Project Manager at Dept for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, Remote/London, 12 Months, £Contract Rate

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  • Remote (London, UK)
  • Aug 05, 2022
6 Months or more

Contract Description



Project Manager G7 – (Inside IR35)

Contract Term: 12 Months   

Contracting Authority: Defra

Location: Hybrid – 2 days a week to a Defra office, team meeting once a month / Remote Working

Day to day management and leadership of the project and the project team. Provide effective leadership and management controls. Set project controls. Design the project structure and organisation appropriate to stage. Set appropriate delivery methodologies. Manage effective transition between project phases.

As a Project Manageryour main responsibilities will be 

  • Create and lead the project to deliver the agreed outcomes within time, cost and quality constraints
  • Develop the budget and track delivery within budget
  • Identify skill requirements; and deploy and develop resources. Manage medium sized team
  • Deliver the agreed Business Case benefits and outcomes. Ensure appropriate Benefits Realisation Strategy is in place, and monitor longer term delivery of benefits against the Business Case
  • Identify and manage stakeholder relationships and need for senior level support. Manage internal and external relationships as appropriate
  • Identify and monitor project risks and issues. Develop mitigating actions and escalate as appropriate. Identify and work with related projects to manage interdependencies
  • Support effective governance and decision making. Provide reporting and engage in mechanisms that hold you, as Project Manager, to account for delivery
  • Engage with assurance reviews and support action on recommendations. Organise assurance processes such as gateway reviews, as required
  • Ensure effective Change Management processes are in place to agree and document changes to deliverables as agreed with stakeholders
  • Provide support, guidance and coaching for the project team. Show commitment to personal development. Promote effective individual and team performance
  • Cascade vision and translate into delivery objectives for the team. Develop and maintain Project Plan. Identify and set appropriate Project Controls. Manage performance and report progress to sponsors


Essential Skills


  • Experience of a Project lifecycle for beginning to completion
  • Working knowledge of central government and local authorities
  • Stakeholder engagement throughout the civil service
  • Project Management qualifications and skillset

Desirable Skills

  • Experience and knowledge of Brexit related projects , borderforce would be useful