IT Project Manager – Flexible Location

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Here at Cafcass we support over 140,000 children and their families every year, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of each and every child and ensuring their voice is heard in Family Proceedings, which we’ll sure you agree is very important work.

Let’s make a difference. Together.

Whether you’re one of our Social Workers or work in our Corporate teams, like IT, then everyone has a critical role to play. If you join us as an IT Project Manager, you’ll see further references to ‘Together’ as this is the name of our relationship-based practice framework.

Built around our values, it is at the heart of the work we do and encourages us to be pro-active and to look for the strengths in ourselves and others, to build positive relationships with our colleagues, our partners and with the children and families that we work with.

If this is the type of organisational culture you think you can thrive in and you are motivated by making a difference for children and families, then read on.

Benefits that really benefit you.

On top of a competitive salary – which if you are based in our National Office in Bloomsbury, Central London is supplemented by a London Weighting allowance – there is a wider package that includes excellent holiday allowance (28 days + Bank Holidays), a Local Government pension with 19.4% employer contribution, Health and Wellbeing cash plan and the potential to bring your continuous service with you – which could mean you have 33 days holiday from day one – and a wide range of other benefits.

We don’t just take account of children’s needs. We understand yours too.

While these may be uncertain times, take comfort from the fact Cafcass both in terms of culture and technology has been enabling flexible and remote working for many years. Therefore, while you should expect to have some presence in the office, we know you will want the trust and flexibility to manage yourself so that you can achieve a healthy balance between work and home. The location for this role is currently flexible.

A bit more about the role and what we’re looking for.

As an IT Project manager you will be expected to:

  • Lead and manage the successful delivery of IT projects.
  • Manage project teams on a day to day basis.
  • Ensure projects are delivered with appropriate governance models.
  • Ensure that the objectives are clearly defined and achieved within the agreed time, cost, and quality constraints.
  • To work together with internal and external stakeholders to ensure the agreed project outputs are delivered.

The above is just a flavour of what the role entails and anyone thinking of applying is encouraged to read the full Job Description (which is available prior to applying) to help them gain a better understanding. The same document also details what we’re looking for in applicants but here are some of the main features:

  • Relevant Practitioner level Project Management qualification essential.
  • Distinctive blend of business, IT, financial and communication skills, because this is a highly visible position with substantial impact.
  • In depth theoretical and hands-on experience of project management methodologies e.g. agile, waterfall.
  • A strong desire to have a positive impact on the support we offer Children and Families.
  • Budget Management Experience.

Next steps

If you’ve found your interest has grown stronger as you’ve read this, then you may be ready to think about applying – and if so, our application process is quick and easy and you can upload your current CV as part of it – or maybe you want to head over to www.cafcass.gov.uk to find out more about the organisation first.

Whatever you decide to do, we wanted to let you know of the timescales – and steps – we plan to keep to. If from your application we can see you have most of the elements we are looking for, we will ask you to attend a telephone interview allowing you to bring to life your experience, knowledge and passion.

After that there will be a panel interview with relevant members of the IT team and as an indication we’re hoping these may take place w/c 25th July most likely remotely via MS Teams, although at this time of year with lots of competing commitments to take into consideration, we’ll try to be as flexible as we can.

Please see the timescales below we are working towards and process we will follow:

Closing Date: Sunday 26 June 2022

Telephone interviews: w/c 06 July 2022

Final interviews / assessments: 13 July 2022

Dates are subject to change and as exact dates are finalised, we’ll let applicants know so they can endeavour to plan accordingly.

We are particularly keen to receive applications from individuals from diverse backgrounds as we strive to ensure our workforce reflects the diversity of the children and families we work with.

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships. We are also a Disability Confident Employer which further underlines our commitment to employ, train, retain and develop the careers of colleagues with disabilities.

Please be advised successful applicants will be subject to a range of pre-employment checks, including a Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS). In accordance with the DBS code of practice and our own policy, should an individual have a declared criminal offence an individual assessment will be completed. Further information on what the assessment covers can be found by viewing the Cafcass DBS policy

We look forward to receiving your application.


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