Junior Project Manager

Junior Project Manager

Job Overview

Location
York, England
Job Type
Full Time Job
Job ID
3990
Date Posted
1 year ago
Recruiter
Sophy Martin
Job Views
110

Job Description

What you’ll be doing:

  • Supporting delivery of our 5 Year Strategic Plan by providing project coordination and assurance for our growth initiatives.
  • Working with our Science leads to understand their propositions and provide project management to develop the roadmap to implementation
  • Support translation of science propositions into minimum viable products (MVP) and provide project management to track the MVP through its lifecycle from concept, to prototype, pricing, promotion, evaluation and launch.
  • Owning clarity, transparency and progress against the route to launch Project Plan including management of milestones, risks, actions, issues.
  • Understand and manage the synergies and dependencies within and between propositions to ensure that support services are engaged and deployed in a timely manner to ensure a smooth route to market
  • Provide active challenge to Science Leaders during development of propositions
  • Providing written and verbal updates to Senior Leaders to convey progress and recommendations
  • Supporting discussions of prioritization within and between propositions

What we’re looking for:

  • Drive, enthusiasm and passion to support swift, effective product and service launches
  • Strong listening skills with a view to understanding and translating scientific ideas and break these down into manageable actions
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Comfortable with challanging stakeholders, offering constructive feedback and support
  • Exposure to working with a range of stakeholders and translating requirements for a range of audiences
  • Exposure to turning new propositions through into new services and product

Desirable:

  • An understanding of the agri-food / science sector would be an advantage but not essential.
  • Prince2 or similar Project Management qualification is desirable, but not essential
  • Knowledge and experience of bringing products & services to market.

About Us

At Fera, we’re making the world a better, healthier and safer place. We’re a joint venture partnership between Capita and Defra and we’re working proactively to protect the world we live in and the food we eat. Fera is a national and international centre of excellence for interdisciplinary investigation and problem solving across plant and bee health, crop protection, sustainable agriculture, food and feed quality and chemical safety in the environment. Join us and contribute to delivering world-class science for the future.

Fera are part of Capita Plc, a leading UK provider of technology enabled business services. We’re supporting and improving the lives of millions of people every day and we can only do this with the right people in place, working towards a shared goal. We encourage an open, honest working environment where everyone can be true to themselves and people are valued for their differences. We’re always challenging each other to learn and improve, because we know when we work together, we can deliver better outcomes. We work across such a huge range of businesses and sectors, that you’ll have the opportunity to grow and develop your career in any number of directions.

What’s in it for you?

  • A competitive basic salary
  • Remote based role with flexible approach to ways of working
  • 23 days holiday (rising to 27) with the opportunity to buy extra leave
  • The opportunity to take a paid day out of the office, volunteering for our charity partners or a cause of your choice
  • Company matched pension, life assurance, a cycle2work scheme, 15 weeks’ fully paid maternity, adoption and shared parental leave…and plenty more
  • Voluntary benefits designed to suit your lifestyle – from discounts on retail and socialising, to health & wellbeing, travel and technology
  • Access to our Employee Network Groups, which represent every strand of diversity and allow colleagues to connect and learn from each other on an open, inclusive platform
  • The role will be principally home based and involve travel as required by project needs, to our world class office based near York, Sand Hutton, UK with access to our state-of the-art facilities including an onsite nursery, onsite gym and free car parking

You’ll get the chance to follow your chosen career path anywhere in Capita. You’ll be joining a network of 63,000 experienced, innovative and dedicated individuals across multiple disciplines and sectors. There are countless opportunities to learn new skills and develop in your career, and we’ll provide the support you need to do just that. Our purpose is to create a better outcome for you.

What we hope you’ll do next:

Choose ‘Apply now’ to fill out our short application, so that we can find out more about you. Questions? Please reach out to kirk.higgins@capita.com

We’re an equal opportunity employer, which means we’ll consider all suitably qualified applicants regardless of gender identity or expression, ethnic origin, nationality, religion or beliefs, age, sexual orientation, disability status or any other protected characteristic. We recruit and develop our people based on merit and their passion for creating better outcomes, and we’re committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Job ID: 3990

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