement.

Closing Date: Sunday 5th July 2020

Shortlisting Date: Tuesday 7th July 2020
Interview Dates: Monday 13th July/Tuesday 14th July 2020


Job Description & Person Specification.docx
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Role Overview:

We’re looking for an enthusiastic and motivated person to join our Greater Manchester HR/OD Collaboration in order to lead a process improvement project.

Our Website and Applicant Tracking System is growing from strength to strength. We now need to take stock and review our recruitment processes across our Greater Manchester authorities, with a view to align and modernise them and vastly improve our candidate experience.


Key Responsibilities:

  • To lead and manage projects, develop business cases and subsequently Project Briefs / Project Initiation Documents to support the initiation of a project as mandated. This will include the analysis of data, research of industry / sector best practice and internal / external stakeholder engagement to ensure the formulation of proposals is based upon a solid foundation.
  • To be responsible for creating and maintaining project management plans showing the key stages required to deliver transformational change and realisation of benefits.
  • To actively monitor and manage the risks, issues, and interdependencies between projects and programmes (internally and externally) to minimise risk and take advantage of any opportunities that may be of an advantage to the GM Collaboration (i.e. economies of scale that will save the Collaboration time or money)
  • To ensure that the project remains aligned with the strategic GM HR/OD workplan and priorities.
  • To build good working relationships with representatives from the GM HR/OD Collaborative, and ensure that they are fully consulted and engaged in all project activity.


Key Requirements:

To succeed in this role you will need as a minimum:

  • Developed persuading and influencing skills that bring about behavioural change and achieve desired results and outcomes.
  • The confidence to work closely with project stakeholders to influence and persuade to help them shape their plans and to constructively challenge where necessary.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills to convey complex information in an understandable way and engage others through a range of styles appropriate to the intended audienc
  • Analytical skills to investigate and interpret complex information/data, evaluating options and weighing up risk and making recommendations for action


About Us:


Oldham is committed to developing a Co-operative future; one where citizens, partners and staff work together to improve the borough.  Anyone joining the council is coming into an ambitious organisation with big plans. We are working hard to build a brighter future for our borough and we need people from a wide range of backgrounds to continue delivering the best for our communities.


The Council has a clear set of Values and Behaviours, our Values outline how we do business and we share these borough wide with our residents, partners and businesses.  Internally we have translated these values into five cooperative behaviours which outline the priority areas of focus for all staff at all levels. You can view the Values and Behaviours on our Greater. Jobs pages Working for Oldham


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Please note that should a vacancy that has been released for internal or external recruitment be deemed suitable for an at risk employee, it can be pulled back at any point up to the post being formally offered to an external candidate or an internal candidate that is not at risk of redundancy. 

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application deadline

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5th Jul 2020