AP-PM-3562: Project Manager (PMO) - Charity
  • Stephen Pimm
  • 13 Jul 2021
  • Location:
    London - West London
  • Sector:
    Charities and voluntary work
  • Type:
  • Offering:
    Up to £37K per annum dependent on expeirence
  • Start Date:
    ASAP - Post Interview
Job Description:

Our charity client has a requirement for a project manager with experience setting up PMO processes and standardised documentation. This is a permanent role based in London - hybrid office and remote working.




Our client is an environmental charity who helps local authorities and landowners to legally protect parks and green spaces, securing them for communities and future generations.



Due to recent restructuring, they require an additional resource to help set up and implement PMO processes and documentation across the project function. As a core member of a small project team and reporting to the Head of Projects, you will be responsible for leading the drive to standardise documentation and create consistent processes across all projects and programmes. The client has two main portfolios, one focused on protection and the other focused on strategic objectives and innovation. You will be responsible for leading the protection portfolio of projects and engaging with a wide variety of stakeholders including local authorities, landowners and legal teams.


They are looking for candidates to bring an objective approach to help improve the way projects are currently delivered, helping to create a more efficient process and effective team. They are looking for candidates to bring ideas, energy, and enthusiasm to the role, ideally with a passion for sustainability or the environment.



Key tasks:

  • To manage and help redefine the smaller-scale protection portfolio, co-ordinating activity with the in-house Solicitor and Paralegal, for the timely execution of protection Deeds.
  • To support the Head of Projects and Stewardship in implementing improvements to the Projects and Stewardship delivery model systems and processes.
  • To work closely with the Senior Projects and Stewardship Manager and provide an efficient management function across the parks and green space protection portfolios.
  • To lead on the creation and embedding of project and programme management best practice including robust evaluation methodology.
  • To develop and manage a centralised repository of project management resources.
  • To prepare and execute work plans and monitoring documentation for projects/portfolios, ensuring successful tracking, risk and change management
  • To build personal knowledge on health, wellbeing, environment and social sector opportunities, sharing learning with the wider team and integrating into project work.
  • To ensure equity, diversity and inclusion are embedded throughout all areas of work.
  • To support new project initiatives through discovery, design and implementation phases, including supporting applications for funding.
  • To provide support across the Projects and Stewardship team and work in collaboration with the whole charity team.


Essential skills and experience:

  • Demonstrable experience working in a project management or PMO environment.
  • Previous experience creating and embedding a consistent project management process and standardised project documentation across a department or organisation.
  • Demonstrable experience delivering core project management functions including planning, risk, budget and change management.
  • Strong stakeholder management and relationships building skills.
  • A formal project management qualification i.e. PRINCE2, APMPMQ, PMP etc.
  • Excellent communication skills – verbal, written and presentation skills.
  • A background or strong interest in health and wellbeing, environment, community development or volunteer sectors.
  • A proficient user of IT systems and the ability to quickly learn new systems including database and CRM.
  • An understanding of legal processes – desirable.
  • Highly organised with a hands-on attitude.
  • Enthusiastic, energetic, creative, and willing to contribute ideas.
  • Highly collaborative, but able to work independently.
  • Full UK driving licence.


This is a hybrid role – office and remote working with some site visits when required.


One stage interview process - start date to be confirmed post interview.

This is a great opportunity for someone to join an organisation where you can really make a difference for the environment and local communities.


Applications are open.

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