Project Delivery and Improvement Manager

About the role

We’re looking for two experienced and adaptable project managers to help build Social Work England. This is a unique opportunity to utilise and hone your project management skills in a fast paced environment. We are building our organisation from scratch and working to a challenging deadline, and you will play a key role in our successful delivery.  

You’ll have experience of successful project delivery to time, cost and quality, with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate complex ideas, along with ability to identify and implement improvements.  

What will you do?

  • Lead the delivery of critical projects during our set-up phase. 
  • Track and manage project progress against plans, identifying risk and issues, mitigations and contingencies.  
  • Assess the impact of changes and interdependencies on systems, processes, future developments, and other projects within the wider organisation. 
  • Use a variety of methods, including continuous improvement tools, to analyse and address challenges and develop solutions. 
  • Produce and maintain key project documentation in line with project management frameworks. 
  • Support colleagues to understand and apply project management principles. 
  • Have a relentless focus on identifying and implementing improvements across the organisation and learning from experience. 
  • Provide clear and accurate briefing papers and other reports for key stakeholders.
  • Develop effective working relationships with colleagues and external stakeholders.  
  • Liaise across the organisation to develop innovative, timely and cost-effective solutions to organisational challenges. 

What are we looking for?

  • Experience of successful project delivery to time, cost and quality. 
  • Experience of working in a fast-paced environment. 
  • A solution-focused approach.  
  • A recognised project management qualification or significant experience of project management 
  • Understanding and experience of continuous improvement methodologies. A relevant qualification is desirable. 
  • A strong team player, capable of developing effective relationships at all levels within our organisation.  
  • Experience of managing ongoing change, including process and system improvements. 
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written including the ability to communicate complex ideas. 
  • The ability to build and maintain robust stakeholder networks to deliver business objectives. 
  • The ability to work autonomously and work on own initiative. 
  • A track record of respectful, open and honest behaviour including a demonstrable commitment to inclusion and diversity. 

How to apply

To apply, please email the application form and equality monitoring form by midday 22 July 2019 to

Selection process

We will assess you against the evidence you provide in your application form. That evidence should address the criteria in the ‘what we are looking for’ section and give examples of how you meet the requirements of the role. Please note it will not be possible to give feedback at this stage.


Interviews will take place on Wednesday 31 July 2019 in Sheffield.

Interviews will seek to further understand your skills, knowledge, experience and motivation and test the key competencies of the role:

  1. Leading the way – takes personal ownership of work and career development.
  2. Working as one team – works supportively with others and builds strong relationships.
  3. Being a business – plans work to ensure best use of time and highest quality service.
  4. Embracing change – leads change by communicating clearly and encouraging discussion

If you are successful, we will undertake routine security checks.


If you have any queries about the role or the appointment process, please contact 

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Corporate Services


£39,00039000 (The salary is equivalent to £39,000 per annum. You will be subject to a three-month probation period. )


Sheffield UK

Job type


Working pattern

37 hours a week. Flexible working available subject to business needs.

Closing date

22/07/2019 12:00 pm

Annual leave

25 days a year leave pro rata, plus 8 bank holidays

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