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Assistant Project Manager (HR)

Posted: 13 May 2019 Closes: 23 May 2019
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As an Assistant Project Manager at HS2 you will ensure that projects are planned, managed and delivered on behalf of the HR directorate. The Assistant Project Manager is required to liaise and coordinate both across HR and the wider HS2 organisation, to ensure all HR projects and initiatives are launched and embedded successfully, aligning to business project management standards.

About the role:
  • To support HR Senior Leadership Team in the development and delivery of all HR project and initiatives.
  • Maintain the HR project budgets, risks, issues and dependencies, ensuring successful delivery.
  • Support HR team members in the development of project plans and budgets. 
  • Day to day management and maintenance of HR plans, calendars and associated project documentation in line with business project standards.
  • To a lead role on behalf of HR - in developing best practice for project management, in conjunction with the Business PMO.
  • Model, disaggregate and traceably embed and assure the Sponsor’s and functional requirements into programme requirements and specification.
  • Co-ordinate with project managers to ensure corporate programmes are managed as a coherent and coordinated programme/portfolio.
  • Where necessary acting as project management resource for individual projects.
  • Responsible for reviewing communications from the HR Directorate in relation to HR projects and responses to Freedom of Information requests and Parliamentary Questions. 


About You:

  • Stakeholder management and facilitation skills.
  • Communication skills including producing reports and delivering presentations.
  • Organisation and prioritisation skills to manage competing priorities.
  • Knowledge of coordinating events and training – including logistics, materials and event content.
  • Understanding of collating data for reports.
  • IT skills, including PowerPoint, Excel skills & Visio skills.
  • Project & Programme delivery techniques (i.e. PRINCE2, Managing Successful Programmes, AGILE etc.).
  • Understanding of IT applications for use in the Programme & Project Management environment.
  • Experience of working with multiple projects and tasks required.
  • Experience of collaborating with multidisciplinary teams.
  • Experience of implementing or operating in a Programme Management framework.
  • Experience of implementing change projects across an organisation.
  • Experience of working with or within a central Programme Management Office across a large organisation and/or programme.
  • It is expected that you will actively promote and embed Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in all your work and support and comply with all organisational initiatives, policies and procedures on EDI.
About Us:
High Speed 2 (HS2 Ltd) will be the UK’s new high speed rail network. As well as improving capacity, the new scheme will shorten journey times between a number of Britain’s major population centres, boost the economy and create thousands of jobs.

HS2 Ltd will create a skills legacy and develop a diverse range of talent. We aim to be a leader in EDI practice by creating a safe & inclusive working environment for all our staff - living our values of Safety, Respect, Integrity and Leadership.

In practice, this means we are positive and inclusive about making adjustments, providing flexible working, encouraging our staff networks to flourish and providing personal and professional development opportunities.
HS2 Ltd is also a safety-critical organisation. Employees are required to ensure reasonable care of their own and others’ health and safety by taking personal responsibility for working to our ‘Safe at Heart’ programme principles and following safe working procedures at all times.

HS2 Ltd endeavours to ensure everyone working for us and with us feels included, thrives and achieves their full potential.

We ask for a variety of detail in your online application, however we perform the first assessment of suitability for a role based solely on the information in your CV. Please attach an updated word version of your CV for each new application and include evidence directly related to the criteria in the job advert.

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