We are Places for People Group; we are placemakers; our work impacts on the lives of people across the U.K. – providing homes to live in, communities to retire to, spaces to stay active, supported homes for independent living, and student accommodation. Our places work when they work for everyone.
How do we do all this? By surrounding ourselves with innovative people, inquisitive people and problem-solving people. Our people live and breathe our SPIRIT values; we are the place for spirited people.
So, we want you to join us and the 12,000 other colleagues on our journey; colleagues who have helped us create places, maintain 195,000 homes, manage £4 billion of assets and teach 75,000 children to swim each week.
More about your role
Currently we are looking for a number of experienced Application Project Manager's for a period of 12 months with a focus on software applications to support the IT team with a huge programme of change. We are a large Group, and many of our businesses have ambitious plans for growth often driven using technology. You will help deliver application solutions which meet the requirements of the business, ensuring suitable governance and documentation is in place to fully scope, plan and monitor project delivery.
You will be accountable for managing the delivery of multiple application projects around solutions such as Salesforce, Unit 4 Business World, Civica, Northgate and Office 365. This will include ensuring that the projects are correctly specified, delivered on time and meet business requirements and are within the agreed budget.
We are focussed on supporting personal development with our colleagues and have training around Salesforce, AWS, Azure and Google and we have a training package to support your learning.
This role can be based from home, however our IT department operate from Preston, Lancashire and our business is UK wide therefore some travel to offices will be required.
For more information please download our job profile available on our website.
More about you
You will possess considerable experience working as a Project Manager, specifically experience of managing IT application projects. Ideally you will hold PM qualifications or be used to working to common methodologies, waterfall, agile, sprint, scrum etc.
At application stage you need to evidence where you have led and supported an end-to-end lifecycle process of developing and improving Office 365 stacks including SharePoint Online, Housing Systems, ERP Business World and Salesforce.
You will also need superb communication and presentation skills and experience of gathering, analysing and translating complex business requirements into business-friendly language and solution designs. Good knowledge of project management and process design software such as Visio and MS Project is also required.
Our ambition gives you all the challenge you could wish for and that's why we can offer you tangible and exciting career progression in a diverse and pioneering business.
Here people can flourish, thrive, better themselves and work in fantastic communities with inspirational colleagues and customers.
We know that there's always more we can do to make you smile, that's why we offer a comprehensive benefits package to help colleagues save money or make their lives a little bit easier; from a pension, generous holiday pay, training, sick pay, and free or discounted gym membership – to a wealth of extra perks including interest-free loans for colleagues, discounts and offers on thousands of retailers, restaurants and leisure outlets and much more.
If you meet the criteria and are ready to make the next step in your career then apply following our simple 5 minute application process, upload a CV and a supporting statement which demonstrates how you meet the requirements of the role. If you have any questions please call the recruitment team on 01772 666555.
Please note that we may bring the closing date forward, if we receive a large number of quality applications. If you are interested in this role we would advise applying immediately to avoid disappointment.
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