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Full-time Town Centre Project Manager

at Capita Symonds in London


We have a great opportunity for a Project Manager to join our Regeneration team team based in Barnet. The successful candidate with the team will help tack North Finchley town centre project delivery.

You will support the Skills and Enterprise Manager with project management activities related to the delivery of town centre projects, ensuring that they are managed to corporate project management standards and in line with the Outer London Fund Grant Agreement.


Key accountabilities:

Change and Improvement
Drive and deliver town centre projects across the borough with a particular focus on the delivery of the North Finchley and Cricklewood town centre improvements, funded by the Mayor of London’s Outer London Fund
Provide advice on the management of aspects of these key projects
Work with both internal and external stakeholders to the programme, including staff, partners, residents, technical advisers and communications experts to deliver initiatives
Work across services to bring together and link up activities in project support with those of strategic information and business intelligence
Liaise with external bodies to seek out best practice to share with the Service and improve project management and delivery standards

Corporate Standards and Communication
Work to corporate standards for programme and project management in Re
Collaborate in the production, communication, maintenance and continuous review of project documentation
Represent Re and promote the regeneration and economic development objectives related to town centre initiatives in a wide range of forums

Performance Information Monitoring and Reporting
Monitor and report on project performance
Ensure all relevant information is logged with the Skills and Enterprise Manager and relevant funders and stakeholders
Carry out quality checks to ensure good project management practice, share this where applicable and support improvement, where necessary

For a list of specific duties please contact Katie Allen on 0207 611 7811


You will be;

Project management qualification (desirable) or demonstrable evidence of project management skills
Excellent knowledge, practical experience and a record of achievement in applying of the principles of effective project and programme management
An understanding of the principles of regeneration and economic development
Understanding the scope and content of current legislation and regulations which affect and impact on a range of areas of public sector policy in relation to economic development and regeneration [including, but not exclusively, skills, employment and business support]
Knowledge and understanding of the principles of the dynamics of town centres
Competent user of Microsoft Office tools and other relevant IT software necessary for the role
Some knowledge and understanding of the role of partnerships, the private sector and the external market and the processes to harness resources and deliver completed regeneration projects
Knowledge of a range of relevant professional/technical skills , ie town planning, construction, procurement etc to support the successful management of a complex town centre project.


Has proven competence in identifying the need for improvement and bringing about the necessary changes
Maintain effective working relationships with colleagues in order to maximise the benefits of project implementation
Has general business awareness and ability to use this in order to support improvement in the programme
Is able to adapt to change in tasks at short notice
Strong interpersonal skills and able to support, influence and engage management and peers.
Ability to take responsibility for resolution of issues
Able to demonstrate the tools and techniques of effective project delivery
Is self-motivated and able to manage own work, including work on multi-projects
Is competent in the use of a range of tools to ensure project quality and delivery
Able to communicate effectively with colleagues and customers at all levels .
Proven ability to develop, manage and maintain strong and sustainable professional relationships with colleagues, partners and stakeholders.
Well developed written skills with a keen eye for detail; able to prepare complex accurate and intelligible reports to exacting standards and formats.
Is able to demonstrate how this role will contribute to the effective delivery of equality of opportunity in both service delivery and employment



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