Project Implementation Manager (6 months’ FTC)

  • Salary: Grade 4 with a salary scale of £36,522 - £40,811 per annum (pro-rata for part time)
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Closing Date: 7 March 2021 at 11:59 PM
  • Interview Date: 11 March 2021
  • Location: Home-based

What are we looking for? 

Futures are recruiting for a Project Implementation Manager on a 6 months’ fixed-term contract to work as part of our operational team to provide project leadership of the implementation plan of potential DWP provision across the East Midlands and East of England.

They will have accountability to achieve the successful implementation of the programme with external stakeholder organisations, managing project costs in line with financial modelling for each Contract Package Area. They will liaise with internal and external stakeholders to develop and implement the premises strategy in line with contractual requirements and costings. They will also collaborate with the Head of IT to ensure the IT requirements are scoped, sourced and implemented in line with contract start date. They will work with the Head of People to ensure recruitment plans are developed to advertise, recruit, on-board and train staffing for the duration of the contract.

In addition, they are expected to develop internal and external communication plans with the Head of Marketing and Communications, ensure all MI and performance reporting requirements are understood, advise the relevant Regional Manager(s) and involve the Head of MI, if required.

The will work closely with the relevant Regional Manager(s) to develop strategic delivery plans for the successful implementation of Restart, helping ensure strong ‘Year One’ performance for the programme.

Who Are We?

Join our team and help us make a difference to people’s lives. At Futures we lead by example. People are at the heart of everything we do and we're determined to help the people we work with be the best they can be. We put people first when it comes to our workforce; a happy and motivated team is vital to us and most of our people have been with us for many years - so we like to think we're pretty good at taking care of them. It’s good for you, it's great for us and even better for the people we support.

We support people and businesses to develop, grow and be the best they can be. Rated by Ofsted as Outstanding, all of our services are clear, enterprising and bespoke. ​We’re leading a change in career support that focuses on the whole person not just the job applicant. There’s more to life than just a career. So our mission is to be at the forefront of careers advice, skills and support that turn ambition into a successful career and fulfilling life. We’re also showing employers a different way of being and doing. We know that success lies in a happy, motivated and skilled workforce, and so we’re on a mission to transform teams and turnover.

What can we offer?

At Futures, our company-wide values: underpin who we are and what we do and it is essential that all colleagues share these. 

  • Have passion
  • Do the right thing
  • Make a difference

Having these values means we work in a culture which is open to learning and improvement, leads by example, is passionate about making a difference.

Having a happy and motivated workforce is critical to our ongoing success. We genuinely care about our colleagues and offer a range of benefits and opportunities to support you in your role and grow in confidence. We will: help you develop in your role, support your career growth, promote positive health and well-being at work, and encourage a good work/life balance.

Job Specification Requirements

The successful candidate will:

·        Hold Project Management Professional (PMP) / PRINCE II certification through the APM (Association for Project Management), PMI (Project Management Institute)

·        Ability to apply a methodology, such as: Prince II, Agile, Waterfall

·        Successful track record of project implementation in welfare-to-work or a related sector (e.g. skills delivery, apprenticeships, careers)

·        Ability to persuade, influence and sell ideas to colleagues and external stakeholders

·        Experience of producing multi-level project plans

·        Excellent organisational skills, to plan the use of people and resources to meet deadlines

·        Excellent budgeting skills and ability and manage project costs relating performance to income and costs

·        Effective administrative, organisational and planning skills

·        A positive, approachable team player with a can do attitude

Futures is supportive of job share working arrangements wherever possible. If this is something you are interested in, we would encourage you to discuss this during the selection process.

Disability Confident

As a Disability Confident employer we undertake to interview disabled people who meet the minimum essential criteria as detailed on the person specification. If you have a disability please make this known in your application.

Safeguarding: Disclosure of Criminal Background

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. Disclosure will apply to all posts that fall under the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) definition ‘Regulated Activity’. The successful candidate will be required to submit an application to the DBS for Disclosure for Criminal Conviction(s). If the company finds anything in that record which might be considered prejudicial to his/her working within the regulated activity then the appointment may not be confirmed.


Your personal data will be used to process your employment application, successful candidates’ data will be held under the company’s General Data Protection Policy details of which will be made available upon the offer of employment. Unsuccessful candidate’s data will be held for a period of 12 months upon which it will be destroyed. Candidates can request that this be destroyed earlier by contacting recruitment@the-futures-group.com.

Happy to Talk Flexible Working


Job reference: FUT96

How to apply

Please submit your CV and a supporting statement which matches your skills to our Person Specification which you can find on our Job Description to recruitment@the-futures-group.com

CVs without supporting statement will not be accepted as your supporting statement will be used for shortlisting.

Please also note that the entire recruitment process will be conducted digitally given the current restrictions arising from the COVID-19 situation.

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