Project Manager

£34,240 - £38,537 per annum
13 Nov 2017
12 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level

New opportunity not to be missed. NFER is looking to recruit an enthusiastic Project Manager to join the Research and Product Operations Department (RPO) based in Slough. Joining us on a full time permanent or 12 month fixed term contract basis, including maternity leave cover, you will receive a competitive salary of £34,240 - £38,537 per annum and the level of appointment and associated salary will depend upon qualifications and experience.

We are looking to recruit energetic, detailed focused, experienced ‘hands on’ Project Managers who want to manage the operational aspects of a wide range of research and assessment projects.  As the Project Manager, you will work with a range of teams across NFER, be able to tackle all sort of operational projects, using Prince 2 project management techniques, and be part of helping NFER achieve its mission to improve outcomes in education.

As the Project Manager, you would manage a range of projects, for example:

- A school engagement project for a randomised control trial

- Surveys and data collections

- A test development trial

- A marking project

- Large scale events

- Delivery of products for schools

You will also contribute to competitive tendering, pitching and other business development and service development activities. You will contribute to the continual improvement of our processes and procedures and provide training for other members of the team.

The successful Project Manager will have direct experience of hands on project management roles and be able to demonstrate the ability to manage and motivate a team. A degree with some numerical content, a logical mind and the ability to learn new technology and complex processes are essential. The ability to assimilate information and translate complex requirements into administrative practicalities is also important. 

Every project is different so we need a flexible team player who is committed to providing the best possible service to our customers. Work experience gained in education, testing or qualifications development would be an advantage as would Prince 2 practitioner status, or a willingness to undertake this training if needed.

NFER is a registered charity and an equal opportunity employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community. Benefits of working at the Foundation include 30 days paid leave per year over and above Bank Holidays and discretionary days, generous pension arrangements and good support for staff development.

Our offices are located in lovely grounds a mile from the town centre; communications by road and rail are excellent.

Applicants for this post should note that it is exempt from the “Rehabilitation of Offenders Act”; further details of NFER’s Disclosure & Barring Service (“DBS”) checking procedure are in the attached “Further Particulars” for this post.

Closing date: 23rd Novemebr 2017

Interviews: 1st & 4th December 2017

If you have an enthusiastic can do mentality and a willingness to challenge yourself in order to push your learning and progress your career as a Project Manager please click ‘Apply’ below.

No Agencies please, if you are an agency please respect our policy of no cold calling.


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