IT Technical Project Manager

We are looking to recruit 2 highly motivated Technical Project Managers within the IT team on a 6-12 month FTC. With experience in delivering multiple projects and workstreams. This role requires a balance between project managerial duties and advanced technological skills and will be responsible for day to day running of the Project from an IT point of view. Liaising with business project managers, business project teams, IT managers and technical consultants to ensure customer and business needs are effectively managed and met to further the success of the City & Guilds Group. 


Business Unit
Group Support Services
From 50,231
Type of role
Fixed-term Contract / Secondment
Full-time or part-time
UK - London
Closing date
Vacancy ref


About the role

This role will be focused on managing the successful delivery of IT technical changes required for business projects. This role requires a balance between project managerial duties and advanced technological skills. The individual will be responsible for day to day running of the Project from IT point of view, managing resources across multiple technical work stream deliverables.

The role ensures delivery of technical solutions to agreed scope, quality, time and budget criteria, proactively managing all associated risks and issues, and ensuring that in design, development and deployment, customer and business needs are effectively managed and met.

The individual will be able to technically assess risks, assist with technical problem solving, and be able to communicate with ease with business project team all the way through to technical consultants. They will understand the technical complexities quite often faced, and understand standard approaches which must be followed, have the ability to suggest standard best practices and have strong grasp on different methodologies, project Lifecycle & Governance Methodologies.


About you

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who has a good grounding in project management principles and best practices. You will be experienced in working proficiently across different IT projects involving Microsoft and other technologies, with a proven track record in delivering complex and integrated solutions.

You’ll need to have a solid and successful track record of delivering technical projects across a range of organisations involving enterprise systems, websites, customer portals and content management systems. You'll be passionate about providing exceptional customer experience and service and be a natural when it comes to team working and process improvements.

We have offices across the UK and Europe, so you’ll be happy to travel when needed and be able to interact with different teams to achieve a combined objective. You’ll also be working with a number of systems but mainly focusing on our two core technologies – SAP and Microsoft, so your expertise in both of these systems will be essential to being successful in the role.

The following experience will also be required–

  • Manage complex work flows to a successful outcome
  • Expertise within the education sector
  • Able to manage and develop cross-functional/matrix project teams
  • Able to translate customer and business needs into acceptable project deliverables
  • Have an understanding of Service Orientated Architecture and integration methods
  • Experience working with 3rd party providers will be beneficial in this role


Our Story & Mission

The City & Guilds Group is a global leader in skills development. Our purpose is the same as it has always been, to enable people and organisations to develop their skills for personal and economic growth. What we do is about more than skills, or qualifications, or jobs. Backed by a Royal Charter, we have more than 135 years of experience in making sure that people can contribute to successful businesses and thriving economies. Made up of City & Guilds, ILM, Kineo, DigitalMe, The Oxford Group, e3Learning and Gen2; we work with education providers, businesses and governments in over 80 countries, to provide work-relevant education and training in 26 industries. 

At The City & Guilds Group our success is driven by the people we work with. We pride ourselves on our ability to offer an equal opportunity to all our staff and we value diversity within our inclusive culture. We recognise that a diverse workforce is the only way we will achieve our ambitious business goals, and therefore work in a very flexible way to accommodate everyone. 


What we Offer

You’ll be based in a fantastic location in EC1A, surrounded by shops, bars and restaurants. We’re easily accessible with Farringdon, City Thameslink, Blackfriars and many more stations nearby. Offering the opportunity to work in a large, fast-paced, engaging environment with opportunities to develop your existing skills and explore new ones.

Working for us means working for an innovative, purpose-leading organisation. You’ll be entitled to an excellent Total Reward Package which typically includes – a great base salary, 25 days holiday, a defined pension scheme, life assurance, and much more that you can read about here


Next Steps

To find out more about the position, take a look at the Role Profile. If this still sounds exciting and you think you’re just the person for the job, please submit your CV and complete our short application form. We can’t wait to hear from you, so apply now!