Project Manager

Based in our Slough office. - Permanent & 12 month fixed term contracts available including maternity leave cover.

Salary in the range £ 34,240 - £38,537 per annum depending upon qualifications and experience.

We are looking for energetic, detailed focused, experienced ‘hands on’ Project Managers who want to manage the operational aspects of a wide range of research and assessment projects. 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.

You will manage a range of projects, for example:

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

The successful candidate 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.

Applications should be made using the Foundation’s standard application form and returned to: recruitment@nfer.ac.uk

All applications please quote ref: PM6

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: 14 July 2017

Registered charity no. 313392

IiP accredited.