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Planning and Project Manager

  • Organisation:Imperial War Museum
  • Location:London, England
  • Salary:£30,600 per annum
  • Contract type:Permanent / Full-Time

The post holder will support the Head of Project Delivery within the Department of Collections Management (DCM) with project management, resource analysis and corporate planning. This post will work closely with the Assistant Director of Collections Management and Heads of Service.

The post holder will manage the delivery of projects that demand detailed liaison, scheduling and monitoring of dependencies between more than one section in DCM and other internal departments. Examples include, but are not limited to digitisation projects, collections storage projects and externally funded projects.

The post holder will take responsibility for the delivery of the Collections Management public programme workflow which requires detailed liaison, scheduling and monitoring of dependencies between more than one section in DCM and other internal departments. The post holder will maintain a network connecting the Exhibitions Project Managers, relevant Heads of Sections and workflow teams. The post holder will work with the Project Managers to set realistic timetables to oversee all aspects of the workflow necessary to move items from storage through to display. The Planning and Project Manager will also be a central point of contact able to direct specialist questions to key team members.

The post holder will work primarily with the Assistant Director, Collections Management to collate, quantify and analyse requests for services to ensure that planned programmes of work are achievable, and cost controlled. Working with the Head of Project Delivery, they will ensure the objectives of the various projects set out in the Corporate Plan are met.

The post holder will be a committed team player with excellent communication, project management and financial skills.

For a full description of the responsibilities and the person specification (which your application will be scored against), please see the attached job description.

No specific qualifications required.

  • Proven ability to deliver projects in the museum or cultural sector, managing strategic planning and resources
  • Problem solver, with experience of projects from their inception to completion and review sufficient to undertake the administration of each stage of this cycle.
  • Demonstrable experience of administration in a role requiring organisation of systems and information.
  • Demonstrable experience of working with multi-disciplinary teams and ability to successfully influence and negotiate with stakeholders.
  • Experience of researching, preparing and presenting reports and written advice on complex issues that are analytical, clear and accessible.
  • Have a track record of achievement and an energetic and resourceful approach
  • Strong resource management skills, with ability to set and manage budgets.
  • Proficient in use of Microsoft Office

To Apply

Apply by pressing ‘find out more’ at the bottom of this page. Please note we do not accept only CV’s, you will be required to fill in an online application form.If you have any queries please contact us at hr.cg@iwm.org.uk

The closing date for receipt of applications is 9 am, 3rd December 2021.

Interviews will be held on Monday 13th December. 

Please note that the interview date(s) has been specifically chosen according to the availability of the panel. You are advised to keep this date free if you are interested in this vacancy. We are unable to reschedule interviews.We regret that if you have not heard from us within three weeks of the closing date your application, in this instance, has been unsuccessful.

IWM is committed to a policy of Equal Opportunities.

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