Senior Project Manager - Digital and Data

16 Summer Lane, Birmingham
£46,900 - £52,795 per annum
22 Feb 2021
09 Mar 2021
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Who we need

Are you passionate about the whole digital and data agenda? Do you have the drive and determination to help us deliver our ambitious modernisation programme?  Are you proactive and energetic, a forward thinker with a proven track record of successfully delivering complex digital projects at scale and pace?

If this is you, we’d love for you to apply for this exciting senior role in our newly established Digital and Data team.


Our role profile sets out what you’ll be responsible for, but we need someone

  • who can lead on major projects whilst overseeing work across the portfolio,
  • who can work at that strategic level, ensuring that business and technology outcomes are realised,
  • who can shape our processes around modern pragmatic project management methodologies and approach,
  • who’s used to working within a commissioning environment, supervising and coordinating multiple complex projects across internal colleagues, third parties and stakeholders, and
  • who’s “all about the customer” but with a technical project management background
  • It’s all about how you communicate and negotiate with people to get the right result.

    Here’s some of the technical stuff you’ll be experienced in … developing technical project briefs and business cases, managing project portfolios including budgets, delivery of core systems such as ERP, CRM and MS 365…

    But equally important is fit… how you fit with us and how we fit with you…. we’re committed to delivering a modern, high-quality customer focused Digital and Data function and, as a Senior Project Manager who thrives in a fast paced environment, you’ll play a huge part in making this happen.

    Who we are

    The West Midlands has been one of the most promising regions in England with the fastest growing economy outside London; it has been seen as one of the best places to invest; with improved living standards, regional infrastructure was benefiting from huge investment;  a rapid expansion in house building; increasing numbers of apprenticeship starts; construction on HS2 ; and the Battery Industrialisation Centre launched in Coventry.  The West Midlands has one of the greatest potentials to grow in 2021 and we are seeking investment in new markets, upskilling our workforce, protecting our environment, strengthening our communities and repositioning the region as a leader in the national economy.

    Now more than ever, we need to be innovative and we don’t just return to the old ways of working and living. We already have many of the building blocks in place – we are resetting our thinking, rebuilding our region and reinventing our image as a national leader. In order to do that, we will listen to our communities and deliver change for the better as a result of what we’ve experienced.  There is a lot to look forward to – next year the region will host the City of Culture in Coventry; and following that it will be the site of the Commonwealth Games. These are opportunities to showcase our region to the world. 

    The West Midlands is a region which is resilient and innovative, and WMCA is building the future, with a shared vision of a healthier, happier, better connected and more prosperous West Midlands - a fast-growing global force with huge potential and ambition. Everyone who works here plays their part in this success story and we’re all determined to use our unique role to deliver lasting change across our region. Come and join the West Midlands Combined Authority; be part of Building the Future.


    How to apply

    Please provide detailed information in your application outlining your suitability for the post and ensure it is submitted by the closing date.

    Closing Date: Monday, 8 March 2021

    Interview/Assessment Date: 22 and 23 March 2021

    Please note: this is a remote working opportunity until a date is agreed for the WMCA workforce to return to our usual place of work at 16 Summer Lane, Birmingham. 

    Our priority is to keep all our employees safe and well during this time. We will be working remotely for the foreseeable future, and we are doing everything we can to ensure all our employees can enjoy a comfortable remote working space.

    We are committed to developing an organisation that is representative of the diverse communities that we serve and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

    The following groups are currently underrepresented: young people, Black, Asian and ethnic minority groups and women at senior levels.

    We are a Disability Confident Employer and offer a guaranteed interview scheme for applicants who meet the essential job role criteria. We will make reasonable adjustments, in line with the Equality Act, for disabled applicants if these are needed. Wherever possible we will offer flexible working options which assist work-life balance and support service delivery for the customer.

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