Project Manager - IT and Business Transformation MEAR50853

Exeter, Devon
Circa £45,000
29 Jun 2017
26 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Project Manager - IT and Business Transformation MEAR50853

Exeter, with UK travel where appropriate

Circa £45,000

Here at Mears Group our vision is to make a positive difference to the communities we serve.

We do this by improving homes, improving communities and improving lives and our approach is based on the development of outstanding partnerships with employees, clients, tenants, customers, their families and the wider community.

With staff of all ages and walks of life, a job with Mears has a rewarding impact on the lives of others and your own life. With offices across the UK, a job at Mears could be just around the corner.

An excellent opportunity has now arisen for a Project Manager to join us in Exeter.

The role of the Project Manager is to support the work of Mears IT and the Project Delivery team by ensuring projects are delivered to agreed time/cost/budget targets while providing project management advice and guidance to stakeholders. 

Within the role, you will act as the project manager for a portfolio of IT and business change projects working across IT and with key stakeholder groups such as Communications, HR, Legal, Procurement and our operational business areas.  Alongside the management of your own portfolio, you will be expected to support with up-skilling of others to follow best practices for other projects. 

In order to be successful in this role, it is essential that you have previous experience of working in a project management role coupled with knowledge of project management principles and methodology (PRINCE2 etc).

With the ability to influence and persuade others in the application and use of methodologies, you will be able to help embed and promote project management within the department.

Although not essential, knowledge of Agile, DevOps and other software development practices and approaches would be beneficial.  Knowledge of Microsoft Office, Project and Visio software and tools would also be an advantage.

The successful candidate will ideally be based in Exeter or would require 2/3 days per week in office.  National travel will be required.  Travel costs to be covered; car or car allowance available subject to successful completion of probation. 

Candidates for this role will hold a full UK driving licence

Once you join the family, you'll have online access to a range of voluntary and flexible benefits, including...

  • Training and development
  • Mears Advantage - Allowing you to save money on everything from weekly groceries, to your annual family holiday
  • Mears Assist - A confidential hotline open to all colleagues, providing support on a wide range of personal and work-related issues.
  • Long service and additional holiday leave - Colleagues who stay for a period of time at Mears are rewarded for their service.
  • Share Save as you Earn scheme - Buy shares within the business for three years, at a reduced price. Share in our success!
  • Seeing first-hand the impact you have on the lives of the people you support

Mears Group PLC and its subsidiaries are Equal Opportunities Employers


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