Digital Project Manager

  • The Mix
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Dec 01, 2016
Full time Project Manager Technical Support

Job Description

We’re looking for an energetic and experienced digital project manager who will manage the delivery of Agile projects across The Mix. 

You will have directly responsibility for our development team and extensive project management experience including scoping and managing digital projects. The ideal candidate will also have technical knowledge as well as an understanding of user led design techniques 

We are looking for someone who works well in a fast-paced environment and who has a passion for managing and developing digital solutions to help young people improve their life choices.

 

Overall purpose of the job   

To manage the digital delivery team and to lead in the scoping, defining, scheduling, resourcing, tracking and delivery of digital projects at The Mix ensuring they are delivered on time, on budget and to agreed requirements. 

Key responsibility: 

  • Ensure the ongoing maintenance and development of The Mix Services  
  • Lead the scoping, articulation and delivery of digital assets  
  • Project management 
  • Contribute to the digital strategy 

Responsible for:  

  • Developers 
  • Freelancers, interns, agencies and volunteers as required 

Location:  

  • The Charity’s service hub, currently in Glentworth Street, London, NW1 

 

Main tasks and responsibilities: 

  • Manage and maintain an accurate and achievable schedule of all digital developments within The Mix, through liaison with technical staff, project managers and department 
  • Plan and schedule development iterations, assisting with testing where required 
  • Lead the scoping of digital projects and articulate development needs  
  • Liaise with project managers and departments across the organisation to ensure that digital requirements documentation is created to the desired standard and available in a timely fashion Ensure the integration of digital services  
  • Provide strong project management skills, taking on new projects when needed 
  • Support departments and teams across The Mix with digital solutions and projects 
  • Provide IT project advice and decision support information to project stakeholders  
  • Manage digital partnerships, attending and manage meetings with external organisations and agencies when needed
  • Maximise user experience of The Mix digital services
  • Lead co-creation sessions with young people when needed
  • Manage a variety of projects ensuring they are delivered on time and within budget
  • Budget and expenditure management
  • Ensure the development team develops and maintains the skill base required for delivery  
  • Provide excellent recruitment, supervision and management of staff
  • Any other duties as required 

 

 

Person Specification: 

Essential 

  • Experienced project manager with evidence of scoping and managing digital projects 
  • Experience of managing the full software development lifecycle 
  • A good understanding of usability and accessibility needs 
  • Experience of user-centred design process 
  • Experience/understanding of Agile software development methodologies - particularly XP/Scrum  
  • Broad technical knowledge, with a passion for the possibilities that new technologies and methodologies offer to the youth and community sector 
  • Organised and able to manage a range of competing priorities 
  • Self-starter with the ability to work on own initiative and as an active team member. 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to build and maintain relationships  
  • Good written and oral communication skills, including the ability to communicate with users of varying technical ability 

Desirable 

  • Experience of budget management 
  • Good knowledge of creative facilitation and user led design techniques  
  • Line management experience 
  • Qualified in Agile  

Occupations

General-Other: Project-Program Management, IT Project Management, Project Management

Salary

£32,000 – £33,500