Project Manager

10th December 2021
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Salary: £28,000 – £45,000 depending on qualifications and experience

Closing date for applications: Monday 7 February 2022

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.  We have a core team of 39 staff primarily based in our Manchester head office, and in addition draw upon a team of approximately 400 associates.

AlphaPlus is seeking a project manager to join our PMO, 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.

The successful candidate will have a demonstrable successful track record of experience in project management.  Some experience within the education, training or assessment sector would be useful but not essential.

We are looking for candidates who possess:

  • 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.
  • a recognition of the importance of and commitment to delivering excellent customer service.

Essential criteria include:

  • a good honours degree or equivalent.
  • reasonable fluency with MS Office applications.
  • an aptitude for adapting to new software and digital services.

AlphaPlus is committed to ongoing learning and investment in its employees and is a corporate member of APM.  The successful candidate will be provided with the opportunity and support to aim for achieving APM Chartered Project Professional status, if not already a holder.

The role is full-time, Monday to Friday, and is Manchester-based.   The company has been operating a Covid hybrid working policy (two days per week minimum in the office, and three days working at home) and is presently operating a working from home policy where this is possible, following the recent update of the related guidance.  As the pandemic hopefully recedes, it is likely that we will have more time in the office, but substantial flexibility and hybrid working will remain our policy and approach.

Normally the role will also involve national and international travel including very occasional working in customer offices.

Benefits include enhanced terms and conditions, a contributory pension scheme and a generous bonus scheme, currently averaging 10% per annum.

For an informal discussion about the vacancy please contact Nick Karamanis, Head of PMO, .

To apply:

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 7 February 2022.  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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