Project Manager

2nd October 2020
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AlphaPlus, Castlefield, Manchester

Salary £22,000 – £25,000 (depending upon qualifications and experience)

Closing date Monday 19 October 2020 at noon

AlphaPlus is seeking an enthusiastic individual to undertake project management activities, ensuring that projects are implemented to time, budget and quality, supporting a range of projects over their lifecycle, from planning to post-delivery evaluation, and supporting the production of bids for upcoming projects. The post-holder will report to the Head of the PMO, with functional reporting to project directors.

AlphaPlus is an education service business specialising in standards, assessment and certification. We help our clients design, develop, deploy and evaluate qualifications and their underpinning assessments. Our work spans the public and private sectors, schools, colleges, vocational and professional learning. Around half our work is overseas.

This post is particularly suitable for a recent graduate or an individual from a teaching background, interested in developing a career as a project manager within the education sector. A genuine interest in being part of a team contributing to projects to develop and deploy high quality qualifications and their assessments is more important than project management qualifications or experience. We are looking for candidates with:

  • a high level of attention to detail and accuracy
  • a proven ability to collect and analyse information, solve problems and make decisions
  • an ability to work well in a high-pressure environment and to work independently
  • excellent communication skills to operate effectively with the team and with customers
  • recognition of the importance of and commitment to delivering excellent customer service.

Essential criteria include:

  • a good standard of numeracy and literacy, at least GCSE or equivalent in maths and English
  • a good set of A levels or equivalent
  • a good honours degree or equivalent
  • reasonable fluency with MS Office applications
  • an aptitude for adapting to new software and digital services

Project management skills and experience are useful attributes for the role but potential applicants without these formal skills and experience who meet the stated criteria are very welcome to apply, as full on-the-job training and support will be provided to the right candidate, with the aim of achieving APM Chartered Project Professional status.

The working days are Monday to Friday, primarily based in our Manchester head office (although Covid means there is currently limited office working), alongside our core team of 26 staff, and in addition drawing upon a team of approximately 350 associates.

The role may sometimes require some national travel, working in company and customer offices with the possibility of international travel. Benefits include 25 days’ holiday entitlement plus statutory holidays, a bonus scheme and pension scheme.

For an informal discussion about the vacancy please contact Shamiso Irozuru, Head of the PMO, by email, , who will arrange a convenient time to discuss the role with you.

If you are interested in this job and consider you meet the criteria, we will be pleased to hear from you.

The job description and person specification are located here and the application form here.

To apply, please send the completed application form together with a CV and covering statement setting out how you meet the criteria for this role, to by noon on Monday 19 October 2020. The CV and covering statement comprise important elements of the selection process. Incomplete applications will be returned to the applicant for completion.

AlphaPlus is committed to providing equal opportunities to all and has an inclusive approach to recruitment, selection and employment. 

Demographic details requested as part of our monitoring process are not used in our selection process. You are invited to download and complete the equal opportunities monitoring form located here and return it encrypted to or by post, marked Confidential, to Tom Hooley, AlphaPlus, Albert Mill, 10 Hulme Hall Road, Castlefield, Manchester M15 4JY.

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