ICT Systems Project Manager

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ICT Systems Project Manager
3 Month Contract (with possibility of extension)
Maidenhead (Hybrid)
£500 a day Umbrella (Inside IR35)

We currently have an exciting opportunity for an ICT Systems Project Manager to join the team of a public sector organisation based in Maidenhead.

This short term role has been created to undertake a full feasibility study into the transfer of a major shared services database (PARIS) into a new children’s services social care system as well as plans for transferring the data from health visitor, special educational needs and other associated services.

The primary responsibility of the ICT Systems Project Manager is to determine the viability of the project prior to full resource commitment and implementation. The post holder will be expected to:

* Confirm and document the requirements for the replacement system
* Assess the impact of decommissioning the existing system
* Consider alternative systems and the scope of what is required
* Assess potential approaches to data migration
* Understand the resources needed to deliver the project, including time and effort of key stakeholders such as children’s services, ICT and adult services employees
* Understand the full costs of implementation and post go live support and management
* Estimate the implementation timescales of the project from scoping to go live
* Capture risks and issues to predict challenges which could prevent the project from becoming a success
* Produce a report that can be used to make a management and business decisions


* PRINCE2/Agile Practitioner
* ITIL Foundation
* Evidence of continuing professional development particularly with regards to remaining current with infrastructure and security technology and best practice

Skills and Experience:

* Substantial experience of working as a technical ICT Project Manager or IT Systems Manager
* Experience in using a structured project methodology eg PRINCE2, ITIL, Agile
* Experienced at compiling realistic, large scale feasibility studies to enable effective management decision making
* Experience of implementing major children’s databases, knowledge of Cloud, Infrastructure and Services and CyberSecurity
* Experience in project documentation and change control
* Experience in the estimation of costs and staff resources
* Strong organisational abilities including time management, creative thinking, problem-solving and multitasking
* Strong interest in digital solutions and technology and be able to understand technical concepts and communicate them to different audiences
* Knowledge and understanding of legislation, statutory frameworks and policy affecting services for children, young people and families
* Knowledge of services for children and families (including relevant national policy and legislation) in a local authority setting is also desirable

For further information and to apply then please contact Deanna at STR on 02392322381 and email a copy of your most recent CV to dhiggins@strgroup.co.uk

strgroup is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.


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