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Project Manager

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    Housing & Local Authority

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    Up to £400 per day

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    Katie Ore

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  • Published:

    20 days ago

  • Duration:

    3 Months

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Waltham Forrest Council
Akton recruitment has an exciting opportunity for a Project Manger to join the Team at the Waltham Forrest Council

Job Role: Project Manger
Purpose of the role
Waltham Forest continues to tackle COVID-19 through our Test and Protect Programme which delivers our Outbreak Control Plan, preventing and managing outbreaks of COVID-19 in the borough. This role will be responsible for the management and coordination of the Outbreak Control Plan, and the Test and Protect project plan and activity.

* Work directly to the Director Public Health and support the Public Health Senior Management Team
* Manage and coordinate all activity related to the Test and Protect Programme - plan and deploy a wide range of resources (using an agile approach)
* Stakeholder management and communication with workstream leads
* Build strong working relationships with key stakeholders across the Council (e.g. workforce strategy, comms and engagement and data management) to enable ownership and delivery of actions
* Quickly and accurately communicate (verbally and in writing) rapidly emerging issues to senior leaders and adapt delivery plans accordingly
* Highlight priorities, risks, and issues effectively for and in-between Boards (reactive)
* Keeping an effective Test and Protect Project Plan up to date, forward planning to anticipate risks, issues and priorities (proactive)
* Track the Test and Protect budget (working with finance)
* To bring forward any relevant proposals on resource deployment in line with priorities
* Manage the Test and Protect Coordinator - responsible for governance meetings and agenda and papers
* Key responsibility for the Review and Improve workstream
* Regularly reviewing the Outbreak Control Plan and keeping it up to date
* Review and implement best practice from elsewhere
* Horizon scanning and making recommendations about what's coming up to relevant Senior Officers and Boards

Key Information
3 Month Contract