Project Manager

  • Orchard Information Systems
  • UK
  • Jul 04, 2019
Full time Information Technology

Job Description

Job Role 

Reporting to the Programme Manager, the Project Manager’s role is to deliver internal and customer facing projects. These projects could include the implementation of Orchard’s product suite, software developments, technical deliveries and business change.

The role requires excellent communication skills, a Prince2 Project Management qualification (preferred) with associated experience, knowledge of software development and agile principles, attention to detail as well as a friendly professional approach.

Principal Responsibilities



  • Follow standard project management processes to manage projects effectively and ensure suitable governance is implemented and maintained
  • Produce project documentation such as Business Case, Project Initiation Document (PID), Benefits Review Plan, Delivery Plan / Project Plans, Closure Report, Scope of Works and Contracts, as required
  • Initiate projects, define goals, resource requirements, durations and budgets to ensure that projects are delivered on time and to budget
  • Act as the key point of contact for all aspects of the project for the customer and internal stakeholders
  • Lead, manage and motivate your project team which may include internal and external stakeholders
  • Inform the customer of the objectives for delivery of products and services during the course of the project
  • Manage the successful delivery of products and implementation services to customer and liaise with the business consultants to advise customers of best practice in achieving agreed solutions designs
  • Liaise and work closely with the Programme Management Office to ensure committed customer developments are defined and delivered within agreed timescales
  • Maintain project costs, budgets and billing and track project deliverables using appropriate tools and controls
  • Identify, assess and manage project issues and risks
  • Compile high quality reports and communicate progress of project to all stakeholders as required
  • Ensure projects are closed effectively and the evaluation of successes and challenges is conducted as part of the project closure activity

Skills and Experience

  • Experience of managing projects in a large complex organisation
  • Prince2 qualified
  • Ability to work under pressure to tight time scales and within budgets
  • Excellent Business Analysis skills
  • Demonstrate a positive ‘can do’ attitude, taking ownership for the resolution of issues
  • Experience of the Social Housing Market is desirable


Salary and Other Benefits

  • Salary commensurate with skills and experience
  • Company pension scheme
  • Permanent health insurance and life assurance
  • Westfield Health Cash Plan Scheme

To apply for this role, please email with your CV and a covering letter.

The company reserves the right to vary or amend the duties and responsibilities of the post holder at any time according to the needs of the company’s business

Application Deadline

Jul 31, 2019