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Senior Project Manager /Head of PMO

Senior Project Manager, Project Management, Legal sector, Law firm, PMO. Head of PMO. Senior PMO Lead. Planning. Coordination. Reporting. Business Analysis. Project Lead. Deadlines. Budgets. Risk management. Resource Management. Change Management. Programme management. Performance evaluation. Delivery of multi-million-pound projects. Prince II. PMQ, MPM. MSP practitioner. MS Office. Project Management Office. Project Management.

 Key Skills:

  • Prince II/PMQ/MPM essential.
  • MSP Practitioner desirable.
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office; working knowledge of program/project management software (Basecamp, MS Project etc.).

Role: We seek an experienced “hands on” Senior Project Manager to join our client, a highly successful and major Law firm.

This role will suit someone that is attracted to joining a “green field” (i.e. offering a blank canvas) where he/she can implement highly effective changes which will benefit the firm, its business as well as user community.

It is also important that they offer good experience of setting up PMO functions from scratch. The client is going through a major transformation with respect to IT, so it is essential that the candidate appreciates first-hand the benefit a PMO function can bring to the business by managing an array of `mission critical’ IT and Business-related change-based Projects.

Ideally, we would like candidates to stem from the legal sector, however this is not essential.  The key element of this role is to offer the necessary level of expertise to deliver multimillion pound projects. Since the role involves managing a small team of 3, applicants must be flexible as well as enjoy getting their hands dirty, by applying and sharing their knowledge and experience in a practical fashion.

Those that have worked for a law firm in the past will be familiar with the bespoke systems used. Those that have not, will be expected to get up to speed quickly. He/she also needs to be accustomed to delivering end-to-end projects. Taking control and making decisions. They also need to offer experience of getting buy in from stakeholders and senior management so totally at ease making presentations to board level when needed as well as reporting to senior management on progress made.  Further complimented by excellent communication and relationship management abilities, so able to quickly form firm and trusting associations with the business community including Fee Earners, Lawyers as well as the Business and IT personnel.

The successful candidate will be a key part of a newly created PMO (Project Management Office).  The PMO team is accountable for the planning, coordination, reporting and management of projects across the client’s company (who is a leading Law firm).

The Senior Project Manager will work with the CIO to ensure that all projects are delivered successfully and add the highest-level value to the firm.  The individual will provide guidance to project managers and business analysts, leveraging flexible 3rd party resources.

 Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Formulate, organise and monitor inter-connected projects.
  • Decide on suitable strategies, budgets and objectives for projects.
  • Coordinate cross-project activities.
  • Lead and evaluate project managers and other staff.
  • Develop and control deadlines, budgets and activities.
  • Apply change, risk and resource management.

Outline Thebes Group

Thebes Group is a leading UK wide IT infrastructure technology consultancy. We are well-known for our extensive talent pool of highly competent IT professionals and exclusive Academy programmes, which provide a great opportunity to undertake technical training in core disciplines. Thebes work with a number of leading vendors, Government, financial institutions and insurance companies including investment banks, brokers and hedge funds. To see our list of core capabilities please click here.

Thebes does IT services differently from most other IT service providers. As an Assured Outcome Provider (AOP) we have spent more than 15 years willingly sharing the client’s risk with them by focusing on outputs (i.e. quality service and ROI) rather than inputs (i.e. price lists and warm bodies).  We do this by fitting skills to needs, not to job titles, augmenting our staff with enthusiastic professionals and remaining flexible as our clients’ needs change.

Job Reference: SPM 19/10

Salary: £75000 -£85000

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