- Sheffield, GB
- £45 /hr
- Available now
Over 7 years experience as a project manager working in the public and private sector, specifically health (NHS) and education (BSF and Academies). Strong project management experiencemore...Over 7 years experience as a project manager working in the public and private sector, specifically health (NHS) and education (BSF and Academies). Strong project management experience across a series of disciplines including overall project management; construction, service redesign, research projects, change management, IT projects, specifically within education and health sectors. Experience of taking numerous projects from brief stage, thorough procurement to completion and in construction projects managing design teams on behalf of the Client. Experience of change management and managing numerous projects, stakeholders and workstreams concurrently.
Area Covered: Based in Yorkshire. Flexible working
Work Experience Summary: BSF Project Manager (2009-Present)
Seconded into the Authority\'s BSF team. The role is to work with the Council, the LEP and the LEP\'s subcontractors to deliver the remaining schools within the programme. Specific areas of responsibility are around producing and agreeing a new form of contract for the ICT equipment and managed service, production and approval (by PfS) of Final Business Cases (FBCs) and operationally, the integration of the ICT into the build programmes and in some cases stand-alone ICT projects which have no construction element but are ICT only installations within existing PFI schools. Also, project management of the ICT element of the New Project Approval Process (NPAP) and development of a new NPAP for the ICT-only schools. This includes working with the Authority\'s Learning and Achievement Service (LAS) to ensure a School Transformational Vision is developed to inform the NPAP process and capture the Schools\' needs. Other responsibilities include working with the Authority to develop a cost tracking system to monitor capital expenditure and agreeing the funding envelope for the ICT programme, both capital and revenue, risk and issue reporting, project monitoring and process reviews.
BSF Project Manager (2006-2009)
Seconded into the Transforming Learning Environment team within a Local Authority to kick start the second phase onwards of the BSF Programme. The Authority was a wave 1 authority who completed the first four schools (phase 1) in 2009. They have further phases to cover all the remaining secondary schools within the estate as well as ensuring special needs and pupil referral units are covered within the strategy. It was my responsibility to plan the phases, produce the Estates Strategy for the Strategy for Change (to include establishing the programme funding envelope) for submission to Partnerships for Schools, initiate the next phase of schools (New Project Proposal) working with the LEP and key stakeholders, carry out a PRINCE2 healthcheck on the programme for an OGC Gateway review (including a PID, Communications Plan, Quality Log, Project Brief, Risk & Issues Registers etc.) and bring together the estates strategy with the educational vision work being done with the schools to ensure the BSF programme delivers transformational education.
Academy Overall Project Manager (2008-2009)
An existing school was replaced by an Academy as part of the national Academies programme. As overall project manager I managed all tasks required to establish the new academy including registrations, staff appointments, organisation of learning and the education brief, policies and procedures, project reporting mechanisms, start up grants, marketing, financial systems, service agreements, design and construction of the new building, transition planning, sign off and management of the implementation period budget. This involves working directly with numerous stakeholders including DCSF, the sponsor, the Academy lead team, specialist advisors, PfS, the local authority etc. to ensure delivery of the Product Breakdown Structure (PBS). The role includes attendance and reporting at Project Steering Groups and Design User Groups monthly and on going project monitoring and reporting to ensure milestones are being achieved and workstreams are producing the expected deliverables.
Technical Advisor, Building Schools for the Future (BSF) (2008)
Developing the Output Based Specifications for the sample schools, working many stakeholders including the schools\' Senior Leadership Teams, specialist advisors, Local Authority, client design advisors etc. to produce a tender specification that will deliver the educational vision of the school and the authority.
Project Manager Teaching Hospitals Trust (2006 - 2009)
Client-facing project management. Seconded to the Trust\'s Capital team as project manager, responsible for day-to-day management of various capital projects across various disciplines (building, M&E, civils, demolition etc.) throughout the six hospitals within the Trust. To date has managed up to 30 projects of different values (up to a maximum of Ãƒï¿½Â£3.2m) at different stages in their project life from inception through to closure with a cumulative value in excess of Ãƒï¿½Â£15m.
Borders and Immigration Agency Project Manager (2007) - Project managing the delivery of a change management programme designed to introduce new ways of working to a workforce. As a result of a new build the offices of BIA will be moving from five separate offices into one new build.
Sector Skills Agreement Project Manager (2006) - Project managing the delivery of government and private sector research project evaluating the skill base of the passenger transport industry and producing recommendations for ways to improve. Role involved negotiating agreements between funding providers and employers to enable best skill mix for and from the workforce.
Capital Schemes Project Manager (2004-2006) - Project Manager on three capital schemes: a new Cardiac Centre (Ãƒï¿½Â£29m), a new Urology Centre (Ãƒï¿½Â£8m) and a Surgical Short Stay Unit (Ãƒï¿½Â£3m). Responsibilities included: ensuring the needs of the clinical end users and stakeholders were met within the design criteria, point of contact between the building contractors and the end users, managing the equipment budget and procurement of all new equipment, facilitating the service redesign, commissioning the buildings post-handover/pre-opening, facilitating the move of clinical services and the associated patients.
Regional Cleft Lip and Palate Service Project Manager (2002-2004) - Formation of one of eight National Cleft Centres in line with Government guidelines. Scoping the pre-existing service then planning with the stakeholders (specialised commissioners, patients and clinicians) the best way to deliver the national requirements with the available resources.
Project Manager for GU Medicine Database (2002-2004) - Producing Outline Business Specification (O.B.S.) in line with users\' needs. Project managing the procurement process.
Education Summary: Rapid Assessment and Recovery of Troubled Projects (ESI International), 2009
Managing Projects for Success (Mott MacDonald / P5), 2008
Writing Winning Proposals (Shipley Associates), 2008
Horizons (Mott MacDonald/Cranfield University School of Management), 2007 -2009
PRINCE 2 (Projects in Controlled Environments), 2003
Writing Dynamics (Indigo Business Services), 2002
Thinking on Your Feet (Indigo Business Services), 2002
Managing Change (NCHT Course), 2002
BA (Hons) Film Studies, University of Kent at Canterbury, 1998
Project and Programme Manager