Project Manager - Children's Services - Internal

Children & Families
Resources, Improvement & Partnerships
Project Management
All Kirklees Location
Up to 12 Months to cover specific projects
Grade 13

£39,782 - £41,675

This job is internally restricted. To apply for this job you must be an employee of the Council for the duration of the recruitment process – up to and including the start date. You must also be a substantive employee (or an employee with 12 months continuous service or more) of the Council or an Apprentice. Please note that if you work for an Academy you are not an employee of the Council.  

Children’s Services are entering an exciting new phase on our journey to deliver outstanding services to the children and young people of Kirklees.  We are looking for a dynamic and experienced project manager to join our project team. You will be comfortable with working at pace and be able to evidence successfully managing projects which contribute to our Corporate Priorities of Best Start and Aspire and Achieve. Knowledge and understanding of our services, where we’ve come from and where we intend to be is essential.   

As an advocate of Restorative Practice, you will use your skills to provide high support and high challenge appropriately. 

Stepping outside of the traditional project manager role, you will flexibly blend approaches, confidently using innovation and IT to lead and facilitate improvement work which historically has been delivered face to face. You will  be experienced in applying improvement disciplines such as Systems Thinking, Agile or Lean alongside your technical Project Management skills, deploying as appropriate in order to achieve the best outcomes possible.

 This is your opportunity to help shape the future of Kirklees Children’s Services, to drive delivery of improvements and to be part of our ambitious journey. If you think you are the right individual to join our team, we’d love to hear from you. 

Please note that due to the Covid 19 situation, this role is currently undertaken through working at home. This may change in the future. There is a requirement to be available to work evenings and weekends as required. 

27 September 2020, 11:55 PM

To apply for this job as a secondment you must be a substantive employee of the Council with over 6 months continuous service and have successfully completed your probation period.  

Applications for secondments will only be accepted if approved by your manager, you will be asked to confirm on your application form that you have the relevant permission.  

If you are refused permission to apply for a secondment please contact HR Recruitment to register the refusal.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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