Project Manager

Politics & Economics School Office

London, Strand Campus


  • Posted on: 02nd Nov 2021
  • Salary: £38,826 to £45,649 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance
  • REF: 036065
  • Closes: 16th November 2021
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours: Full Time

Job description

The School of Politics and Economics are seeking a hard-working, enthusiastic, and motivated individual who is committed to providing excellent project management to our team.

The Project Manager will be primarily working on the King’s College London Economics project with New Giza University (NGU) and delivering on other strategic projects as needed. The successful Project Manager will be responsible for delivering and facilitating the planning implementation and successful project management through internal and external stakeholder engagement as well as tracking risks, issues, and benefits across the lifecycle of the project, ensuring the projectsare delivered on time and according to contracting terms.

This is a full-time, fixed term contract until 7th March 2024.

Key responsibilities

NGU and other project delivery:

  • Manage the relationship with the client Project Manager(s), establishing regular communication and steering committees as needed
  • Gather relevant data and present actionable insights, making proposals to mitigate risks and maximise benefits
  • Comprehend and communicate complex ideas and issues with clarity to a variety of audiences
  • Develop plans and monitor progress and issues, escalating to project sponsors and other senior stakeholders as required
  • Track budgets and progress against project milestones, ensuring deadlines are met and invoices are raised on time
  • Build strong working relationships with a wide-range of academic and professional services staff from across the university; represent the university with external stakeholders
  • Drive delivery of projects; using expertise, providing information and the right resources to the project team.
  • Identify, raise and resolve risks, issues and dependencies
  • Hold accountability for progress of project delivery
  • Produce and maintain supporting project documentation, reporting to appropriate governance structures as required.

Directorate and general:

  • Support other Department of Political Economy priorities and responsibilities as required
  • Act as a champion for DPE and its work; contribute to the development of the collaboration between King’s and NGU.

The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.

Skills, knowledge and experience

Essential criteria

1. Experience of managing projects

2. Highly proficient IT skills (databases, Excel, Word)

3. Good oral and written communication skills

4. Experience of analysing and interpreting data to support decision-making

5. Experience of managing budgets, and he ability to provide budget monitoring information and clear reports

6. Experience of working in an administrative environment

7. Good organisational and time management skills,in order tohandle a large volume of work with tight deadlines

8. Ability to recognise opportunities and show initiative

Desirable criteria

1. Experience within the higher education

2. A recognised project or change management qualification e.g. Prince2

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