Project Manager (Maternity Contract)


Plymouth, United Kingdom
Job Type

To assist the Lead Project Manager in planning, executing and finalising projects in accordance to strict deadlines and within budget, following the Agile Methodology. The successful candidate will produce product requirement documents for inhouse software development, as well as liaising with third party suppliers to produce achievable project plans. The successful candidate will need to coordinate project teams and communicate with key stakeholders, as well as provide daily updates throughout a project’s lifecycle

Strong administrative & communication skills will be required to assist with the smooth running of a project, scheduling and holding review meetings, communicating progress and issues with stakeholders and third parties.

The Project Manager will run small to medium projects on his/her own from end to end with the support of the Lead Project Manager and may be required to assist with larger projects.


Principal Accountabilities:

  • Attending project kick off meetings, and then producing the required project requirements document, for sign off by the stakeholders
  • Scheduling the timings of the project as well as a proposed start date
  • Managing the project from start to finish
  • Assistance with testing of changes and implementation of these into the live environment
  • Produce daily and/or weekly project updates as the project requires
  • Maintain good working relationships with all areas of the business
  • Monitor all project documentation for completeness, accuracy and for version control
  • Co-ordinate schedules with team members and organise meetings as and when required
  • Attend meetings and take minutes and action points then feed this back to the project teams
  • Respond to queries from various sources in a timely manner regarding the project
  • Act as a single point of contact for all assigned projects
  • Maintaining and ensuring an effective and efficient office environment
  • Ensure a thorough understanding of all elements of the Project Team to provide an effective and informed service to colleagues and customers
  • Represent the Project Team at meetings as requested by the Lead Project Manager
  • Provide handover to the Support Function following Project Closure
  • Deputise for the Lead Project Manager when required

Skills & Knowledge:

  • Project Management Skills
  • Knowledge of Agile Framework
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Keen eye for detail
  • Customer service focused
  • Ability to work well within a team and confidently as in individual
  • Knowledge of MS Office Suite incl MS Project and MS Visio
  • Ability to host meetings and conference calls as required
  • Document Management Skills


  • Experience working with a range of projects as a project administrator/support or manager
  • Understanding of IT systems and project methodologies such as Agile
  • Understanding of the Retail environment

Personal Qualities and Attitudes:

  • High level of oral, written and computer software communication skills
  • Efficient and able to prioritise tasks
  • Self-Motivated and able to work under own initiative to achieve project goals
  • Ability to work according to tight deadlines and under pressure
  • Creative and problem-solving thinking
  • Team player

Special Requirements:

  • Able to travel on occasion to external sites
  • Overnight stays may be required on occasion

Hours Work:

Monday to Friday 08:45 – 17:30, a flexible working pattern is available once settled into the role between the hours of 08:00 – 18.15.

If you are an experienced Project Manager and are currently looking for a new challenge then please submit an up to date CV by using the ‘apply’ button below.

For an informal chat please phone 01752 252533 and ask for Laura. Many thanks for your interest.

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