First impressions count. We are one of the world’s leading botanic gardens, we are at the forefront of plant and fungal science, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a major visitor attraction. Our visitors travel in their thousands to visit Kew ever year, and it is the visitor user experience we now seek to improve through our technology and IT advancements.
We are currently working on two major technological programmes, which aim to enhance and improve the visiting experience at Kew, and as IT Transformation Project Manager, you will play a key role in their successful delivery. You will be responsible for all elements of the project plans, including their maintenance, reviews and reports and tracking financials and any risks that may arise.
Kew is the world’s leading botanic gardens, at the forefront of plant and fungal science, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a major visitor attraction.
We want a world where plants and fungi are understood, valued and conserved – because our lives depend on them.
We use the power of our science and the rich diversity of our gardens and collections to provide knowledge, inspiration and understanding of why plants and fungi matter to everyone.
Reporting to the Head of IT Transformation, you will work within a small team of IT project delivery professionals, as well as with other project managers from across Kew, to develop common standards for project management across the organisation, facilitating Kew’s improvement through shared experiences and lessons learned.
Educated in a related discipline to degree level, or with equivalent work experience, you will be a confident leader, able to manage the delivery of technology-based projects and the implementation of procedural or business change.
You will be a proactive communicator, able to build good relationships and confident in establishing influence with project stakeholders, senior and line managers, funding agencies, external commercial clients and technical specialists and scientists. With extensive knowledge of the principles of Best Practice project management methodology, you must be well organised and capable of planning and juggling multiple projects whilst working within established methodology and procedures.
We offer a fantastic range of benefits including a broad range of Learning and Development opportunities, with access to the Civil Service training curriculum, generous annual leave entitlement for new starters, family friendly policies, a choice of competitive pensions and flexible benefits scheme.
If you are interested in this position, please visit our website for more information and to apply.
Closing Date: 28/07/2019
We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all sections of the community. We guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the post.
No agencies please