IT Project Manager

Posted 29/04/2024 by Central Bedfordshire Council

SG17, Campton Village, Central Bedfordshire
£48,585 - £52,547/annum Hybrid working, Pension

Central Bedfordshire Council are seeking experienced IT Project Managers to support our key projects and work streams, on both 12 and 24 month fixed term contract basis. 

This hybrid role involves working from home and any CBC offices, including Priory House, Shefford. You will be expected to attend a CBC location as required to perform your role, but as a minimum monthly.  

About Us
Central Bedfordshire is an ambitious authority, determined to be an exemplary one. Our strategic location and high quality of life mean we are one of the fastest-growing areas in the country.
As a council, we face the same challenges every business does - investing in the right places and delivering great results. Except for us, it’s all about our 289,000 residents. We’re totally focused on helping to improve their lives and making Central Bedfordshire a great place to live and work.
We have set values and principles to represent the way we work and how we operate as an organisation. This is a great time to join us on our journey.


You will be a qualified Project Manager, who is experienced in delivering high quality results leading multiple technology/IT projects, working with a variety of stakeholders to manage the delivery, which includes risk and issue management, budgetary controls, organisational and time management skills, along with excellent communication to all relevant parties. 


  • Provide proactive leadership and full participation throughout the project lifecycle, adhering to formal project management approaches used by the team, to meet the demands of each specific project and ensure projects are delivered on time, to specification, within budget and provide the anticipated benefits. 
  • It is important that you are used to building trusted and valued relationships with key stakeholders and stakeholder groups - using appropriate stakeholder management techniques and communication methods to ensure effective engagement throughout the project, from initiation to project closure and realisation of benefits. 
  • Working alongside our IT team to deliver an ambitious programme of work, adding your project management expertise to gather requirements, plan and schedule the project phases, deliver meaningful progress reports and stakeholder engagement.  
  • Managing a diverse team that may include third parties and suppliers. 

If you feel you have the skills and tenacity to drive through these exciting changes successfully, we would love to hear from you. 

This role is covered by the Code of practice of the English language requirements for public sector workers.


  • Annual leave allowance of 25 days+ statutory holidays rising to 32 days with length of service
  • Generous family-friendly policies and practices 
  • Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) - This is a valuable part of our rewards package for employees and includes life insurance
  • A comprehensive IT package 
  • Access to discounts on top UK retailers and local retailers 
  • A hybrid working arrangement 
  • A £250 one-off hybrid worker payment to help you adapt your home for safe and suitable working conditions
  • The ability to work abroad for up to a month a year

Closing Date: 6th May 2024. We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

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Candidates with previous experience or job titles including; Project Manager (IT), Technology Project Manager, IT Programme Manager, Digital Project Manager, Technical Project Manager, ICT Project Manager, IT Delivery Manager, IT Solutions Manager, Software Project Manager and Infrastructure Project Manager will also be considered.

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