Project Manager at Ministry of Defence, Bristol, Corsham, 8 Months, £Contract Rate

  • Contract Spy
  • Bristol, Corsham
  • Jul 04, 2024
6 Months or more Management

Contract Description


Project Manager – Inside IR35

Contract Term: End of March 2025 (possible extension)

Contracting Authority: MoD

Location: Hybrid Working (two days per week onsite – alternate between Abbeywood & Corsham)

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) is a central government department with a mission to protect our country and provide the ultimate guarantee of its security and independence, as well as helping to protect its values and interests abroad.

To do this we have an annual budget of almost £40 billion and a workforce comprising 193,000 people, almost 59,000 of whom are civilians. We currently manage more than £11 billion of spend every year.

Our work really matters; we offer engaging roles which have a direct impact on the quality of services we provide. We employ people in many different roles and in many locations across the UK and abroad. We have jobs in policy, finance, HR, IS/IT, commercial and project management and all the types of jobs you would expect to find in a government department, or indeed in the private sector. We also employ doctors, dentists, teachers, police, fire service, quantity surveyors, and engineers to name a few. There are many opportunities to develop and progress both within MOD and across the wider Civil Service, whether you’re a permanent appointee or an interim. 

Job Purpose:

The role of the Project Manager is to lead / manage the project and the project team on a day-to-day basis. The Project Manager is responsible for driving and overseeing the delivery of the project to ensure that the objectives are clearly defined and achieved within the agreed time, cost and quality constraints. The Project Manager has a key role in project governance and working with stakeholders, to ensure the agreed project outputs are delivered to enable benefits to be realised.

SC Clearance is an essential requirement for this role, as a minimum you must be eligible and willing to undergo these checks.


As a Project Manager your main responsibilities will be to:  

  • Create and lead the project to deliver the agreed outcomes within time, cost and quality constraints.
  • Day to day management and leadership of the project and the project team. Set project controls. Design the project structure appropriate to stage. Select and apply appropriate delivery methodologies.
  • Coordinate development of the Business Case
  • Track delivery within budget
  • Schedule / manage resources to deliver the project. May work independently or with a small team.
  • Ensure benefits are identified, understood, measured, tracked, and owned. Ensure appropriate Benefits Realisation Strategy is in place and monitor longer term delivery of benefits against the Business Case
  • Identify key stakeholders and develop effective relationships.
  • Identify and monitor project risks and issues. Develop mitigating actions and escalate as appropriate.
  • Provide key reports and support effective governance and decision making.
  • Support or set appropriate project assurance.
  • Ensure effective Change Management processes are in place to agree and document changes to deliverables as agreed with stakeholders.
  • Seek appropriate support, guidance and coaching from the project community. Show commitment to personal development. Promote effective individual and team performance.
  • Build Project Plan and apply appropriate project principles to deliver stated objectives. Identify and set appropriate Project Controls. Track and report delivery against milestones.



You’ll have: 

  • An entry level Project Delivery qualification eg the APM Project Fundamentals Qualification or another Foundation Level Qualification, eg Managing Successful Programmes Qualification.
  • Knowledge and experience of project management practices, methodologies, tools, and techniques including planning, scheduling, risk and issue management.
  • Excellent communication and stakeholder management skills; Proven ability to define, source, tailor and analyse high quality management information.
  • Able to demonstrate the professional credibility required to work collaboratively across project and organisational boundaries.
  • Good organisational skills supported by robust planning and prioritisation and the ability to interpret and analyse data to inform decision making.



If this Project Manager role sounds like something that you would be interested in, please click the link to apply or get in touch with


Disability confident

As a member of the disability confident scheme, MOD guarantees to interview all candidates who have a disability and who meet all the essential criteria for the vacancy. In cases where we have a high volume of candidates who have a disability who meet all the essential criteria, we will interview the best candidates from within that group.


Armed Forces Covenant   

MoD is proud to support the Armed Forces Covenant and as such, we guarantee to interview all veterans or spouses / partners of military personnel who meet all the essential criteria for the vacancy. In cases where we have a high volume of ex-military candidates / military spouses or partners, who meet all the essential criteria, we will interview the best candidates from within that group.



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In applying for this role, you acknowledge the following “this role falls in scope of the Off Payroll Working in the Public Sector legislation. Any rates of payment quoted will reflect the gross rate per day for the assignment and will be subject to appropriate taxes and statutory costs. As such the payment to the intermediary and your income resulting from this contract will be different”.


Please be aware that this role can only be worked within the UK and not Overseas.