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The role

About Southwark:
Southwark is a large, ambitious and progressive council with a ‘can do’ attitude and enviable reputation. As a council, we are successful, passionate and forward thinking. We are committed to our ‘Fairer Futures for All’ promise, which ensures that our residents and businesses are central to everything we do.

IT & Digital Services sits within the Modernise division (along with HR, Facilities Management and Transformation) of the Housing and Modernise department. Modernise provide a joined up service to the business delivering change that affects where and how staff work and what they do.

We are a highly valued partnering service that enables the business to transform themselves and the services they deliver in a collaborative way in accordance with the council’s Digital Strategy. In that context, IT & Digital Services is striving to deliver the following vision:

• Support and enable Southwark’s digital vision
• Position IT as a strategic enabler
• Deliver a customer centric service
• Deliver an enterprise IT function which is modern and reliable, offering multi-speed IT capability

The Web Project Manager will play a key role in enabling the delivery of this vision.

The Role:

The Project Manager is responsible for managing and delivering complex and multiple projects simultaneously across Technology & Digital Service. This includes planning, mobilisation, implementation, transition to live and management of project resources. The post holder will manage a range of projects supporting the organisation.

The Project Manager will ensure that projects are delivered within financial, quality and scope constraints and they are responsible for project reporting and the production of all project-related artefacts.

The Project Manager will support complex, systems and organisational redesign projects, lead on, and contribute to multi-disciplinary and multiple project teams to deliver organisational and cultural change across the council.

About You:

The right candidate will bring a wealth of experience managing multiple IT projects within a large and complex IT environment, including mitigating risk and assumptions, resolving issues. The Project Manager will need significant experience in building and sustaining relationship with business departments at a strategic level, including council members and senior operational directors. The role will ensure that appropriate standards are met and procedures are followed to motivate the project teams to deliver excellence on time and to budget every time.

You will bring excellent communication skills, and the ability to manage and influence internal and external stakeholders. We are looking for an innovative problem solver, who can operate effectively in a local government environment, it is therefore essential that you demonstrate an awareness of issues that we face. You will be able to show appropriate vocational or academic qualifications for the post, or equivalent work experience.

How to apply:

Please use the 'apply now' link to submit your application via our online portal. You will be required to upload a copy of your CV and a cover letter of no more than 2 pages of A4.

For an informal conversation about this role please contact: Joanne Cumper on or call her on 0208 937 1142


Additional details

Benefits and more information:
- An interest free season ticket loan is available for all members of staff.
- An outstanding Pension Scheme. Southwark offers membership of its pension scheme, which is in line with the national     Local Government Pension Scheme (a career average scheme).
- Flexible working arrangements. 

Additional Information:
The basic working hours for this role is 36 per week. Candidates should be aware that there is a requirement to attend meetings outside normal working hours wherever this is necessary for the effective performance of the job. Southwark has a strong flexible working ethos and believes in focusing on outcomes. Through taking this approach, we welcome flexible working including: a commitment to regular homeworking with technology to support this.

Recruitment timetable

Advert Closing: 11:55pm 21st November 2021

Interviews: End of November / early December 2021

We are an organisation who is passionate about our people and understands that richness of diversity is a requirement to provide the best possible services to our communities. This is demonstrated through our council-wide ambitious commitment to tackle racial inequality in our communities and workforce through our Southwark Stands Together initiative. We particularly welcome applications from members of the black, Asian and ethnic minority communities to increase representation at senior management level in the Council.