Associate Project Manager Apprentice

Barnet Council
£18,936.00 - £20,598.00 annual salary
30 Jan 2018
20 Feb 2018
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
Annual wage £18,936.00 - £20,598.00

  • Working week Monday - Thursday, 09:00 - 17:15 and Friday, 09:00 - 17:00.

    Total hours per week: 36.00

  • Apprenticeship duration 24 months

  • Possible start date 19 Mar 2018

  • Date posted 30 Jan 2018

  • Distance 54.5 miles

  • Apprenticeship level Higher Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number VAC001356173

  • Positions 1 available

  • Requirements and prospects Desired skills

    An apprentice project manager will be able to develop and demonstrate the following skills:

    • Project governance - Project monitoring and reporting cycle to track, assess and interpret performance by the application of monitoring techniques to analyse status and manage information
    • Stakeholder and communications management - Manage stakeholders, taking account of their levels of influence and particular interests. Manage conflicts and negotiations. Communicate to a variety of different audiences. Contribute to negotiations relating to project objectives
    • Budgeting and cost control - Develop and agree project budgets, monitor forecast and actual costs against them and control changes. Support funding submissions. Tracking systems for actual costs, accruals and committed costs; structures for alternative cost breakdowns
    • Business case - Contribute to the preparation or maintenance of a business case including achieving required outcomes
    • Scope management - Determine, control and manage changes to the scope of a project, including assumptions, dependencies and constraints
    • Consolidated planning - Consolidate and document the fundamental components of projects. Monitor progress against the consolidated plan and refine as appropriate, implementing the change control process where relevant
    • Schedule management - Prepare and maintain schedules for activities aligned to project delivery
    • Risk, and issue management - Identify and monitor project risk or opportunity, plan and implement responses to them, contribute to a risk management plan. Respond to and manage issues within a defined governance structure
    • Contract management and procurement - Help facilitate a procurement process, contribute to the definition of contractual agreements and contribute to managing a contract
    • Quality management - Develop a quality management plan, manage project assurance, and contribute to peer reviews. Utilise an organisation's continual improvement process including lessons learned
    • Resource management - Develop resource management plans for project activities, acquire and manage resources including commitment acceptance, monitor progress against plans
    Personal qualities
    • Positive attitude
    • Excellent interpersonal skills
    • Motivated and self-driven
    • Flexible
    • Passionate about making a difference to service users
    • Well-organised
    Desired qualifications
    • Grade C or above in at least 5 GCSEs including English and Mathematics (or equivalent)
    • Minimum of 120 UCAS points, or equivalent
    Future prospects We regularly have Improvement Consultant roles arising in the team, which the Apprentice would be able to apply to once they've completed their Apprenticeship. There are also a range of roles advertised throughout the Council, both within Adults and Communities and in other departments, which the Apprentice will have access to. Things to consider The Apprentice may be required to travel to other sites in the Borough. There will be an office move in Autumn 2018 to Colindale, meaning the work location will change.

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