Organisation STFC
Organisation Detail Science and Technology Facilities Council
Reference Number IRC246932
Location Warrington See on Map
Salary £30357 - £32997
Date Posted 08 October 2018
Grade RC-D
Contract Type Open Ended
Hours Full Time
Closing Date 04 November 2018
Interview Date

Brief Description

Salary: £30,357 - £32,997 (dependent upon qualifications and experience)
Grade: RC-D
Contract Type: Open-Ended
Hours: Full Time/Flexible hours considered
Closing Date: 4th November 2018
Interviews: Week commencing 19th November 2018


About the Role:

We now have a new opportunity for a Project Manager/Business Analyst to join a small team within the Portfolio Delivery Office of Digital Solutions.

The work we do within Digital Solutions is key to protecting STFC’s assets and is an enabler for the work of our scientific community. The role can be based at either the Daresbury Laboratory, the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Harwell or our or our Headquarters in Swindon. Our core STFC Digital Solutions Project Team are based at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory so the role will have a requirement to travel between sites.

The STFC Digital Solutions Project Team works closely with teams across all STFC sites, as well as with our partner Research Councils and Shared Service Centre. STFC’s investments in new digital capability, innovation and partnerships with industry specialists are globally significant for science and research. This new role will be important for the future development and ICT progression of STFC Digital Solutions and STFC science as a whole going forward.

Key requirements of the role are:

  • manage projects within a portfolio of IT development programmes and projects, ensuring that all agreed deliverables meet or exceed stakeholder expectations
  • identify the requirements for delivery and construct a detailed and workable project plan, with critical path and ensure adherence to the delivery dates, keeping the project on track in terms of time, cost and quality
  • ensure effective risk management is in place across all projects, so that risks to Digital Solutions and the wider STFC can be identified and managed from the outset
  • maintain project documentation (including RAID Log, Project Initiation Document/Business Case, Milestone Log, Project Update Reports, Highlight Reports, Budget, Project Plan/Gantt Chart, Communications Plan, Stakeholder Engagement Map, Lessons Learned Log, Benefits Realisation) and communicate project updates to stakeholders
  • follow and ensure all project team members follow, best practices, techniques and tools for project management and planning, tailoring as appropriate to the situation. Ensure that problem resolution is handled appropriately and escalated when a decision is required at a more senior level or another business area
  • people and resource management within assigned projects.

Organization Description

UK Research and Innovation is a new entity that brings together nine partners to create an independent organisation with a strong voice for research and innovation, and a vision to ensure the UK maintains its world-leading position in research and innovation. More information can be found at

The Science and Technology Facilities Council is a world-leading multi-disciplinary science organisation, and our goal is to deliver economic, societal, scientific and international benefits to the UK and its people – and more broadly to the world.

Shortlisting and Interview Criteria:



  • a relevant degree, or relevant subject matter and industry experience
  • PRINCE2 Foundation (or equivalent)
  • recent demonstrable experience of managing small/medium projects.


  • PRINCE2 Practitioner (or equivalent)
  • higher level education qualifications.

Knowledge and Experience:


  • proven and current experience of managing projects with your current or recent role
  • ability to use technology to support project delivery, including MS Project, Excel, PowerPoint.


  • experience of working within the public sector
  • management of multiple projects at the same time across various disciplines
  • understanding the life cycle of ICT services to enable implementation of project deliverables to the live environment.

Personal Skills and Qualities:


  • strong ability to think creatively, to seek and accept change and continuous improvement
  • high level of drive, enthusiasm and focus on the achievement of goals. Ability to utilise organisational systems effectively
  • good inter-personal skills, particularly in communication and contribution to team motivation and problem solving
  • proven people management skills and potential for further development
  • self-identification with the organisation. The reflection of STFC values in attitudes
  • able to absorb technical information and communicate effectively at all levels to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • able to assess, evaluate, prioritise and mitigate risk and issues in a project environment
  • strong management skills and the ability to influence and persuade individuals pertinent to the project delivery
  • good organisational skills and an ability to plan to ensure realistic deliverables are set
  • good communication, facilitation and listening skills
  • strong negotiation, team working and interpersonal skills.


  • relationship management of internal customers of an organisation and external customers, either partners or tenants in a campus type environment.

In addition to the competitive salary, an excellent index linked pension scheme and generous leave allowance are offered. Full details of offered benefits can be found on STFC’s careers pages (

To enable us to hire the very best people we will conduct a full and comprehensive background and pre-employment check as an essential part of the recruitment process.

As this job does not fulfil the Home Office Code of Practice criterion for obtaining sponsored migrant worker status we will be unable to apply for sponsorship for anyone not eligible to work in the UK.   At interview, all shortlisted candidates are required to bring with them identification documents and original documents that prove they hold or can obtain the right to work in the UK. You can check your eligibility here:

Online applications only, please submit a covering letter and CV, ensuring that the IRC reference is included in the file name description of each document uploaded. No Agencies.

The closing date for applications is 4th November 2018.

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