Project Manager Infrastructure Children’s Services – Full time – Barnsley – Hybrid – Local Authority – 3-month Contract – £19.85 Per hour PAYE – £24.66 Per hour Umbrella

    An exciting new opportunity has arisen for a Project Manager to join a local authority in South Yorkshire. The successful candidate will be part of the Programme Office, driving and supporting the delivery of the Children’s Services Transformational Programme. This role offers a chance to work on a variety of projects within Education, Early Start and Prevention service areas, as well as Children’s Social Care.

    Offering hybrid working – 3 days per week on site, 2 remotely. The successful candidate will undergo a DBS check.

    Day to Day of the role:

    • Lead on project management, coordinating resources to ensure projects are delivered on time and within budget.
    • Manage projects within a formal programme and project management framework.
    • Provide professional advice and guidance on projects, ensuring key milestones and information are communicated to stakeholders.
    • Monitor risks and address issues to ensure successful project delivery.
    • Perform performance management, complex data analysis and interpretation to promote quality practice and continuous improvement.
    • Prepare and deliver reports and presentations.
    • Contribute to the development of service strategies, policies, and plans.
    • Liaise, negotiate, influence, and collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to ensure effective project delivery.
    • Stay informed on developments to enhance the service and meet internal and external demands.
    • Comply with all health and safety regulations, legal and statutory requirements.

    Required Skills & Qualifications:

    • Level 6 qualification or equivalent.
    • Relevant Programme/Project Management Training.
    • Desirable: Relevant Programme/Project Management Qualification.
    • Significant experience in project management within a large organisation.
    • Experience in large complex change projects.
    • Advisor to managers at all levels, external agencies, and forums.
    • Experience in continuous service improvement and team working.
    • Policy and procedure formulation and implementation.
    • Excellent communication, interpersonal, facilitation, and negotiation skills.
    • Strong organisation and time management skills.
    • Knowledge of local and national strategies, policies, and legislation relevant to the area of work.
    • Knowledge of programme/project management, project planning, risk management, governance, and benefits realisation.
    • Working knowledge of Microsoft applications and understanding of local government pressures.


    • Hybrid working model.
    • Opportunity to contribute to meaningful projects in Children’s Services.
    • Work within an inclusive and high-performing council.

    To apply for this Project Manager position in Children’s Services, please submit your CV and cover letter demonstrating how you meet the criteria mentioned. Interviews will be conducted as soon as possible.